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TOPIC: 15 or 16 inch blocks?

22 Jun 2008 18:20 #20570

I only have three blocks in the 15" size, and I really don't think it will make any difference. April and May are 16" I'll dare anyone to complain about it in the completed quilt!!!!! If I really complete it??

Nancy in NC[/quote]

Nancy, I did not notice mine was printed the smaller size until my 6th block and I ran across this blog so printed my 6th one the larger size and love it - so am now wondering if I should do all 15" or switch to 16 and scatter the 5 15" amongst the others. :?

I'm with you - if anyone complains - no quilt for them. :o
Bonny
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22 Jun 2008 17:42 #20566

well, I did not notice I was printing smaller blocks until my 6th block (the easy one) :shock: and I have done this one in the larger size and am wondering if I should just redo this block and continue on with the smaller blocks - although I do like the larger one. I really don't see a need to add anything to the smaller size but am wondering if I mix my smaller ones (5) with the rest larger in the overall scheme will it throw the whole thing off?

HELP!

Bonny
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15" Print Outs 15 Jun 2008 12:22 #20072

Nice to know I'm not alone! I printed mine out at 15" too!
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20 May 2008 09:54 #18414

musicalstitches wrote:
ntrquilter--
Do you notice a difference in your 15" and 16" vases/flowers? I don't see much difference in looking at your photos. I am wondering whether to start printing out the following month's patterns at 16"
Terri

I only have three blocks in the 15" size, and I really don't think it will make any difference. April and May are 16" I'll dare anyone to complain about it in the completed quilt!!!!! If I really complete it??

Nancy in NC
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19 May 2008 23:18 #18395

ntrquilter--
Do you notice a difference in your 15" and 16" vases/flowers? I don't see much difference in looking at your photos. I am wondering whether to start printing out the following month's patterns at 16"
Terri
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16 May 2008 13:19 #18266

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I agree with Sue. That's only 1/2 inch on each side...........we'll never notice the difference.
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16 May 2008 12:38 #18262

For the most part, I don't believe that one inch is going to make a difference in your patterns, as long as you cut them, when finished, 16-1/2" square (unfinished size). I certainly would not re-do any of the blocks! Just pay attention in the future and make sure you are printing out full size!

Sue Garman
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15 May 2008 21:27 #18251

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I just checked my master copies and they are also 15". I think that I will continue at the 15" size. I also like the idea of adding little critters to the background. Thanks for the heads up with this situation. WandaM
Happy Quilting,

Shiner TX
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15 May 2008 13:08 #18244

Thanks, Sue, and everyone else, for solving this vexing situation for us. My Jan and Feb blocks were printed at 15", Mar and Apr at 16" and, of course they are all finished. I now will continue at 16. I do have enough fabric to make the block 16 1/2 unfinished, so it will be o.k. I never knew about page scaling until I joined the Carol Doak Yahoo group and was advised to watch for it. I now look at that every time.

Working on May, and liking it.

Nancy in NC
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13 May 2008 19:15 #18166

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My blocks printed out at 15" also, and I'll do the rest of them at 15", but because of the pieced border we need to cut the background to 16-1/2" to make the borders fit correctly. I like JoJo's idea of adding critters in some of the extra space!


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12 May 2008 23:36 #18127

I agree with Florence that keeping all the blocks the same will look the best. I didn't even notice that the scale might be off. Applique is the most forgiving of needlework and I don't think an inch will be that noticeable.
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12 May 2008 11:58 #18110

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mandysilk wrote:
I just noticed the other day that I have made January through April in the wrong scale. Not a big deal, they still look fine to me, but should I bother with changing it in the future or just continue as it is? Will this one inch difference around make that big of an impact? I don't want my earlier blocks to stand out like sore thumbs.

So is the applique smaller than it should be? If yes, I would continue on and perhaps add some "hand quilting or machine quilting bling" to the extra areas available on the background. The Quilting Bling I saw at Suzanne Marshall's classes I took last week were bugs and critters. And once a person has found one in a block they will start looking everywhere for more!

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12 May 2008 11:10 #18109

I'd keep going as is... and when it comes time to finish the quilt, you could decide if you want to keep the 16" blocks w/ more background showing, or you could bring the sashing & borders in closer & have a smaller quilt-- not smaller like lap size, but just a few inches different. Of course, that would require some math for that sashing etc., but surely it could be done :)

my two cents...
Florence
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12 May 2008 10:42 #18105

I just noticed the other day that I have made January through April in the wrong scale. Not a big deal, they still look fine to me, but should I bother with changing it in the future or just continue as it is? Will this one inch difference around make that big of an impact? I don't want my earlier blocks to stand out like sore thumbs.
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