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Some time earlier this year, at a quilt show I attended, I bought a pattern, "Deco" by Lo & Behold Stitchery (designed by owner, Brittany Lloyd).
It's an Art Deco-ish designed that appealed to me. The envelope says that there are directions inside for 3 sizes: baby, throw, and "bed".
(Note: this quilt only looks complicated. It's an on-point layout and that is what makes it look more difficult that it is. Just look at the rows diagonally and you'll see what the different blocks look like.)
When I looked at the directions, I got the biggest giggle ... the baby size is 45"x50". No surprise there, although I think that might be considered on the "big" size for a baby quilt. The throw is 56"x68" and that is a decent sized personal throw.
BUT THEN ... here's where I literally laughed out loud ... the "bed" size. OK .. there are 4 main bed sizes: twin, double/full, queen, and king. I will say that when I see a quilt pattern talk about a "bed" sized quilt, I'm thinking in terms of double/full or queen. However, this quilt went whole hog. From the baby and throw sizes (all more or less standard sizes), it's "bed" size is ...... a "super queen"! It's bigger than a queen but smaller than a king (at 120"x120")
Holy moley .. it goes from a 56"x68" to a 102"x102"! I had to laugh because that just quite a jump!
**IF** I was tempted to start on a brand new, machine pieced project, I think this would be it. It really calls to me. :-)
Oh wow! I absolutely love it! Thanks fr sharing. I haven't bought a pattern in years and just may have to break down and get this one.
I haven't bought a pattern in years
Me, too. I took a certain amount of pride and pleasure from deconstructing easy patterns into their components. Sometimes I'd get around to making the quilt, sometimes not. My rationale was ... why should I pay for such an easy pattern?
But lately, I've had a slight change in my POV. For some patterns, such as this one, I opted to buy the pattern simply to **support the designer**. After all, she's earning a living or supplemental income from these patterns. I can afford to buy the pattern. Other patterns I'll buy are the complicted ones .. or ones that I don't want to bother with figuring out the composition. :-)
Now, will I do that for every pattern I like? Probably not .. especially if the layout is dead simple. Or if I can find the same idea online for free. I've been quilting for long enough that for these kinds of patterns, where it's easily discernable what blocks are needed, I just don't need the directions ... or sometimes, even the yardage. Goodness knows I have enough fabric in my stash already!
I understand. I'm married to one of those also. He has some issues now that took me a long time to finally get him to see a doctor.
It would be great to see you!
Glad you are slowly getting settled in Colorado. I know it is a very big job to move from a house you have been in a long time.
I'm sure you had a great time with DJ. Did you get to the German restaurant? It's great. Try it the next time if you missed it this time.
The pictures of you two on your cruse (on FB) were great. Sorry you ended up sick but sounds like you are pacing yourselves so you should bounce back soon. Yes, Please share pics of your projects!
So glad you are doing well taking your new med with no side effects. Say hi to everyone as you gather on Zoom. I have retreat on my calendar and would love to come to retreat and have some semblance of NORMAL. Hopefully we'll be under construction by then!!