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    Missouri Star

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    Lightbulb I really like this quilt

    Its the Rings Cycle using the Jack's Chain pattern (the shape is called a dodecagon--a 10 sided figure, thanks to my grade school teachers I actually remember that). I am currently working on one of these. The patterns you find out there call for the center to be a hexie and then the 9 patch with triangles in between. It is hard to line up all those 1/4 seam allowances with all those funny angles. I have great appreciation for this now that I am sewing on mine. But wouldn't it be easier to make the center 6 equal triangles that way you can just sew a pie wedge? without any pesky wierd angles?

    I hope someone out there can answer this before I get to far and have cut up all my fabric into hexagons.

    https://quiltsby.me/projects/grandma/ring-cycles-2

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    Missouri Star

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    Looks like a variation on the Castle Wall block, which DOES use pie wedges for the center.

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    Default Re: I really like this quilt

    I am of absolutely no real use to you, but I am so glad you posted this. I spotted this pattern in Amish Abstractions and added it to my bucket list. (I thought it could be done with triangles, too.) I had no idea what it was named or how to go about looking for a pattern to make my own. I hope you are successful with yours!
    Heather

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: I really like this quilt

    I love this pattern. What a great way to use up scraps.

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    Default Re: I really like this quilt

    I wonder if you could use the simple wedge tool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather View Post
    I am of absolutely no real use to you, but I am so glad you posted this. I spotted this pattern in Amish Abstractions and added it to my bucket list. (I thought it could be done with triangles, too.) I had no idea what it was named or how to go about looking for a pattern to make my own. I hope you are successful with yours!

    I am now making this and I have got to tell you a few hints. I am making my own pattern so I am learning A LOT! If you ever do make this pattern it is extremely helpful to mark all the funny angles right at the 1/4 inch mark. The "Y" seams will actually meet up correctly and there will be no more puckering at this junction.

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    Default Re: I really like this quilt

    What's the pattern?
    Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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    Default Re: I really like this quilt

    Quote Originally Posted by rebeccas-sewing View Post
    What's the pattern?
    Jack's chain circles I believe.

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    Default Re: I really like this quilt

    Hi!
    I have seen a like pattern called alpine lake' by maw-bell designs in a book summer at the lake quilts.The trick there was to frame the nine patches in like wonky sets and then so lines, the middle line was nine patches and rectangles of background fabric. A very smart setting and no inset seams. I am probably describing it cryptically but may be you can check the book or designer and that might help?
    Rike

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    Default Re: I really like this quilt

    I am not going to attempt this since as beautiful as it is I think it would drive me crazy looking at it but please post it when you are done. I would love to see it.
    my goal is to be as good a person as my dogs already think I am

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