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    Can't wrap my brain around this

    I have twenty of these big blocks done. Haven't cut the remaining 16, and think I waould like to make a throw with what I have done instead of making 36. How do I lay out, put together. The point set & triangles alow straight diagonal rows.

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    Suggestion put them on the floor or large table and copy quilt picture. Sewing up looks like Y seams, but head can't imagine it at present.
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    Join 2 of the triangles to each block to almost make a large triangle, then lay them out with one block pointing up and the next one down
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    I understand the pattern & how to execute the rows using the triangles. I can't figure out how to do a layout using only 20 blocks.

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    you're not going to have much of a quilt, lay them out 5 rows of 4 and see how it looks

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    The odd rows have one more block than the even rows. So try setting:
    Row 1: 3 blocks
    Row 2: 2 blocks
    Row 3: 3 Blocks
    Row 4: 2 blocks
    Row 5: 3 blocks
    Row 6: 2 blocks
    Row 7: 3 Blocks
    Row 8: 2 blocks
    You might want to either stop at row 7 or make 3 more blocks and do a row 9 to make it symmetrical.
    Alternative, make one more block and lay it out like this, or discard 2 blocks use the 4-3 layout and stop at row 5:
    Row 1: 4 blocks
    Row 2: 3 blocks
    Row 3: 4 Blocks
    Row 4: 3 blocks
    Row 5: 4 blocks
    Row 6: 3 blocks
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    Kathy, they are 14 inch blocks, so yes, they will make a good-sized throw. I think in this layout the two end blocks are cut off in half to square the ends like in the pattern. Ignoring the color layout, here's an idea.Name:  image.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdegenhart View Post
    I understand the pattern & how to execute the rows using the triangles. I can't figure out how to do a layout using only 20 blocks.
    make 4 more and do diagonal rows of 1, 3, 5, 7, 5, 3, 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdegenhart View Post
    Kathy, they are 14 inch blocks, so yes, they will make a good-sized throw. I think in this layout the two end blocks are cut off in half to square the ends like in the pattern. Ignoring the color layout, here's an idea.Name:  image.jpg
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    That's what I would do

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