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Thread: Another Quilt Block Swap Due October 19, 2010

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    So pretty Ibus. Your blocks all went well together.
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    here is my layout for my blue/purple/browns:



    i made 5 blocks to bring my total to 16 (the third row i did plus the second one in the bottom). i put strips around all the 9" blocks to bring them to 12" and alternated the big and little blocks. two still need boarders - i figured i would pick colors that worked with where i needed them in the quilt. the BIG BIG blue star is going to get a bird appliqued on top of it - too much blue in one spot!

    figured i would let it stew a few days before sewing them together - i haven't made a lot of samplers before and so the idea of arranging them is new to me. if anyone has suggestions to flipping things around please let me know

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    No suggestions for "flipping things around", I think it's lovely beeps!

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    1 2 3 4
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    For clarity, A1 would be the top left square, A2 the second in from the left, etc.

    A2 and A3 are very similar in visual form. A3 and B3 have the same colors in the same locations. Therefore I'd swap A3 and D4.
    I'd swap B4 and C1 to get the 2 diagonal squares off the same row.
    and then A1 and C3 to not put two stars next to each other as well as breaking up similar background tones next to each other.
    Checkerboarding the bordered squares is awesome, it really works
    "Everything is better with diamond glaze, it's like bacon that way." grrrdjules

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    thanks penlowe! i did notice the issue with A2 and A3 last night laying them out but didn't think it was too bad until you pointed it out and i'm looking at it again "awake"! Didn't see the "star" problem until you pointed it out i'll have to wait until i can get a free bed to try laying them out again.

    the checkerboard was a idea i had and it worked out very well. i am going to do the same to all my brown blocks, framing "dark" blocks with light and "light" blocks with dark browns and checkering them again. hopefully it will be less stressful than sashing. i don't have a lot of space to lay thing out and "frames" came from trying to figure out how to use smaller sections to put things together.

    i'm thinking of my next block for when we start again. my mom wants a bed quilt that goes with her new paint colors and i was thinking "delicate florals" lol

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    Arranging blocks is the hardest part! That's why following a pattern is so popular, someone else has worked all those complexities out.
    "Everything is better with diamond glaze, it's like bacon that way." grrrdjules

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    so true. that is why i have to enlist the help of my buddies cause i suck at these things! i can make individual blocks that look good but after that... wow! helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penlowe View Post
    Arranging blocks is the hardest part! That's why following a pattern is so popular, someone else has worked all those complexities out.
    LOL That's for sure! I should've done what Beeps has done and then I wouldn't have three similar blocks next to each other!
    Elizabeth

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    I'm sure it will be beautiful when it is finished, beeps.

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    lol ibus you can do it with all the other blocks you have stashed away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeps View Post
    lol ibus you can do it with all the other blocks you have stashed away!
    Lol, very true
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