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Thread: 2018 Summertime Block Swap

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    Got a question.... with block size. If I make a 6 inch block, do I make 4 sets (16) to make it a 12 inch block when put together?

    Additionally, what type of block is preferred? Appliqued? Traditional blocks with summer material? I am trying to get a feel for what I should be making.
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    Have4boys, I love any style block! Just make what you like! I love appliquing since I started using heat'n'bond fusible web, but I will also be piecing too.
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    I love to applique, I think I will stick with my original thought... blocks and then applique on them. Thank you!
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    I like any style and size of block, as well. Each set of 4 blocks (don't forget to make a 5th block to keep for your own quilt) should be the same block and size. I made 3 sets that were 12 1/2 and 2 sets that were 9 1/2". I didn't make any 6 1/2 blocks so I hope others will because I like the diversity of blocks for this quilt. All 3 sizes can be worked into a quilt. The individual quilter may need to add additional varying sized blocks when they receive their swap blocks to square up the quilt but that's part of the fun about adding more personal touches to your quilt. So...just create what you want and we will love them, I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hav4boys View Post
    Got a question.... with block size. If I make a 6 inch block, do I make 4 sets (16) to make it a 12 inch block when put together?

    Additionally, what type of block is preferred? Appliqued? Traditional blocks with summer material? I am trying to get a feel for what I should be making.
    No, a 6.5 unfinished block is it's own set. The only exception to that is the DP 9 Block. That requires 4 to make a whole block.

    Ex. 6, 6.5 unfinished Churn Blocks counts as a set.
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    Teen, I'm thinking of doing at least one 6" block. For the Fall themed swap last year I did only 12" and 9" , so I think it will be fun for me to experiment with the 6" . I'm working on my first set right now, and hopefully will have it done today. It's the watering can block set.
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    Ladies, here is an example of 2 different quilts done using different size blocks and different blocks done with different techniques.





    You can mix any technique block and they look great together.
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    I did my ladybug as a 6 1/2" block.



    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005 View Post
    No, a 6.5 unfinished block is it's own set. The only exception to that is the DP 9 Block. That requires 4 to make a whole block.

    Ex. 6, 6.5 unfinished Churn Blocks counts as a set.
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    I love your setting for the Fall quilt, Judith. It looks so complicated, but I might try that for the Summer blocks.

    Here is how I did my Fall setting. I made a few extra to make it square, but I enjoyed alternating the 9" and 12" blocks, with four 6" making up into a 12" block... if that makes sense? Sorry, I need more coffee this morning before I can talk coherently!
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    Oh bother! 5 blocks, each perfectly 11.5" , 1" too small !! Rats. Should I put a one inch border around each to make them 12.5" or should I save them for personal use only?
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    Gorgeous quilts, ladies! Cannot wait to play with my blocks!

    NZ...yes, absolutely, just add a 1" border. Love love love this block!!!
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    Om my goodness! I love the two fall quilts! I am still working on mine and I love how y'all did your settings. I spy a couple of my creations in there... You are two very talented ladies!

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    NZquilter, I say give them a border. Your blocks are adorable. And, that little border is never going to show.

    Thanks GracefulAnn. I can't wait to add the final border to mine and send it off to the quilter.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Okay, I put a border on them and the simple embroidery stitches on my cheap Brother sewing machine saved the day. Whew! I feel safe to swap these out now. Now on to my sandcastles!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
    Okay, I put a border on them and the simple embroidery stitches on my cheap Brother sewing machine saved the day. Whew! I feel safe to swap these out now. Now on to my sandcastles!

    WOW, those turned out fantastic!!!! I started a paper pieced sunflower last night...good thing I have three months!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
    Okay, I put a border on them and the simple embroidery stitches on my cheap Brother sewing machine saved the day. Whew! I feel safe to swap these out now. Now on to my sandcastles!
    There so cute, great job.
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    Probably a stupid question but what is a DP9 block?

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    Not a silly question, Bullock2us. I actually had to go look it up myself. I believe it means "disappearing 9 patch" block.
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    NZ....that embellishment on watering can looks awesome. Beautiful finishing touch! If I don't get one in my batch will you make one for me? Lol!!! Love it..

    D9P is, indeed, disappearing 9-patch....not a stupid question. I have to look up acrynoms all the time until I get my quilt lingo down...

    Jayne...can't wait to see sunflower....that is so summertime!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teen View Post
    NZ....that embellishment on watering can looks awesome. Beautiful finishing touch! If I don't get one in my batch will you make one for me? Lol!!! Love it..
    Absolutely! Just tell me know
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    Here is my second set. It is 6.5" .
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    NZQuilter, that sand castle is FABULOUS!!!!

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    NZ.....sandcastle block is awesome! Very creative...
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    I've been lurking You ladies are making some AWESOME blocks Love them all
    NZ and Judith great quilts, I can't wait to see the finished ones for the summertime blocks

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    Nzquilter, I am in LOVE with your sandcastle block. It screams to the Floridian residing inside me.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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