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Old October 15th 10, 02:15 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Trixie[_2_]
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I just finished the medallion center of a square quilt, and now need to
figure out how to lengthen it so it is bed-quilt sized. I think what I want
to do is put a row of blocks along the "top" and "bottom" so it is
rectangular. I have a bunch of striped fabric that matches the fabric used
in the medallion. Can anyone suggest a block, somewhere around 8 or 9-inch,
that uses striped fabrics? Pinwheel? Kaleidoscope? I am so visual and a
pattern kind of gal, so if you have a link to an example block that will be
hugely appreciated.

Trixie

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Old October 15th 10, 02:17 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
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Trixie, can you show us the medallion? Polly
"Trixie" wrote in message
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I just finished the medallion center of a square quilt, and now need to
figure out how to lengthen it so it is bed-quilt sized. I think what I want
to do is put a row of blocks along the "top" and "bottom" so it is
rectangular. I have a bunch of striped fabric that matches the fabric used
in the medallion. Can anyone suggest a block, somewhere around 8 or 9-inch,
that uses striped fabrics? Pinwheel? Kaleidoscope? I am so visual and a
pattern kind of gal, so if you have a link to an example block that will be
hugely appreciated.

Trixie


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Old October 15th 10, 02:49 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
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It is the one shown on the front of this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Star-Qui.../dp/1571205101

It is done with fussy cut florentine fabric, not the two tone, so is pretty
ornate. The fabric is an old Robert Kaufman design, and I have three yards
of the matching striped fabric so there is plenty.

Trixie

"Polly Esther" wrote in message
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Trixie, can you show us the medallion? Polly
"Trixie" wrote in message
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I just finished the medallion center of a square quilt, and now need to
figure out how to lengthen it so it is bed-quilt sized. I think what I
want to do is put a row of blocks along the "top" and "bottom" so it is
rectangular. I have a bunch of striped fabric that matches the fabric used
in the medallion. Can anyone suggest a block, somewhere around 8 or
9-inch, that uses striped fabrics? Pinwheel? Kaleidoscope? I am so visual
and a pattern kind of gal, so if you have a link to an example block that
will be hugely appreciated.

Trixie



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Old October 15th 10, 04:45 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Mary
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Default Lengthening a square quilt

What size bed? I always make square quilts for queen and king beds,
and have enough length for a nice pillow tuck.
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Old October 15th 10, 02:26 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
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What about 2 rows of 8-point stars, like the very center of the
medallion? But I'm thinking they should be almost-but-not-quite tone
on tone, so as not to out-shine the center. Just sort of echo the
center. then use the stripes for borders between the center and the 2
rows. Or turn the stripes into chevrons, that might be cool.
Roberta in D

On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:49:22 -0700, "Trixie" wrote:

It is the one shown on the front of this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Star-Qui.../dp/1571205101

It is done with fussy cut florentine fabric, not the two tone, so is pretty
ornate. The fabric is an old Robert Kaufman design, and I have three yards
of the matching striped fabric so there is plenty.

Trixie

"Polly Esther" wrote in message
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Trixie, can you show us the medallion? Polly
"Trixie" wrote in message
...
I just finished the medallion center of a square quilt, and now need to
figure out how to lengthen it so it is bed-quilt sized. I think what I
want to do is put a row of blocks along the "top" and "bottom" so it is
rectangular. I have a bunch of striped fabric that matches the fabric used
in the medallion. Can anyone suggest a block, somewhere around 8 or
9-inch, that uses striped fabrics? Pinwheel? Kaleidoscope? I am so visual
and a pattern kind of gal, so if you have a link to an example block that
will be hugely appreciated.

Trixie



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Old October 15th 10, 10:52 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Polly Esther[_5_]
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Default Lengthening a square quilt

I've given your question some thought, Trixie. Easy enough. This was
vacuum and mop day and plenty of time for thinking. I wonder if you can get
your hands on The Border Workbook by Janet Kime? ( A used copy is available
over at Abe Books for about $5.) If you don't have a border book, you really
would enjoy one, methinks. The right border can take your quilt from pretty
good to awesome. Polly



"Mary" wrote in message
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What size bed? I always make square quilts for queen and king beds,
and have enough length for a nice pillow tuck.


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Old October 16th 10, 03:18 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Trixie[_2_]
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Good point about not out-shining the center. Something tone on tone might be
just the ticket, though the chevron shape also appeals to me. Thankfully, I
have lots of time so I'm going to check out Polly's suggestion for the
border book through the library. That way I can preview if the book is
something I must have for my (ever-expanding) collection!

Thanks everyone!

Trixie

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What about 2 rows of 8-point stars, like the very center of the
medallion? But I'm thinking they should be almost-but-not-quite tone
on tone, so as not to out-shine the center. Just sort of echo the
center. then use the stripes for borders between the center and the 2
rows. Or turn the stripes into chevrons, that might be cool.
Roberta in D

On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:49:22 -0700, "Trixie" wrote:

It is the one shown on the front of this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Star-Qui.../dp/1571205101

It is done with fussy cut florentine fabric, not the two tone, so is
pretty
ornate. The fabric is an old Robert Kaufman design, and I have three yards
of the matching striped fabric so there is plenty.

Trixie

"Polly Esther" wrote in message
...
Trixie, can you show us the medallion? Polly
"Trixie" wrote in message
...
I just finished the medallion center of a square quilt, and now need to
figure out how to lengthen it so it is bed-quilt sized. I think what I
want to do is put a row of blocks along the "top" and "bottom" so it is
rectangular. I have a bunch of striped fabric that matches the fabric
used
in the medallion. Can anyone suggest a block, somewhere around 8 or
9-inch, that uses striped fabrics? Pinwheel? Kaleidoscope? I am so
visual
and a pattern kind of gal, so if you have a link to an example block
that
will be hugely appreciated.

Trixie



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Old October 16th 10, 03:35 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Polly Esther[_5_]
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Default Lengthening a square quilt

Wonderful. There's a quilt in the border book that uses stripes in a
chevron shape that might be just perfect . . . or you may go ga-ga over
something else. That's the book I used for my quilt with 42 one-eared mice.
As yet, I don't think anybody's every noticed that quilt; they just love the
border. Polly


"Trixie" Good point about not out-shining the center. Something tone on
tone might be
just the ticket, though the chevron shape also appeals to me. Thankfully,
I have lots of time so I'm going to check out Polly's suggestion for the
border book through the library. That way I can preview if the book is
something I must have for my (ever-expanding) collection!

Thanks everyone!


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Old October 16th 10, 03:40 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Witchystitcher
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I've used flying geese to lengthen medallions.


On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:15:19 -0700, "Trixie" wrote:

I just finished the medallion center of a square quilt, and now need to
figure out how to lengthen it so it is bed-quilt sized. I think what I want
to do is put a row of blocks along the "top" and "bottom" so it is
rectangular. I have a bunch of striped fabric that matches the fabric used
in the medallion. Can anyone suggest a block, somewhere around 8 or 9-inch,
that uses striped fabrics? Pinwheel? Kaleidoscope? I am so visual and a
pattern kind of gal, so if you have a link to an example block that will be
hugely appreciated.

Trixie

 




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