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Thread: Super shortcut block!

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    Senior Member dixie_fried's Avatar
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    Super shortcut block!

    I have never seen this before and I'm not sure if the author of this tutorial came up with it or borrowed it, but, it would make a super fast and cute quilt!

    http://googlyeyesandglitter.blogspot...are-trick.html
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    neat idea. Thanks for the link. I've never seen that before
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    Interesting. I think I can do that. Will have to give it a try (when I have time.) Thanks
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    I can't wait to give it a try myself!
    Please post your thoughts if you try it out!
    "And I guess I might have made a few mistakes.
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    To get a little happy in this big sad world..."
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    There is a book ... can't remember the name, but it is something Pineapple that shows this technique and has projects. Have done it and it is fun to do!

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    Thanks for this! I hate paper piecing and it's a great way to make pineapple blocks. Will give it a whirl.

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    This is called the Exploding Pineapple block and it is fast and fun to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyms View Post
    This is called the Exploding Pineapple block and it is fast and fun to do!
    Thanks, Sandy!
    I think this would be a great way to do fast blocks for charity quilts (Project Linus comes to mind).
    "And I guess I might have made a few mistakes.
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    To get a little happy in this big sad world..."
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    Thanks for the like Looks easy must try it

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    That looks like fun and fast and a great way to use up leftovers.

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    Hey, that's neat! I'll have to try that! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie_fried View Post
    I have never seen this before and I'm not sure if the author of this tutorial came up with it or borrowed it, but, it would make a super fast and cute quilt!

    http://googlyeyesandglitter.blogspot...are-trick.html
    OMG! This is the easy pineapple block I have been looking for. Thank you so much for posting. Can't wait to get started. I think this will be a fun project.
    Kitsy

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    Thanks for the link. May have to try this with some of my many scraps.

    mltquilt

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    I am definitely going to try that!

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    I guess in theory, you could keep adding bigger blocks and do a whole quilt top, couldn't you? Like...crib sized wouldn't be hard at all...
    Wheels are turning!!
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    Neat idea!!! Thanks
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    Thanks...can't wait to impress someone with it!!

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    And I would think if you didn't want each block to get toooooooo big - you could use sashing between several of them, too. It definitely looks like a fun way! :-)

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    you can make blocks this way with a fussy cut center and then blenders...saw this at a quilt show...one of the LQS owners had their hubby demo it.

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    Thanks for the link. Looks really neat. Can't wait to try.

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    Now isn't that just the most clever easy block! Thank-you for sharing!
    Smiles from Idaho,
    Onalee

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    That is great.Thank you
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    This is a great idea! I meandered around the blog it comes from and found another easy idea for a variable 9 patch. Just make a 9 patch, then cut in quarters and reassemble with centers to outside. So many great ideas out there!

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    yup its realy easy its called exploding pineapple and there is a book on it ive done a lap size quilt and it took about 7 hours to finish.

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    Karen Hellaby of Quilters Haven has a book describing this technique---'Sew Simple Pineapple' published in 2008. She now has a second book--'Pineapple Plus' published in 2010.

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