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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kansas dugout.......

This is a modified Kansas Dugout block where the intersection of the strip and the triangles does not meet at the center of a side of the block.  It is about a 3:1 ratio or a 4" finished block with a 3" finished triangle at the corners.  I used the signature die on my Studio die cutter but you can get this by using a 4.5" square with 3.5" squares as the connector corners.  The photo shows 4 Kansas Dugout blocks.  Now one unit of the block is commonly called Kansas Dugout.
I had a lot of people ask about this photo I posted yesterday.  It is the same block that is in the corners on my X and + quilt, in fact these are leftover pieces.  They are 4" finished squares with 2" finished triangles or a 2:1 ratio.  This means you would cut 4.5" squares and 2.5" squares to do connector corners.
When I was showing the construction on the X and + quilt I showed that I used triangles instead of squares to create the connector corners. I used the ruler to be sure I had it square on the corner before sewing.  I hope this answers all of the questions that were asked.  Some were no reply commenters so I couldn't reply to them directly.
 
 

11 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Interesting twist on an old block. The colorway makes all the difference. Chris

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love that block and different measurements for it - thanks for putting the math down for us though

cottonreel said...

I like this block . I have used charm sqs in the past
I like those autumn colours .
I cannot get going since my holiday

Chris said...

I love this block too - I have used it several times for signature quilts. I place the signature across the center "strip" of the block. It looks great, and I use connector corners. Looks good as a zigzag too!

capitolaquilter said...

I'm happy for the no reply bloggers so that I could read your remarks here about the XPlus construction. That's going to be my bee swap block this month as queen and I'm planning to make a bunch to go with them. Love how yours turned out.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Your quilts/quilting finishes are just amazing.

The one you are doing with the batik strips is beautiful. The colors blend effortlessly from one to the other in a gorgeous rainbow. Lovely.

Thanks for always sharing what you are doing.

Judy

Teresa in Music City said...

I love it! Thanks for the added info :*)

Maureen said...

Really like this one Wanda

Cathi said...

I really like that block in those fabrics -- fabulously effective!

JJM said...

'Kansas Dugout'... I just laugh at some of the titles for your pretty blocks. The one that really takes my breath away is the Rattle Snake. Cause all I can think of is that snake. And they scare me. And that quilt turned out so pretty.

Your new blocks are so pretty, vivid and refreshing at the same time.

JJM

Brown Family said...

THanks for the tutorial!