Thursday, November 13, 2014

Trial and Error

I saw a free pattern here, and thought it might work well for next year's RSC project.  The pattern was for a 16.5 inch block though, which is not exactly a scrap friendly size.
I thought I'd downsize it to a 12 inch size.  Obviously it isn't quite right yet.  I used a square in a square calculator that I found here.  I cut the inner squares to 2 7/8 inches, and then used the easy angle for the outer squares.  Somehow, instead of a 4.5 inch unfinished, it was 4 inches unfinished.  I also should have squared it up, and the corners seem to be bigger than the edges.
The girls both thought that the outer corners should match the inner corners, but I thought it might look nice with only the inner corners matching each other.  I'll keep playing with it, I think, but not tonight.  I have a stack of tests to finish grading and my students would be thankful if the grades got posted tonight.  

6 comments:

Nell's Quilts said...

Interesting block. Lovely in the pale blue and green.

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sophie said...

I tlooks like you have it all figured out. It is very similar to Home Circle with different fabric placement (and a different center) ... which made me think it might be easy to come up with the measurements for a 5 inch version of that block.

Ellen said...

I like this block! It is going to make a gorgeous quilt.

Bonnie said...

Cute block. I'm wondering how the corners would react to matching the inside when several different blocks got together. Do you have a list of your colors posted some where? I'm very behind so want to at least write down the colors even if I can't get them made right now. Thanks.

Kate said...

It's a fun block. It has the potential to create some really fun secondary patterns.