Monday, January 24, 2011

Questions about my quilts

Lately, I have been receiving questions about some of my quilt patterns and have been unable to respond because of no-reply addresses to your comments. So, here goes ...

My hearts top was designed using EQ 7. Finished top size is: 39-1/2" x 55". You can use any heart applique that will fit into a finished 6" x 6" square.

The heart blocks are 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" (seam allowance included) and you will need to add the triangles around so that you can place them on-point. I'm not sure what the finished block size would be as that pattern has been deleted from my computer.

The sashing and corner blocks are 2" finished. The borders could be either 2-1/2" or 3" finished, but they can be made any size. If you are good at math, you will be able to pull this quilt together. Now, my Just Blessings is a bit more complicated.

Below, is the original pattern by Robyn Falloon. If you live in Canada or the U.S.A., her patterns can be purchased here. I fell in love and bought Robyn's pattern and quite enjoyed the initial process. Her petal ring and the circles are true to her pattern. I messed up the placement of the petal ring ...... and her stars and leaves in the centre just would not go properly. So, instead of a 6 sided star, my star has 8 points. My big ooopsie gave me a whole different look. I will leave you to decide which one you prefer.
I have stalled on this project and writing this post is making me want to work on it again. The border will be different as well. I made a few of the border petals and placed them on my quilt. It just was not working for me. It is so amazing how ideas for one pattern changes when a few substitutions are made.
So, instead of calling my quilt The Blessings, it became Just Blessings.
I hope this post has cleared up some of your questions.

Have a great day!


Teresa said...

One one with the petals is really magnificent! THanks for sharing the info and I can't wait to see your forward progress.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Amy said...

I know I've said it before, but your Just Blessings quilt is just beautiful!!!!

Jennifer said...

Your quilt is lovely, it and doesn't matter that it's a little different from the pattern - that makes it uniquely yours!

*karendianne. said...

Rose Marie, I haven't had any questions lately BUT I have been in a severe applique bummer learning curve. I needed to see Just Blessings so I can remember WHY I wanted to learn in the first place! :) Thanks for sharing and inspiring me. *karendianne. who has 2 classes to go and isn't quitting!

Janet said...

The changes you've made are just as lovely. It's good that you're putting your own stamp on it. I still love this quilt and it's going to be gorgeous.

Barb said...

I like the changes in "just blessings" maybe when you've finished it will be "big blessings" :)
It's a great quilt project and I'm glad you feel encouraged to continue!

julieQ said...

Love your heart quilt!! And Just Blessings is prettier every time I see it!!

Liz said...

I think your 'just blessings' is gorgeous. I love the colours. I don't think the oopsie has detracted from the original. I think Robyns looks a little dark for my liking. Although she is an amazing appliquer and has gorgeous designs.