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SuzyCraftMaker posted on Sun, Apr 27 2014 8:37 AM

Looking for information on a technique "tip" I found online and now can't find it...

Two strip blocks made. Stack right sides together - one with stripes horizontal and the other with the stripes vertical - sew around all sides of the block and then cut diagonally corner to corner. Then arrange the pieces in a variety of patterns to make your block.

Anyone used this technique - or can find the link?

I should have bookmarked it - but it seemed so simple - now I'm not sure if it was two blocks done with the same fabrics, or two different ones.....I like the effect I got, but would like to look at this tip again.

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Sounds interesting. I tried a variety of Google search word combinations without any luck. I'll be watching this topic and hope someone else is familiar with the technique.


In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

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Answered (Not Verified) Roxana replied on Sun, Apr 27 2014 10:00 AM
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It's a pattern by Candace Hansen. She sells the pattern along with how to get it into a quilt.Her blog is http://quiltdesignsbycandace.blogspot.com/ and her Etsy store is https://www.etsy.com/people/QuiltDesignsbyCandac.

 

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Roxana replied on Sun, Apr 27 2014 10:03 AM

The block is called "Sonja's Windows" and it appeared in McCalls Magazine. A pdf of that page can be downloaded from the following link:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CDwQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.quiltsfromtheheart.org%2Fpatterns%2Fsonyas-windows-strip-block.pdf&ei=2CddU6u0L6iq2QXq_YDYDg&usg=AFQjCNHvxcwV278zFkGtKMnO_YGI-WYhEw&sig2=zgdLbohNJMukkgxGV3h_pA&bvm=bv.65397613,d.b2I

If the link doesn't work, google the name of the block.

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Roxana replied on Sun, Apr 27 2014 10:07 AM

Candace spoke recently to our quilt guild. The big block is 14" square and two are places in opposite directions and sewn and cut as you said. The smaller blocks are 9" blocks I believe. The strips you sew together are of varying length. I've got eight blocks finished on a quilt I am working on. I'll see if I can find it and the EQ7 file I created to see what it would look like without sashing.

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Roxana replied on Sun, Apr 27 2014 10:11 AM

My quilt is for a graduation present for a high school senior going to the University of Arkansas in the fall. So I've included the school colors and the mascot fabric in it. This is just a beginning.

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Karla replied on Sun, Apr 27 2014 11:05 AM

I love it, Roxana.  Red, black and white are some of my favorite quilt color combinations.  The recipient will love it!

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Roxana, that is going to be so pretty! I like the idea of the different width strips and different direction. 

 

 

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Bonita replied on Sun, Apr 27 2014 12:17 PM

I love the red and black quilts with just a touch of white. Your senior will love it too.

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Roxana replied on Sun, Apr 27 2014 12:21 PM

Bonita:

.... Your senior will love it too.

My DH loves it too so I am just going to do enough blocks for two quilts and then see what goes best together.

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Roxana I love your Black, Red and White quilt. I'm sure your HS senior and you DH will both love them.

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Roxana replied on Sun, Apr 27 2014 4:35 PM

Thanks, everyone. I just hope that was the block Suzy was looking for! It sure sounds like it.

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Love it Roxanna. Great Job.

 

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Thanks - it is a variation of that pattern, I believe. It was using just 4 strips and so looks much different when put together (without sashing).

I've been twitting and turning to see what combination I like.

Thanks so much - I have also downloaded the PDF from the one someone else mentioned. THIS helps so much.

 

 

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Auto correct strikes again.... twitting was supposed to be twisting and turning....

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