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Thread: Wonderful 1 Fabric Quilt

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    I saw this book title at a LQS and had to have it. The theory is to use border fabric. You know the ones that look like they are ONLY for use as a border. The you cut on the diagonal and assemble in a way similar to a four patch posie quilt pattern.
    I wish I took a photo of the fabric before, but I was too excited to start the new project!! Here's a photo of the blocks laid out. I still have some of the border pieces unsliced, so they will go around the blocks.
    Enjoy!

    Wonderful 1 Fabric Quilt
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    That is adorable!! Can't wait to see it all finished and quilted :wink:

    Is each "block" just a cut piece of fabric??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    That is adorable!! Can't wait to see it all finished and quilted :wink:

    Is each "block" just a cut piece of fabric??
    :lol: :lol: It will be assembled today, but quilting is a whole other story. I think I have about 5 or 6 tops in line to be quilted. You would think with my own longarm, that I would have ALL my tops finished ASAP. But I have some customer quilts that need to be finished by Christmas. Luckily I'm not booked for months... Maybe it's the economy or that I'm new or that I like doing custom quilting and everyone in the area thinks I'm too pricey (not true!)

    Anyway, you question. Each block is a cut piece reassembled. I've attached a graphic of the layout I did. The repeat on this border was 8 7/8", so after cutting out all the borders, I cut them into exact 8 7/8" squares, then cut as shown in the diagram below, then assembled.
    The book is really good. It give different layouts based on your border fabric. I had a two border repeat fabric, meaning a large border then small, then repeat.
    Hope this helps!

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    wow! what a neat idea. so that's the title of the book? Wonderful One Fabric Quilts? i'll have to look for it!

    i love your choice of fabric!

    eta: found it! will see if my LQS can get it! thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricluvr
    wow! what a neat idea. so that's the title of the book? Wonderful One Fabric Quilts? i'll have to look for it!

    i love your choice of fabric!
    Yep, that it. Written by Kay Nickols

    Let me try that attachment again.

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    OK, I get it!!! How neat!!!

    I'm sure your business will "pick up" through word of mouth and it doesn't hurt to have cards to leave at all the LQS, guild meetings, etc. Good Luck!!

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    are the blocks on the bias? it's so pretty!

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    You have opened up yet ANOTHER creative idea for me to try. Thank you! I think your quilt is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babeegirl
    are the blocks on the bias? it's so pretty!
    Yep, they are... :x
    I'm trying my best not to stretch them has I sew. But I can tell that some blocks will be "friendly" in the center. I didn't prewash the fabric, so the good old "starch and steam" method will be my friend when I quilt it! :P

    Sewjoyce: Thanks for the vote of confidence. I do have my cards at several LQS's. One LOVES me and is my champion. At least the machine is paid for, so I don't have to worry about making payments! :D

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    Very Pretty!!!

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    very nice

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    I love this. It looks like a fun quilt to watch develop.

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    Very nice.

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    What a neat idea. I'm going to try that, once I get the wip done.

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    very pretty and what a wonderful idea!!

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    That's a cool idea, it certainly breaks out of the box doesn't it? :) Welcome to the board.

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    Love your pick of fabric, be sure to post a picture when it is done. Welcome from the Ozarks :D

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    Beautiful!!!!

    Kyia

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    Beautiful job! Love the colors! :D

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    Great idea!

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    Very pretty! I love your fabric choice for this design. Can't wait to see it finished!

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    is this working a little like the fake kaleidoscope? except on the bias and on point? if not, then i can't get it.

    it looks like the center on point square is it's own thing. is it made up of four matched pieces? then the small hst meets up with matching hsts to form another pattern at each corner, right ? that would form another square. the trick is to match the pattern exactly, right? so corner #2 matches the stripe pattern (for example) perfectly at corner #2 of the next block. and so on.

    have i got this?

    what is the size of the quilt you've shown us and how many yards did it take? it's a stunner!

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