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any suggestions?

Post by nanachacha » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:35 pm

Hello evry1, not sure if this is the right category to post but I hope it is. I recently had posted that I'm new to the site & have received many warm welcomes, Thanks for those, but now Im finally getting my sewing room sorted & I found some blocks that I hadnt seen in a few years among my stash, they are 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 pieced blocks finshed 4 1/2 sq. & some 6 1/2 sq blocks christmas fabric. I don't remember what I was working on or what I was planning on when I pieced them, I would appreciate any suggestions for patterns or block that I could encorporate these lonely blocks...I tried to post pix but couldn't figure out how to do that...sry thanks happy quilting :}

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Re: any suggestions?

Post by northbound » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:18 am

You might think about using squares and rectangles of fabrics to add to the blocks you have to make up 6 1/2 or larger blocks. Not sure that is the best way to describe what I'm thinking! If you look at a pattern like the Yellow Brick Road, you can see what I mean:

http://quiltinaday.com/shoponline/patte ... 961&page=5

or organized as rows:
http://quiltinaday.com/shoponline/patte ... 965&page=4

make a frame for a panel:
http://quiltinaday.com/shoponline/patte ... 166&page=7

or forget the blocks and treat it like a jigsaw puzzle:
http://quiltinaday.com/shoponline/patte ... 08&page=12
http://quiltinaday.com/shoponline/patte ... 714&page=2

Anybody else have ideas or pictures?

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Post by sidesaddles » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:24 am

dang makes me want to try those. Great ideas!

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Post by purrfect-lady » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:30 am

Or use them to make tote bags, grocery bags, pillow covers, pillow cases, wall hangings, purses, or dress up quilt borders in their corners or even in their middles.

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Post by nanachacha » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:34 pm

Thanks evry1 for yur great suggestions, I pieced them together & added mor fabric and ended up with a 12" block, now just gonna piece randomly & see how it turns out...happy quilting

MaryP. :}

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Re: any suggestions?

Post by scrapquilter48 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:44 am

The odd ball blocks I keep and make quilt as you go Seminole type idea. We sew our blocks top/bottom, Seminole be left to right like typewriter.. Can be a scrap method with borders in between etc..

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