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Thread: Charm square Hour glass quilt top center

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    This is my charm square hour glass quilt top. It needs borders/something more, but I'm a little sick of it so this is as far as it's getting for a few months :). It's 121 blocks. I used charm squares where 2 squares yields 2 identical blocks. So every block in the quilt has an identical match... except 1. See if you can find it ;)

    Originally I was planning on making it square but I had it laid out on point on the floor and I was thinking it might look cool like that. So I put pictures of it both ways.
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    I like it on point too! Would you put in big setting triangles? Great fabrics and good work on all those HSTs. :-D

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    Very very pretty. Good job, either way you finish it.

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    It would sorta be "I Spy" concept in reverse...and no, I didn't find it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I like it on point too! Would you put in big setting triangles? Great fabrics and good work on all those HSTs. :-D
    Probably set in triangles. I was taking the picture 5 minutes ago and last night when I finished it, I threw/laid it on the floor on point unintentionally, so the on-point is a 10 minute old idea

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    So cool! I love the on point idea!

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    It's beautiful!!!

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    i love it

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    Beautiful!

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    Oooo on point is an awesome idea :D:D:D
    There are sooo many options for the corner pieces :D:D:D

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    How many charm squares did you use? I have 2 packs that I just got and need to use them up. Be sure to put some pictures up when you finish! I love the way this looks.

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    Really lovely work. I am just loving the idea of it finished on point.

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    Nice job....and very colorful

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    Quote Originally Posted by LHUNT212
    How many charm squares did you use? I have 2 packs that I just got and need to use them up. Be sure to put some pictures up when you finish! I love the way this looks.
    122 squares. Every 2 squares yields 2 blocks. Other than that I was sick of it by the time I finished, I would make it bigger since it's kinda small now (and I'm a fan of small borders)

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    I'm glad everyone likes the on point idea - so in that case, what should I use to fill in the corners?

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    Your points are GOOOOOD!!!!

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    love the color mixture

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    really nice

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    ok, I am no expert quilter, but the math wiz in me says you can turn this on point without adding extra fabric. You would turn your square quilt into a rectangle though.

    Here are the steps (please excuse crappy photos, I just did this really quickly with my web cam and a post-it note).

    1. Mark the centre of your quilt by chalking a straight line horizontally and vertically, point to point (see photo 1).

    2. Fold down the top point to the centre point you just made and likewise fold up the bottom point to the centre point (see photo 2).

    Mark those fold lines and cut your quilt at those lines. (see photo 3)

    3. Cut each of the small triangles you just made in half along the first chalk line you made when you marked the centre point of the quilt. You will now have 4 smaller triangles.

    4. Fit those 4 smaller triangles along the right and left sides of your quilt to make a rectangle. (this is photo 4, I will put it in the next message).

    More experienced quilters will have to let me know if this will work or not. The other thing I can't visualize is how the squares will look in the triangles you cut off and re-attach. They obviously won't be in the same order or orientation as the main part of the quilt but it could be a cool effect.
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    here is step 4.

    Is this just crazy? I find quilting to be so math-y.
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    Beautiful! I love all the colors. It has a real tropical feel to it. I hope you decide to finish it soon because I'd love to see it done.

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    gorgeous!

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    Gorgeous quilt!! (Us non-mathy people want to know how big the rectangle quilt is -- approximately :lol: )

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    Gorgeous quilt! I love it! :D :D :D

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    i love the colour balance of the top. What colours are you doing to use to finish it?

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