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    Super Member tslowery's Avatar
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    I made these blocks in 2007 from a Quick Quilts magazine and it was a bonus from the web and I lost the instructions (imagine that) well I do not know what to do with it now? It was my first attempt at making blocks and I think it was called something like wacky logs are wacky stars it had a star on some of the center blocks. It does not go together like your log cabins light and dark to make a pattern so what do I do????Help...
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    strip them with black , sew together and you have a lap quilt! You can even tie it if you want, with variegated Thread!

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    i with using black and if you have strips of the block fabric left i would sew them to each other and make a striped border for the final border.

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    I have bought the back issues of magazines before. There is usually a site that sells them. I would google that and see if you come up with a place to get it. Do you know what issue it was? Maybe someone on here has it to copy and send you. In the mean time, I will look at my 2007 magazines and see if I can find your pattern for you.

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    I found the magazine after hours of searching BUT this project was a website bonus so that was 2007 and I cant find it on the web because it was so old. I do have a pic of what they did tho It was small nine blocks with a star in middle of some ( looks like it is set on black with a multicolored binding. I just do not know how to put the black in there and how to quilt it.

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    Can you take a digital of the picture and post it, so we can help you figure it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tslowery
    I found the magazine after hours of searching BUT this project was a website bonus so that was 2007 and I cant find it on the web because it was so old. I do have a pic of what they did tho It was small nine blocks with a star in middle of some ( looks like it is set on black with a multicolored binding. I just do not know how to put the black in there and how to quilt it.
    How cute is this?!! I love it!! Such a fun play on log cabin type blocks. Here's what I would do if it were me...lay it out like you have...decide how much space is needed between the blocks...guessing 2 1/2" w/the 2" showing. Then cut ,your length of the fabric by 2 1/2"...sew between blocks, cut or cut all those boogers by the length of the block and sew between the blocks. Then make your long strip all the way across from left to right w/out any breaks (well, unless you need to add on to make the strip fit) Once all is framed in black...you will need to take the black all the way around to frame it all in(same 2 1/2". Then at that time decide how much bigger you want to make this. I'd make a scrappy-whacky border all the way around...frame again in black. Black will really make the colors and shapes pop when done:)Then finish in a scrappy binding. Too cute and anxious to see how this will turn out for you! Hope that makes sense:)IMHO~Skeat

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    Skeet is right on the money! Perfect

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    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.kallistiquilts.com/graphics/patterns/canadian/pix-twisted%2520log%2520wacky%2520star.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.kallistiquilts.com/patter...elDrCSrUQAn6hM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=106&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwacky%2Bstar%2Bquilt%26ndsp%3D20%26hl %3Den%26sa%3DN%26ie%3DUTF-8

    scroll down to the twisted log cabin and twisted stars quilt.

    You could turn it into something like this. It looks close to what you are talking about.

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    susiequilt it looks very close to me. I love it.
    Darlene

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    Skeat I cant read all of your post for some reason the end of it is cut off.. I think I understand pretty much what you are saying.. would you use black even if the center block is navy blue in all of the squares ?

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    In that case maybe navy would be better. I like Skeats' idea.

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    okay...I don't know what happened w/that post..it went all the
    way to the right and I had to move my bar at the bottom
    to read it myself...so, I will try it again..:)

    How cute is this?!! I love it!! Such a fun play on log cabin
    type blocks. Here's what I would do if it were me...lay it
    out like you have...decide how much space is needed
    between the blocks...guessing 2 1/2" w/the 2" showing.
    Then cut ,your length of the fabric by 2 1/2"...sew
    between blocks, cut or cut all those boogers by the
    length of the block and sew between the blocks.
    Then make your long strip all the way across from
    left to right w/out any breaks (well, unless you
    need to add on to make the strip fit) Once all is
    framed in black...you will need to take the black
    all the way around to frame it all in(same 2 1/2".
    Then at that time decide how much bigger you
    want to make this. I'd make a scrappy-whacky
    border all the way around...frame again in black.
    Black will really make the colors and shapes pop
    when doneThen finish in a scrappy binding. Too
    cute and anxious to see how this will turn out for
    you! Hope that makes senseIMHO~Skeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by tslowery
    Skeat I cant read all of your post for some reason the end of it is cut off.. I think I understand pretty much what you are saying.. would you use black even if the center block is navy blue in all of the squares ?
    Sorry I didn't get back soon...kid crazy here:)
    the picture looks like you have a black center
    ...is that navy?Or a 'blue-black'. For all blacks
    are a blue-black or a green-black. If it is a
    dark navy in the center-that would work
    too...espec if it is on the dark side. Or even
    black would be fine too. The idea is to have
    those blocks pop...let them stand out on
    their own-they are too cute not to!:)
    It is usually a visually good idea to take what
    is center and pull to the outside. As it would
    make an affect pleasing to the eye. I
    think if you navy is dark as it seems...it's
    purpose would still be the same of popping.
    It would be just a personal preference.
    Lay out your blocks on a black and see-put
    some on the navy blue...visually decide and
    let us know what you come up with:)Skeat

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    One more thing to think about...if you
    put your blocks on navy to match the
    center...your blocks will look like they
    open in the back. If placed
    on black, they shouldn't look
    like that. Could be a great affect
    either way!:)Can't wait till the
    end of the story over there:)
    SKeat

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    Thanks for your suggestions. I will post again when I start this back. Remember I am new so that means slow. I am trying to get my blocks for the black and white swap, But I will get back to this and post a pic to let you know how it is coming. thanks again

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