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Thread: Oooh and Aaah Pattern (60x76)

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    Super Member Rebecca VLQ's Avatar
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    Coming SOON! This is my original pattern. It is a variation on keyhole or square-in-a-square.

    I hope to have all the specs up later today. I'm so excited for you guys to try this one out. A special thanks to PlainPat for being my cheerleader and helping me get this done!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-69772-1.htm

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    This looks like a winner! Thanks.

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    that is one gorgeous quilt! can't wait for the pattern

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    I like the quilt. Love the square in square pattern.

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    I went back and saw your great quilt.
    I think the Japanese lantern fabric
    adds a great dimension. I am thinking
    any large print would also work.
    Looking forward to your pattern.

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    That's beautiful, can't wait for the pattern.

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    PlainPat is tapping toe.....waiting ,waiting
    p-a-t-i-e-n-t-l-y :lol: Bet NC was beautiful this am!



    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Coming SOON! This is my original pattern. It is a variation on keyhole or square-in-a-square.

    I hope to have all the specs up later today. I'm so excited for you guys to try this one out. A special thanks to PlainPat for being my cheerleader and helping me get this done!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-69772-1.htm

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    Cant wiat to see...

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    Here is the beginning drawings. If you print it as a full page, you can color your own sheet! :D

    You should see SIX horizontal rows!
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    If you print this, you could use it as a coloring sheet.
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    These are where the Reds or "pop" color would be placed. THEN my camera died! And we were on the road!
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    You should see SIX horizontal rows!
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    If you print this, you could use it as a coloring sheet.
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    These are where the Reds or "pop" color would be placed. THEN my camera died! And we were on the road!
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    Or you can use mine!

    This will be written conversationally, and if you have questions....PLEASE ASK!!!

    Most of this quilt is based upon fabric that is 2.5" widths. Potentially, you COULD use some jelly rolls for it, save for some of the larger blocks which are about 8-9 in all. My quilt was very scrappy (15 different fabrics) so it would have to be like that to be able to incorporate jelly rolls.

    The actual "recipe" that shows the cuts you need...is broken down into sections by color. Within each section there is "A", "B", and "C". These indicate the same color, but a different fabric. For example: RED has ABC, I used 3 different reds. If you want to simplify your quilt, you can use all the same fabric for each color. I think that's what made mine sparkle though...the variety.

    Each "letter" section took "around" a half yard. The BLUE and PURPLE sections took a little more (In my quilt, it was the showstopper fabric that a customer provided). The REDS took less, since there was 3. The GREENS took more than 1/2 but I think it's because those were batiks that shrunk and WOF was more like 40 inches than 44".

    There are THREE (3) happy faces on the diagram. This is where I fussycut 3 teal daisies. The rest of that fabric is what makes up the yellow portions of the quilt.

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    CUT EVERYTHING OUT FIRST!!! (well, press first but don't start sewing until you cut everything!)
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    Recipe is written so the smallest cuts are listed first, but so you get the most out of your yardage...Cut the LONGEST lengths first, then work down to the smallest. Since I used yardage, I folded mine in half, then folded AGAIN and made sure the folds were parallel. Then I cut a section and then removed the "hanging" fabric, then divided up what was on my mat accordingly.
    Stack your same colors together.
    Eat some chocolate.
    Repeat with each color change. :D
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    When I started assembling, I was NOT very organized and did it all willy-nilly. Nothing bad happened, but I DID end up having to figure out what I missed. WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST is to take things one row at a time, and complete all blocks within that row before moving on to the next row. (I thought I'd be slick doing all the 6.5" squares first, but then I had to figure out what came next!)

    Starting with the upper-left, retrieve a "Red A" 4.5" square. Then a "Purple B" 2.5x4.5" rectangle. And a "Brown B" 2.5" square. You should have 11 "middles" for the first row.

    GENERALLY the sides will be the same size as the middles. So for the upper left hand square, you will be attaching two "Green A" 4.5" squares, on opposite sides of "Red A" 4.5" square. The rectangle in the middle is an exception, because it is 4.5"x8.5"...but the length of the sides you attach will be 2.5"x8.5". ALL CENTERS ARE CENTERED IN THE CENTER!!! If you have a right, you will have a left of the same length and width.
    Eat some chocolate.
    Press the fabric to the OUTSIDE of the block. If you like to press seams open, have at it! It's a big PITA for me though. And this quilt does not end up with much bulk.
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    After you get all the centers attached to the "sides" and have them pressed, you can attach the "top" and "bottom" to them.
    Keeping a 1/4" seam is important, otherwise the top and bottom will hang over. If it hangs over, then things may start to get wonky. So, be consistent! :D
    Eat chocolate. Press to the outside.
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    Now, you *COULD* connect all the blocks in this row and set aside. Actually I would encourage you to! If you follow the colored drawing everything will be well-spaced. There is little room to make adjustments, except for trading things like a 6.5" square for another one. I may have done that with one or two on mine, but for the most part...I did all the legwork on paper first. If you decide to do a coloring sheet you may wanna hold off.

    When I started connecting blocks, if two seams butted up to each other, I just turned one square or the other so the "top" faced it. As long as you don't have a lot of directional fabrics, you can do this. In mine, the Laura Gunn Lantern Pod had to all go the same way, as with gravity and how the pods would actually grow.

    This is everything you need for the quilt top, not including binding or borders. Mine looked smashing just being bound.
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    This is everything you need for the quilt top, not including binding or borders. Mine looked smashing just being bound.
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    Thanks. Love great ideas that can use up some of my scraps.
    Your quilt is lovely.

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    I feel like singing La De Dah ....just be glad you can't hear it, but I'm so happy to have the pattern! I hope to do a few blocks right away, but will be busy for a while after that.

    Thank you so much, it was very nice of you to send the pattern along with all your notes! Have everything copied & ready to cut some fabric.

    There's no way mine will match yours, but gives me something to shoot for.It's still one of the prettiest quilts I've ever seen.Your work is lovely,thanks again.

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    After seeing the quilt on the previous post, I was hoping you'd do this!!! Thanks so much! (and if you don't mind, I might try to duplicate the quilting on it too!) Loved it!

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    It is a lovely quilt and I have been looking for a pattern to use my batik scraps. Save them, even tiny ones.

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    I got kicked out for editing on my post...here's more tips! :D

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    When I connected each row, I think I just made them go all the same direction...since there's so many squares, there's really no "less bulky" side, kwim?
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    WHILE I WAS SEWING I kept the diagram handy. Especially when you're first sewing the middle to the sides...sometimes it's hard to remember which one was which!
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    I'm going to try and put down all the different fabrics I used, in case you have some in your stash! If you want to do a different color scheme, here's some tips:

    RED .....or "pop" color.
    TAN and BROWN...or DARK color
    BLUE....a showstopper, large print MEDIUM
    PURPLE....similar color to "blue" one MEDIUM
    TEAL....lighter background with a pattern or floral (mine picked up teal)
    YELLOW...or LIGHT. Reads as a solid.
    FUSSYCUT...something that picks up on the floral.
    GREENS...reads as a neutral (mine were batiks w/a subtle pattern)
    ORANGE A...read almost-solid
    Orange B...larger print floral (mine picked up red)

    I auditioned about 30 fabrics and let them hang around awhile until one bugged me too much. Then I pulled it out. On and on, until I had a pleasing palette. You don't have to do that though...I was trying to build around fabrics that HAD TO be in there per someone's request.

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    Here's some pics.

    This is everything laid out, not sewn together
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    And this is "upside down" from the diagram
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    Finished and Bound. LOVE!
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    This is everything laid out, not sewn together
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    And this is "upside down" from the diagram
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    Finished and Bound. LOVE!
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    I hurried & saved your tips.Can't wait to go see what I have that's useable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    I got kicked out for editing on my post...here's more tips! :D

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    When I connected each row, I think I just made them go all the same direction...since there's so many squares, there's really no "less bulky" side, kwim?
    *************************************************

    WHILE I WAS SEWING I kept the diagram handy. Especially when you're first sewing the middle to the sides...sometimes it's hard to remember which one was which!
    *************************************************
    I'm going to try and put down all the different fabrics I used, in case you have some in your stash! If you want to do a different color scheme, here's some tips:

    RED .....or "pop" color.
    TAN and BROWN...or DARK color
    BLUE....a showstopper, large print MEDIUM
    PURPLE....similar color to "blue" one MEDIUM
    TEAL....lighter background with a pattern or floral (mine picked up teal)
    YELLOW...or LIGHT. Reads as a solid.
    FUSSYCUT...something that picks up on the floral.
    GREENS...reads as a neutral (mine were batiks w/a subtle pattern)
    ORANGE A...read almost-solid
    Orange B...larger print floral (mine picked up red)

    I auditioned about 30 fabrics and let them hang around awhile until one bugged me too much. Then I pulled it out. On and on, until I had a pleasing palette. You don't have to do that though...I was trying to build around fabrics that HAD TO be in there per someone's request.

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    Woo. It's gonna be difficult to figure out what these fabrics are. :lol:

    Laura Gunn Tile Mosaic Teal
    Laura Gunn Lantern Pod Teal (I think these are both out of print)
    Dark Brown Bubbles and Blooms (looks solid)
    Medium Brown = paisley batik bought @ HOP or something
    Gold Arch and Red Arch are same colorway...bought on clearance, so I dunno if it's still out there...
    Green Batik with a little gold...these are both the same "color" but the pattern is different.
    Free Spirit Wesminster Pop Dots Teal
    ...and I think the other one is "Starburst" Teal (light bkgd)
    The light background with red "floral" is the red that goes with the red Pop Dots.
    Red (lower left) is Keri Beyer Tile Mosaic? There is a dusty blue also in this pattern.

    Binding was yardage that went w/Laura Gunn that the customer provided. The dots would have been too strong otherwise, but it worked here. I also sewed leftover color strips at random because I didn't have enough of the dots to do the whole thing. Pretty creative, eh?

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    LOL, Plainpat! I didn't get in trouble...the time just ran out! :lol:

    OK...I think that's about it...and if you have any questions...PLEASE ASK!

    Some folks said I should charge for this puppy. I'm just happy folks love this layout as much as I do. If you feel the need, just tip me a FQ or something. :D :D :D

    Please use, enjoy, make everyone you know a quilt with this diagram...if YOU SELL IT as your own, I will hunt you down and put moles in your yard. And no one wants that, right? I've easily put a hundred hours into figuring all this stuff out from beginning to end. Be nice and play fair, k? :D

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    Thank you for your generosity. I can't wait to get to this... :):)

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    Love this!!!!!

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    I needed to come back and say that I appreciate
    this pattern. You have spent many many hours
    drafting this pattern and the end results are
    perfection. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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    Thank you very much for creating the quilt and then sharing both the how to and your creative process. can't wait to try it out.

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    Thanks everybody! Don't forget to post your pictures when you do it! :D

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    I have made two of this style of pattern into community quilts in bright, bright colours... the pattern I used was called "cobblestones"....

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