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Gonna Try an "Only One" Quilt Project   General Discussion

Started 10/17/21 by judyinohio; 4159 views.
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.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

11/7/21

Do you remember seeing any photos of Elvis Presley where his upper lip is lifted in a sneer?

I walked into my sewing room this morning, turned around and looked at my design wall and I swear I sneered at the quilt blocks like I was young Elvis ...

Not a good sign, ladies, not a good sign.

I am going to get a box and put the completed blocks and pinned triangles (unsewn blocks) in the box and if anyone wants them let me know and I'll take the box to the post office. Otherwise they go in the trash on Wednesday.

I'd rather spend my time working jigsaw puzzles than spend more time on this quilt project.

Just not my cup of tea as the saying goes.

3carats (MaryDinFL)

From: 3carats (MaryDinFL)

11/7/21

Judy, I just finished a new quilt for our bed. It's 100" X 100" string pieced 5" blocks. It has 400 blocks and I love it. You taught me string piecing and I think of you often. The Xylophone Quilt will finally get a rest. I wanted to send a picture to you of  both quilts, but I got a message that I have no more space left for photos. I haven't posted many and haven't even posted words in a few years, but I read the comments everyday.

I would love to have your throw away half done quilt a if you are serious about not liking it.

I am having fun in a quilts of valor group. Someone cuts all of the blocks with an accuquilt cutter and puts the pieces for each block in a baggie. They are distributed to the sewers and we have a quilt top made in 3 or 4 hours. We meet at a mall in a meeting room and have lunch in the food court.

I haven't received my email in over 2 weeks. AT&T told me on my 5th phone call the there is a VERY LARGE GROUP of customers involved and they are working to fix it. She said do not try to log in until it is fixed and she would send me an email to let me know. I asked her how I would read it if I can't log in?

In the meantime I opened an account with Google MaryDQuilter at gmail.com

Thinking of you, Mary

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