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Old 10-02-2015, 02:29 PM
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I am trying to make a bright hopes block and a snowball so that they will go together like a garden trellis quilt. I don't have a pattern because I'm trying to make very large blocks 15" for a quick quilt to go overseas. The snowball corner block has to equal a side of the bright hopes block and they are just not lining up. Can anyone help me I'm not any good at enlarging patterns on my own.
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As you call it, the bright hope block and snowball blocks must be both 15" finished square. You do set this quilt on point. I thought I had in on EQ but it was probably on an older version. Here is a closeup of the Garden Twist I made from Trudie Hughes pattern in her book Template Free Quilting.
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:48 PM
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That is beautiful, ty for sharing. How big were your blocks?
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I made it over 15 years ago but I cut the snowball blocks 8" and the twisted blocks were cut 3" making a 7.5" finished square. You subtract 1/2" from the snowball block and that creates a 7.5" finished block. Sew the 3" twisted blocks and that also creates a 7.5" block. Is that making sense?? I know I did a snowball and not a pieced triangle so I think those were also 3" squares. That is a guess.

I am not good with math anymore having being disable. But I would make a test block and see how things work out. Cut a 15.5 snowball block and 5.5" pieces for the Twisted block. Hope that is correct. This is NOT an easy pattern.
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Thank you so much, I've played and played with the numbers I just can't get it to come out right, and I'm using accurate 1/4" seams, I'll keep trying I"m determined lol.
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by patchitpat View Post
I am trying to make a bright hopes block and a snowball so that they will go together like a garden trellis quilt. I don't have a pattern because I'm trying to make very large blocks 15" for a quick quilt to go overseas. The snowball corner block has to equal a side of the bright hopes block and they are just not lining up. Can anyone help me I'm not any good at enlarging patterns on my own.
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Go to this URL and you will find directions for this pattern.
http://www.quilterscache.com/O/Octag...wistBlock.html
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Originally Posted by jmarko View Post
Go to this URL and you will find directions for this pattern.
http://www.quilterscache.com/O/Octag...wistBlock.html
Has anyone found a copy of this pattern that gives fabric requirements for different sizes instead of just one block?
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It seems to me, if you are making a 15" latice block, you would use 5.5" pieces to make the latice and a 15.5" square with 5.5" squares to snowball it. Hope this makes sense.

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I made this quit several years ago, but unfortunately I cannot find it, so I'm afraid that's not a help. However, I purchased it as a commercial pattern from the Eleanor Burns site some time ago. so the pattern should still be available. It is a beautiful quilt.
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It is a beautiful quilt. I love it. Can't help with your question though.
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