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Thread: Wooden quilt blocks

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    Wooden quilt blocks

    I have just finished the tops of 4 12" woodedn blocks. My DH cut them out and rounded the edges for me. My Dad lives next to a dear lady who also quilts. Her DSIL made some blocks for her and she put them in her flower beds. While home for my Mother's funeral, I asked if I could copy her and she said yes. So I drew out these blocks and painted them. I have started on the blocks on the back now too. DH will put post to stick in the ground when I am done. The purple block was named Margaret's Choice (my Mother's name). I couldn't resist doing one for her. The blue and gold one is the Air Force Star my DSIL is in the Air Force so needed one for him. I'm also doing a Texas block for my DS. This is really alot of fun. If it doesn't turn out just repaint. Thanks for taking a look.
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    What a neat idea ! Thanks for sharing
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    They would be wonderful on the wall. They are great. What a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for posting them. I enjoyed seeing them so much
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    How cool! Thanks for sharing.
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    Cute idea. Is it any easier to get pointy points with paint? It seems like it could be hard.

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    Very pretty!!!!!

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    I like this idea. They are alll so nice, you did a great job painting them!
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    those are terrific. what a great idea! i've been sad that i haven't had a place to put a barn quilt... so this could be used in the garden
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    very cool idea

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    What a nice idea, your painting is very very good!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Really nice! What kind of wood did he use?

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    more information, please...these are cool!

    Quote Originally Posted by jcrilley View Post
    Really nice! What kind of wood did he use?
    I also would like to know what kind of wood/how thick?

    Also, did you score or burn the lines in, or is it just a flat surface that you painted? If so, how do you get the lines so straight???? great job painting!

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    Beautiful blocks..

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    What a wonderful idea!!!

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    How neat are those!

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    Wonderful idea and wonderful job. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

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    Beautiful and what a fantastic idea, I too would like more information.
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    What a great idea........ I think I will be making a plaque with a block on it and a sign above that says
    "A QUILTER LIVES HERE" for by my front door.

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    What a fun idea! Really pretty too!
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    I love this idea!!! Please, please...more information!
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    Are you going to hang them like a sign or put them flat to the ground?
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    What a great idea! They would also make great wall art (single-sided, of course). Thanks for sharing.
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    Those are terrific!! What kind of wood did you use& how think was it??

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    Ok let me try to answer the questions. First it is compressed plywood for outdoors. DH had some left over from the outdoor Manger scene I did. The wood is about 1 inch thick, probably 3/4 knowing wood sizes. It comes in different sizes but mostly 4 by 8 sheets. The block is 12" square, my DH routered the edges round. I prepainted them with a primer. The lines were drawn on with a quilt ruler and pencil. Then I painted with acrylic paints. After the paint was dry I went over the line with a permenant black pen. There are no lines cut into the wood. I looked at the blocks I wanted and drew them out. Easy to do and the points stay pointy. LOL I hope this helps you all. Oh yes. My DH is putting a hole in the bottom to place a rod to drive it into the ground to stand up and see both sides. Ok!!! Have fun and make your own barn signs for the flower garden!!!!! Most of us don't have barns so this is a fun way to make them. Enjoy!!!!!!
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    Just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing, hubby is a keeper LOL
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