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Thread: Does a quilt need only 1 size block?

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    Is it possible to use more than one size block in a quilt without it looking like a scrap sampler?

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    Sure you can use many different sizes .

    Here is a BOM from Ericas and she has the blocks numbered so you can kind of see the different sizes .

    It is your quilt , do what you want :thumbup:

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    Absolutely. I have seen a couple that are all the same blocks just at a different scale. If i had a photo of it I would post it for you but it is possible.

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    Well, if you 12 inch and 6 inch, you could arrange them in a 4 to 1 fashion, but I think the colors you might use would make a difference also. Pick just a few main colors and have them run through all of the blocks. I think you could successfully avoid a scrappy look that way.

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    I have used different size blocks for more than one border, you just have to do your measuring carefully and make sure it can be divided evenly.

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    Yes, here I one I made. The pattern is called chelsea garden.
    There are lots of patterns out there.
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    That is a beautiful quilt. Yes you can use different size blocks. Do what moves you. After all it's your quilt.

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    You certainly can use the same block in different sizes, too. You could make one block that is 12 X 12 and alternate with 4 blocks that are 6 X 6. You could do whatever you want...No quilt police on this watch!

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    You can use different sized blocks, but it does get to be a bit of a puzzle if they aren't even fractions of each other. It might take a bit of figuring to know where to place them, so the edges line up.

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    beautiful quilt

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