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Thread: I give up....

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    Senior Member mythreesuns's Avatar
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    I give up....

    No matter how I try to wrap my brain around this... I just do not get it. So I thought I would put some blocks together and see if that would make things click in my tiny little brain... nope... I just can't figure out how to use the same kind of blocks to make this work.. so I can either not put it on point.. or I can use solid black in the areas. Right now I think I just need to walk away... before I scream and scare my little fur babies.. lol

    Has anyone had this happen to them??? If so.. what did you do???????
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    I should let someone who does more of these answer, but I think the black would look great and be by far the easiest thing to do. It's going to be great!

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    How about instead of one solid side setting triangle - you use a smaller version of your block with two triangles. Or you could go with the one large triangle and use that as a space for detailed quilting.

    It looks like it will be a very pretty quilt when complete.

    Cheers, K

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    That is a very pretty start and I would think that the white sashing would separate any fabric you choose quite nicely. Black would really make it pop but if that is too stark, you could use one of the black/white prints. I think it would be very pretty set on point and would just be smashing.

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    If this is a DP9, I don't think that you will easily be able to create the filler blocks to match. You would have to measure and cut each piece to make the triangles. Depending on how much fabric you have, you can make full blocks, sew the top together, then cut the excess triangles off. Remember that you need MORE than half a block for the filler triangles, so you can't just cut a block in half on the diagonal and use both pieces. You can, however, take the cutoffs and make a throw!
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    You need to create a set-in triangle. Normally, the blocks are sewn in rows and the triangle is added to the end. Then you can sew the rows together and the triangles will be captured. Right now, you would need to sew the triangles in place with a Y-seam. That is not too hard, just tedious.

    As for the triangles, you could use a solid (many on-point patterns use a solid) but you can also sew more of your DP9 blocks and cut them to the correct triangle size.
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    doing on point? the first block needs side triangles first, before sewing to the other row. it's just easier. look at on point quilts in here and look how they are all laid out. then get going again. you can do it!!

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    The easiest way is to make a full block, then cut the whole side straight after. Be sure to starch if you do this because it will end up with bias edges. I put on an inner border to help stabilize it. What you've done so far looks great!

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    Both of those are gorgeous! I love the monochrome look!

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    I like both also - great job - sometimes we are too close to a project and need to take a step back. I like the blocks set on point.

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