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Thread: Tutorial for night and day block

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    Tutorial for night and day block

    It was requested of me in the Scrap swap thread to make a tutorial for this block. I posted it there, but thought I would post here as well. It is 6 1/2" block, so cute and great for scraps or leftovers. I just hurried and did this so you could have instructions, so don't look to close at my work, my points are a mess.
    All seams are 1/4 " You need a strip 1 1/4" by the width of fabric of 2 colors. Or if you have scraps you can cut those into 1 1/4 inch strips.
    Sew the two strips along the length, and press open.
    Use triangle ruler to cut pieces as shown, you need 16, (8 of each direction)
    lay pieces out as shown. You can put the dark in the middle or the light. ( I like to make two sets and do one of each)
    I show how it looks both ways in pics.
    Then just sew as shown in pics. Make sure to press seams as you go. I hope this is enough instructions for you to understand. Enjoy!
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    Thank you so very much for this! Your photos are a great help and I loved seeing a few of these blocks together so as to get an over all feel for the pattern. It's really interesting how the different values play out.
    Pat

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    Thank you so much for reporting this. I love this block and will give it a try soon!

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    Love this tutorial. I am going to incorporate it into a RowXRow project I'm doing. Thanks so much!

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    Great! Thanks for sharing!
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    SWEEEEEEEEEEET thank you very much for posting that. what a wonderful way to do that.
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    Thank you for the tutorial I must try this one.

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    Can't thank U enough for the picture tutorial. Saving it and putting it in my quilting desktop file.

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    Thank you! You have made it easy to see how it all goes together. I think I will practice this afternoon!

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    So cool!! Thank you!!!!
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    Thank you soooo much for sharing your tute. I couldn't wait to try it and WOW I LOVE it!! It is so much fun to play with the layout and see what designs you can get. THANK YOU!!
    Linda

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    Thank you for taking the time to make the tutorial. I hope to try it in the future after the UFOs are done.

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    I like this block ... thanks for sharing the tutorial. I am wondering how to make it larger. If I am making a 10 1/2" block, how wide do I cut my strips? I'm thinking 2" but I can't get that answer mathematically. Can anyone help? Thanks!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Fantastic tutorial. I have had the pattern and fabric for making one for 3 years. Maybe this will get me started.

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    Thanks for this tute, love it!!
    What size strips for a 12" block? Anyone know?

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    If my mathematical calculations are correct, a finished 12" block would be double the size of a finished 6" block, so each of the two strips would need to be 2 1/2" wide, with the width of the sewn two-strip set being 4 1/2" wide. The total length would be nearly 30". If I have miscalculated, please let me know.

    For a finished 10" block, I am playing around with strips just under 2" each. I'm still playing with this and tend to overthink the process. I'm giving up tonight and will look at it again tomorrow or the next day, depending upon my schedule.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    thank you for posting this.
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    I did this block in just two colors. It's a king size quilt and it came out beautiful. Flaws and all.
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    Oh, I love the arrangement that has a cross in the middle. Thanks for the tute.

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    Awesome job! You make it look so simple! Thank you. I'll have to try it out on a day off.

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    After this easy way to do, thanks to your information and pic. Sure i will do one day very soon

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    What a great tutorial & I love your pattern. This would make a very nice quilt top, I just might have to try this out, that is when I get caught up on my 65 other things that I have going!! Thank you for your great work & picture's.
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    You are all welcome. I am glad you like it. I love scrappy quilts and this one is so easy. Enjoy!!!

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    Nicely done! Thanks for the tute. I have miscellaneous strips I need to use up, this project sounds perfect.
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    Thank you so much for the great pictures, so easy to follow. I just made one using 2 1/2 strips and I ended up with a 15 inch block. Sure would not take long to make a nice size quilt like this.

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