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Old 02-25-2012, 05:58 AM
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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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Old 02-25-2012, 06:05 AM
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Do aTwister quilt! They are addictive and are easy to make.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:09 AM
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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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Old 02-25-2012, 07:39 AM
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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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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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