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Picture of Kim - Strut526
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so clean and crisp looking.
I went to the blog where it was made, no pattern info or tutorial. But she says it was paper pieced. why would you need to do that? and how can i make it? a 10 or 12" block, not mini! lol
She made some beautiful blocks in different colorways!

Made by:http://theconfusedquilter.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-bee-auty-continues.html
 
Posts: 11810 | Location: Taylor, Mi. | Registered: Sep 25, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That is a nice one. I really like the colors of some of the ones she made Smile


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Posts: 4907 | Location: Loriland | Registered: Feb 23, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Oh, that is eye-catching! You could PP/foundation piece it, or strip-piece it & cut 4 diagonal squares (keeping the centers lined up so the diamond pattern appears). You'll have some waste from a long strip, but you could use those triangles in something else.

For a 12" block, the 4 squares would each have to be 6.5" raw. That might be an awkward size square to cut from a strip piece...unless there's a 6.5" square ruler? Ha ha - I have so many rulers I don't even know what I have without looking. Wink

LOVE the cat in the stacks in the final picture -- that would SOOOOOO happen at my house!! Big Grin
 
Posts: 5427 | Location: About 28,000 Light Years From Galactic Center | Registered: Jul 23, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I think it's the fresh coordinated fabrics that make the blocks wonderful. I wouldn't want just one block so I'd do string quilt blocks making some identical ones to meet in the corners like that. Then the illusion is the 4 triangles that form a square.

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Another use of squares on point with strings.

 
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Picture of Kim - Strut526
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beautiful! but i am totally lost here..i look at the block, it looks easy..but i am blank. i am a visual person anyways.. Frown
 
Posts: 11810 | Location: Taylor, Mi. | Registered: Sep 25, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That is a very pretty block. I'm guessing that she paper pieced it for accuracy. For that block, you want all those strips to line up perfectly.
 
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Here's a single block. It's symmetric so you start with the center strip across the diagonal. You could cut all the strips first if you're good at piecing. I'd probably use a fabric foundation but paper is cheaper so you could sew on the lines. You can buy 500 page reams of 8 1/2" x 11" newsprint that'll go through your printer to get the lines drawn to sew on. That paper tears off very well especially if it's dampened.

 
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Picture of Kim - Strut526
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that looks nice Evelyn, thanks! makes more sense now.
i will have to figure out what size block i want and then make the pattern on foundation paper, i think your right about paper piecing it..would be so much more precise.
 
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