She added corners to the 8" blocks,
rotating the sampler blocks so they are on point.
She used scrappy pieced corners all in this pattern.
You could also use a plain triangle.
The good thing about the math is that if you make the corners a bit large you can then trim the new blocks to a consistent size. No one (not even YOU) will notice that some sampler blocks are a little bit larger than others.
Getting out my blue card, my Fons and Porter's Quilters Need to Know Card (indispensible). I see that the 8" finished blocks will now have a finished line 11-3/8" across the middle. I figured out a pattern with a little to spare in EQ.
I'd cut squares 6-3/4" and slice in half for the triangles.
That will give you a finished square 11-3/4" (12-1/4" with seams). Then you can trim to a conisistent size, which would probably be 11-3/4". Make the triangles bigger if you want a finished 12" square.
Now adding that piecework pattern to the corners is a different thing. Too much for my math skills.
But didn't Terry do a lovely job?
Here's her photostream:
Thanks for this idea! I wasn't too happy when I saw that all my blocks weren't the same size, but I figured I could fudge here and there or add a little extra if necessary. I'm not sure yet how I will set them, but this is a good option.
That is gorgeous!
I get for to set on point in a triangle, but her triangles have piecing in them. What the measurements for the pieced triangles?
Thanks for the post, I am trying to figure out what to do with my wal hanging I am making. Hugs Mary
I love Terry's quilt..
Cakers -- I'd sugges you go into the flickr album link provided and look at some of Honas's pictures. You'll see comments discussing the quilt and where she mentions the strips & corner stones are 2.5". You might find some other tips.
It is a beautiful quilt and I love how she set the blocks and her border.
The quilt is beautiful, and I probably will use the sizing tip more than once.
What a splendid idea ! This quilt is absolutely gorgeous ! Congratulations !
I love it. It is absolutely stunning!
What a great idea. I've framed blocks many times to get them even, but, I'd never added the corners like that. I really like the look. Thanks.
thanks for doing the math- I need St. Thomas too often. This may be the solution to the problem of how to piece the extra blocks into the backing for my quilt.
Oh ! What a great idea ! Thanks a lot for sharing it with us, Barbara ! :-)
And the quilt... Wow ! I looove it !
This is a fantastic idea! Also a terrific way to set blocks on point. Wonderful!
Needless to say, this is an amazing quilt! thanks for sharing the photo and the blocks.
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