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    Question How do I make this block?

    I would like to make this block for a row robin I am in but I am not sure how to make it. Is it paper pieced?
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    Looks like a variation of a drunkard's path block. The quarter circle parts are pieced then attached to the larger piece. You could also just make a circle block and applique it to the cackground of the 4 fabrics sewn together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Looks like a variation of a drunkard's path block. The quarter circle parts are pieced then attached to the larger piece. You could also just make a circle block and applique it to the cackground of the 4 fabrics sewn together.


    This sounds like the better option-You could also just make a circle block and applique it to the cackground of the 4 fabrics sewn together. But how do I do all the little pieces in a circle?
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    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Or, if you're asking how to get the wedges and arcs pieced, paper piecing or using a foundation would probably be easiest. Once those are pieced, they will assemble like a drunkards path, as has already been pointed out.

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    Here is another just slightly different than the link above.

    http://lurlineg.blogspot.com.au/2009...-tutorial.html
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    What I wonder about with a block like that is how do you get it really flat with all those seams??

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    I made just one block (wasn't my thing) to see one day and I pressed every seam open.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Wow, I have no idea how to make that, but what a cool block!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah in Brooklyn View Post
    What I wonder about with a block like that is how do you get it really flat with all those seams??
    I imagine the seams pressed to the side so that they can be swirled in the center. And then roll over it with a steam roller.

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    Looks like fabric pieced together and cut as dresden type block. Good Luck!

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    LOL I was wondering about that too.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah in Brooklyn View Post
    What I wonder about with a block like that is how do you get it really flat with all those seams??
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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta5718 View Post
    Looks like fabric pieced together and cut as dresden type block. Good Luck!
    Yup! I will need the good luck part I think.
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    Wasn't that hard to get the seams to lay flat. I pressed open and trimmed down some seams at the circle end. The hardest part was getting the seams exactly the right width so it laid flat at the inside circle where the appliqued round part went.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    auntpiggylpn and dakotamaid thank you for the links. Between the two of them I think I can come up with a block that will fit in with the rows for my row block partner. Wish me luck.
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    It's a lot easier to make the dresden plate with the circle in the center, than this block, with all the seams coming together in the center. You can't press open when everything comes together - you have to twirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    It's a lot easier to make the dresden plate with the circle in the center, than this block, with all the seams coming together in the center. You can't press open when everything comes together - you have to twirl.
    Dunster, That is the reason I trimmed down some of the seams near the center. I still managed to press open and stay stitch to keep them open. (This block does not have all the seams meet in the middle, there is a space for the appliqued circle. Wish I had taken a pic, not handy with a camera! I need to make another and take pics I guess.



    Wow, did not realize I could copy and paste an image!!
    Last edited by dakotamaid; 03-18-2013 at 08:46 AM.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    OK I got that. Oh and do you know that will even go better with the rows then how the original block was made.


    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    It's a lot easier to make the dresden plate with the circle in the center, than this block, with all the seams coming together in the center. You can't press open when everything comes together - you have to twirl.
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    Curious--What is the source of the original photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymm View Post
    Curious--What is the source of the original photo?
    Are you refering to the photo on my post? Sorry, should have put that in the message??


    http://lurlineg.blogspot.com.au/2009...-tutorial.html

    that is what I followed to make the block I did eons ago.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I got a rather nasty email from a person saying I should not have posted that pic. I plea ignorant I guess. Did not know I couldn't do that. BUT I should have said where I got it. Sorry again.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I found the picture fairly easy on the net. I don't think you committed a real sin--sort of posted it as people do on Pinterest, though adding the site is nice. I love the block and traced it to a book by Piece 'o cake called "Quilts with a Spin: 7 New Projects from Piece O'Cake Designs." They (Goldsmith and Jenkins) have great bright quilts. The real difference between this and the other blocks show seems to be that it is in several strips around the center and doesn't have a plain center block. Sorry you got the nasty email. Add: I just searched Pinterest and found it several times!
    Last edited by marymm; 03-18-2013 at 10:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    I would like to make this block for a row robin I am in but I am not sure how to make it. Is it paper pieced?
    http://phillipsfiberart.danemcoweb.c...dnight-flight/
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    Dunster, I see with this block what you were saying about not pressing seams open. Sorry, I was so focused on the other!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I am so sorry this happened to you. I appreciate any and all help given by people in this thread. At this point I think I will make the blocks different then the original block I was looking at. I will probably piece strips and then cut wedges instead of making rings. I still do not envision how to do those rings. I will also applique a center on it so I do not have to deal with all the points. Adding the center will actually look better with the other rows. It might not be the same circle pattern I was looking at but it will be very pretty and go with the row robin from my swap partner.

    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    I got a rather nasty email from a person saying I should not have posted that pic. I plea ignorant I guess. Did not know I couldn't do that. BUT I should have said where I got it. Sorry again.
    Anna Quilts

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