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Thread: Anyone know how to make this block?

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    Anyone know how to make this block?

    I've seen this block before and was wondering if anyone could identify it or how to make it? I can see how to do it with strips, but I want to make it with charm squares (where both pink pieces would be from the same square). I also did a Paint mockup of the pattern when 4 blocks are put together. Ignore the mismatched points Without a lot of waste, I'm not sure what to do... Thanks!
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    Thats a hard one. I am interested int he answers also. For me HST would be the way to start but then I get lost. Good luck, I am sure someone knows how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumbols View Post
    Thats a hard one. I am interested int he answers also. For me HST would be the way to start but then I get lost. Good luck, I am sure someone knows how.
    Exactly my thoughts! And since it's a charm square, it adds to the difficulty
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    it looks a little like Turning Twenty

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    This looks more like a paper piecing project to me, just not as complicated since it has 4 parts. It would also help remove the bias concerns when cutting triangles.

    But there was one method that I saw, actually there is a book about it. Where you take a stack of the number of fabrics you want to have. Place them one on top of the other, then take the paper pattern, place it on top, cut thru all the fabrics at one time. The only problem would be if you want a single color in the same area on all the blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo View Post
    it looks a little like Turning Twenty
    Isn't a Turning Twenty all squares/rectangles?
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    Do you know the book name? Interesting idea, makes perfect sense (other than the same color in the center issue, which I can be flexible). I love stack and slash. Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy View Post
    This looks more like a paper piecing project to me.

    But there was one method that I saw, actually there is a book about it. Where you take a stack of the number of fabrics you want to have. Place them one on top of the other, then take the paper pattern, place it on top, cut thru all the fabrics at one time. The only problem would be if you want a single color in the same area on all the blocks.
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    What if you do this....start out making a HST but only sew 1 seam 1/4" away from the center diagonal line. Trim seam to 1/4". You now have 1 HST, 1 pink triangle and 1 green triangle. Take the pink triangle and sew it to the green side of the HST, like you'd do when making flying geese. Trim off waste triangles. You'd still have a diagonal strip of the pink and a green triangle but perhaps they can be incorporated somewhere else. ???

    I suspect one of our seasoned quilters will share an easier, less wasteful method, but this is off the top of my head.
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    The book is "Stack The Deck: Crazy Quilts in 4 Easy Steps" by Karla Alexander. In the book she primarily uses it as background but I can see how you can use it for your pattern also.

    You would want to test the method on scrap fabric to make sure it sews together the size you want.
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    hmm, don't know if it can be done. If just using a charm pack (5" square), you would end up with 2 HST's at 4.5", with not much waste. So to repeat with fabric on the outer portion, you would have to destroy one of the HST's.

    I am doing a Thimbleberries BOM and that is one of the blocks we made for the boarder and will be laying it out in a zig-zag style.
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