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Thread: Can someone help me put a block together?

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    I found a pic on the web of a block I want to do. I've got the parts drawn out and cut but I'm just not sure the best way to put it together. This is what the block looks like
    http://picasaweb.google.com/davemsu5...06810811738274

    and here is what I have so far. I thought that doing the end pieces and the middle part was the way to go but THEN I have a V shape that I have to piece somehow. Its probably some easy solution but I am just NOT seeing it! Thanks!
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    One suggestion I read somewhere here is to use paper first to try what you think will work. That way you don't ruin your fabric or have to rip anything out. It looks like a really neat pattern and I will follow this thread to see what someone with more experience comes up with.

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    I would make all of the blocks the size of the upper left green block. Wish I could draw a picture to show you what I mean. Maybe somebody could explain it better.

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    This block is a five patch. Get some graph paper, or draw your own, five blocks across and five blocks down. You will have some HST blocks and some solid blocks. I can make this block in about 15 minutes that way.
    I don't know what size block you are making, but send me a PM and I'll send you the math & directions.

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    I think that there are some Y seams there. but I don't know for sure. good luck I know someone will know how to do it.

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    I think you need some more half square triangles in the print :D

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    k9dancer that was what I was trying to say, thanks for the help.

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    pretty block

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    If you don't want to do any y seams a couple of partial seams where you go back later to finish them works.

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    In quilterscache it shows all squares and hst's:
    http://www.quilterscache.com/G/Grand...zzleBlock.html

    Looks a lot easier done this way. I'm pretty sure that's the only way I'd ever get it done! :-D :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer
    This block is a five patch. Get some graph paper, or draw your own, five blocks across and five blocks down. You will have some HST blocks and some solid blocks. I can make this block in about 15 minutes that way.
    I don't know what size block you are making, but send me a PM and I'll send you the math & directions.
    I agree... my lines are little wavy.
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    I totally missed it at quilters cache cause I was looking at a 12" block! After talking with k9dancer I'm not sure this block will work in the size I need it. I may play around tonight though and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    I totally missed it at quilters cache cause I was looking at a 12" block! After talking with k9dancer I'm not sure this block will work in the size I need it. I may play around tonight though and see.
    You could make it the 10" finished and put a frame around it to get it big enough. I don't know the math to convert a 10" to a 12" block. I think you get weird fractions in there. 2.75", I think, is too small and 3" is too big.

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    This was a very interesting discussion. I would like to learn more about drafting blocks... I love the Quilter's Cache!

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    Being a 5 patch, it is better as a 10 or 15 inch block. It's way too awkward as a 12 inch...I think the units were 2.9 inches cut!

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    Thank you, PaperPrincess, for showing the block with the lines drawn on. That makes it so much clearer. I see how you could do it quickly that way. Now it's on my list (which is already longer than I could finish in 2 or 3 lifetimes :lol: ).

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