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    Binding Belle

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    Default I need math help!

    Scenario: I've used 5" charms to create a 4 patch that finishes 4.5" square. I want to match it with a finished 4.5" square that has three corners snowballed. The seams of the snowball need to match the four patch seam.

    My brain tells me that the white base square (before adding corners) needs to be 4.75" square, yet I how do I get the 2.5" snowballs on three corners? Or should I make the middle corner smaller?


    The pattern is called pirouette by cozy quilt shop. I really thought I could do it on my own.

    Pirouette

    Any help would be appreciated
    Sondra J.

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    Honey Bun

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    Default Re: I need math help!

    Shouldn't the white base be 5' square. Once you subtract 1/4" from the top and 1/4" from the bottom for the seams you will finish at 4 1/2". ( same rule applies for the sides of the square, overall you lose 1/2'' from the white square.)

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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: I need math help!

    If you are using 5" charms to make a 4 patch.....Wouldn't your finished square be 9 1/2 ? So would you not use white 5" base as well, and snowball those? Maybe I am not understanding what you need to do.
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: I need math help!

    Pirouette- Strip Presentation by Cozy Quilt Designs - YouTube
    I found this video on that quilt. maybe some info on it for you
    Dolores

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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: I need math help!

    That's what I initially thought too. But it didn't work. Here is what has worked. Start with 4.75" white square put on middle corner first of 2.5, then side corners @ 2.5" that will overlap the first accent corner. (This way I'll keep my points after assembly). Learning curve here for sure. My newly finished block has worked. Only 23 more to go. Sigh.

    I'm using cream muslin and the Addison layer cake I had in my stash, plus some brown yardage as accent and borders.


    Thanks!
    Sondra J.

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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: I need math help!

    The video is how I came to find this pattern, yet she is very careful not to mention any numbers. (Smart) but I can figure this out I hope.
    Sondra J.

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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: I need math help!

    I'm quartering the charms for a smaller four patch.
    Sondra J.

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    Default Re: I need math help!

    I would have thought you need a 4 1/2" white square, the same size than your 4P are, that you snowball with 2 1/2" squares sewn on the diagonal line. That way, they overlap and you keep the points.
    This is how I view the matter (the red lines are for the finished blocks when they are sewn together):
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: I need math help!

    I agree with lourixe. Cozy Quilt Shop strip club patterns are usually designed to use 2.5" strips.
    Quote Originally Posted by lourixe View Post
    I would have thought you need a 4 1/2" white square, the same size than your 4P are, that you snowball with 2 1/2" squares sewn on the diagonal line. That way, they overlap and you keep the points.
    This is how I view the matter (the red lines are for the finished blocks when they are sewn together):
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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: I need math help!

    You rock!
    Thank you
    Sondra J.

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