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Thread: Do you know this block?

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    Let's talk about this block. Do you like this block? Do you know its name or history? Have you made this block before? Is this an easy block to make? Inquiring minds would like to know. 8o)
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    Yes, no, no, I don't know.
    Big help, huh?? LOL :)

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    I have not made THAT block, but I'd sure like to!

    I'd say for the parallelogram part, if you don't wanna do that, make it a 4-patch with HST. A couple extra seams, but I can do a HST like nobody's business! :D

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    I found that block in my 256 Fat Quarter Quilt Blocks book by House of White Birches. They list it as 'Swing in the Center"

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    I have made a block very similar.

    In the photo, it is the second block from the left in the bottom row. It was not as hard as I thought it would be. The paralellograms were made by sewing squares across the corners of rectangles, then trimming 1/4 inch past the seam.
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    Hey, Ms! Coyote here.....

    Have seen this block in Quilter Cache, but don't have any idea what Marcia calls hers. It was something like a wedding ring variation. I would also do that odd section into 2 flying geese.... I have a heck of a time making all my areas the same with a square sewn on a rectangle. I always put my stitching in a different place....

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    It's block #1767 in Barbara Brackman's BlockBase, called Swing in the Center, first documented by Clara Stone.

    I would do it with flying geese patches, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    It's block #1767 in Barbara Brackman's BlockBase, called Swing in the Center, first documented by Clara Stone.

    I would do it with flying geese patches, too.
    I would love to see this done with the flying geese as suggested here. If anyone has made it this way, would you post it here? Thanks. I like this block too and would love to see the variances.

    Sharon

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    It can be in in hst's also! HST's are easier for me.

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    HST's give me hives. :mrgreen: I don't know what my problem is, but I can't do a block full of HST's to save my life.

    I signed up for a BOM that's nothing but HST's. I use exactly the same Triangulations printouts for the large and the small, I use exactly the same very scant 1/4" seam allowance and still, they come out different sizes, with floating points or points chopped off... how goofy is that?

    I LOVE Eleanor Burns' flying geese rulers. I can't seem to mess those up. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    HST's give me hives. :mrgreen: I don't know what my problem is, but I can't do a block full of HST's to save my life.

    I signed up for a BOM that's nothing but HST's. I use exactly the same Triangulations printouts for the large and the small, I use exactly the same very scant 1/4" seam allowance and still, they come out different sizes, with floating points or points chopped off... how goofy is that?

    I LOVE Eleanor Burns' flying geese rulers. I can't seem to mess those up. :D
    I haven't tried Triangulations printouts but have used Print and Sew Triangle Magic from QuiltPro. These work fine for me. :-D

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    This is just a simple 6 block using all half triangles, as illustrated below. There is no reason to be afraid of it.

    Lanny
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    Quote Originally Posted by lllog
    This is just a simple 6 block using all half triangles, as illustrated below. There is no reason to be afraid of it.

    Lanny
    I agree :thumbup:

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    Oh, *if only* my sewn blocks looked like the printouts! LOL!

    I've been doing the Barbara Brackman Civil War Block of the Week and it's become sort of a joke for me.

    It's like that old story - a little boy is irrationally terrified of latkes - he screams and runs when he sees them.

    The grandmother takes him into the kitchen and shreds potatoes. See, nothing to be afraid of? No, potatoes are good. She grates onion and says, "See, nothing to be afraid of," and again he agrees. Flour, eggs, salt, all the same - nothing to be afraid of. He helps her stir the bowl.

    Gets the frying pan of hot oil ready and he helps her drop in the spoonsful of batter. Nothing to be afraid of. They watch them sizzle and the wonderful scent fills the air.

    She turns the first one over, golden brown.

    "ACK!!!!" He jumps down and runs away, screaming, "LATKES, LATKES!!!!"

    :) I'm determined to do HST's well at some point, which is the reason I signed up for this BOM that's nothing but HST's. But, so far, they're my latkes. :)

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    I've been wanting to do a pink and chocolate quilt for a while, now and this pattern set me off.

    I may convert it to those blankety blank HST's and make this for more practice. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    I've been wanting to do a pink and chocolate quilt for a while, now and this pattern set me off.

    I may convert it to those blankety blank HST's and make this for more practice. :)
    When I first started making HST using a program similar to Triangulations, I was using scissors to cut out the hst's. I now use a ruler and a very sharp rotary cutter. I also added TrueGrips to my ruler because I found that my ruler slipped on the paper. That has made a world of difference in my accuracy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Quote Originally Posted by lllog
    This is just a simple 6 block using all half triangles, as illustrated below. There is no reason to be afraid of it.

    Lanny
    I agree :thumbup:
    I love when a block can be broken down into easier sections. Thanks!

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    Once I realized how versatile HSTs are, I learned to love doing them and mine got better in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    I've been wanting to do a pink and chocolate quilt for a while, now and this pattern set me off.

    I may convert it to those blankety blank HST's and make this for more practice. :)
    I love this quilt, what is the other block called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolly's sister
    I love this quilt, what is the other block called?
    It's the same block - I just colored it differently and put the lights and darks in the opposite positions. :)
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    thepolyparrot I love your quilt. I lke this block but i love making HST to.

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    It's amazing how different they look with a change of color values.

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    Thank you. :oops: I think I'm going to bite the bullet and convert the whole darn thing to HST's. :)

    I've actually got an Ocean Waves planned, too - nothing but 1" HST's. I'm determined to get the hang of them, but I think they're just as determined to hang me! :mrgreen:

    For more about HST's and how much i love them: :roll: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepoly...299095/detail/

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    Thank you. :oops: I think I'm going to bite the bullet and convert the whole darn thing to HST's. :)

    I've actually got an Ocean Waves planned, too - nothing but 1" HST's. I'm determined to get the hang of them, but I think they're just as determined to hang me! :mrgreen:

    For more about HST's and how much i love them: :roll: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepoly...299095/detail/

    1"? You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    it is a beautiful block!

    thepolyparrot..your CW blocks are so awesome!

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