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Thread: Winter Swirl ... sort of

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    Winter Swirl ... sort of

    So I bought this pattern at a quilt show in the summer. Bought all the different shades of fabric to do it (5 shades - light to dark).

    First off, this pattern is Very poorly written / designed. I spent an hour working out how the triangles should be set up so that it would work. It didn't. I did the first four and realized that she didn't explain how the triangles rotate ... so I scrapped the idea and just did two more and made a center piece LOL

    If anyone wants this pattern, it's up for grabs, I'll send it to you, but be warned, you will be spending time trying to figure it out! And, the paper piecing layout is horrible. It's a photocopy of the original, and the 1/4 inch seams are cut off the copy.

    Here's a pic of the pattern:

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    And here's my final piece - just have to quilt it

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    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 11-11-2017 at 01:44 PM. Reason: remove shouting/ all CAPS

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    Marion, I love it!! You did a beautiful job. Are you making all three? You should. It's great.
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    nicely done
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    No! The pattern is horrible LOL ... I had a hard enough time just getting these ones done!

    I do like what I have, but it's done now!

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    Oh, that’s really beautiful. Truly. It’s too bad that the pattern and paper piecing were so problematic. The piece you did was worth the effort...even if it was aggravating! Kudos to you for sticking with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    Oh, that’s really beautiful. Truly. It’s too bad that the pattern and paper piecing were so problematic. The piece you did was worth the effort...even if it was aggravating! Kudos to you for sticking with it.
    Ditto, coopah.....you took the words right out of my mouth......what a beauty!

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    Oh wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    Oh, that’s really beautiful. Truly. It’s too bad that the pattern and paper piecing were so problematic. The piece you did was worth the effort...even if it was aggravating! Kudos to you for sticking with it.
    Thank you! But I didn't stick with it LOL ... I should have made 8 more ... now that would have been sticking with it.

    I have the EQ7 so I might just fix the pattern myself and try again at a later date!

    I do like the effect tho, it is pretty!

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    Well, I just realized (thank you pinterest) that this is made from the twisted log cabin! And I have that in my EQ 7 ... so now I can just print a Much better pattern, and go from there!
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 11-14-2017 at 07:11 AM. Reason: remove shouting/ all CAPS

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    I like what you did. Thanks for sharing it.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Marion, that is gorgeous.
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    Wow, that must have been hard to do!!!
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    Lovely, very impressive.
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    Very nice!

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    Wow, that's beautiful! Sorry it gave you fits though.

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    amazing work, great job
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    ​Very pretty!

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    It’s stunning! I’m glad you stuck with it and finished what you did!

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    just wonderful!!!
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    It is beautiful, well worth your efforts and aggravation.
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    That looks amazing. Hopefully, you can make more with your newly discovered pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarionsQuilts View Post
    Well, I just realized (thank you pinterest) that this is made from the twisted log cabin! And I have that in my EQ 7 ... so now I can just print a Much better pattern, and go from there!
    That’s great news, Marion! It’s great that you’ve researched and found an alternative that will look the same and be less problematical. Yay!
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 11-14-2017 at 07:12 AM. Reason: remove shouting/ all CAPS
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    very pretty...luv the colors!

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    Beautiful block and so pleased to find out you can use your EQ7 to create your next blocks.

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