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Old 03-04-2017, 07:37 PM
 
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Hi
I am working on a quilt for a friend. I think I will make it lap/throw size, so maybe about 55" x 65".

I am using a couple of charm packs of precut 5" squares. There are about 20 different fabrics all from the same fabric line. I bought online. Great quality fabric (Moda) but not necessarily the colours I thought were in the package. I was aiming for yellows and greens but there seems to be quite a few reds, pinks and even some of the yellows are leaning more to orange.

Regardless I am going to use the fabric I bought for this project.
(My fabric collection/stash is worthy of a whole other post and perhaps even some therapy. )

I could use all prints but I thought it would be too busy so I am using some white squares -- really nice creamy white. I think it might be Kona by Kaufman.

If I use the disappearing 9-patch it might be set on point (so it looks like a diamond rather than the straight edges parallel to the top and sides. I am also thinking about alternating the disappearing 9-patch blocks with a solid block -- probably a pale green of some sort since many of the prints seem to have a spot of green. I think the charm pack is called Bumble Berry or something similar.

I have made a couple blocks trying to decide which pattern to use.
I am looking for opinions/advice.
Which block do you like?

Here is the first block. It is a Disappearing 9 - Patch.


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Here is the second block. It is a Disappearing 4 - Patch.
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Here is the last picture showing 2 disappearing 4-patches together.
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I like pictures 2 and 3, however I am a beginning quilter and not sure if one is easier or faster than the other. Good luck and let us see the results!
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I think I like the first one (9-patch) the best - probably because of the variety of fabrics within that one piece.

I sew a lot but have never done any quilting.


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Thanks for your input so far.

Both blocks are relatively easy to make.
Although the disappearing 4-patch has a lot of seams/points to match. It is not quite as forgiving as the disappearing 9-patch.

The disappearing 9-patch is a 3 x 3 grid sewn and then cut in the middle horizontally and vertically. The 4 quadrants are then re-arranged and stitched together.
About 11 seams total per block.
It is a much bigger finished block and the quilt top will go more quickly.

The disappearing 4-patch is a 2 x 2 grid sewn and then cut vertically and horizontally either side of the of the centre seams. The 9 pieces are then re-arranged and stitched together.
About 13 seams total per block.
The block is much smaller because there are so many more 1/4" seams. The quilt top will take longer.
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I love the first one - I hadn't seen that before and had to google what it looks like all done. Either one would look great though - I wish I had a friend like you that would make me a quilt!
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I like the first one. I think it's much more interesting to look at, with the diagonal lines.
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With the patterns and colors you have....

If nothing design wise or color is going to change, I really like number 2.

The first one, I didn't see the diagonal line running down the quilt until someone mentioned it. It's the two bigger patterned block overlays that break up that interesting diagonal element. When I first looked at number 1, it looked like a random design. Now I see the diagonal. I would try switching up maybe a different pattern or color for those two blocks.

Quilts are a labor of love. No one truly understands how much time is plowed into them. Your friend is very lucky.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:24 AM
 
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I like the first pattern best. I am not a fan of white though. I think the block would pop more if you used the green as the background for the quilt.


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Thanks for all the input.
I really appreciate it.
I hadn't thought about the green for a background colour.

Now I'm off to play with all these new ideas.
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I prefer the first one. But I only do hand stitching and quilting so I have limited opinions. Oh, and if you are anything thing like me. . . whatever you initially plan will transform into something surprisingly unique. . .and that's what makes it so rewarding. Happy quilting.
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You are absolutely right about things going in a different direction.
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