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    Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

    I've fallen in love again! Fig Tree's Breakfast at Tiffany's has stolen my heart.

    The pattern Vanilla and Blooms looks difficult. Could someone explain how
    this quilt comes together? Is there a speedy method that makes it easy? I have
    looked for the pattern but the descriptions don't tell exactly how it is assembled.
    I am a beginning quilter so I need to know if this quilt would be something I would
    want to tackle (without frustration).

    Thank in advance for any advice.

    'Genie in WV

    #2
    Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

    I don't think I would do it without a pattern but it couldn't be to difficult if its made with a jellyroll. very pretty
    Patrice

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      #3
      Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

      Here is a picture of the quilt I in which I am interested. The name is actually Vanilla Cakes. It is the larger of the two quilts.

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        #4
        Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

        I couldn't get the image to load. Correction: It is the whole quilt in the inset picture.

        http://figtreequilts.com/details.php...224&category=5

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          #5
          Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

          Pagenie, I can't get a clear enough enlarged image to see exactly how they have pieced the main block but there is a relatively easy option to get that effect that requires just squares and a few connector corners so it is achievable by a beginner. The alternate block is just a plain square, utilzing the layer cake which is 10" cut and 9.5" finished and although it appears to be set on point it is actually a straight set so would be very easy to assemble.

          I think you could fairly safely buy this pattern.
          Last edited by Dragonfly; February 26, 2011, 06:48 PM. Reason: added a bit
          Lynn

          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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            #6
            Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

            It looks like a version of a drunkards path set around the same colored center square. That is where the curved pieces come in. The other quilt looks like it is made with the "leftovers".
            The curved seams aren't that hard as long as you pin them and take your time. You should be able to make the pattern even as a beginner. I'd make a practice block to make sure you have it, before you cut all of your material. I often do this with a new pattern to find the tricky parts.
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            because those who mind don't matter,
            and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

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              #7
              Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

              I think if you enlarge the picture of the mostly cream quilt you will find there is no curved piecing, they are all straight seams that give the illusion of curves. It is like an unequal nine patch where the four corner pieces and the centre are the feature fabric and the four in between pieces are cream. The four cream pieces have connector corners on the two inside corners (which gives the curve look) in the feature fabric. It would be similar if you put four bow tie blocks together but in this case I think the centre and in between blocks have been cut slightly larger and arranged as a nine patch. My guess is that the centre piece is 3.5" sq, the corners are 3" sq and the in between pieces are 3x3.5", Although the cream blocks look slightly larger than that, but that would be the easiest combination to get to a 9.5" block.

              The quilt with the larger amount of colour is simply a reverse of the mostly cream one.
              Lynn

              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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                #8
                Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

                Here is another of their patterns which is a straight pieced version of the drunkards path.
                http://figtreequilts.com/details.php...141&category=9

                I like this one as I've always admired the drunkards path quilt but dislike curved piecing.
                Lynn

                "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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                  #9
                  Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

                  I have made the Vanilla & Blooms pattern several times because it is so easy! Really. And her pattern instructions are great. Go for it, you will love it. I used layer cakes and before I knew it it was done.

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                    #10
                    Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

                    Here is a link to a close up of the 2 blocks --- one is just a layer cake, the other is the only piecing required.

                    stuph?from?steph: . . . quilt blocks! | Quilt ideas | Pinterest

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                      #11
                      Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

                      It looks like the corners of some of the blocks are snowballed. Once put together, it gives the illusion of being curved.

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                        #12
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                        I can not get these links to load, I keep getting the dreaded NOT FOUND page. and I looked at the pinterest page, but i'm not sure what I'm looking for.

                        I must be having a difficult day....nothing is coming easy.

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                          #13
                          Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

                          If the pic below is the quilt pattern you are talking about, I see larger squares of print fabric alternating with "X" blocks made up of 4 bow-tie blocks. There are two different print fabrics in each bow-tie block that match the squares that bow-tie is next to.

                          vanilla cake quilt.jpg
                          *~* Myrna *~*
                          *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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                            #14
                            Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

                            Originally posted by Slokarma View Post
                            I can not get these links to load, I keep getting the dreaded NOT FOUND page. and I looked at the pinterest page, but i'm not sure what I'm looking for.

                            I must be having a difficult day....nothing is coming easy.
                            I had the same problem.
                            Hugs,
                            Joanne

                            There are no mistakes, only happy accidents. - Bob Ross

                            A girl needs to surround herself with TONS of happiness.
                            Happiness = fabric!:icon_woohoo:

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                              #15
                              Re: Vanilla and Blooms Pattern Question

                              This link should work:

                              Vanilla & Blooms Downloadable

                              cute pattern
                              Debbie

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