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    What pattern have you found that is easy but looks more complicated than it really is?

    Is that even possible?

    Thank you for your time.

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    carpenter's wheel made with half square triangles is a great one.
    http://www.quilterscache.com/C/Carpe...heelBlock.html

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    Day and Night by Eleanor Burns

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    That Disappearing 9 patch in fabulous fabrics gives a lot of bang for the buck. I also love the potato chip quilt pattern but it looks less complicated. On the other hand, it's perfect for showing off some sassy FMQ!

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    Spicy Spiral Table Runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaNella
    carpenter's wheel made with half square triangles is a great one.
    http://www.quilterscache.com/C/Carpe...heelBlock.html
    That is pretty cool. My huband is a woodworker too!

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjustice63
    Day and Night by Eleanor Burns
    Looks complicated by the info I found about it says it's not.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhollifiel
    That Disappearing 9 patch in fabulous fabrics gives a lot of bang for the buck. I also love the potato chip quilt pattern but it looks less complicated. On the other hand, it's perfect for showing off some sassy FMQ!
    I've been hearing a lot about the disappearing 9 patch recently. I found a tutroial and it really looks easy. Thanks.

    The potato chip quilt is nice for pieces you want to showcase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Spicy Spiral Table Runner.
    Interesting...looks difficult. Do you just need a wedge ruler?

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    D9P, French braid is very easy. Looks way more complicated than it is.

    Also, I've found that using busier prints on simpler patterns also makes the quilt look more complicated than it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhollifiel
    That Disappearing 9 patch in fabulous fabrics gives a lot of bang for the buck. I also love the potato chip quilt pattern but it looks less complicated. On the other hand, it's perfect for showing off some sassy FMQ!
    That was my thought exactly.

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    Cathedral Windows.

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    OK...I'll bite..what is the potato chip quilt pattern?

    I think cathedral window pattern looks way harder than it actually is..it's not hard at all..just time consuming

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    D9P, French braid is very easy. Looks way more complicated than it is.

    Also, I've found that using busier prints on simpler patterns also makes the quilt look more complicated than it was.
    I just picked up a pattern for the French Braid, but haven't studied it.

    I want to study some of the colorways to see how to set them up for maximum effect. Thanks!

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    Potato Chip Quilt Link: http://sundays-quilts.blogspot.com/2...hip-quilt.html
    For once, a search on here is counterproductive!
    Named because you can't make just one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    Cathedral Windows.
    I've always liked this pattern, but thought it was out of my reach. I'll have to revisit it. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    OK...I'll bite..what is the potato chip quilt pattern?

    I think cathedral window pattern looks way harder than it actually is..it's not hard at all..just time consuming
    http://sundays-quilts.blogspot.com/2...hip-quilt.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrums
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    D9P, French braid is very easy. Looks way more complicated than it is.

    Also, I've found that using busier prints on simpler patterns also makes the quilt look more complicated than it was.
    I just picked up a pattern for the French Braid, but haven't studied it.

    I want to study some of the colorways to see how to set them up for maximum effect. Thanks!
    There are tons on here, just do a search. Here's the one I did. The hardest part is selecting the colors. Assembly is very easy! The first braid section took me 1 hr, 15 min. The rest were faster.
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    What have you tried? What do you consider simple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by thrums
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    D9P, French braid is very easy. Looks way more complicated than it is.

    Also, I've found that using busier prints on simpler patterns also makes the quilt look more complicated than it was.
    I just picked up a pattern for the French Braid, but haven't studied it.

    I want to study some of the colorways to see how to set them up for maximum effect. Thanks!
    There are tons on here, just do a search. Here's the one I did. The hardest part is selecting the colors. Assembly is very easy! The first braid section took me 1 hr, 15 min. The rest were faster.
    What tips can you give me on selecting color?

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    this is a nice looking quilt. I didn't have any trouble piecing it. You get the illusion of circles with no curved piecing. Use Tri-recs rulers for the 'peaky' star points or use Mary's paper piecing.

    http://www.maryquilts.com/new-churn-dash-stars/

    There is a picture of my Quilt of Valor on the bottom of that page!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    What have you tried? What do you consider simple?
    I converted a turning 20 to turning 5, log cabin star, 4 patch and just can't cut it.

    I want something where I can work on color selection and accurate sewing rather than advanced shapes that incorporate more advance sewing skills.

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    I think my favorite of this type is the triple irish chain. The second would be disappearing nine patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhollifiel
    Potato Chip Quilt Link: http://sundays-quilts.blogspot.com/2...hip-quilt.html
    For once, a search on here is counterproductive!
    Named because you can't make just one!!
    Thanks I searched on here to no avail....

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    Thanks for this topic.

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