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    5 inch blocks

    I have a lot of scrappy 5 inch blocks cut but don't want to make a boring nine patch quilt. please help!

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    scrappy trip around the world, or make half-square triangles out of them (the kind where you sew and then cut). Here is one, but there are other ways to set them together. Basically any Log Cabin set, you can use for HST's.
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    I made a wonderful Morningstar quilt with my 5" blocks. Have you seen the books by Pat Speth (just one of many nickle quilt books) in which she uses 5" blocks? They are truly fine and many patterns use scrappy blocks. Have fun. There is a world out there of 5" block patterns!

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    How about X"s and O's?

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    You can also make a Twister Quilt with the 5" inch Twister tool. Heres a wall hanging I did.Name:  photo-31.JPG
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    Oh... do a get any of the Nickel Quilt books by Pat Speth. I think there is a total of three in the series. They are filled with nothing but designs specifically for 5 inch squares ( hense the name "Nickel" quilts). They are my go to books for scrap quilts.
    I have two of the three and highly recommend them for the scrapper !

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    I am making a ten minute block with 5 in. block and it is turning out nice.

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    I also suggest the Nickle quilt books. Usually you can find them in your library. I know I have looked through one book at my library, and I have loved what I have seen. I just need to get busy on things.

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    Ptquilt, I loveeeee your quilt! I am going to save the picture of it as a reminder of what to do with all my 5" squares.

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    I made a Disappearing 9 Patch with 5" charms, plus a few more.

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    5 inch squares will make 4 inch finished half square triangles and/or 4 inch finished four patches, and from there you can go anywhere! What about a jewel box quilt?

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    If you have the dresden ruler - you can make dresden blades - you can get alot of blades out of a charm pack and it looks good scrappy too.

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    Me too. I might do an I spy
    Quote Originally Posted by SundarKoyal View Post
    Ptquilt, I loveeeee your quilt! I am going to save the picture of it as a reminder of what to do with all my 5" squares.
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    let the sashing tell the story... ignore the blocks and choose a color palette.... purple to mauve to lavendar to yellow, or forest to deep green, to olive to sage... whatever your favorite color range is. Then put the darkest sashing on the bottom row, move up one row and one shade in your palette.... if the blocks are only 5" you can use a sashing that's 4" and overwhelm at the same time you're creating the color spread that's lovely all by itself... the blocks could be in the center, in the corner, off center but in the same position in every square.... anything you do within a large frame will be set off and muted at the same time...

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    Very pretty and great use of HST. You inspired me!
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    hope someone can help. i want to use 5" squares for my disappearing 9 patch. i have 9 different fabrics. how many 5" squares do i cut of each fabric? thank you

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    Great ideas vety nice quilts!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ro View Post
    hope someone can help. i want to use 5" squares for my disappearing 9 patch. i have 9 different fabrics. how many 5" squares do i cut of each fabric? thank you
    Do you want to include all nine fabrics in each block? Or do you want to use certain fabrics for the corner blocks, certain fabrics for the middle blocks, and a certain fabric for the center block?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    scrappy trip around the world, or make half-square triangles out of them (the kind where you sew and then cut). Here is one, but there are other ways to set them together. Basically any Log Cabin set, you can use for HST's.
    It may be a scrappy quilt but its a Jewel to me I just love it.Keep up the good work!!

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    love the nickle books. just about any scrap pattern can be made with 5" squares - 4 patch - put 2 quares tog, sew two sides (opposite each other), cut down themiddle between the sewn tog sides , press to dark, put tog, stitch sides again, cut down themiddle = 2 blocks ( I have done this, but am not sure I am saying it right)
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    Thanks for posting this. I have a Charm Pack too that I was wondering what I'd make with it. With all these great ideas I'm going to need to go get a few more. I have the Twister Ruler and the Dresden ruler so I think those are my top 2.
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    Just finished a top with srappy 10 minute blocks Used lots of small squares.. Would post a pic but do not have the icon that lets you post pics....

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    I made a PINWHELL lap quilt from 5''charm packs. It came out very pretty and my friend loved it

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    This is what I did with a 5 inch charm pack of a collection of fabric by Elenore Burns.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t174356.html

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    hi gail! since ive never done one before i thought i was going to use all 9 in each block. am i wrong? i know there is no right or wrong i'm just confused.

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