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Thread: Need Pattern/Block Ideas 6 Inch Squares

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    Need Pattern/Block Ideas 6 Inch Squares

    I have a focus fabric with squares that will finish at 6". I need some idea of what to do with this. The patterns I have that have squares for a focus fabric need 10 1/2" (cut) squares and I don't really want to put frames around each focus print to make them that much bigger. Anyone have any ideas?
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    how about SIAS ... or SIASIAS etc?
    Or alternating plain blocks?
    Or the centre of a star?

    Or ............. if you showed me the fabric, I might be able to be more specific on the ideas!
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    Its the Old Guys Rule Fabric and I have several of the pieces of it. The large motifs will make 6" finished squares.
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    I had no clue what the fabric was, so yes, asked Mr. Google!
    So This?
    http://www.robertkaufman.com/fabrics...uys_rule/#tabs

    Google also sent me to this link ...
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...e-t295350.html
    Looks like someone here has already "been there, done that"!
    And gosh, what did I say about SIASIAS?

    P.S. see post #16 ..... doing what you said?
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    ​Warm Wishes always works well with a focus fabric.

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    OMG, that's what "my life's work" is all about these days! Just Google "Free 6" quilt blocks" and you'll get many! Enjoy!

    Of course I sew together many of the different blocks where you may be wanting to make a quilt with just one or two 6" blocks patterns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Warm Wishes always works well with a focus fabric.
    I was thinking about Warm Wishes but the pattern I have is for a 10 1/2 inch square. I didn't feel like doing all the calculations to size it down.
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    If your panel blocks are 6", you would cut: 1 centre strips @ 2 1/2" wide and 2 side @ 2 1/4" wide, sew together and cut into 6" squares

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    No, the focus squares finish at 6 inches. You would need to cut your strips 2 1/2 inches wide, sew 3 together and subcut to 6 1/2 inch blocks.
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    As I stated in the first post, I don't want to frame the motifs on the focus squares. I need a pattern that has a six inch finished square.
    Patrice S

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post
    As I stated in the first post, I don't want to frame the motifs on the focus squares. I need a pattern that has a six inch finished square.
    How about alternating with finished 6"QSTs?
    That would give you a SIAS effect.

    You could do all the QSTs in two colours/fabrics or could go with multi colours/fabrics,
    but would take more planning re placement.

    Or go back to the simplicity of alternating blocks and your focus squares?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    How about alternating with finished 6"QSTs?
    That would give you a SIAS effect.

    You could do all the QSTs in two colours/fabrics or could go with multi colours/fabrics,
    but would take more planning re placement.

    Or go back to the simplicity of alternating blocks and your focus squares?
    Hmmm. . . that's a good idea. I'm going to have to work on that. Let the idea germinate for a while.
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    **sprinkling**
    water and fertilizer!

    Now off to bed you go with sweet dreams of Old Guys Rule fabric and QSTs dancing in your head!
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    Try to google "6 inch quilt blocks". Many should come up. Good luck.

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    [QUOTE=Karamarie;8163683]Try to google "6 inch quilt blocks". Many should come up. Good luck.[/QUOTro

    Yes, I know how to google and will get 4,000 hits. I was hoping for some ideas that didn't include spending several hours at the computer only to find a pattern that's very hard or otherwise not that doable
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    I hope you show us the finished quilt -- it will be a fun one!

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