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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I received 22 FQs of the Hearth and Home collection from Connecting Threads yesterday. They are gorgeous fall colors! Of course I needed to come up with a design for a Fall quilt. Did this in EQ last night but I'm still figuring up how the FQs need to be cut. The longest strip is 40"x5" (+ seam allowance) so it could be pieced from two strips of a FQ. There are only 3 strips that would need to be pieced. There are eleven 10" squares and then all the 5". I think it can be done with 22 FQs and I thought... all those Turning 20 quilts can be done with 20 FQs so it ought to be enough. If not I have several stash FQs that will go well with them.

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    That's lovely. What size would it come out as?

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    I think it's 52"x62". Would be a nice throw for the couch in my green green/brown/orange family room.

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    Sounds ideal. Will look forward to seeing pictures of the real thing soon

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    Pretty colors! Love the look of the triangles and the applique leaves.

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    Nice design. And you will be able to show the completed quilt by the weekend? Just kidding, but you do get them out fast! :lol:

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    I like it! Fall colors are my favorite. I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like in person!

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    Lord, Pam, I can't believe how much you can get done! I really like the fall theme of your next quilt. Great design, too. You do such beautiful work.

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    Pretty Pattern!!!! :D :D :D

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    Doesn't EQ figure yardage? My inexpensive program does.

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    Beautiful!!

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    That is a wonderful pattern. I love their fabrics. Can't wait to see your quilt.

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    I might be a month before I get to another project. Just started the Patriotic quilt and I'm only on the applique of the vase and flowers. I needed a break so I played with EQ.

    Yes, EQ figures yardage but I don't trust it on this and didn't believe it so I'm figuring it myself. When it says that I need 3/8 yd of a fabric that has one 10", two 6", and one 5 1/2" square... It's wrong. Almost every one of the fabrics is like that and I very carefully filled in the fabric again making sure that each one has about the same amount used of it.

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    EQ figures yardage but I don't trust it on this and didn't believe it so I'm figuring it myself. . .it says that I need 3/8 yd of a fabric that has one 10", two 6", and one 5 1/2" square... It's wrong.
    That's good to know. I won't be so trusting from now on.

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    I noticed in EQ5 that the yardage figures were 'generous' - allowing for more than shrinkage - which hardly ever happens in yardage nowadays anyway. I agree with you Pam. I'd double check their fabric calculations too, unless I wanted to add tiny strips to my stash!

    AND - I love your new design. Living in New England, I love Fall colors. Now that you're learning so much about applique with your patriotic quiilt, this one should be a piece of cake!

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    What a gorgeous fall quilt!! This will be so pretty. (I do love Connecting Threads fabrics)

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