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I finished the 10 minute block quilt, and as I posted, I changed it up a bit.  I set the blocks on point, which was my first time really to do this.  Thank goodness for the cheat sheets on the internet that helped with measurements.  I used what I thought was a curtain that I bought at a second hand store for the plain blocks.  But as I got to cutting, discovered it was actually a shower curtain.  How funny!  Anyway, I was drawn to the gold stars in the shower curtain and just knew someday I would use it for a patriotic themed quilt.  I am very pleased with it and now it is ready to put on my longarm!!

 

 

 

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Comment by Paula Coleman/KS - "Sew Silly" on March 4, 2012 at 11:16am

I can only imagine that your colors of purple and black will look really pretty.  My blocks were 9" unfinished, 8 1/2 finished.  I used the "Putting It On-Point" instructions from the www.quiltville.com website and it worked out very well.  My corner triangles were 6 7/8" squares, cut diagonally and my side triangles were 13 3/8" squares, cut diagonally.  I would not have been able to do this without the instructions!  Thank you for all of your nice comments Christi!  Please make sure to let me know when you finish yours as I would love to see it!!

Comment by christi on March 3, 2012 at 9:26pm

I like how you have set this on point.  I am waiting for some fabric that my friend is bringing home from Maricopa for me.  I have plans to do this in purples and black.  I think after seeing yours on point I might just have to steal, I mean copy you layout.  Are your edge triangles 10" blocks cut in a half and what size are the corner traingles?  I like how you have mixed up the fabrics in the blocks instead of having each block matchy matchy.  Might have to use this idea too.  Your boarder materials are great too.  I could look at it forever it is so pretty!

Comment by J.S. on March 1, 2012 at 11:19am

Love your quilt!  That was a great idea to put it on point.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 1, 2012 at 8:55am

Cute "mini" in the corners.  Looks like you just can't go wrong with this block.  

Comment by AidaCJ/NH on March 1, 2012 at 6:29am

You did a wonderful job!  The starry background does bring out the blocks.

Comment by Paula Coleman/KS - "Sew Silly" on March 1, 2012 at 4:41am

Thank you all for you comments and liking my quilt.  I had fun making it and can't wait to get it on the longarm.  I am thinking of stars and loops or some kind of swirly feathery design.  I will have to think about this one.  Have a great day!

Comment by Paula Coleman/KS - "Sew Silly" on March 1, 2012 at 4:38am

Gayle, thank you for your nice comment.  The picture below is what I started with.
 I used a 5" block for my squares.  Then I decided I wanted a 9 inch finished block so I just trimmed the block down.  I used scraps from the soldier quilt my friends and I made.  I did like the look of it when all of the blocks were not on point, but I kind of like to design my own stuff sometimes.  I still have scraps left so I cut 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 squares and they are on my design wall waiting for me to applique BIG, FAT flowers.  

Comment by Carol Wadkins on March 1, 2012 at 4:12am

Love the 10 minute block, what a great "twist".......... so very pretty!!

 

Comment by Barb/WI on February 29, 2012 at 7:25pm

I also love that 10 minute block, and hadn't thought of putting it on point.  What a different look you get then!  Way to go!  The smaller cornerstone blocks in the border are great, too.

Comment by Irene Gallway on February 29, 2012 at 7:19pm

I love making the 10 min. blocks but like Janet, I never thought about putting them on point. I really like what you did.

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