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Blocks from Japan Layout Ideas

 
Layout One

     

Approx. size:  72” x 85”

Blocks:  9 ½”

Sashing and Cornerstones:  Cut 1 ¾”

Center Square: cut 42”


Borders
     Top and Bottom:  cut 3”
     Sides:  cut 6 ½”

Back:  5 yards

Total Black Needed:  3 ¼ yards

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Layout Two

     



Approx. size:  90” x 110”

Blocks 9 ½”

Sashing and cornerposts:  cut 1 ½”

Small snowball blocks:   cut squares 2 ½”

Large snowball blocks:  cut squares 4 ½”

1st border:  cut 1 ½”

2nd border: cut 1 ¼”

3rd border:cut 9 ½”

Large square: cut 19 ½”

Small rectangle:  cut two 9 ½” x 39 ½”

Medium rectangle:  cut one 9 ½” x 59 ½”

Large rectangle:  cut one 9 ½” x 79 ½”







Layout Three

    


Approx  size:  55” x 76”

Blocks 9 ½”

Sashing:  cut 2”

Borders:  cut 6 ½”

 




Layout Four


   

Approx. Size 67" x 81"

Stop Border: 1 1/2"
Outside Border: 6"




Layout Five

 

Approx. Size 40" x 55"


Cut center panel 41" by 22 3/4"

Cut six 13 1/2" squares in black fabric, cut twice diagonally (both directions)

Sew to nine inch blocks, and trim to 14 inches

For border square-in-a-square, cut leftover fabric into 2 1/2" squares,
for 60 red squares, and 120 black squares

Cut black fabric once diagonally, and sew to red squares

Measure center section precisely, and adjust needle position on sewing
machine so that 15 blocks sewn together are that width, and 13 are that length

The four extra blocks are for the corners

Bind with a narrow binding





Layout 6

      
  

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Cornerposts: cut 1 1/4" with 1 5/8" border

Center Sashing Strip:

A - one red square 1 1/4"
B - two cream squares 1 1/4"
C - two red rectantles 1 1/4" x 2 1/4"
D - two cream squares 1 1/4" x 1 5/8"

Outside Sashing Strip:

E - two cream rectangles 1 5/8" x 9 1/2"




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