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    I want to much to find a pattern that works well using my Nancy Drew charm squares, and so far I've really been drawn to modern patterns such as the Zipper block or perhaps the herringbone design quilt.

    Anyone have experience using this type of character fabric? I am sure I want to avoid using traditional blocks, but have not made any other firm decisions, will appreciate any suggestions and thanks in advance.

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    Re: modern quilt ideas for nancy drew charms

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    ​I can't remember who's quilt this is.. But I saved the pic because it was great use of a novelty print. I would use it for your Nancy Drew stuff.
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      Re: modern quilt ideas for nancy drew charms

      I don't know names yet but I remember her avatar. She is standing between her two sons. She also does amazing quilts. I loved pouring through her albums.
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        #4
        Re: modern quilt ideas for nancy drew charms

        That's an Eleanor Burns pattern. It would be perfect for whole charms!

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          I know who you mean too! I think she has done several Wizard of Oz quilts, I can picture her as well.
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            #6
            Re: modern quilt ideas for nancy drew charms

            That is MomGram's quilt and it's called piece of cake

            Piece of Cake: Eleanor Burns Signature Pattern - Quilt in a Day Books

            There is a video for it too.
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              #7
              Re: modern quilt ideas for nancy drew charms

              Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
              That's an Eleanor Burns pattern. It would be perfect for whole charms!
              Jean, I've not looked at Eleanor's pattern, but checking the picture of MomGran's quilt - doesn't it look like a giant D9P with each quarter sashed?
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                #8
                Re: modern quilt ideas for nancy drew charms

                The thing about directional fabric is finding a pattern that will work with them. These two will keep them upright.

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                  Re: modern quilt ideas for nancy drew charms

                  Originally posted by K. McEuen View Post
                  Jean, I've not looked at Eleanor's pattern, but checking the picture of MomGran's quilt - doesn't it look like a giant D9P with each quarter sashed?
                  It is, but we were talking ( MomGram)and if you want to use a directional print you have to do each block seperatly and forget the disappearing part. lol
                  Last edited by Hulamoon; March 10, 2014, 09:09 PM.
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                    Re: modern quilt ideas for nancy drew charms

                    Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
                    It is, but we were talking ( MomGram)and if you want to use a directional print you have to do each block seperatly and forget the disappearing part. lol
                    If you follow this placement your directional prints will be right way up:
                    Obsessively Stitching: Disappearing Nine-Patch: I-Spy Version

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                      #11
                      Re: modern quilt ideas for nancy drew charms

                      I will have to try this pattern too

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                        #12
                        Re: modern quilt ideas for nancy drew charms

                        Normally they would but not with the placement for these blocks. MomGram tried. Her ears must be ringing. lol
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                          #13
                          Re: modern quilt ideas for nancy drew charms

                          I only had one charm pack of Nancy Drew so I'm making a small wall hanging. Maybe not modern, but it sure is fun. I'm waiting on border fabric then I can finish it up.

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                            Re: modern quilt ideas for nancy drew charms

                            thanks for the ideas, I think I found a good and quick/easy solution: the You've Got Mail block =) 1796542_10152225554206390_395997971_n.jpg

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                              #15
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                              Sorry was out and about yesterday, getting ready for the baby. I did find when making the piece of cake quilt it was easier to just cut the pieces and sew together. The Peice of a Cake pattern uses big blocks so this worked out great for me. The first two times I sewed the blocks as per the directions took me all day twisting and turning to figure out how I wanted everything. I have done blocks for two more quilts, and cutting the fabric separately and then peicing the blocks I made both of them in an afternoon.
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