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bee3 05-30-2015 08:58 AM

need help figuring out quilt bloc
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does anyone know the name of this block ? Attachment 521064

joyce888 05-30-2015 09:30 AM

Don't know which part is considered a block but its made up of a 9-patch, hour glass, and squares. You could make the 9-patch a 12" finished block and the hour glass with print squares as a 12" finished block (with 4"x12" strips of solid on top and bottom). You would then need a 9" finished square of solid to fill in the center. This would then be set on point. If this doesn't make sense let me know and I will draw you a picture. I know it could be done differently but would mean bias edges.

dunster 05-30-2015 10:07 AM

Think of it as a rather plain center block with very fancy sashing and you will see many ways to put it together.

bee3 05-30-2015 10:52 AM

thank you Joyce 888 and dunster. It does make sense. Seeing it would be great, as Im not very good at figuring things out without. I'll look up hourglass block and see how that fits in. thank you.

DebraK 05-30-2015 11:56 AM

I see alternating granny squares and snowballs.

EasyPeezy 05-30-2015 12:16 PM

I agree with DebraK...granny squares and snowballs. Not the regular snowball
but nevertheless...it's a snowball with very small corners.

Jan in VA 05-30-2015 12:39 PM

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You can straight set this block to eliminate those side and corner triangles in every block and then set the whole quilt on point...WAY fewer triangles to deal with!

The following graphic may help visualize what I mean.
The green lined block on the far left is the original block.
The red lined block is straight set peicing.
The heavier blue lines show how the blocks can be separated by "sashing-like" piecing (not everu block would have this added) to achieve the setting like the original.
Your finished quilt will look the same as the original after being pieced this easier way.

Jan in VA

bee3 05-30-2015 12:58 PM

Thank you Jan, that graphic makes it really clear now~ I'll try it and post a picture. Thank you everyone!

LyndaOH 05-30-2015 01:28 PM

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Here's my take on it, both with and without the patches outlined. The two PDFs are the rotary cutting charts for each of the blocks. The snowball block is constructed of small squares which would be great if it was scrappy (as with a scrappy background) but if you are just using one fabric for the background you can just stitch and flip the corners or use your favorite method to snowball the corners. This is based on 12" blocks.


bee3 05-30-2015 01:38 PM

Thank you Lynda, these graphics are great! they really help clarify this block.

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