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11  Re: Free log cabin pattern??? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by cmoore on: June 22, 2005 11:53:05 AM
Ariane, I've drafted the blocks for foundation piecing. Nothing else to do today (well nothing else I feel like doing... Smiley ) I'm assuming you know how to do it? If not, I can send along more detailed instructions. The files are large so I will e-mail them to you.

Here it is finished

If anyone else wants the pattern let me know.
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12  Re: opinion on colors/pattern in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by cmoore on: June 20, 2005 02:56:20 AM
this is going to be nine patches, right? I would add another row in the middle with the colours alternating from the two that are matching up now. Or remove one of those two rows if you won't have enough.
A general rule of thumb with quilt designs-odd almost always looks better than even. It's much easier to come up with a visually pleasing design and will give you more design freedom.

I hope it's okay that I've altered your photo abit, just to show you what you could do with an odd number of rows. Here is a version with an extra row:

This is what it would be like after removing one of the centre rows.

Hope this is helpful! I really like that dark block with the pink centre for the middle, BTW.
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13  Hotter than Ell in Quilting: Completed Projects by cmoore on: April 08, 2005 10:38:48 PM
Ah it's been awhile since I finished something worth sharing... Embarrassed
But I've been enjoying all the work you all have been posting, so here is a teensy quilt (9x10) that I just finished.

Hotter than Ell

Designed in a 30's deco-cubist style-it's inspiration was the song by Fletcher Henderson of the same name. I forgot the devil's tail though! I might still put it on anyway. Colours are a bit off in the scan.

Hope you guys enjoy this as much I've loved looking at your stuff!

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14  Re: Star of David pattern where in Jerusalem in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by cmoore on: February 03, 2005 04:00:45 AM
If you want to just do a 6 pointed star, the way to go about it is by using 60 degree diamonds and triangles for the setting. Most quilting rulers (the clear ones) have a 60 degree angle line on them, or you can even use a drafting 30-60-90 triangle.
Okay I tried to explain this with words alone, but I am way too visually oriented. So I drew a diagram  Smiley. Also included a pic of a block from a quilt I just finished.
Here it is:

You can make templates of the diamonds and the triangles if you like, but this is the way I did it:
First cut your fabrics into strips (I cut mine 3"wide by width of fabric I believe). Then using the 60 degree line, make cuts every three inches (or the same measurement as the strip) along the fabric. you will have diamond shaped pieces. For the background cut those in half and you will have  smaller triangles.
You need 6 diamonds and 12 triangles for a block.
To make a unit, sew two triangles to the diamond, one on either side (see pic). Then make two halves by sewing three units together (again see pic). Finally sew the two halves together, and you have a complete block.

ETA: I totally forgot this, but when I constructed my quilt, I did not finish each block individually. I left them as half blocks and then sewed these together in rows.The rows were then sewn together, completeing the blocks. of course I have to do another picture to clarify (I don't draw well with a mouse  Wink ):

I do hope that was not hopelessly confusing. It really is quite easy once you get used to the 60 degree angles.
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