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August 1, 2008 - Silver Maple - Directions & Discussion

Old 07-31-2008, 10:08 PM
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Hi there all, I hope you all like this block. It came straight out of EQ, It is a very simple block to piece, especially in the larger sizes, but looks very effective en'mass as it has a tesselated effect.

Below are the Piecing & cutting directions for 6" and 3" units, in a downloadable PDF file. The triangles are made using the sew and flip method. These blocks are in a two colour layout

Also is a cutting chart for a three colour block using 3" units

And for those who enjoy it, foundation piecing patterns for making the units

Happy Sewing :D

Cutting Chart for 3 colour block

Cutting and sewing directions for 6" & 3" units

Silver Maple Foundation Patterns
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:18 PM
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what a great scrapper this would be, too. :-)
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:41 AM
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Mmmm, hadn't thought of that, I think it would look real cool done in scraps :thumbup:
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:34 AM
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Ok we put 4 .......6 inch units ,to make a 12 inch block. Which one do we use for regular piecing... I'm a bit confused
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i just printing the pattern now i have to see if i understand it.... :?
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:16 AM
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Hi Ruth: Download the file that is called cutting and sewing directions for 6" & 3", that'll be the one you want it has the directions for ordinary piecing, the others are just options for variations in method or colouring. You can make both sizes by regular piecing, the 3" did get a little fiddly but is very do-able as long as you are careful about accurate cutting. But I'd probably start with the 6" to see how it goes

Hi Jerrie:I bet you'll do fine, it probably would have been helpful if I'd put a pic on this thread, but have put pics on the photo thread, here it is http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/9710.page I find it way easier to make something if I can see a pic of the finished thing. I'd luv to see a pic of your finished block when you're done :P

Hi Loretta: No need for that, both these sizes can be made using regular piecing. I used regular piecing to make mine. I just added the Foundation Piecing patts as an option for anyone who would like them. Sometimes it is easier to piece things using that method especially in the smaller sizes. I actually thought this would be quite nice drawn up in a 2" unit, to make a 4" block for those quilts y'all are making :wink:

Hope y'all have fun making this, I hope I made a good choice, I tried to pick a block that was easy to sew yet looked like it was more complicated, my kinda block :lol: one that looks like I've put way more effort into, than I really have :wink:
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I am really looking forward to trying this one out!!! Thanks ShellyQ.
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When I first looked at it I went :shock: But after looking at the patterns not too bad. I will be giving it a go. :wink:
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Originally Posted by ShellyQ
Hi there all, I hope you all like this block. It came straight out of EQ, It is a very simple block to piece, especially in the larger sizes, but looks very effective en'mass as it has a tesselated effect.

Below are the Piecing & cutting directions for 6" and 3" units, in a downloadable PDF file. The triangles are made using the sew and flip method. These blocks are in a two colour layout

Also is a cutting chart for a three colour block using 3" units

And for those who enjoy it, foundation piecing patterns for making the units

Happy Sewing :D
I CANNOT DOWNLOAD. I CLICKED ON EACH....HELP NEEDED HERE.
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:04 AM
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Rainbow...click right on the "Download" word...it should be underlined when your cursor is on it and see if that helps.
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