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Thread: My latest quilt block.

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    This is a quilt block that I made today. I had a lot of trouble with it and it still doesn't completely line up but I like it anyway.
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    Looks good to me toooooo!!!
    I haven't tried any blocks like that before, you did a good job, like the color combos
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    very nice! love the colors! i struggled with some 'lining up' today, too, on a block. must we all be perfectionists?

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    That's a very pretty block. I would be happy if i could make one that good :D

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    I think it looks great! What is it they say......if you ride past it on a horse 10 feet away and can't see any mistakes then there aren't any...or something like that! LOL

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    Very nice work cc.

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    Looks good to me too! Like the colors you chose.

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    Nice job... can't wait to see the whole quilt!

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    I really like that block. Did you design it yourself? You did a nice job on it! Is it one you're putting into a project? or just one to do for fun?

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    I'm a star nut but haven't seen that one. Do you know the name of that block? Where did you get the directions. Thanks. You did a great job!

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    That's really nice! Thanks for showing it to us! It sounds like you've inspired some people here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by annmarie
    I'm a star nut but haven't seen that one. Do you know the name of that block? Where did you get the directions. Thanks. You did a great job!
    Nicely done ccbear66. Great color selection.

    I can see two ways to do this. Paper piecing is probably the easiest and most accurate.

    1.) Take a piece of paper. Draw a 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 square on it.
    2.) From the lower left corner, draw a line diagonally to the upper right corner.
    3.) 1/2 way up ( 3 1/4 inches from the bottom line) draw a line straight across the big triangle on the lower right.
    4.) Mark a point on the bottom line 1 3/4 inches from the left hand point. mark another point 1 1/2 inches from that point to the right.
    5.) On the line you drew half way up, mark a point 1 3/4 inches from the long diagonal. Connect the two points together that are 1 3/4 inches away from that long diagonal line.
    6.) Mark a point on the halfway up line 1 1/2 inches from the first point you placed on that line. Connect the point on the bottom line with that point.
    7. Mark the lowest right corner triangle 1, the next stripe over 2, next one over 3, then the top triangle 4.
    Make 4 copies of this pattern. Make a matching pattern for the other half of the quarter pattern going the opposite way. Make 4 copies of that pattern too.

    Paper piece them in the order of the numbers you put on the drawings.

    Put two matching 1/8s together to make a square.

    You should come up with 4 squares, each 6 1/2" square. Put together for a 12 x 12 inch square.

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    Great directions, Tim. I agree--paper piecing is the best way to get all those angles to behave. My only addition to the plan would be to either get out a pencil and do some shading on the patterns to keep all the colors straight, or draw color-coded dots with colored pencils. Learned this hint from experience! Oh well...extra dupicated bits of blocks do make interesting scrap quilts, right?

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    It is really nice... I do not think I could do as well making that block..

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    Very nice. I like your color combo.

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    The colors are wonderful!! You did such a great job!!!

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    Thanks everyone for the kind comments on the block. The pattern is from a book called Stars by Magic by Nancy Johnson-Srebro. All of the patterns in this book are diamond-free stars from squares and retangles. No Y-seams. I'm am going to try to make some of these stars in my color sceme to go with my Birthday swap blocks to make a bigger quilt. I really like this book. The only drawback is you waste some fabric but I'm putting all of that fabric into my scrap bin so that I can someday make a string or scrap quilt.
    I'll try to post pictures of my blocks as I do them.
    Thanks again

    Barb

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    What a striking block. I like it! It has a patriotic theme to me and since my anniversary is on July 4th I tend to be drawn to things with a patriotic theme. I agree with Tim, paper piecing method would probably be easier. That said, my suggestion would be to turn your block over and measure your seam line. I would suspect your machine or your foot isn't giving you an exact quarter inch. If it isn't, play with your machine or where you insert the fabric against the foot until you get an exact quarter inch and I bet your unit pieces will line up better for you.
    ~Tiffany

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    This is the second block made from the same pattern. It was a lot easier to do and I think it turned out better than the first. This is one of the birthday blocks that I'm going to send out.
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    Very pretty, I love the yellow and blue.
    Good job :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Pam

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    LOVE that star. Can't wait to make one. Thanks Tim for the pp directions

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    I like your block that is going to go w/ your b'day blocks . Post your b'day blocks as you get them. Love to see them!!! You can post my blocks under pictures where Quiltingchic and BJ started under Bebe's Bday Blocks. I have no digital camera and would love for others to see and enjoy your work.
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    You did a nice job sewing this block. I wonder tho if the design is for the red strips to align? What is the name of the design and did you design it? :D

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    Wow great job I really like the way it looks!!! Thanks for posting a pic.

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    No I didn't design this block it is from a book called Stars by Magic by Nancy Johnson-Srebro and no the red stripes are not suspose to allign. There is another pattern for a star in there where the stripes do allign. Thanks for all the kind compliments on this block. As I already said I'm going to try to make some of these blocks to go with my b-day swap blocks to make my quilt bigger. I'm also going to be using some of these stars to send to my b-day swap friends.

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