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    Another Quilt Block Needs a Name

    When I design I end up with several versions of the same block and I have a hard time some times deciding which one to use. So here are 3 versions of this quilt block.

    I'd appreciate knowing which is your favorite and any name ideas would be more than welcome.
    I will be posting the tutorials when they are done. This one wont be available til July 1st.

    These quilt blocks are made with my shortcut methods. I came across a new idea for a new shortcut block I call Balkan Block. This is used to make these quilt blocks. I'm having fun exploring this new shortcut block and what it can do. I'll be posting a tutorial on this new shortcut block when it is written. You can check out my other shortcut blocks by using my links in my signature below.

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    And by the way this is the shortcut block I am using. I call it Balkan Block and if you are familiar with my shortcut methods then you might notice it is similar to my Boston Block.

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    thanks everyone for any help you can offer. I do appreciate it!!

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    I like the center one best. I might call it something after the zig zag in the blocks like Greased Lighting ( after the musical) or Electric Flash.

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    That's funny Tartan I had labeled the file Lightening. I have to put something for a title til I get the name i want to use. Yes it made me think of lightning too

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    I must agree with Tartan. I like both of the names she mentioned.
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    "Lightening Star"
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    I like the 3rd one best because the solid purple triangles appear to be pointing to the center of the block, thus drawing attention to it. I also think the design "shines" the most in that one. The yellow "outline" really grabs my focus in that one best.

    I saw flashes of lightning in the purple zigzags when I first saw the block, so we're on thinking alike on this .

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    I like the third one best. I would name it "Courtyard" -or some variation thereof. It reminds me of the Spanish style homes I visited while living in Mexico, those those that completely surrounded a courtyard with lots of open space, edged with flowers, and perhaps having a fountain or two...

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    They are all stunning, but I prefer #3 also. It's looks a little "cleaner." The center design stands out more clearly. I think Sewbizgirl's suggestion, Lightning Star, is good.

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    The first thing that popped into my head was "Lightning Strikes".
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    I like #3, but it reminds me of twisted ribbons, kind of like the ornaments or bows I see at Christmas.

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    I like the second one and would call it Monsoun.
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    I like the third one the best, and it brought to mind ball of lightening.

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    Cute GGS! I like the first two the best. Reminds me of a "Maze".

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    I like the first two the best. Sorry I don't have any ideas for names.
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    Labyrinth - it is a nice block!
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    I like the first one and would call it Texas Barb Wire. the corner tips remind me of the next burr of the line. I like your designs. Thanks for sharing.
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    I think I like the first one the best, but they all work. I'd name it Buzz Saw.

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    I like Block 3 and Lightning Strikes seems like an appropriate name. Beautiful block and the colors flow together nicely.

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    I like all of them, but 3 is my favorite. It sort of reminds me of a pinwheel...so, Pinwheel Flash? Or, Flashy Pinwheel?

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    Streak of Lightning?

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    Wheel of lightening

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    All very beautiful but no help with name sorry

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    When I design I end up with several versions of the same block and I have a hard time some times deciding which one to use. So here are 3 versions of this quilt block.

    I'd appreciate knowing which is your favorite and any name ideas would be more than welcome.
    I will be posting the tutorials when they are done. This one wont be available til July 1st.

    These quilt blocks are made with my shortcut methods. I came across a new idea for a new shortcut block I call Balkan Block. This is used to make these quilt blocks. I'm having fun exploring this new shortcut block and what it can do. I'll be posting a tutorial on this new shortcut block when it is written. You can check out my other shortcut blocks by using my links in my signature below.

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    And by the way this is the shortcut block I am using. I call it Balkan Block and if you are familiar with my shortcut methods then you might notice it is similar to my Boston Block.

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    thanks everyone for any help you can offer. I do appreciate it!!
    Beautiful but I'm not help with name.Sorry.

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    I like the first one and would name it Spinning Lightning. All are great blocks and your color choices make each version of the block have a lot of movement.

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    I like the middle one best. "lightning strikes" would be my idea for a name.

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    Just my thought, it reminds me of a whirligig. Very pretty.
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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