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    I give up....

    No matter how I try to wrap my brain around this... I just do not get it. So I thought I would put some blocks together and see if that would make things click in my tiny little brain... nope... I just can't figure out how to use the same kind of blocks to make this work.. so I can either not put it on point.. or I can use solid black in the areas. Right now I think I just need to walk away... before I scream and scare my little fur babies.. lol

    Has anyone had this happen to them??? If so.. what did you do???????
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    I should let someone who does more of these answer, but I think the black would look great and be by far the easiest thing to do. It's going to be great!

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    How about instead of one solid side setting triangle - you use a smaller version of your block with two triangles. Or you could go with the one large triangle and use that as a space for detailed quilting.

    It looks like it will be a very pretty quilt when complete.

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    That is a very pretty start and I would think that the white sashing would separate any fabric you choose quite nicely. Black would really make it pop but if that is too stark, you could use one of the black/white prints. I think it would be very pretty set on point and would just be smashing.

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    If this is a DP9, I don't think that you will easily be able to create the filler blocks to match. You would have to measure and cut each piece to make the triangles. Depending on how much fabric you have, you can make full blocks, sew the top together, then cut the excess triangles off. Remember that you need MORE than half a block for the filler triangles, so you can't just cut a block in half on the diagonal and use both pieces. You can, however, take the cutoffs and make a throw!
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    You need to create a set-in triangle. Normally, the blocks are sewn in rows and the triangle is added to the end. Then you can sew the rows together and the triangles will be captured. Right now, you would need to sew the triangles in place with a Y-seam. That is not too hard, just tedious.

    As for the triangles, you could use a solid (many on-point patterns use a solid) but you can also sew more of your DP9 blocks and cut them to the correct triangle size.
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    doing on point? the first block needs side triangles first, before sewing to the other row. it's just easier. look at on point quilts in here and look how they are all laid out. then get going again. you can do it!!

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    The easiest way is to make a full block, then cut the whole side straight after. Be sure to starch if you do this because it will end up with bias edges. I put on an inner border to help stabilize it. What you've done so far looks great!

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    Both of those are gorgeous! I love the monochrome look!

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    I like both also - great job - sometimes we are too close to a project and need to take a step back. I like the blocks set on point.

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    just black would i feel be too stark--what youve shown looks great---the black on white fabric would look great and not detract from the other

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    If this is a DP9, I don't think that you will easily be able to create the filler blocks to match. You would have to measure and cut each piece to make the triangles. Depending on how much fabric you have, you can make full blocks, sew the top together, then cut the excess triangles off. Remember that you need MORE than half a block for the filler triangles, so you can't just cut a block in half on the diagonal and use both pieces. You can, however, take the cutoffs and make a throw!
    This is what I was thinking you meant you wanted to do. Do what PaperPrincess said and it will look great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    The easiest way is to make a full block, then cut the whole side straight after. Be sure to starch if you do this because it will end up with bias edges. I put on an inner border to help stabilize it. What you've done so far looks great!

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    Yes, that's it. Gorgeous quilt katier825.
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    Both of the quilts posted are lovely. Katier825's is striking because it uses the setting triangles and corners to carry out a single visual concept. One of the visual 'attractions' of of your DP9 is the use of the conversation print and you might want to think of its overall impact. Using the same setting triangles and corners would be really striking. You might consider using gray for your sashing and perhaps the red in a small border surrounding the body of your quilt or you could use the red in a piping combined with your binding-depending on the binding you chose. Red piping with one of the blacks for binding would be striking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    The easiest way is to make a full block, then cut the whole side straight after. Be sure to starch if you do this because it will end up with bias edges. I put on an inner border to help stabilize it. What you've done so far looks great!

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    I think this will be the solution to your "problem". Good luck !!!!!!!

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    Faye, just last week or the previous week there were a couple on point D9P photos. One of them was the black/white with red centers just like yours. As I was just getting ready to put my blocks together in regular mode, these photos made me want to set mine on point too. I did and I'm so happy with the outcome. I used the same fabric between the sashing as I did in the blocks which was black for me. Go to the photo section and look up D9P and I'm sure they will be there. If you can't find them, email me privately and I'll send them to you as I saved them for future use to remind me how they looked. I had to refer back to them a time or two while putting mine together. I actually used less of the original blocks as the sashing took up some of the space.

    I am fortunate to have a design wall so I can lay out my blocks before I sew them together.

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    I think it looks great so far! Keep going. I love the blue that someone posted here. the black , white and red will look fantastic too!
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    I think it is very pretty...The white frames it well...

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    Whatever you choose for setting blocks should be sewn on before sewing rows together. You can still add them easily by ripping out a few stitches on each side of your one block row; sew the setting triangle to the one block, then sew the row together. Your setting triangles need to be at least 1/2 inch larger than the length of your sashing piece and one cornerstone. I like to go a little bigger than that, then trim to fit. The method I prefer is to measure the diagonal of one block, but a square an inch larger than that, then cut that square diagonally into quarters, then sew the bias edges to the blocks. That way you are working with straight of grain when you sandwich and quilt it.

    Here is one I just finished piecing, but without sashing. I was using up stash pieces. Katier825's quilt was my inspiration also.
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    I think you could use any one of the fabrics from your blocks to make the setting triangles and they do need to be added on the ends of each row before you sew the rows together. If your having trouble figuring out how to make the setting triangles there are charts and calculators online. You need to make a block larger than the DP9 block to make the triangles. It's actually very easy to do. I'll look for a chart to post here.
    Here's a good one: http://quiltbug.com/Articles/on-point.htm
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    Move the bottom left block over to the bottom right, and all you'll have to do is make the large setting triangles. If you make them in the cream it will give a modern look and if you make them in black it will look very masculine. I do like your prints - very nice!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    The easiest way is to make a full block, then cut the whole side straight after. Be sure to starch if you do this because it will end up with bias edges. I put on an inner border to help stabilize it. What you've done so far looks great!

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    Seems like good advice, and you provided a beautiful sample to study.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    The easiest way is to make a full block, then cut the whole side straight after. Be sure to starch if you do this because it will end up with bias edges. I put on an inner border to help stabilize it. What you've done so far looks great!

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    I love this quilt! What is the pattern called? I would love to make a twin size for my daughter who loves these colors.....About how much fabric for each type should I begin to collect???

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    You can move in here with me since my brain is the same Faye. I read it over and over and nothing seems to get through the thickness I call my head.

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    I must have been daydreaming through some of the DP9 quilts that were on point or they just didn't catch my eye until this post. I just purchased the Socky layer cake and some yardage to make a DP9 for a sock monkey lover and will now redo my layout plan. Thanks so much for starting this post.

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