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Thread: One Block Wonder

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    Senior Member Overlander's Avatar
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    I had an awesome day in class yesterday. In 2007 I made a Stack & Whack for my grandson and decided I wanted to make one for myself. Bought the fabric for it then. Well, I'm just getting around to doing the quilt and since it had been so long thought a refresher class was in order. It was a lot of fun, 6 ladies all sewing and chatting and picking out fabric. What better day could you ask for. Here are some of my blocks.
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    Beautiful fabric and awesome job! I would love to try one of those. Maybe someday!

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    WoW :!:

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    Barb, gorgeous blocks!
    How big is the triangle? 6" triangle? Or 6cm triangle?

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    P.S. Is there any knack to pick up the original fabric?

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    The 6 triangles are cut from a 5 inch strip (of the 6 layers of fabric) by 5 inches wide at a 60 degree angle. There is a lot of pinning of the 6 layers so that the pieces are exactly the same. I got 7 blocks done between 10 am - 4 pm. Mind you there was a lot of chatting, eating and ooohhhing and aaawwwing over fabric and blocks. :) Look for fabric that has a repeat from 6 (for small blocks) to 18 inches. The bigger the spread the fewer blocks you will get, but they will be dramatic. This is what the instructor said.

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    Very pretty! :)

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    I love the look of those things and someday I might get brave enough to try one! Yours look great and the class sounds like it was a great day!

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    So much fun!!!! "One day" I would like to make one...even bought a how to book. ;)

    Everytime I see this pattern, I think of the story from an elderly quilting friend. She had made one, and took the almost finished quilt to the lake to finish handstitching the binding. Having finished it, she put it in a big black garbage bag to keep it clean going home. Unfortunately, whoever of the group that dropped the weeks' garbabe on the way home, grabbed that bag too!!! Needless to say, she was devastated. Her daughters, also quilters, found the same fabric, and remade it for her, and gave it to her at Christmas. I can only imagine the heartbreak she must have felt when she was told it landed in the landfill. Thank goodness she can laugh now when she tells the story.

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    OH, ME LIKEY!
    So pretty!

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