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    Easier than they look

    I really like quilt blocks that are fairly easy to make but look difficult. I have read and bookmarked all of Rhonda's instructions and have made a few blocks. I like the D9P, and I have just completed a 'Square Dance' quilt top using Cheryl Petreman's instructions. (http://cheryl.thisbe.org/SquareDance.pdf)
    Does anyone know of other quilts that look complicated but are actually fairly easy to make?

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    Do aTwister quilt! They are addictive and are easy to make.

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    There's various ways to do the disappearing 9 patch, the 10 minute block, which looks like the Cathedral Windows, but is a whole lot less time consuming, I would also suggest going to Quilter's Cache. She has tons of free patterns.

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    I am new to quilting also. 6 months now. I am working on "Winter Stars" (www.FonsandPorter.com). Look under their $5.00 downloadable patterns. It looks difficult, but with the use of their templates, a piece of cake. I took the opportunity to try my hand at making plastic templates. I went to ACE Hardware and bought a plexiglass cutter and, using an old piece of plexi, cut the templates. They work great. Hope you like the pattern as much as I do.
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    My favorite really easy quilt is called "Weaver Fever" , it goes together really fast .
    Here is a link to what it looks like
    http://subversivestitch.blogspot.com...ver-fever.html
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    Go Twister fun and you get addicted and can make so many patterns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    My favorite really easy quilt is called "Weaver Fever" , it goes together really fast .
    Here is a link to what it looks like
    http://subversivestitch.blogspot.com...ver-fever.html
    I've never seen Weaver Fever but I like it! Thanks for sharing the link.

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    I've made the Weaver Fever quilt and it is easy to do.

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    Thank you for the links, they are great!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBeasley View Post
    I really like quilt blocks that are fairly easy to make but look difficult. I have read and bookmarked all of Rhonda's instructions and have made a few blocks. I like the D9P, and I have just completed a 'Square Dance' quilt top using Cheryl Petreman's instructions. (http://cheryl.thisbe.org/SquareDance.pdf)
    Does anyone know of other quilts that look complicated but are actually fairly easy to make?

    go back to the old standards, 9 patch, 4 patch, 5 patch. Most are HST, sometimes with solid squares. You can enlarge them to make one block the center section on a big quilt. One of my favorites that shows up here quite often is the Carpenter's Wheel. It's HST and solid blocks and looks wonderful as a lone center block.
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