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Old 01-01-2018, 02:14 PM
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I have been asked to make a quilt out of some hand embroidered blocks, they were embroidered by my dear friend that passed away this July.. her daughter asked if I would make this quilt.

She and I worked together me as a custodian and her as a security guard at our high school, she had time as she would do a lot of sitting at a desk at the doors monitoring who came and went, so she started embroidering these squares, she always said they were going to be a quilt for her granddaughters wedding..She dated most of them and put little messages of love for her granddaughter in the designs.

I have 18 blocks, they average about 17 inches and I know I will have to square them up to all one size. I really don't know how to go about making this quilt or how to lay them out, I was told to make it as big as I could as the granddaughter has a king bed.
There are 12 blocks that are a medallion design and 6 block that are kind of a flower design, I could make some kind of block to go with these or just use a plan block. I laid out the blocks on my king bed but they didn't come out even, I did 4x4 which is 16 so I have 2 left over. also they are embroidered on thin fabric so will have to do something about that too..

Does anyone have any suggestions on a lay out for this quilt..I am really kind of scare that I will mess this up and these blocks can't be replace.So I have out to get it right.... Here are the picture of the blocksThanks so much..
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:28 PM
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If you used 18 plain blocks ( I would probably use white since it’s going to be a wedding quilt & that would give a lot of space for custom quilting to compliment the blocks) then trim them to 16 1/2” if possible. A 6 X 6 layout (36 blocks) would make the quilt 96” square. You could add a border around the whole thing to bring it to 100”
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:36 PM
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They are beautiful. Good luck with this project. Sorry I can't really offer any advice, though.
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:42 PM
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well you could think of putting them on point with sashings in between. The quilt then would measure across the blocks point to point. I'm doing a baby quilt right now like that.
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
well you could think of putting them on point with sashings in between. The quilt then would measure across the blocks point to point. I'm doing a baby quilt right now like that.
Not sure how to put the blocks on point and would I need some other fabric to make this? Do you know of a web site I could go to for help with this with pictures, that would help..Thanks
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If you have enough then I would put green sashing between them as the blocks all have green thread in them. If you need to put plain blocks between them, I would use green because the chance of getting a white to match the original blocks will be hard.
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Beautiful blocks. Here is a example of a quilt with 18 blocks (12 of one kind and 6 of another) on point. Just to give you a starting point. image.jpeg
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You might want to contact your local quilt guild to see if some of the members could help you with layout and prepping of the blocks.
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this is a youth quilt that i made with hand embroidered blocks, maybe something like this
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JenniePennie, What a gorgeous quilt! And the setting is perfect for using Quiltlady's lovely embroided blocks.
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