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Thread: Do you know this pattern?

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    Do you know this pattern?

    I am looking for the name of this pattern. When I found it is was called Sonnies Play House. I would like to find a tutorial so that I can make a block.
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    Thanks. I love that site too. Spend lots of time on it! I looked but it isn't there. I have been trying all day to figure out how to make it. I am new at quilting so I don't know a lot of techniques yet.

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    It's from the 7/10/1935 issue of the Kansas City Star and the name is Sonnie's Play House, like you said.

    It's on point, so if you turn it with the x as a + you could easily figure out how to make it and then just trim it to size. Make sense?
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    Thank you ghost rider. I think I do understand. I will try it in the morning. It's better than tilting my head to see it. I have drawn many drafts but keep getting confused. I am going to figure it out! I am new at quilting, just a could of months, and have been making blocks of different designs to learn. Having a wonderful time!!

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    Do you know if I start in the middle and work out? I have been trying to start at the top. I also realized that the points of the triangles will be cut off if I stop there. So I am thinking I have calculated the size of the triangles wrong. The way I have been looking at it there would not be the 1/4 " allowance. Back to the drawing board first thing in the morning!

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    Watch out for bias edges on the outside of the block. It'd be safer with setting and corner triangles (the outer white pieces), but I'm not sure if that's beyond your skill level right now. The pattern is available, but not by itself...only in books with other KCS block patterns.
    https://www.pickledishstore.com/categories.php?CID=105 (24.95 for 25 blocks - vol 8)
    http://www.quilterbydesign.com/kansascitystar.html (15.95 for 99 blocks - vol 4)
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    Draw it all out on graph paper to get the block measurements right. Once you have the measurements of the sewn together block, you can cut appart the pieces and add seam allowances to get the fabric cutting sizes. I would start by piecing the center 9 patch. Then add the 2, 3 bar sections to the 9 patch. Then I would piece the next 2 rows of the bar sections and the trangle/squares and sew them into rows. I would then attach the 2 rows to the center row. You will now have the center section done. I would then piece and add the pieced triangle sections to form the block.

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    I think you're correct that you need to start in the middle and work out. If you ignore the 4-piece corner triangles, the center of the block is a 9-patch with three types of units. The center is a 9-patch, the corners are HST, and the remaining units are rail fence.

    When you make several of the complete blocks and lay them out, you'll effectively have two different 9-patch blocks alternating and on point. The other 9-patch will be plain squares with white in the center and on the corners, and the blue and red fabric in the remaining four spaces.

    I would assemble the quilt with the two different 9-patch blocks, and use setting triangles on the ends of my rows. There are calculators and tutorials to tell you what size to make your setting triangles. If you want to do it exactly like it is drawn here, you can just make the 4-piece corner units with a square, two QSTs and one HST. Either way, you'll have to decide what size you want your block to be; I'd start in the middle again and make the measurements easy for the smallest units first.

    Hope this helps,

    Darren

    P.S. I'd like to see this one going together; would you mind posting progress pics?

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    Hopefully someone with EQ7 can help you out, it's fairly easy to draw on paper, as I quickly did it and all the elements are basic but it's the measurements that you would need to get you cutting.

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    Here it is worked up as a twelve inch block in EQ7. Let me know if you'd like it resized!
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