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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

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Re: making it smaller? 16 Jan 2013 19:37 #95441

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Yes Andree. My wall quilt will not use the sashing with the bars and smaller triangles.


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Re: making it smaller? 16 Jan 2013 19:31 #95440

Just a little comment: it seems to me that if you do only 4 blocks, the month 2 sashing disappears...?

Andree
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Re: making it smaller? 07 Jan 2013 16:33 #94881

Made a promise to myself that I wasn't going to doing any BOM this year, LOL, yeah, well you know what they say about promises, they're meant to be broken. I am really liking the wall hanging version. Still working on the Majestic Sedona (aka Sedona Star), so a smaller BOM would fit into my year perfectly. I probably won't get started until after March and being that the quilt will be smaller, I don't think I'll have a problem playing catch up. Won't be buying any fabrics though, I have so much stash (batiks and hand-dyeds) that I really am trying to use up.
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Re: making it smaller? 07 Jan 2013 09:14 #94854

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Annis and Margo Thank You so very much for this information , I think it is starting to make sense to me now .
Annis the JPEG is absolutely Brilliant well done you , it helps so very much to actually see what this could look
like as a wallhanging . Thanks girls your efforts are much appreicated . Hugs Sue x
Yn Harddwch Gogledd Cymru
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Re: making it smaller? 07 Jan 2013 09:02 #94852

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That just what I wanted. Just an estimate. Looks to me like 1 3/4 yds would be enough for the borders and that's what I wanted to know. Thanks, Margo to all this very close attention. I appreciate it!!
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Re: making it smaller? 07 Jan 2013 08:52 #94851

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loise98 wrote:
I am thinking the 4 block wall hanging might be the way I could manage learning this techique. I don't have access to EQ software. Does anyone know what the finished demensions of this wall hanging would be? That would help me figure out about how much fabric I need for borders and etc. Thanks.

Lois the finished dimensions of my pieced sashing strips are 5" x 8" so the pieced center of this four block quilt should be 42" x 42".
I'm assuming the borders would be about 8" so that would make the whole thing 58" square.

That is just an educated guess, 'cause I haven't seen any more of the instructions than you have!


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Re: making it smaller? 07 Jan 2013 08:43 #94850

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I am thinking the 4 block wall hanging might be the way I could manage learning this techique. I don't have access to EQ software. Does anyone know what the finished demensions of this wall hanging would be? That would help me figure out about how much fabric I need for borders and etc. Thanks.
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Re: making it smaller? 07 Jan 2013 07:49 #94847

Thanks Margo and Annis for the wall hanging idea. After spending 1/2 a day Saturday and all day Sunday on Sashing 1 (as instructed) and have less then 1/2 finished I have decided to go with the wall hanging idea...I'll go with only one Sashing design, will decide on it once Sashing 2 is released.
I knew this would be a challenge and glad for it. Not sure I'm in for a 79 x 79 inch challenge. The good news is that I will have enough fabric for the entire quilt, front and back. :)
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Re: making it smaller? 06 Jan 2013 16:45 #94819

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Thanks for the great visual, Annis. This smaller version of the original quilt is just as attractive and making the smaller one allows one to practice technique without getting overwhelmed by the prospect of time and other resource constraints. :)

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Re: making it smaller? 06 Jan 2013 16:16 #94817

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THANK YOU ANNIS!!! That is exactly what I am aiming for with my project!! I'll work out the border applique when the time comes, but for now nothing needs to be changed except for the number of sashing pieces that I need to make.


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Re: making it smaller? 06 Jan 2013 16:01 #94816

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Here's one possibility for a small wall hanging without changing the block sizes. You would need to make some adjustments in the appliqué borders to make them fit. I would probably redesign the top border so those orange flowers aren't directly on top of the sashing, but this gives you an idea as to what will fit. I saved a copy of the full size quilt as a jpeg, then copied and pasted different sections to get this version using Photoshop.

3853_bom_2013.jpg
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Re: making it smaller? 06 Jan 2013 14:35 #94809

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Another dumb question coming up from me as well , if we make this as a four block wall hanging keeping the
Blocks the same size as the original pattern , do you have to scale down the size of the sashing and the borders
And indeed will the appliqué work at the original size on a smaller quilt . I am feeling a bit stupid not understanding
This, any help would be gratefully received. I would quite like to jump in and do a small wall hanging but I am not
Quite sure that I fully understand how to go about it . Dumb or what!!!!!
Yn Harddwch Gogledd Cymru
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Re: making it smaller? 05 Jan 2013 20:01 #94774

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JoLyDo wrote:
Pardon my dumb question, but why do we make the templates smaller if we are just doing 4 blocks? Will it look funny if I just keep all pieces the original size, do 4 blocks, and adjust the borders and applique?

I'm seriously thinking about just doing a 4 block wallhanging and focusing on doing it well without the timeline stress of a full quilt.

Joanna

Joanna, the instructions for the smaller templates were in response to someone wanting to do the entire quilt at a smaller SCALE.
Some of us are making a smaller quilt by simply reducing the number of blocks we assemble, but we are not changing the scale from the pattern.
It sounds like that's what you plan to do. :D


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Re: making it smaller? 05 Jan 2013 17:44 #94767

Pardon my dumb question, but why do we make the templates smaller if we are just doing 4 blocks? Will it look funny if I just keep all pieces the original size, do 4 blocks, and adjust the borders and applique?

I'm seriously thinking about just doing a 4 block wallhanging and focusing on doing it well without the timeline stress of a full quilt.

Joanna
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