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Piecing The Past Quilts 4 Patch Square Dance Sewalong

Old 10-06-2021, 05:03 AM
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Here are my blocks.

I did cut and bag the 12 neutrals, 5 reds, etc. but I don't think that would be necessary. I think it would look really fun and scrappy if one did four different neutrals and four different reds in these blocks, for example. It's a classic traditional pattern that one can't go wrong with.
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Old 10-06-2021, 10:51 AM
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I like your blocks, NZ!

Finally got the sizing correct.
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Old 10-06-2021, 12:49 PM
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So pretty, Susie! We are going to see some lovely quilts with this sew along.
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Old 10-06-2021, 12:55 PM
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Cut big and trim down technique is fine -

But trimming a 3.5 inch 4-patch unit to 3 inches?

Really?
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Old 10-06-2021, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
Cut big and trim down technique is fine -

But trimming a 3.5 inch 4-patch unit to 3 inches?

Really?
I was thinking the same thing!
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Old 10-07-2021, 04:20 AM
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I know there is wasted fabric, but I like the option of more exacting final squares when you cut large and trim down. Perhaps this technique was used just in case new quilters are doing this quilt. I have used the pattern many times in the past under different names and will dive in with a modified version of the suggested colors.
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Old 10-07-2021, 06:35 AM
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I’m saving the pattern. I need to find fabric in my stash to start this project. So I will be a week or two behind. I have been staring at this project for a long time. I’m debating between fall colors all types of fabric like in scrappy or mainly use Kansas Troubles and fabric that plays well with Kansas troubles. I’m not sure I have enough of neutrals.
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Old 10-07-2021, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by WMUTeach View Post
I am still in the searching the stash phase for all of those variations of the same colors. Do you follow the pattern and use 12 naturals, 5 reds and so on?
I say do what pleases you. The reason I did mine pretty much like the pattern is because I have a lot of stash and other projects going on. It was easy for me to just follow the instructions on this one. I do like the colors which helps!

As to paper piecing- I don't do a lot of it so my advice wouldn't be helpful. I'm not very proficient with it.
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Old 10-07-2021, 04:11 PM
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I tend to avoid paper piecing for such a large number of repeated blocks. I will use starch and careful cutting and piecing. I hate picking off the paper. Tee-Hee-Hee
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Old 10-09-2021, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by WMUTeach View Post
I know there is wasted fabric, but I like the option of more exacting final squares when you cut large and trim down. Perhaps this technique was used just in case new quilters are doing this quilt. I have used the pattern many times in the past under different names and will dive in with a modified version of the suggested colors.
I understand cutting large and trimming in general but those 4 patch units seemed silly to me. For HST's and the like I find I like doing it that way if I'm not using the papers on a roll that I like using. But it all worked out in the end.
However, I think you're right that it would help a new quilter.
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