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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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