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Thread: Strawberry Shortcake Blocks - pattern suggestion?

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    I purchased some darling Strawberrry Shortcake blocks here a short time ago. They are more rectangle than square. 5 by 5.75. When I was in Vermont I found the perfect color match for the pink and green, and a simple white on white. Now I am stumped as to how to put all of this together. I think on point would be cute, but wondering what would be good for the sides. Pinwheel? Rail fence? Flying geese? Checkerboard? I know all of you will have some great suggestions!

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    I've never done anything on point that wasn't square, but I love the fabrics that you have with the panel!

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    Pretty blocks. I'll have to leave this to someone with more experience than I have. Will look forward to seeing it finished.

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    I'm voting pink and green pinwheels for the sides. Maybe with little strawberries appliqued in the center of a few of them.

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    What about an attic window, don't know if that would work, but that's my 2 cents worth for today. :lol:

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    I would trace the scallop on the blocks and blow it up... Your blocks are about 5 inches... make each scallop or set of scallops about that size. You can sew it down with a pink or red buttonhole stitch.

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    Warm wishes would be sweet. But might be difficult without being square.

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    Okay, my time to ask as dumb question/ You mention doing it on point, and I know what that is, but, why would you want to take a print with a definite up design, and put it on point? I've read where others are doing this, and it just doesn't make sense to me Or do you just leave the design up and cut the square on point? I told you it was a dumb question!LOL As cute as this print is, I'd probably just add sashing and a piecced block.

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    How about a single Irish chain Pattern. the SS blocks will be the alternate blocks... you can eaily square them up within that space with differnt sized borders around them. or better yet make the irish chain blocks into oblong blocks too..... this is definately a great idea if I do say so myself. LOL
    Make sure you mark the tall end of every irish chain block so you don't sew them together wrong... the oblong blocks must face the same direction on every block or they won't meet in the corners. it will be beautiful!!!!

    http://quilting.about.com/od/blockof...rish_chain.htm (I think I like this one best)

    http://www.quilt.com/Blocks/IrishChain/IrishChain.html

    http://www.simplicity.com/t-free-qui...ain-Quilt.aspx

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    I don't know how you could put those blocks on point because the design is straight up and down. I would just put pink and green (small) borders around each block and put it together then add a border once they are all sewn together

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    My avatar picture was done with rectangle blocks. This too, stumped me until I realized my 'other' fabric just needed to be the same size as the princess fabric. Not sure what blocks make up into the right size rectangle....

    I also have this Strawberry Shortcake material. I bought it in the 80's for an outfit for my daughter.......

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    I am not going to turn the block itself on point, I was thinking of making the borders perhaps in a triangle design to make the entire block on point. The top, bottom and sides would be triangle shaped. I do like the idea of attic windows, as well as pinwheel...and the scalloped borders...oh what to do.

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    I have this fabric too. I am watching this thread for some good ideas. Please, keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewdarnbusy
    How about a single Irish chain Pattern. the SS blocks will be the alternate blocks... you can eaily square them up within that space with differnt sized borders around them. or better yet make the irish chain blocks into oblong blocks too..... this is definately a great idea if I do say so myself. LOL
    Make sure you mark the tall end of every irish chain block so you don't sew them together wrong... the oblong blocks must face the same direction on every block or they won't meet in the corners. it will be beautiful!!!!

    http://quilting.about.com/od/blockof...rish_chain.htm (I think I like this one best)

    http://www.quilt.com/Blocks/IrishChain/IrishChain.html

    http://www.simplicity.com/t-free-qui...ain-Quilt.aspx
    I really like the first one as well! I could do the outside in the pink and white with the green in the center, and then I could embroidery or put a strawberry applique in the center! Thanks!

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    how about a rectangle in a rectangle? you could duplicate the size and shape of your block and by planned scrapping, use all of those nice colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    how about a rectangle in a rectangle? you could duplicate the size and shape of your block and by planned scrapping, use all of those nice colors.
    That is interesting as well!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    I'm voting pink and green pinwheels for the sides. Maybe with little strawberries appliqued in the center of a few of them.
    Oooo I really like this idea. little strawberries in the center....

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    Just another idea to throw into the mix...I think eparys post of her "Mother Goose" quilt would work for your Strawberry Shortcake panels. I bookmarked it for the next time I run across some cute panels. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-47422-1.htm
    She posted the pattern link too: http://www.pbtex.com/html/mothergoosepat.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewdarnbusy
    How about a single Irish chain Pattern. the SS blocks will be the alternate blocks... you can eaily square them up within that space with differnt sized borders around them. or better yet make the irish chain blocks into oblong blocks too..... this is definately a great idea if I do say so myself. LOL
    Make sure you mark the tall end of every irish chain block so you don't sew them together wrong... the oblong blocks must face the same direction on every block or they won't meet in the corners. it will be beautiful!!!!

    http://quilting.about.com/od/blockof...rish_chain.htm (I think I like this one best)

    http://www.quilt.com/Blocks/IrishChain/IrishChain.html

    http://www.simplicity.com/t-free-qui...ain-Quilt.aspx
    I love this idea!

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    I looked at Mother Goose, what a cute, cute, cute idea!!!
    So many to choose from, I knew you would have great ideas! How to incorporate all of them....hmmmmm....

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