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Thread: Block layout with 18 blocks

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    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
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    I am getting ready to make a pattern where 5 fat quarters = 5 blocks. 6 FQ = 6 blocks, etc. The blocks finish at 13.5" I think (it's something random since it's 2" cut squares and rectangles). I made this pattern a year ago, and have been wanting to make it again.

    When I made it a year ago, I used 25 FQ and got 25 blocks and did a 5x5 layout. Well, there's a FQ pack of fabric that I want to use where I have 18 FQs = 18 blocks. So I can't figure out if I should do a 3x6 layout to use them all up, or do a 4x4 so it's even, since 3x6 seems very rectangular to me. For the pack, I don't have anything else that is anywhere near similar and I don't want to buy more fabric, so I'd prefer to limit myself to at most the 18 FQs.

    What would you do?

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    I would probably do a 4 x 4 layout and use the two extras for pillow covers or use them on the back.

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    Just remember you can put any extra blocks on the back.

    So choose the size that you want and go from there.

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    Do the blocks have to lay next to each other?

    Can you do 4x3x4x3x4 = 18 blocks, where the 2nd and 4th row would be offset a bit at each end, or does that mess up your secondary pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Do the blocks have to lay next to each other?

    Can you do 4x3x4x3x4 = 18 blocks, where the 2nd and 4th row would be offset a bit at each end, or does that mess up your secondary pattern?
    This would work well on point.

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    I think you have been given some good suggestions. I just want to say I really like your block!

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    Is there an order to your FQ's, in terms of the placement? Even if you do a 4x4 setting, can't you use some of the fabric from the other 2 FQ's in some of the blocks for more variety?

    I made these blocks all the same so I can't comment on how 18 different colors and/or patterns would look without seeing your fabric, but here are the two block layouts:

    Well, I tried to upload the 2 pics and it keeps timing out on me. I'll try in another post in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Retta
    I think you have been given some good suggestions. I just want to say I really like your block!
    Yes, and I think you should share the making of this block. :D

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    I would do a 3x5 and add a couple of borders if you are using it on a bed.

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    Let's see if it works now.........
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