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Thread: "V" Block---help needed

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    If you have ever made the V-block or endless chain.....what is the secret to getting the center right? I am rather new but know I can do it with a little advise. I do piece by hand. I am determined to do a quilt with this block

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    Try this link, Is it what you are referring to?
    http://quilterscache.com/B/BraidBlock.html

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    Yikes, is this the one you're talking about?
    http://thriftycreativity.com/archives/1258

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    Looks like you'll have to post a photo. Who knew there were so many V blocks?

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    I like either one of those...not sure about the second one and my skill level yet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    Yikes, is this the one you're talking about?
    http://thriftycreativity.com/archives/1258
    Actually, looking more closely at it I see it's a modified Kaleidoscope block.

    This one could so easily be done by paper piecing. Six steps for each quarter. Sew the quarters together and fin.

    I hope the image shows up.

    As long as the "V" (pieces A2 & A4) are the same fabric, it can be hand-pieced in the same manner.
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    I made the first one from quilters cache. It went fast, but, I had trouble finding a good place to trim top and bottom, AND, once it was trimmed, the biases were very stretchy. I call it my "wonky" quilt and am almost done with it. I am having to quilt the life out of it because of stretch. I saw a different pattern in a book which is very similar but calls for stay stitching the panels BEFORE trimming which I would recommend.

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    http://www.quiltersmuse.com/quilts_o...e_McElfish.htm

    I fell in love with the quilt shown here---scroll down a little. I actually have a copy of the pattern in an old book of quilt patterns but think to make it like the one in pic will add the little white tiny triangle to the printed pieces before cutting. I made up a block but the middle did not turn out OK so back to the basics of quilting I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    I made the first one from quilters cache. It went fast, but, I had trouble finding a good place to trim top and bottom, AND, once it was trimmed, the biases were very stretchy. I call it my "wonky" quilt and am almost done with it. I am having to quilt the life out of it because of stretch. I saw a different pattern in a book which is very similar but calls for stay stitching the panels BEFORE trimming which I would recommend.
    Please post a picture---would love to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    Yikes, is this the one you're talking about?
    http://thriftycreativity.com/archives/1258
    Actually, looking more closely at it I see it's a modified Kaleidoscope block.

    This one could so easily be done by paper piecing. Six steps for each quarter. Sew the quarters together and fin.

    I hope the image shows up.

    Image came thru. Guess i could learn to paper piece with this one.

    As long as the "V" (pieces A2 & A4) are the same fabric, it can be hand-pieced in the same manner.

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