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Topic: Carolina Patchworks' fine art pixel quilt?  (Read 755 times)
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« on: July 28, 2011 02:12:34 PM »

I'm curious if anyone here has done one of these. I'd like to know the general process, and how big the squares are, so that I don't get in over my head, and I cannot find the info ANYWHERE. I'm specifically looking at the starry night one, and yes, I know I could do this myself, but right now I just don't want to be in over my head, and I want to use it as an example for someone else. (Also, it's cheap at fat quarter shop for the next week or so.)
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011 06:22:01 AM »

If you search for pixel under 'current category' you will find some quilts done in the pixel fashion.  Maybe if you send the creators of those quilts a PM they would be willing to give you advise.
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011 07:42:47 AM »

I do appreciate the advice, but I've done a ton of pixel quilts, I'm looking for the specifics of these patterns (IE does she have you use the fusible interfacing, and I'm wondering what, exactly, the square size is) - I've googled to hell and back on these and haven't found the answer, so I'm wondering if someone's bought the patterns & can just tell me.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2011 04:29:25 PM »

I have never tackled one of these types of quilts ( pixel or from a pattern) but if I were you. I would shoot the designer an email with your questions.  By looking at the patterns I am guessing it is one inch squares. But like you... Googling didn't come up with much info.  Good luck.  And I can't wait to see it done.  The quilting will be so fun.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011 08:35:06 AM »

Sorry I don't have a concrete answer for you, but did you notice this page? http://carolinapatchworks.com/blog/yardage-requirements-for-patterns/  It's the yardage requirements for each of her patterns, and Starry Night is near the bottom.  Maybe this will help you figure out square size?  At any rate, thanks for turning me on to her awesome work!

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011 09:50:44 AM »

I ultimately emailed the designer, and yeah, sloth is right, it's 1" finished (OH HOORAY - I have yet to find interfacing that works with 1" finished) so I'm probably going to upsize the design and do it that way, which'll give me something that approaches an odd-sized queen. If nothing else, it'll help me decorate my new place Smiley I glory in precision, but that kind of thing will make me go cross-eyed. But I really want it to show off my quilting, soo... not like I had, oh, eight other quilts on the go, or anything.
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011 12:01:15 PM »

poop. I get all situated and the pattern's now out of stock, and so are a number of the fabrics. Guess this one's on hold, for a while anyways. I've got enough on my plate at any rate.
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