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Thread: Split Steps Block

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    Cool Split Steps Block

    Just finished the squares. I like this layout. All from scrap/stash (still have a large pile). The blocks wil be 34 X 51 . I need to put a border on it, but I only have enough of the lightest fabric for that. (I do not like light borders, but might have to make an exception for this one).
    Any border thoughts?
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    What a great looking quilt..
    A thought what happens if you add a thin inner border ... say 1/2 finished and then add your white.
    Do you have enough fabric for that?

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    I might have enough of the tan for a 1.5 inch border. That would look good.

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    Love, love the layout....if by tan you mean the gold fabric (as it shows on my screen) I would do 1/4 inch light and then the tan. (Just my opinion.)
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    I think I would just do a dark binding.

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    great layout
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    I don't like the proportions 4x6 blocks. 4x5 blocks looks better to me, also I don't have enough dark tan to bind the larger size. I will use the lite tan (white) for the backing. All from stash/scrap.
    I am going to take a long arm class and will use this as one of my classroom projects.
    I will post photos when it is finished.
    Thanks for the idea and support.
    Mike

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    Love your quilt layout. Just an idea...not neccessarily a good one...what about using a print for the borders? Maybe something that has some of the colors in it with a geometrical print. No matter what you decide it's sure to be a great finish!
    Sue

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    Love that block. i'm trying to make it measure 12.5 inches. so far, not doing to well. found free pattern for a 9 inch one

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    Nativetexan - Just a guess here, but if you start off with a 4" square, add 1 1/2" strips all around, and for the second round sew on 4" strips, you should end up with a 13" block. Make another block with alternative colours, mark a line diagonally on one, place two together RSF and sew 1/4" either side of the line then cut down the middle. You should have close to 12.5" blocks. It's worth testing out with scraps first.

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    How about using the red on 2 sides and the blue on 2 sides like the interior of your blocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    How about using the red on 2 sides and the blue on 2 sides like the interior of your blocks?
    ha! We think alike!

    Except I was thinking of double layering it ..... red/blue on two sides and blue/red on the other two!
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    Love your quilt.
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    love the off center layout

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    Dont have an answer to border question but I think 2 1/2" of red would make it stand out! But I'm really interested in knowing the name of this pattern?!?! I like this layout
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    Oops... I see the name of the blocks ��
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    I like your squares very much and I really like the arrangement. I would skip the border and just use a binding. The border piece at the bottom detracts from the impact of the blocks in my opinion.

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    Awesome quilt! I haven't seen this pattern before. I know you are doing it all from your scraps but you might not be happy with the border if you just make an exception & use the light. I would just buy more fabric, just enough for the border. What ever you decide to do it will look great

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    I really like this so far. It's going to be a very pretty quilt.
    Jeanie

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    Like your top and all the interesting comments. Have fun in your long arm class and will love to see the finished quilt.

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