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gana 04-28-2011 11:34 AM


The above is the web site that I got the pattern off of.

We had a birthday exchange in my quilt group. I gave out this pattern and gave out the white material. Asked them to make a block with any color or print that they wanted to choose. I got back 16 squares that range from 13 1/2" wide X 12 1/2" long to 15 1/2" square. I need to put a sashing to seperate the block but how am I going to make it look decent? I was going to enter it into a show in Sept. (Group division) not many in this group and I might get a ribbon but the police will have a heyday.

mommamac 04-28-2011 11:49 AM

Don't know if it would work but...

Bring all up to 16" by tilting blocks and adding to all sides - giving them a wonky look.

or maybe stagger what you have & add flying geese, hearts, 4 patch blocks, etc. among what to have 'fill in' the blank spaces your smaller blocks leave. (you know how some BOM quilts look)

Prism99 04-28-2011 11:49 AM

I would probably start by adding a border to all of the too-small and oddly shaped blocks, then cut them to the correct size.

I'd maybe use a different color for the sashing (maybe the same color as the previous fabric, though) and put the blocks on-point. Seems to me this might work.

Edit: Oh, I like the wonky idea too!

justwannaquilt 04-28-2011 11:56 AM

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I would do as mommamac said and finish it kinda wonkified.....

Here is a picture of a log cabin with fussy cut centers that I made a while back. I just started making the blocks and when they looked good to me I stopped sewing, some of them were the correct size some were not I took the white fabric and sashed the ones that needed a "little extra" and didn't put anything around the ones that were the right size, I then put a block that needed extra next to a block that didn't kinda to make look like everything had been "sashed". You can even set them kinda "funky" if you wanted to whien your squaring them up.

LoriEl 04-28-2011 11:57 AM

Oh - who cares about the police! I do like the idea of the flying geese or some other block to square them up.

and Justwannaquilt's came out great with the sashing.

Maia B 04-28-2011 01:37 PM

I'd add the filler elements like flying geese strips, etc

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