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Gonna Try an "Only One" Quilt Project   General Discussion

Started 10/17/21 by judyinohio; 4179 views.
Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

11/3/21

Interesting.  I look forward to seeing how yours goes together.  My first thought was it is like a one block wonder.  I haven't done one of those

The more I look at the photo of that pattern, it looks more like a "4-Patch Posey" rather than the usual 6-piece (most common) or 8-piece "one-block wonder."  I like the 4-patch posey because it is simpler to cut (just squares), easier to piece (ditto), and looks just as complex as the ones with more pieces.  And the great thing about the 4-patches is that there are FOUR different ways you can rotate each block, so lots of variety in the design and layout.

(There is also a way you can do it where you cut your squares into four triangles (instead of just using your original four squares).  Just another variation on the same type of design.)  

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

11/3/21

I'm plodding along and sometimes I wonder if I will stick with it.

Each four-triangle block is a surprise as I stitch the four pieces together; however, I have never liked butting seams together and so I am uncomfortable using that technique and not getting a perfectly flat block. But I don't think this quilt is going to be worth the fiddly precision of pressing each and every seam open flat and carefully pinning matching seams so I wedge the halves together and stitch away ....

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

11/4/21

That IS a interesting pattern and idea.  The fabric for the kit is not as traditional as some would think for Christmas but is delightful nonetheless.  Keep us updated on your progress!

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

11/4/21

When I looked at the website I realized I have a couple of the yards of the more traditional colorway of the fabric you chose for your kit.  I'll look forward to seeing how it comes out.  Teal is such a popular color these day I'm sure if you don't care for it someone you know you could gift it to will!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

11/4/21

The pattern calls for a fabric with a 23 or 24 inch repeat and a lot of "negative space". I suspect that dimension is hard to find in most Christmas-themed fabrics. It calls for 3.5 yards to make the smaller size quilt and six yards to make a bed size quilt.

I shiver to think of making a bed size quilt out of six inch blocks.

  • Edited November 4, 2021 10:19 pm  by  judyinohio
Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

11/5/21

judyinohio said...

It calls for 3.5 yards to make the smaller size quilt and six yards to make a bed size quilt.

I shiver to think of making a bed size quilt out of six inch blocks.

Thanks for those measurements. I agree about making a bed sized quilt our of 6" blocks.  

Eeeek!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

11/6/21

Well, I am very, very puzzled about how to arrange these blocks. I am somewhat like Dee; I like to feel organized, in control of any quilt that I work on and these blocks are not exactly "controllable".  LOL 

No two blocks are alike! Some are sort of similar but not really.

I have an idea to put densely patterned blocks in the upper right corner and less patterned ones in the lower left corner but I am not sure that is going to look okay.

I put measuring tapes on the design wall to indicate the 46" x 52" size this little thing is supposed to be.

Right now this thing is looking pretty hopeless.

disappointed

  • Edited November 6, 2021 7:53 pm  by  judyinohio
Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

11/6/21

judyinohio said...

I am somewhat like Dee; I like to feel organized, in control of any quilt that I work on and these blocks are not exactly "controllable".

I tend to be in you and Dee's wheelhouse too.  But don't can't your judgment until you get the blocks done and play around them a bit.  You might want to scattered the red around a bit too but looking either interesting.

My opinion. You have a good start. You have a lot more blocks to go so I would keep making them. I would be tempted to add sashing and then alternate red and green blocks and try to space the colors around the quilt. As you make more blocks it may start to come together a bit.

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