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Thread: This little block is perfect - except it is the wrong size

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    Super Member JenniePenny's Avatar
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    This little block is perfect - except it is the wrong size

    I love this little block. It came in a pattern book of 3 inch paper piecing blocks. I enlarged the pattern on a copier, spent a few hours carefully making the block. I was so delighted with it, until, I went to line it up with my other random mini blocks and it is 1/2 inch too small. I used the wrong ratio to enlarge the pattern!
    I should have double checked the copy when it came out of the copier.
    I don't want to put a border around it, because that alone will make it stand out too much from the other blocks. Oh well, practice is never a bad thing, right? I think I will just put it in a frame.
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    It's a very cute block! Sorry it's the wrong size.

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    cute block

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    excellent paper piecing .... maybe there's another project in its future.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    It's really cute...can you add a 1" accent strip to one side and either the top of bottom to bring it up to size? That will leave 1/2" total for seam widths.
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    I like it, and, maybe it wont stand out to much
    did you try a white border

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    That's too bad cuz it's such a cute block.

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    If nothing else it could be used as a label on the back.

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    yes use it for the label

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    A label is a great idea or a Christmas tree ornament, if you stuff it.
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    that is really cute and I love the label idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    If nothing else it could be used as a label on the back.
    Love that idea! It is a cute block.

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    Looks like the last two pieces you added - top and bottom - could be replaced with pieces that are a bit wider. Then add 1/4 inch borders to each side in the same background fabric. Did I explain that OK or is it just confusing?

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    I think if you add a little white to it like lynnie said ,it might be big enough and not be different than the rest. Josie

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    Very sweet. Why not make it into a mug rug. Those are always fun.
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    Cute block! A wonderful orphan block for future use! A theme for your next mini!

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    That's so cute!
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    That is a very cute block, I am sure you can figure something out.
    Even make it into a holiday hot pad.
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    That is such a cute block. There are lots of ways you can use it. Or you could just send it to me!

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    How cute. It will look very nice in a frame.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audsgirl View Post
    That is such a cute block. There are lots of ways you can use it. Or you could just send it to me!
    I dunno... you might have to wrestle me for it! It's adorable! I love it!
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    It would make a great novelty potholder to put in the kitchen for the holidays!
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    Couldn't you make a border on it with the same fabric as the background and then trim it to the size you want. I don't think you would notice it once it is in the quilt with the other blocks.
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    your little block is pretty an would be nice as label as some have suggested. joyce j

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    can you make the border with the background fabric? Never know it was a border

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