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Any interest in a new Block of the Week?

Old 05-11-2020, 10:22 AM
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Wow such a inspiring post yes and yes. To taking part in this adventure. 👍👍

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Old 05-11-2020, 11:32 AM
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Okay, you convinced me. LOL
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by IceLeopard View Post
Not sure what you're asking here.
I'll give you instructions, you dig in your stash and build the blocks. At the end I'll tell you how to put them together,
you answered my question perfectly.
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Old 05-11-2020, 06:02 PM
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All right then! Since I've never done one of these before, what's a good day of the week to post the new instructions? Friday? That lets people have the weekend to work on stuff.

Meanwhile, go dig through your stash. Or if you must buy more fabric, you have time to order it.

You will need four different fabrics that have strong contrast. Because the blocks are small, large prints will not work at all. Small prints, hand-dyes, subtle batiks, tone-on-tones, solids, and blenders work the best. While this could be made scrappy if you have enough fabrics that are all close in the required values, I feel it looks best in yardage.

This will make a lap quilt, 45 by 57 inches. Lap quilts are what I do, so most of mine are around that size. The basic component size is a 3-inch finished square. (I’ve been working a lot with jelly rolls, so this size looks huge!) Because there are no real blocks, you cannot make more blocks to make a larger quilt. If you want a full/queen quilt, I have made a modification to the pattern for a quilt that is 85 inches square before adding borders to bring it to whatever size you need. It will be 91" by 91" if you use the same border widths as the lap quilt. You will be making 5-inch finished squares instead of 3 inches. Your instructions will be in (parentheses.)

1. A very light fabric: 1 yard. (2 1/2 yards for the queen quilters) I am using a white-on-white.
2. A medium fabric: 7/8 yard. (2 3/4 yards) I am using bright red.
3. Another medium fabric with a strong contrast to #2: 3/4 yard. (2 yards.) This includes a 1-inch inner border. I am using blue.
4. A dark fabric: 1 yard. (2 1/4 yard.) This includes a 2-inch outer border. I am using a wine red. I wanted navy, but the only navy blue fabric in the stash with enough yardage was already earmarked for another project. Yep, red/white/blue. This one is going for a donation to a local veteran’s hospital.
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Old 05-12-2020, 02:48 AM
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I’ll start digging today,,,looking forward to this mystery.
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Old 05-12-2020, 04:27 AM
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I’m in if I can find appropriate fabrics in my stash. How long will this quilt along last?
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Old 05-12-2020, 06:27 AM
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I'm in, I have missed the train rides. So if my energy level is up for the next few weeks I will try to stay on target. Lap size quilts are my favorite size to make, those I have no problem quilting them on my machine.
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Old 05-12-2020, 07:45 AM
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I am going to just be following along and hopefully some members will be putting pics on and I can see what the end project is. I am a visual person and I like to know what the end result is. Thank you so much for doing this and it will be fun to watch and follow and maybe I can get motivated to do the blocks as time goes on
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Old 05-12-2020, 04:15 PM
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This sounds so fun... thanks for tell the colors you are using.... just and idea I have to share.

i plan to get white, bright red, and navy blue Take a photo and then
change photo to black, grey and white to seen values

then choose my colors and do the same to check values.

Maybe posting our fabric choices Would be helpful. ?
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Old 05-12-2020, 05:27 PM
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I am going to follow along. I haven't felt up to sewing a lot lately but will love to see what others have come up with. It might make me want to jump in later.
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