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

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

    Wonky them! I recieved the blocks a couple of years ago from my Guild. my "presidents' " blocks made from a black and white 2 1/2" strip. Since no two quilters will ever have the same sized block, I just though the "wonky" block would work just fine. I had a great time playing with this quilt.
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    Well there you go-looks great

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    Nice job. I have a similar problem with some of mine. Will be using this idea! Thanks.
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    Wonderful!! It is the greatest idea and you'd never know what the plan was! I love how you used the white background.
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    It is really a great idea! Wow. Thanks for posting. I mean, so simple, but so clever.

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    beautiful quilt and great idea. hope I can remember that

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillnjo View Post
    Wonderful!! It is the greatest idea and you'd never know what the plan was! I love how you used the white background.
    I used a black & white print (my backing, actually!) to sash the quilt.
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    Great job! I think the wonky setting is a great solution for exchange blocks. Your quilt is beautiful.

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    What a perfect solution!
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    Gorgeous! great idea!!

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    Looks intentional - very cheerful quilt!

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    Neat idea!!!

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    Great job! Quilt looks great!
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    OOOOOOH, I love it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Looks really good.

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    I love your quilt. You did a very good job with a great idea.

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    What a wonderful idea! It looks great!

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    looks fabulous!
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    Good idea...

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    Perfect solution and a beautiful result!
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    Wonderful quilt!!!!!

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    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.

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    What a great way to balance all those off-sized blocks. I'll have to add that to my bag of tricks. Love your sashing and background for the blocks. Thanks for inspiring and sharing.
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    What a great idea. The quilt looks great
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    Beautiful!
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