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Thread: My 6" blocks

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    My 6" blocks

    I'm always mentioning my love for doing 6" blocks for a quilter's group in Canada (my home and native land) to make up into quilts for the needy.

    It is really fun to look up free patterns and go through my scraps to make them up and unlike many of us, my "stash" is diminishing!

    So here are the latest 4. I think I'm up to 124 now! Can you imaging the number of layers in the center of the top right one?! That's where a hammer can come in handy!

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    Very nice. My favorite is the 4th one.
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    Fantastic! I too love the bottom right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by patsan View Post
    Fantastic! I too love the bottom right!
    ditto, love the 4th, but #2 is just lovely with all its colors

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    they look good
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    Kitsie, those are beautiful blocks!!! Glad you're enjoying the process!

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    Great blocks!

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    I love them all. Could you tell us the names of each block? I would love to try some. BrendaK
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    These are sew nice! I've been sewing 6" blocks from Tula Pink's City Sampler of 100 blocks. I know you'd have to pay for the book, but may I suggest it for you? It uses common cuts...1, 1 1/2, 2 1/2 and 3 1/2". Fun and easy to sew.

    Yes the hammer is our friend. I have found that after the initial pressing of a block, lightly mist it with water, then press again (not iron). While the block is still warm slip it under a square of wood the size of your block...for my small blocks (2 and 3") I use June Tailor's clapper or the base of Dritz point presser and pounding block. (These of are leftovers from when I sewed garments!) Any piece of smooth wood will do.
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    Love your blocks
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    Block info! Thanks for asking. Some blocks have different names and can be found in different places. The top left is "4-Patch" from the Jinny Beyer free blocks. Top right is either Teddy's Choice on JB or Arkansas Traveler on other sites. Bottom left is "Chuck a Luck" and on the right is Frolic from "My Essential Passion". I use such sites as Quilter's Cache, Generations, McCalls, Delaware Quilters, etc. You can google 6" quilt blocks or just free block patterns and resize them. I like the JB designs but there is no help for making up the block. If I cannot find it at another site on google, I'll graph it.
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    Nice blocks!

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    great job
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    I like all of them, they are beautiful.
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    Great variety. My favorite is the upper right one. You do good work.

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    All are great. So kind of you to make them for charity.

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    What wonderful blocks, I like them all. Thanks for showing such a good use for leftover fabrics. I also like the size of the blocks as well:-)
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    These are all terrific, Kitsie. That's an admirable thing to do. I'm sure your quilts will be greatly appreciated.

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    I love them all. Really pretty blocks.

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    Very pretty blocks!! Good for you, managing your scraps in such a lovely way!

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    Wow...124 blocks. These 4 will make nice additions to your collection. It looks like a couple of them are PP.
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    No hammer needed on upper right one. Just back off on stitching the last 1/4 inch, or about two to three stitches. The underside will swirl naturally and no hammer is needed. I do it all the time with my six inch blocks and free four inch blocks from Quilting on the Square newsletter. The newsletter is free when you sign up for it.

    Laura Aaron Hird has four quilting books out: Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt, Farmer' s Wife Pony Club Quilts, Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler and the latest is the Bible Sampler I am now working on. All but one has the six inch finished blocks. All come with CDs that has the patterns for paper piecing and templates. She 'renames' her blocks, you may be knowledgeable about a number of them.

    Love the blocks you showed here....hope we can see the total quilt when it is done.

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    Beautiful blocks. Yes that top, right one would have a large bump if I did it. I might end up cutting out the center and appliquéing a triangle over the center.

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    Beautiful. Are some of these paper pieced?

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    Yep, freezer paper method of sewing along the fold.
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