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Wonderfully versatile block. I can't believe how many different layouts you've created! This is an idea I'll definitely copy.
And this is just the beginning. I have at least half a dozen more I've designed on computer that look very different and that I'm really excited to try. But I have to get many other projects done first.
I love this quilt pattern! I am new to crafty and I do quilt. But I am.a pattern follower. Lol. I am not anywhere near designing quilts on my computer. Eeekkk! I have many charm packs and Ilove the quilt with all the white. Could you please let me know a pattern for this? Also of I use a 5 inch square what would I cut my rectangles. Sorry to sound so stupid. Hope to hear from you.
No need to be apologetic about it. Different people's minds work in different ways. Math has always come easy for me (but Lord help me if I need to learn something highly dependent upon memory.)
Looking at the second photo above, one can see that the rectangles are about half the width of the square after seams are stitched. Since your 5 inch charm squares would be 4.5 inches after stitching, rectangles would be cut 2.75 inches wide to finish at 2.25 inches. Cut one of them 5 inches long and the second one 7.25 inches long.
Your finished squares in this case will be 6.75 inches. To decide how many squares you'll need, first decide how large you want the quilt and how wide a border you'd like. Let's say you want a 70 x 90 inch quilt with a ten inch border on all sides. That would mean your blocks should cover a 50 x 70 inch space. Dividing by your 6.75 inch block, that would be 7.4 blocks across by 10.37 down. Since it doesn't come out even, you'd decide whether you want to make it 7 x 10 and make your borders a little wider or 8 x 11 and make your borders a little narrower. So you'd make either 70 or 88 blocks.
Love this one! Through the black fabric it becomes such a depth, that it becomes a three dimensional appearance. The best of it is, that it is so simple. :-)
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