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Thread: Need Help Please

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    I have made this quilt top with 5" ten minute blocks and am happy with the result, but would like to add further to it and am at a loss as to know what to do.
    Suggestions please, I just can't come up with anything.
    At the moment it measures approx 36" square. I have all the fabrics used in the top still left as well.

    I used 5" charm square for these blocks.
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    Is it the size that you aren't happy with? If so, how large would you like to make it?

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    looks good so far.

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    Paula did you have any problems with the centers? I have made this pattern using 10" blocks. I love it. I have been considering trying it with smaller squares but was afraid of the center or last seam being a pain to work with. Any suggestions? I think if you added a border on it you might use the charms with smaller squares on the corners then set them on point. Kinda like a snow ball block if you understand what I mean. I love the colors you used on this one. Very good job!! crafty_linda_b

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    The cente was a little more difficult at first but no too hard at all, the more I did the easier handling the centre got.

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    Yes I would like it to be bigger and not sure exactly how big, just keep going till it looks right.

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    lovely as it is

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    How about figuring out the math to do a round of smaller 10 minute blocks to go around what you have already? That would be really sharp I think. You could also do a round or square I should say of blocks using the center colors - or even you could make the tan color bigger at the bottom and around the sides then do some applique flowers and vines - okay. I have it pictured in my head but I know I'm losing something in translation..

    Exactly how big do you want this to become? I guess that is the biggest question to start off with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    How about figuring out the math to do a round of smaller 10 minute blocks to go around what you have already? That would be really sharp I think.
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    I was also thinking the same thing.

    If the blocks you've already done are, what, 9" finished, then maybe the next round should be 6" finished, and then a round of 3" finished.
    Or reversed. Do the 3" next, and then a round of the 6".
    That's even better.
    No sashings - just what you'd need to make the math work.

    Yes, it's a lot of work and blocks, but I think it would be very cool.

    So you'd start with 3.5" blocks (for the 6" finished) and 2" (for the 3" finished) blocks. Check my math. ;-)

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    I really like these color combinations. I made one using much larger blocks, but not as happy with the larger centers. Should have used smaller. Have you thought of maybe a piano border using all the fabrics? Another option might be a narrow inner border of random lengths of strips of the fabrics you are using, then adding a larger outer border of the solid fabrics. Do post your completed project. It is very pretty.

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    Ignore the gross colors. This would get you to 54" square
    You could put sashing in between if you wanted, and then adjust the # of blocks needed.

    The math works out very evenly.
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    Alternatively, go for 16 instead of 9 central blocks.

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    I like MTS's idea, then you could add borders to make it larger still!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    How about figuring out the math to do a round of smaller 10 minute blocks to go around what you have already? That would be really sharp I think.
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    I was also thinking the same thing.

    If the blocks you've already done are, what, 9" finished, then maybe the next round should be 6" finished, and then a round of 3" finished.
    Or reversed. Do the 3" next, and then a round of the 6".
    That's even better.
    No sashings - just what you'd need to make the math work.

    Yes, it's a lot of work and blocks, but I think it would be very cool.

    So you'd start with 3.5" blocks (for the 6" finished) and 2" (for the 3" finished) blocks. Check my math. ;-)
    Just what I was thinking I like the smaller blocks in the middle and a round of six inch on the outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Ignore the gross colors. This would get you to 54" square
    You could put sashing in between if you wanted, and then adjust the # of blocks needed.

    The math works out very evenly.
    This is really nice, MTS! I love the way you figure things out so well. Do you do this with EQ7?

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    I like what you have already! Being that you have more fabric of the same you could do more blocks in the same way. MTS's suggestion is a good wone ... and would add to the wow-power to your quilt!

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    I also like MTS's idea. Another one would be a round of piano keys and then a couple different sized borders.

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    Paula, those blocks are beautiful!!!

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