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Thread: Help!! with 2" block pattern

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    Super Member lynnsim's Avatar
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    I'm using 2" squares to make a postage stamp quilt. I put 16 together randomly into a block. I have about 20 blocks made so far. Will decide later if I sew them all together or add sashing. I agree 4-patch or 9-patch makes good blocks -- good practice also on matching seams, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnsim View Post
    I'm using 2" squares to make a postage stamp quilt. I put 16 together randomly into a block. I have about 20 blocks made so far. Will decide later if I sew them all together or add sashing. I agree 4-patch or 9-patch makes good blocks -- good practice also on matching seams, lol.
    I am doing the same thing! I use mine for leaders/enders. I am also trying to cut up my scraps. When I get down to the last bit, the 2 X 2's get put in the postage stamp pile. I was going to give it away, but I'm noticing that I have scraps in there from my son's shorts from when he was a little boy. Don't think I"m gonna be able to part with the pop-sicles, taxi cabs and marbles in there! lolol
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    Bonnie Hunter has a pretty Irish Chain on her site www.quiltville.com. Scroll down rigt side panel to "leaders and enders". In www.quilterscache.com you'll also find block patters using 2" blocks. You could also take just about any, say a pattern made with 2,5" squares, the final result will only be that much smaller

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    "A few years ago, I did a quilt with 2" squares. Sorted them by color. Had a simple shape/design on a grid - maybe like a counted cross stitch pattern. Got iron-on interfacing with a 2" grid and laid the fabric squares on the grid following the design/colors, pressed them down and then folded and stitched on each vertical line. Then clipped this fold on each intersection of the horizontal lines, folded and stitched the horizontal seams. I think directions for this technique are likely out there on the internet. Lots of fun and a 'complicated' pattern is made easy. "

    Here's a video on how to do this technique. She uses 1.5" squares, but 2" would work the same way. Joann by me sells a 1" gridded fusible that would work for you.

    http://www.quiltinaday.com/theater/c...ntryfair7.html

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    Somewhere, I saw a picture of a quilt made of 16 patch squares and all were sashed with the same solid color. It really was beautiful! That's what I'd do with a box of 2" squares. Let us know what you decide.
    Sue

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    do a search for water color quilts- they are made with 2 or 2 1/2" squares quite often ---and can be amazing!
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    How about a trip around the world quilt. If you have enough of different floors, that would be neat. Good luck & post pictures when finished.
    Alma
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    I love all of the idea's I will be sure to take a pic. My get thru this project!!! lol Thank you, thank you all!
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