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Thread: Ideas for Kindergarten blocks!

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    Question Ideas for Kindergarten blocks!

    Here is a picture of my design wall. which I need back!! I have had these up there for a while, thinking I would get some idea of what to do with them. Small crazy quilt? Table runner? placemats? yuk.

    Generally, before I am comfortable with a new block or technique, I practice. I always used the same fabrics. Problem is, I have improved considerably, and it is hard to go back and sort out how to use these, when they aren't technically 'correct'.

    I am just stumped. I do have some extra of the bold bright blue, which isn't used much here, but no yardage of anything else.

    should I bundle it up and chunk it all at Goodwill?

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    I would use the bright blue to pull it together and finish it. You have done such a good job with the blocks you shouldn't give up at this point! Show a picture when you have it done.

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    Can you arrange them for a kitchen set? Table topper, hot pads, place mats, oven mitts, coasters, appliance covers? Maybe finish with bleached muslin or prequilted fabric? Package it up in a basket for a gift or raffle item for your local school?

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    you could sandwich like you would make a quilt and practice free motion quilting if that interests you. i think you have too many variations on the sizes of the blocks to put into a quilt. consider them practice for the real thing. you could also include them in a table runner, pot holder, pin cushion or other small project. but, then again, you could just toss them and move forward with your newly acquired skills.
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    I agree.. Even if you are not fond of the blocks right now, they will make a good lap quilt for someone in a rest home.

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    Start with your pretty star and add in sections to go around it. Pair up blocks that are close to the same size and add the blue where you need it until you have another section the same size as your star and so on. You will be pleased once it is all pieced into a top.

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    I found this at connectingthreads.com http://www.connectingthreads.com/pat...__D991504.html

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    I wouldn't chuck it. I would put the lone star in the center. I would consider taking apart the large block in the upper right (into 4 blocks) and using the individual blocks or use it as a row. Square up the hexagon flower and the lone star. Then use light blue, darker blue, and white as borders around the rest of the blocks. They'll need some sort of transition from one to another, and maybe border strips between the blocks.

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    if you are going to chuck it send it to me I will pay postage

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    I would put some sort of blue sashing between the blocks and if you still don't like it there are so many places out there to donate it. I take my orphan blocks and add some borders or add a couple of blocks together and make doll quilts. I use them to practice new FMQ techniques and then I give them to the local Salvation Army. The post here gives out about 700 dolls and doll quilts at Christmas. They are beautiful, please don't throw them out.

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