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Thread: What would be your suggestion for one of my Mother's UFO's?

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    I found it going through some items that my Mother had boxed up - I'm going to visit my newest great-niece at the end of the month and plan to finish this quilt to give to her from her great-grand mother that would love loved her sooooooooo much if she were still alive.

    My question is... what is the name of this pattern?

    The squares are 6.5" each - what size stripping and borders do you recommend to make it large enough for a baby quilt?

    If I had the name of the pattern, I could google to give me some ideas how I can build upon these squares. I am going to finish the last 2.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

    Kris
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    It looks like a Wagon Wheel Block.

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    or Grandma's Fan? I don't know much about patterns though.

    Here's a link on eHow
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5355007_make...t-pattern.html

    Here's a link for a few pictures
    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedi...dmas-fan-quilt

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    Looks like grandmas fan

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    Turn the squares around different ways so you can get an idea of the different patterns. I like to have some half circles and different positions of the fans. I like these pieces. They will make a neat quilt.

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    Looks like the fan block to me also. Google images of fan block quilts. There are lots of ideas there.

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    Put a pretty sashing around each one and you will have a beautiful quilt.

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    You can also google quilts with drunkards path blocks and set them in different ways. What a treasure you have found.

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    I'm seeing now - this isn't going to be an easy decision what direction to go and I don't have much timee.... eeeeks...

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    It's a Grandmother's Fan. Have fun deciding how to lay them out! :)

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    It depends which direction they lay as to what the final pattern is...

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    What a treasure! A "Grandma's Fan" for a Great Grand! It will be beautiful and precious no matter how you decide to lay it out!
    Show us the final quilt! PLEASE!

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    Yes I also know this block as Grandmother's Fan. You have so many different layout possibilities with this block. I even know of one that uses the 1/4 circle as a sitting cats body with a little applique head and tail. It is Janet Klimes pattern. So if your Darling grand niece likes cats that may be a cute option for these blocks.

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    You could keep them in squares and set them on point alternating solid blue print blocks.

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    since you have only 22 quarters, i would use them on point to get the most mileage out of them. at that small size, they won't go very far straight up and down unless you set them with a lot of setting blocks and wide borders. doing it that way, i think they'll get lost. even on point, you'll have to fill in and use setting triangles, but many less and there's a chance you could use them all. if you end up with one(s) that don't fit in, make that the label for the back.

    whatever you decide, show us what it looks like.

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    With the blocks only you will have 24" x 36". I like to make larger baby quilts, but the minimum I would make is 36" x 48". This means you would need to add at least 12" with borders. You could sew the blocks all together and then add a 6 1/2" border, or you could do a 2 1/2" border with a 4 1/2" border. Ideas are limitless.
    I think it would be cute to sew the blocks into groups of four to make the larger Wagon Wheel block, use 2 1/2" sashing with cornerstons, and then add a 4 1/2" border. The final size would then be about 38" x 52". So it depends on what size you want to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    It's a Grandmother's Fan. Have fun deciding how to lay them out! :)
    Yes, I did one years ago, and it was called Grandmother's Fan.

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    Kris, I just viewed this post from ilovetosew. Yours would look nice like this IMHO. :D http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-96840-1.htm and I love this layout on this one...http://seven-stitches.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html

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    I can't wait to see what you decide on! These are beautiful treasures :D:D:D

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