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Karen’s Quilt

Part 3 of 4
the Full Quilt

 

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Build the Full quilt.


Step 1:
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  1. Now we will move back to the Quilt window, which should still
    be open. To do that, select the Quilt, on the list at bottom of the Window menu.
  2. From the Edit menu, choose Select All.
  3. From the Edit menu, choose Copy.
  4. Now we will move back to the block window, click the block
    name on the list at bottom of the Window menu.
  5. From the Edit menu, choose Paste. The quilt pastes into the
    block window as a block…it is no longer a quilt.
  6. In addition, the objects are selected, so from the Effects
    menu, choose Group. This will group the "Quilt" block so that we can select and
    move it without much effort.
  7. The quilt may have pasted over the triangle block, move the
    Quilt Block so that you can see both the Triangle block and the Quilt Block. See the
    illustration.

Step 2:
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  1. With the Quilt Block still selected, choose the Freehand
    Rotate tool.
  2. Rotate the Quilt block to the left so that it ends up at a 45
    degree position from it’s original position.
  3. Click the Select tool on the toolbar, and move the Triangle
    block so that it lines up with the Quilt block at the top of the Quilt Block. Do not be
    concerned because the Triangle block does not fit along the entire side of the Quilt
    Block. It is not supposed to. See Illustration.

Step 3:
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  1. Select the Triangle block, if not already selected.
  2. From the Edit Menu, choose Duplicate.
  3. Rotate the new Triangle block to the right, with the 90
    Degree Rotate tool, and move the it into position on the other side of the Quilt block.
  4. With one Triangle block selected, press and hold the shift
    key and select the other Triangle Block. Both are now selected.
  5. From the Edit Menu, choose Duplicate.
  6. Using the Flip Vertical tool, flip the two Triangle blocks
    and move into position along the bottom of the Quilt Block. See Illustration.

Step 4:
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  1. Looking at the illustration above, do you see how the
    Triangle blocks on the right side of the Quilt Block are not facing in the correct
    direction? You can flip and rotate the Triangle blocks so that they are facing correctly.
    To do so, select the top right Triangle block, and click on the Flip Horizontal and then
    click the Rotate Right 90 degrees tool.
  2. Next select the bottom right Triangle block, and click on the
    Flip Horizontal and then click the Rotate Left 90 degrees tool. Now the quilt should look
    like the illustration on the left.

Step 5:
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  1. Save the block using Block Save As "Full Quilt"
      (without the quotes). Do not close the block window.
  2. The Quilt Block still has corners that stick out beyond the
    newly created block. These corners must be removed. To do so, select the Inner Quilt and from the Effects menu select
    Ungroup.
  3. Then zoom into the quilt so that you can see the corners
    better.
  4. Select the Rotary Cutter tool, from the toolbar and cut down
    across the corner to smooth out the quilt line. See the illustration.
  5. Delete the cut corner patches.
  6. Do the same to the other side of the quilt.

Step 6:
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  1. From the Edit Menu, choose Select All.
  2. From the Effects Menu, choose Ungroup. This will allow you to
    repaint the quilt center once you place the design in Quilt Layout.
  3. With with block unselected, choose Resize from the effects
    menu.
  4. Make a note of the exact dimensions of this quilt block. My
    quilt is 28.308wX33.951 h. See Illustration.
  5. Save.
  6. End of Part 3.

 

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