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Thread: All Scrappy Greek Key or What to Do With 2" Squares

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    Thanks for a well-done tutorial. So clear and easy to follow. You work is greatly appreciated. I'm getting right on it.

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    Love your quilt and tute, thanks!
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    Great job putting the quilt and the tutorial together. I plan on raiding my 2" scrap bin; but am anxious to to how Lisawbquilter's larger square turns out. Oh an how about smaller squares? G
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    I like how all the white space gives it direction. Great tutorial. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the step by step with pictures. I know I can do it with this kind of help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Great job putting the quilt and the tutorial together. I plan on raiding my 2" scrap bin; but am anxious to to how Lisawbquilter's larger square turns out. Oh an how about smaller squares? G
    How about rectangles and squares?? Flying geese? All diamonds? All HST's? LOTS of possibilities!!! Thanks, G!!!

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    Very nice quilt, nice way to use some scraps up.

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    May I have your permission to try putting this into a file format for easier saving? Hugs and smilessss...
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    May I have your permission to try putting this into a file format for easier saving? Hugs and smilessss...
    Yes, you sure do! That sounds very convenient! You may even put it in PDF format and share with others online if you'd like! Correct my errors while you're at it as they don't really give you 20 min. to correct after posting ~~ it's more like 20 seconds! lol.

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    I definitely bookmarked this one

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    I'm bookmarking this one! Now if I can keep my attention span in check , I might try it. I love using lots of different fabrics and have plenty to work with. Thank you for explaining each step. Love your quilt!

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    That is a very interesting quiilt. Thanks for the tut.
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    Thanks so much. Really good tutorial!
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    Very nice quilt! Thanks for the wonderful tut. Love the heart!

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    Help!

    What am I doing wrong? It seems like some of the white strips are too short and shouldn't the block finish @9"? (6 x 1 1/2 + SA = 9 1/2) I must be missing something. I like the block and have plenty of scraps, but it just isn't working. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nance View Post
    What am I doing wrong? It seems like some of the white strips are too short and shouldn't the block finish @9"? (6 x 1 1/2 + SA = 9 1/2) I must be missing something. I like the block and have plenty of scraps, but it just isn't working. Thanks.
    Your pieced block = 9" but you must subtract 1/2" when joining blocks, so your final block size will be 8.5". All of my blocks come out at 8.5" exactly. I have a 1/4" foot on my machine. You may have cut the strips wrong. Make sure they are the 3.5, 5, 6, and 7.5 inch lengths. This is what you should have at each step of the way:

    * the 4P fin. @ 3x3
    *add the white strip; next it fin. @ 4.5
    *add the white strip; next it fin. @ 4.25 x 4.50
    *add 3 pc. scrappy; next it fin. @ 4.50 x 5.75
    *next it finishes at 6x6
    *add the white strip; next it fin. @ 5.75 x 7.25
    *add white strip; fin. @ 7.25 x 7.25
    *add scrappy strip; fin. @ 8.50
    *add last scrappy strip; fin. @ 8.5 x 8.5 (when blocks are sewn together)

    If your strips seem too short, you are not taking a full 1/4" off. So sorry you are having trouble. Check to see if your block finishes at the guideline above throughout the piecing.

    Hope this works for you, Nance!! Let me know if you need any add'l help! You will love it when all the blocks come out right and are joined together! Please don't give up.

    p.s. 6x1.5 = 9 (not 9.5 and you've already allowed for the SA so you can't add it in again)



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    What a great tut ...thanks for sharing !!!

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    Thanks for this great tutorial.

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    That was very interesting....thank-you. I just may try it.

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    love this have a lot of little pieces. I did a triangle exchange with the quilt show now i have to put them together also anyone with ideas i have 750 of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromzstore View Post
    love this have a lot of little pieces. I did a triangle exchange with the quilt show now i have to put them together also anyone with ideas i have 750 of them
    I too have lots of triangles stored up and here's a pic of a block I want to do sometime. It's called the Japanese x and + block but looks better in fun brights than in Batiks like this one. You'll use up 8 triangles/block, 2.5" size for a 10" block. Barabara Brackman's book on quilt blocks calls it a 'Spool' block.

    I'm also working on Next Door Neighbor, a block that uses lots of triangles. The going is slow, but it does use lots up!

    I'll get the link for you: http://quilterscache.com/N/NextDoorNeighbor2Block.html

    This pattern uses 16 triangles. There's another one there too so you might check that one out. Hope this helps you decide. Thank you, fronzstore!

    Here's a pic of the x and + block:
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    I love it will look it up thanks

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    how beautiful is this! thank you for doing this; it just went on my bucket list!
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    This is really pretty. I love the white background and how it makes all the scrappy squares pop. Thanks for posting!
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    I really like this and am picturing it with all the batik scraps I have accumulated. thank you for a great idea

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