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Thread: Need inspiration please

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    Senior Member taiboo's Avatar
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    I am using the parallelogram die for my go...I made a beautiful design from their website...but I don't want to make it a small quilt...I want something bigger...I'm afraid if i make more of the same block....it won't look right...

    Help me turn this into a masterpiece please :-) I'm open to ANY and ALL suggestions!
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    Maybe if you put some plain blocks of your background fabric in between it would work. Good luck and be sure to show us the finished product.

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    If you have more fabric, do a border around these 4 blocks
    & make more blocks as a border around that. Repeat until
    it is as large as you want.

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    I think it would look great no matter how many blocks you make. Just my opinion :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by needles3thread
    If you have more fabric, do a border around these 4 blocks
    & make more blocks as a border around that. Repeat until
    it is as large as you want.
    that was my first thought, also

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    Quote Originally Posted by needles3thread
    If you have more fabric, do a border around these 4 blocks
    & make more blocks as a border around that. Repeat until
    it is as large as you want.
    that was my first thought, also
    I agree, this is a wonderful solution.

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    interesting....what size border would you do around these? and what size blocks would you make on top of that?


    Quote Originally Posted by needles3thread
    If you have more fabric, do a border around these 4 blocks
    & make more blocks as a border around that. Repeat until
    it is as large as you want.

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    How would they look on point with un-pieced blocks in between them? This would stretch the blocks out and you wouldn't need to make that many.

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    i would put the four blocks on point, filling in with solid black, then add the print border then green then black.

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    I'll think I will do very similar to this...I will do black all the way around...then make 1/2 square triangles of the fabric used as another border, and then another border of the one i actually picked for the border LOL Hopefully that will fill it out some!

    Quote Originally Posted by thequilterslink
    i would put the four blocks on point, filling in with solid black, then add the print border then green then black.

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    I see no reason why you can't continue on the way you are and make it as big as you want. Looks to me like the blocks are meant to connect, no matter how many you add or subtract.

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    Beautiful. You could try making the same block with the colors reversed and lay it between two of the ones you already have. I think it could develope an interesting look.

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    Senior Member taiboo's Avatar
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    I tried that, but it took away the optical allusion of the center star...It is kind of like a 3-d star and you can't see that from the picture.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat Sews
    Beautiful. You could try making the same block with the colors reversed and lay it between two of the ones you already have. I think it could develope an interesting look.

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    it is beautiful--borders lots of borders and partial borders?

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    I like these blocks very much and I think making a large quilt with many of these same blocks would be fine. You could do sashing if you want to break up the patterns if you want.

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    Whatever you do, you are going to love it!!!

    Play around with those 4 blocks. Say upper left is block A, upper Right B, and lower left C, lower right D. the units are A1 A2 A3 A4, etc.

    What if the pivot was not quite 90 degrees?

    turn so the points touch:

    A2 to B3
    A4 to C1
    B4 to D1

    and I didnt write this one down, but probably C2 to D3.

    your joiner pieces would be much smaller. Yes, you'd lose that star in the middle of the four.

    Just wonderin' :-D

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