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Thread: Making a square quilt into a rectangle.

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    Senior Member hannajo's Avatar
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    This is what I did, using the scraps from my blocks. I think it's called coin stack, or something?
    friendship star sofa quilt

    I hope you show is your final product!
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    You could add a row of square in a square blocks on point at the top and bottom. Or add a piece of background at the top and bottom and applique a vine and flowers. Be as creative as you want.
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    going to be beautiful however it's done

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    I think like hannajo shows in her friendship star quilt would really add to your quilt. You could put the smaller stacked coins all the way around your quilt & then add the longer ones to the top & bottom. I think it would look awesome that way. Good job on what you have already done.

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    She is making a 'thinking outside the block'. It looks the way it should, adding more of the same blocks all the way around to keep with the pattern. I have that pattern and hope to make it soon.
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    Very pretty quilt.

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    Just add an extra row on the top and bottom: green, pink, green. I also like Irish NY's suggestion using a larger border at the top and bottom and adding appliqued vines and flowers. That pattern is on my bucket list!

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    I did a similar type design for my daughter and to make it longer than wide I did another row of squares (or partial squares) at each end in the configuration that continued the pattern of the center portion. Sorry I don't have a picture.

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    I like Qm's suggestion. OR, just place rows of strips in the same color order as your blocks, separated by the cream-first pinks, then greens, then browns. On upper and lower ends only-not the sides. Then a cream border and binding.

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    I would make 3 more blocks cut in half. 3 at top 3 at bottom. Or similiar.
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