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    Whirling Octagons

    I stumbled across this block when fishing around online for inspiration.
    It was not fun, I can tell you, drawing it into EQ; but I managed to create a usable pattern.

    I did straight-line at the ditch in the octagons and background.
    I used my embroidery machine to quilt the centers and the border.

    The quilt will be added to many the quild i belong to are going to donate to The Lydia Project:
    http://www.thelydiaproject.org/

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    Wow. That's a beauty.

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    very nicely done. i'm not sure how i would approach drawing that in EQ. i think i see that the longer orange strip is a meeting of the strip in the triangle y-seamed to the octagon; right? and i like the border treatment, too.
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    Everything about this quilt is delightful. Colors, fabric patterns, block, and quilting are all superb.

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    That is a beautiful quilt. The pattern is very intriguing! Color choices are great. I checked out the website as I had not heard of that project. Looks like another wonderful way to help other women face difficulty in life as they face cancer and all of the ramifications that come with it. Thank you for sharing your quilt and the information.

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    What a wonderful quilt! The name is sure descriptive of the design.
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    This is a beauty and I love the combination of colors, embroidery and quilting!

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    ​Beautiful results even if it was a bear to piece!

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    Very unusual pattern! I love it and your choice of fabrics is wonderful.

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    It turned out just beautiful. Love those fabrics and embroidery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Beautiful results even if it was a bear to piece!
    thanks, everybody, for the compliments.

    it just looks difficult.
    it was actually very easy to piece.
    drawing it into EQ was the challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    ... i think i see that the longer orange strip is a meeting of the strip in the triangle y-seamed to the octagon; right? and i like the border treatment, too.
    there is no orange anywhere in the quilt, so i'm guessing you mean the center strips of each triangle?

    there are no y-seams at all.
    the seam attaching the first triangular strip-set is a partial seam.
    once all 8 triangle sets have been attached, the first seam can be completed.
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    Beautiful results!

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    partial seams. yes. this looks great!!!

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    Looks good!

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    I don’t know what the Lydia project is but they are much blessed to get this masterpiece for whatever purpose.

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    How cleverly pieced this is, so interesting, yet rather easy. Wonderful!!

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    Wow! Beautiful quilt. Great job. I don't think I have ever seen that pattern.
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    Both this and your DD9P are wonderful. Thanks for the construction tips and information re: the Lydia Project. It is nice to see you contribute some of your own fine work !

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    That is lovely, but no way would I try to do that.

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    ​A labor of Love!!!!!
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    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    I really like this one!
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    Absolutely beautiful, everything about it.
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    Wow, can't imagine drafting that one out in EQ. I will freely admit I am a total novice with the s/w. I just haven't spent enough time playing with it but even if I had, don't think I would have attempted trying to draw it in EQ. I really like the machine embroidered centers. I also think this block would make a very attractive quilt with each hexi treated as a separate block with sashing and not having the interwoven look.

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