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Thread: What to do with blocks that are not all the same size?

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    The quilt came out very cool. I love it. Great job.
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    Great, clever idea.

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    Clever, clever, clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin View Post
    It is really a great idea! Wow. Thanks for posting. I mean, so simple, but so clever.
    Clever is the word! A clever work-around! And I call this quilt "wonky & wonderful" because it's beautiful in its wonkiness! I just love it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCquilter View Post
    Can you tell me if you did the straight grain of fabric with the original blocks or with the finished side. I have a lot of 100 yr old blocks that slightly vary in size and quality of piecing. I will end up losing triangle points no matter what I do. This is really close but a better idea than what I was planning on doing. Thank you so much.

    Both were cut "on grain". If you are concerned about the quality of your blocks, perhaps you should put some stabilizer

    On them to hold their shape.
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    Beautiful, great idea.
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    That was the best solution. Way to go!
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    Great idea!!!!!
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    i like it..looks great!
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    Wonky is great! Your quilt is terrific!
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    Beautiful quilt, great job. Thaks for sharing.
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    Love what you did!

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    I love it!! Great idea
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    Love that idea. I bet it would work with orphan blocks too. Kind of a scrappy sampler.
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    OOOOO! Good call! The quilt is perfection, in its wonky kinda way.

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    Love it and what a prefect setting for all of those blocks........... thanks for sharing

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    What a great way to use up those blocks!
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    OMG what a wonderfuld idea thanks for sharing !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    I used a black & white print (my backing, actually!) to sash the quilt.
    sandy
    You must have read my mind. I really like the front and was hoping to know what would be on the back.
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    I love the look of the wonky blocks! Plus, you can use them in quilt-as-you-go quilting. Very pretty and cheery quilt!

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    great idea! It gave the quilt that extra something!

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    you did a fantastic job love the quilt

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    Great idea! I think it produced some really great contrast that would have been missing otherwise. Nice!
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    Great idea for the left over blocks.
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    That is using the ole noggin. Very creative way to solve that problem. Congrats.
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