Land Locked Friends

posted by Dee-Duck
Thu, Oct 24 2013


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This quilt is a 50th birthday gift for my nephew.....only two years late! LOL

Comments

Patty Schleicher wrote re: Land Locked Friends
on Thu, Oct 24 2013 10:55 PM

Love this too! What pattern is this? I would love to get it.

Patty Schleicher

Dee-Duck wrote re: Land Locked Friends
on Mon, Oct 28 2013 7:58 PM

Thank you Patty. I will have to dig out the block required cuttings as I do not remember and the quilts was just something I came up with myself. The four animals were cut from a cheater cloth but the remainder were 2-1/2 inch strips from mostly Thimbleberries fabrics. It was a lot of fun laying out the blocks to form so many appearances. I very seldom use patterns, although this year, that has been my goal but I prefer to do it the way my Mother did---just go with my heart and what the fabric directs. So, keep watch and I will try to get my cuts posted tomorrow or the next day.

Patty Schleicher wrote re: Land Locked Friends
on Wed, Oct 30 2013 12:27 AM

Isn't it fun to quilt without a pattern? I have been doing that this year and I find it is like my artwork! I love to create my own patterns! Your quilt is very nice and I love wildlife quilts. I am working on one now but this one is a kit I had in my cupboard for a couple of years and I decided I needed to make it!

Patty Schleicher

Ginny wrote re: Land Locked Friends
on Wed, Oct 30 2013 7:46 AM

I love your rendition of the quilt.  Perfect foil to the cheater panel pictures.

Kathy wrote re: Land Locked Friends
on Fri, Nov 1 2013 8:14 AM

That is gorgeous.  Thanks for sharing.

Dee-Duck wrote re: Land Locked Friends
on Sat, Nov 2 2013 7:08 PM

Thanks again everyone and for Patty, here goes: It has been more than a couple days (could not find directions to the block) but after playing around with fabric perhaps you can follow my thoughts. Cut two 8-1/2 inch pieces of fabric (1 light 1 dark) right sides together ; Mark diagonally and sew quarter inch away from line. Cut apart and open each section; Stack with dark portion always to the bottom right and strip cut from the right to left two inch strips. Cut several additional strips 2inches by 8-1/2 inches of the dark fabric. (Earlier I said 2-1/2 inches but measured and it is just two inch strips) Now stack all the same-looking ones together and sew together one from each stack so the points make a toothy look. Make sure they point outwards lest you would be sewing triangles back together. LOL  Have fun rearranging the blocks as one has many alternatives. Hope to see your results.

Dee-Duck wrote re: Land Locked Friends
on Sat, Nov 2 2013 7:29 PM

Hey Patty...light bulb moment here! What if a person did these in scrappy as I did and then (thinking way outside the box here) did sew them back into a triangle and made pinwheel affect from the sewed together blocks???? Might that work? Gosh,gotta give it a try.

Patty Schleicher wrote re: Land Locked Friends
on Sun, Nov 10 2013 8:07 PM

Thank you Dee-Duck for the instructions. Not sure how soon I will get to doing one but I definitely have one in mind. This one will have to wait for a bit though. I have to do a camping quilt after I'm done with this kit one I am doing. This is a wildlife one also. I will post a pic of it  when I'm done.

Thanks again!

Patty Schleicher wrote re: Land Locked Friends
on Mon, Nov 11 2013 9:24 PM

Dee-Duck I did save your instructions for when I decide to do that quilt. Thanks again!

Patty Schleicher

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