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Thread: Does anyone recognize this block??

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    Does anyone recognize this block??

    I love this pattern, but I have no idea what it's called and I really need to find a tutorial or at least instructions. I've been playing around with scraps this weekend and I'm not quite getting it. I'm guessing it's foundation pieced, which I've never done before. I gave it a whirl, but it was a disaster. My strips stretched and twisted something awful, I don't know if it was the fabric or me. But I have the perfect fabric for this pattern. Can anyone help??

    Thanking y'all in advance,

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    Since you are dealing with bias edges here, I would starch the fabric heavily
    and handle the strips as gently as possible...specially when pressing.
    I would use a dry iron.

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    It does look like it is foundation pieced with the white being the foundation. Then the blue, the multicolor and the red are sewn at the same angle in each block. It would then be trimmed to whatever size you want the blocks to be and 4 blocks sewn together to make each large square. I like that design.

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    block

    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc View Post
    I love this pattern, but I have no idea what it's called and I really need to find a tutorial or at least instructions. I've been playing around with scraps this weekend and I'm not quite getting it. I'm guessing it's foundation pieced, which I've never done before. I gave it a whirl, but it was a disaster. My strips stretched and twisted something awful, I don't know if it was the fabric or me. But I have the perfect fabric for this pattern. Can anyone help??

    Thanking y'all in advance,

    Mary Ann
    no sorry but I do like it when you find out let us know the name thanks

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    I would sew 5 strips together, (print in middle, blue/red to either side, then white strips) then cut squares. You would have to mark your square ruler so that you cut the white off-center to make the star shape for each corner (like the twister ruler does for their pattern).

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    I think it could be done just by sewing strips together, with white being the strip at the top and bottom. Then take your square ruler and set it at an angle to cut the squares. If you have a protractor, the angle should be easy to find. I downloaded a protractor template from Google and use it all the time to figure out pattern templates.
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    This pattern looks very similar to what you are trying to make except that yours
    has a white strip on each side of the block. Maybe you can get some tips there.
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/07/...els-quilt.html

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    ​That does look very similar EasyPeezy and simple to add another triangle to the top of the block too. I think I would sew the white strips on to the block, flip out the fabric and then trim back to the square. I would then remove the extra backing fabric under the triangles.

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    It's a variation if the strip tube.

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    My suggestion? Draw a block on paper and try your own PP block.

    It is made like a http://www.quilterscache.com/R/RailFenceBlock.html, but wonky like this: http://www.quilterscache.com/Y/YellowDervishBlock.html
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