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Thread: pyramid block - HELP

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    I need to make 12 - 12"finished blocks(12.5 unf.) this square basically looks like a giant X. the center is a sq in a sq. extending out from ea side are 2 flying geese, flying towards the OUTSIDE corners. There is a small triangle at each corner. there is a large on ea side that finishes squaring the block. Is there another name for this block? I can't find it! I think the middle will be3",then6"& the geese6x3, finished. need to figure out my yardage & fastest way to sew. I don't like the block but it's what I was assigned, so I want to get it over with & of course, I want to rotary cut it!! THANK YOU!!!

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    any chance you can provide a picture or a drawing?

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    I can't tell you the name of the block, but you might find it on
    http/:www.quilterscache.com/
    They have oodles of blocks with directions.
    Good luck.

    Note: I didn't put the link in right. Sorry.

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    I need a drawing or something. I have a book I can look in, but I need more of a description.

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    You said you were assigned to make this bock. Do you possibly have a picture of it you can post? Or is it in a book?

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    I'll try to post it tomorrow when I can call my friend-- I scanned the drawing BUT I fail at the rest of the procedure! tomorrow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt crazee
    I need to make 12 - 12"finished blocks(12.5 unf.) this square basically looks like a giant X. the center is a sq in a sq. extending out from ea side are 2 flying geese, flying towards the OUTSIDE corners. There is a small triangle at each corner. there is a large on ea side that finishes squaring the block. Is there another name for this block? I can't find it! I think the middle will be3",then6"& the geese6x3, finished. need to figure out my yardage & fastest way to sew. I don't like the block but it's what I was assigned, so I want to get it over with & of course, I want to rotary cut it!! THANK YOU!!!
    Is this the block? http://www.alexandersonquilts.com/bl...lownsquare.htm

    If it is, I just uploaded instructions on another thread for Windblown Square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning
    Quote Originally Posted by quilt crazee
    I need to make 12 - 12"finished blocks(12.5 unf.) this square basically looks like a giant X. the center is a sq in a sq. extending out from ea side are 2 flying geese, flying towards the OUTSIDE corners. There is a small triangle at each corner. there is a large on ea side that finishes squaring the block. Is there another name for this block? I can't find it! I think the middle will be3",then6"& the geese6x3, finished. need to figure out my yardage & fastest way to sew. I don't like the block but it's what I was assigned, so I want to get it over with & of course, I want to rotary cut it!! THANK YOU!!!
    no, it isn't.I did go to quilterscache.com & it IS VERY simular to toad in the puddle block, except the middle is a sq in a sq. thanks!
    Is this the block? http://www.alexandersonquilts.com/bl...lownsquare.htm

    If it is, I just uploaded instructions on another thread for Windblown Square.

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    Can you do a rough draft and scan it?

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    I am electronically challenged or computer stupid, however you want to look at it> Will try in the morning w/help of a phone friend! sorry-so many shortcomings, so little time! LOL!!

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    Is this what the block looks like?
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    Hi, I have several vintage quilt books with patterns they are drawn on a grid and can be sized up or down depending on the sizes you want to end up with so there is a bit of math that enters into it at some point. Once I see your post perhaps I can help. Won,t be back home till next Tues, Loving the grandkids this week. Good Luck, this board is so helpful I'm sure you will find what you need.

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    you have me curious now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Is this what the block looks like?
    yes! this is the block. does it have another name? I just want simple. I need to figure szs,ect, so I can do yardages & rotary cut. 12" finished/12.5 not finished. I thought the BEST way to sew would be upper left corner to lower right,then sew the 2 remaining"triangle" parts, then sew the 3 sections together.---what do you think?

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    can't speak to the sizes, but I think your plan for the stitching is correct...do the three sections then put them all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt crazee
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Is this what the block looks like?
    yes! this is the block. does it have another name? I just want simple. I need to figure szs,ect, so I can do yardages & rotary cut. 12" finished/12.5 not finished. I thought the BEST way to sew would be upper left corner to lower right,then sew the 2 remaining"triangle" parts, then sew the 3 sections together.---what do you think?
    I think "you've got it"!

    It also looks like it would paper piece fairly easily, if you prefer that method.

    The drawing is 1/3 scale - it appears to be drawn on an 8x8 grid.

    Hope you cut and sew with straighter lines than I can draw!
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    One can also fold paper to help create block patterns.
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