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Thread: Westfalen Waltz Block

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    Hi Quilters:
    I just finished making this Westfalen Waltz block from the Quilters News Magazine February 1990 . The block was by Jan Cook of Lakeport, CA. The quilt she made from this block was a semi finalist in the QNM's Home Sweet Home block contest. The designer created the block as a remembrance of the homeland of her maternal ancestors who lived in Germany in the 1800's. I love the block and think I might make a whole quilt of it. It's very easy and I just love how complicated it appears when it actually isn't.

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    That would make a very pretty quilt. I know that you said it was easy to make but it looks hard to me.

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    That is very pretty - and never seen before by my eyes. Do the rounded block edges meet up with some sort of sashing? Was it paper pieced?

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    Hi CCbear
    It's easy and it was kinda fun. Try it. I did this block just to try the pattern. This particular block will become a hotpad or potholder as I just used scraps that I didn't have much of. It's very simple. The actual block has another dark blue piece on each corner of the block to make the block square instead of rounded but I didn't put that extra dark blue piece on because I didn't have anymore of that material and because I knew it was going to be a potholder so rounded corners are OK. :)

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    Hi Moonpie:
    No it's not paper pieced, it's just pieced. I wrote a note to CCbear telling her about the rounded edges. By now you've probably already read it and know that I left off the dark blue piece at the corners of the block as I ran out of scraps in that color and I knew it was going to be a potholder so rounded corners work but if making the quilt, you need to put the corner pieces in to make the block square. Feathers

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    That's a very pretty block!

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    Pretty block! and I agree it would make a wonderful quilt..Like your color choices as well.
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    Thank you all. You are all so kind and encouraging. Feathers

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    Very pretty colorful block. My grandparents were born in Germany came to the states in 1925. You should post the direction I know I would love to make a block like this

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    I'd be glad to share the pattern but don't know if I can due to copyright rules. The pattern was published in a magazine so it seems like one should be able to? If anyone knows for sure if it's ok to put the instructions here, let me know and i'll share it.

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    Great looking block! How did I miss it? I believe, since it is copyright, you need the designers permission. That shouldn't be a problem since it was already "given away" in the mag.

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    Beautiful, love the blue and red, and I am with everyone else, it looks complicated!! :D :D :D

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    Great block. If you're able to show the pattern, I'd certainly be interested.

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    If any one has the book 5500 quiltblock patterns its in there. :D Itts really a beautiful pattern. Have you started your quilt yet :?:

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    Hi Ruth
    No, haven't started the quilt with the Westfalen Waltz block...been doing some other blocks but do plan to come back to the waltz block sometime before I go to the great quilting bee in the sky! :wink:
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    Ok I just realized that I have the book 5500 quilt blocks found the pattern on page 282. How do I make templets from that small pic so I could do this block? I'm terrible at drawing.

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    If the pattern pieces are too small, take the book down to a shop where they photo copy pages.... just tell them the finished size you want the pieces to be....

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    That block sure looks had to make. It's really pretty though.

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    yes it does look hard to make....

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    I would also love the pattern if it is permissible. My parents were born and raised in Germany. Thanks

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    Hi-
    I'm glad that you like the block! Something to be aware of is that the version in "5500 Quilt Block Designs" is not drawn correctly. They didn't pay attention when they copied it from QNM and it is not quite the same as my original design. QNM added the little curved triangles at the corners. I drew the block to be set on point with special half and quarter blocks to fill out the edges, but QNM did it as a straight set - I think it's even prettier on point than in a straight set. Happy quilting!

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    Wow! I really like it and it's different.
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