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« on: February 05, 2013 02:41:22 PM »

mods... if this is absolutely the wrong place for this.  please let me know.  

those who need it will come looking for it. If you wanna make this
try this

so this is how i came up with the block i saw on the internet.  its kinda like making a quarter log cabin, then turning on point, hacking off the triangles and adding plain ones back on.

be gentle ...
ive never done this before Smiley


materials per block
8- 2.5 strips 4.5 up to 12.5 long.  
1- 4.5x4.5 square background.
1- 9 square cut diagonally into 2 triangles.

1-sew strip to square, iron

2-add second strip, iron


see where this is going?

3-keep adding strips- four per side for a total of eight.

(i kinda trim off extra long bits as i go.  its not very square )

4- line up corner along a line on cutting board
5- using 45 degree line on your ruler line up vertically along the top of the white square. ( that makes no sense?)

6-cut along that line. repeat on the other side
7- the strip should now be 6 wide

8- take background triangles and line up along cut strip, leave wee ears over the ends
9- sew both sides and iron and have a drink!
10-VERY IMPORTANT!!

if when you measure to square up you are slightly off because you are a terrible quilter and dont pay any attention to consistent seam allowances.

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013 03:19:44 PM »

Do you have a finished pic of the block?
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013 03:28:06 PM »

yes.  i should include that too eh?  Roll Eyes im a doyoy.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013 03:29:45 PM »

Yes I want to see the finished product! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013 05:49:56 PM »

theres a link to the quilt on the swap thread.  ill get the final pic up within the hour.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013 10:22:46 AM »

Oh cute! I like that. I think you could probably do the same thing without wasting so much fabric by just keeping each strip at 3 or 4 inches? It would stick off funny until you trimmed it but it should work. I saw a friend doing that a while back!
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013 03:55:33 PM »

probably, and if someone more skilled than i were to do it that way i would be very happy for them (me. i sewed my triangles together and am squaring them up and i will use them in a baby quilt) and if someone more skilled than me were to provide instructions... that would also make me very happy. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013 12:09:11 AM »

I thought I was going to be clever and cut each strip 4.5'', then just keep matching at the point and then trim the edges... But of course only the first strip should be 4.5 (same as the starting square), the rest have to be 4.5+2.5 (7) Roll Eyes Do'h!

Okay! Final calculations. Might still be wrong, but they look right now. (and I have twice the amount of strips cut that I need)

First strip to attach to the left of the white square (1pc):
4.5x2.5

All long strips, to attach on the right side (4pcs):
6.5x2.5

All other short strips (3pcs):
4x2.5


Maths?

The first strip is obvious, as the square is 4.5

The second strip needs to cover 4.5+2.5 minus seam allowance (0.25*2) = 6.5

The other strips don't need to cover the previous all the way, because of the cut-off. You can also see in the picture that they're shorter on the left than on the right. (the braid isn't centered, because then the starting white wouldn't be square) So all long strips can be the same size, and since the second strip trims the square a little, the last three short ones can be smaller than the first.

So for the rest of the short ones you'll have 4.5 again, minus seam allowance (0.25*2) = 4
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2013 05:48:58 PM »

I asked for this block in the quilt block swap 4 and in some random research for a friends wedding quilt this weekend I found some pics on etsy seller QuiltingFamily. They have pics that show a few different ways to lay out the blocks. I'm even more excited about having chose this block.
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