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Thread: What to do when your blocks just don't quite measure up!

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    I would have had a hard time putting this one in a drawer! I'm glad you problem solved and was able to square it up. It is beautiful, colorful and very cheerful. Thanks for sharing!

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    What a great idea!! Your quilt is truly spectacular!! Well done my sweet. Dianne

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    this is fantastic!!!!

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    What a great solution! It looks terrific!

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    Your quilt is great. I need to make note of your plan. I seem to have undersize issues, too.

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    I really like it!! It doesn't look at all like they didn't want to play nice.

    Kyia

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    i love the topyou wouldn't have known you had a problem with any of the blocks if you hadn'tsaid something.i love those colors. :lol: :lol:

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    Gorgeous! And aren't you a clever girl to figure out a way to make it all fit together! I love the bright colors against the white!

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    Beautiful! I really like the offsetting of the blocks you did with the coping strips. Gives the quilt more interest. I can easily see why your DD laid claim to it.

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    Looks intentional.

    I love the term "coping strips"

    By the way, the Jane Stickle (Dear Jane) quilt has a bajillion "coping strips" in it. The blocks in that quilt were NOT all the same size. So you are in excellent company.

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    Your quilt to is a beauty. Great job.

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    What a great idea! :-) I have a set of blocks that have the same problem. Trimming them would mean losing points and creating a different mess. :cry: I'm going to see if your solution will work for me. Thanks so much for the idea and a great example of quilter's ingenuity!! :wink:

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    it turn out great i always got un-finish work in my crafting lol

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    You have given me a great idea, Yvonne. I want to do some photo quilts but was stuck as how to set them for size. Some are square, rectangle etc. and I don't want to cut them all the same size. Your sashing idea might just work for me. What would I do without you guys? You're great! AND just a button click away.

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    I'm glad many of you have found my solution helpful. I am anxious to see your solutions when you start putting your quilts together. Be sure to share.

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    Thanks for this. I am facing the same dilemma. Now I know what to do.

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    I'm glad you didn't let it "ripen". It look great and you solved your problem.

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    It looks really nice. I love the color square border.

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    I love the blocks and the color. Nice way to "fix" the block size. It looks so beautiful I wouldn't tell anyone I had to adjust the size.

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    Great looking quilt!!
    Your fix came together beautifully!!

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    Love your quilt, the colours are so fresh and bright!! Well done on resolving your sizing issues, great idea, I love the off set effect you get!! Well done!! :D

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    i love your top. its so bright and pretty

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    Your coping strips actually enhanced your quilt!! I love how adding more white just opened up the quilt. The extra white also seemed to "float" your blocks. I have thought of doing the same in a situation where my blocks were "off" but never dreamed it would turn out as well. Thank you for sharing and kudos for the marvelous job you did on this spectacular quilt!!

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    What a great tip! I recently received blocks from a swap and some were just a bit small so this idea is a perfect solution to my problem. I love the way you set them. It turned out gorgeous! :D

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    hi Yvonne,
    great idea for solving that problem, I'm attempting something similar for a t-shirt quilt. did you add coping strips opposite each other (ie top and bottom) or adjacent (ie top and one side). thanks for your input.

    peel

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