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    Missouri Star

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    I found this picture of a marble floor that I would like to turn into a quilt pattern. I don't have an EQ or anything like that. I'm thinking that the flower could be appliquéd onto a large square and the rest of it could be broken down into sections for paper piecing. I haven't figured it out yet.

    Any of you creative people want to give it a go? I think it would make an awesome quilt. This should be fun to see what our talented forum members can create.

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    It actually looks like it could be adapted to EPP fairly easily
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    I agree with Karen. Some form of paper piecing (either EPP or maybe foundation paper piecing) is appropriate. You're not going to be able to do those angles well with traditional piecing methods.

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    I see one of the shapes is a rhombus. You could do foundation or english piecing on those sections. You would sew those in rows. 2 foundation pieced then one white one. I believe the rhombus angle is 30 degrees so you could use your mat or ruler to acheive the cutting of pieces. Neat concept. Some sites have free graph paper for printing. If you could find one with 30 degree triangles you could mapit out and then after making your paper pieces then machine sew it together.
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    Wow that looks pretty and someone can probably design this on EQ.

    I would print out to the size you want. Trace and make templates. That's the old fashion way.

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    If I really liked it I might give it a go. I didn't look too closely but, there are definite vertical and horizontal pattern lines. I'd print it and draw those lines in to form a block- then see if any piecing pattern or technique looks different- one square at a time. Whatcha see?

    I can tell you this- it's a lot easier to cut and fit odd shapes for a floor than it is to get the same pattern in a quilt.
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    Default Re: Design challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanquilts View Post
    If I really liked it I might give it a go. I didn't look too closely but, there are definite vertical and horizontal pattern lines. I'd print it and draw those lines in to form a block- then see if any piecing pattern or technique looks different- one square at a time. Whatcha see?

    I can tell you this- it's a lot easier to cut and fit odd shapes for a floor than it is to get the same pattern in a quilt.
    Earlier this morning, I did print it out and mark blocks. I think I can paper piece it. I’ll need to work on the precision of the paper piecing blocks so that all the seams match good. I won’t be able to work on it for a while as I have several projects I’m wanting to get done this year, but I’m excited about the challenge and possible outcome. 😀
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    Saw this pic......it might help....

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    Ooooops, wrong spot.....blame a frozen brain!
    Last edited by Star lover; January 22nd, 2019 at 09:20 AM.

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