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    Don't ever think a piece is too small!

    I'm having fun doing 6" blocks that I find on Quilters Cache. This one is "Logs in Logs" and is paper pieced! Was really fun to try it but I can't imagine making a full quilt with this block!
    I always wanted to do a Log Cabin type of block but 6"??!! Bless all my batik scraps!

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    nice and neat too! keep going!!

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    Awesome block.

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    looks great
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    Nicely done. Please show us how it ends up.

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    very pretty, the batiks are wonderful
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Karen, for me this is it! So many more 6" (my favorite) blocks to try! I suppose I could make more samplers, but as I am on a So Sec income only, I have a good time just going through my scraps like I did with the Splendid Sampler recently. Thanks for your comment!
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    If you were to do a couple of them a day you could complete it in a few months. Looks great.

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    You should check out the quilts from mary frisch's books. Here is an example: http://www.connectingthreads.com/cfT...20Biz%20Storms

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    Very pretty!! I am just finishing a king sized quilt made all of 6" blocks. I started it the end of December. PP wouldn't have been as bad as what I went through. I sure hope we see how your lovely block ends up in a project!! I love the log cabin patterns too!

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    really nice and you did a nice job of piecing on such a small pattern....

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    Very nice! I also like making small blocks and using up the smallest scraps.
    "I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them." ~ Author Unknown but I agree!

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    Looks like a really fun thing to do Love the blocks, no how many or how few you make.

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    That's true, Twinkie, but I've done about 18 different 16" blocks now after doing a sampler of 6" blocks (about 100) and there are soooo many more to play with! My bed has two quilts, family all has some and I have no more wall space! Enjoy your day!!
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    My first thought is "Sweet". Love Batiks.
    wonderfully and beautifully made, even if you can't see it on the outside

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    Wonderful small block. Your piecing is awesome. Did you trim and press your seams open? It is so flat, there is a bit of talent to do that.
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    Love it! What a great block with batiks.

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    ube, I do paper piecing with freezer paper and nested my seams on this one. (I often do press open) I made the vodka home-made Best Press with a tad of starch and find it gives a good crisp, flat seam. Thanks for asking!
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
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    Beautiful! And I love the traditional red centers.

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    Awesome block! I was given donated batik scraps several years ago and I am trying to use them in bigger blocks and the same color scraps aren't big enough and/or numerous enough. . I will be checking out the 6" blocks on Quilter's Cache.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    ube, I do paper piecing with freezer paper and nested my seams on this one. (I often do press open) I made the vodka home-made Best Press with a tad of starch and find it gives a good crisp, flat seam. Thanks for asking!
    Thanks for the info on your method. Your work is so precise.
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

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    It would be cool to keep adding to the block with wider strips as you go. I bet it would be stunning! I love it like it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky's Crafts View Post
    Very pretty!! I am just finishing a king sized quilt made all of 6" blocks. I started it the end of December. PP wouldn't have been as bad as what I went through. I sure hope we see how your lovely block ends up in a project!! I love the log cabin patterns too!
    I want to see a picture! Thinking about doing the same thing but curious what yours looks like!
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