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Thread: Amish Quilt block

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    I thought the same thing. I'm just beginning to be able to "take them apart" in my mind...to figure out how they go together.... My geometry teacher would be so proud. ( or was it algebra???? I don't know - I never paid attention in class!!!)

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    I'm book marking this one , it looks easy to do thanks for sharing this pattern with us :D

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    OK Grannma

    You got it very close to being perfectly easy.

    Now think it through again. make the whole thing out of strip piecing! Alternate colors as per necessary.

    1.) The two outer pieces are nothing but 6 1/2 strips sewn together then cut to 3 1/2 widths. Done.
    2.) The top and bottom are a 3 1/2 strip sewn together with a 2 inch strip then cut into 3 1/2 inch widths. You will need a light/dark for each of those.
    3.) The inner blocks are two 2 inch strips sewn together and cut into 2 inch widths.
    4.) Sew the inners to the top and bottoms.
    5.) Sew the tops and bottoms together.
    6.) Sew the inner sides together.
    7.) Sew the outer pieces to the inner (done) block

    This quilt should take no more than two days to complete the top of.

    tim (an engineer) in san jose

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    SEEEEE!!! I KNEW it would take an engineer or a math genius (and I'm noteither one!)!!! Yeah - I thought of the strip piecing, but by then it was 11:00 and I couldn't think!!! Thanks!!!!!

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    Amandasgramma this is an absolutely beautiful block. Your fabric choices really makde it pop! Thank You so much for sharing with us. That was sweet of you to do. I am going to have to try this one. To make the whole quilt with this block, would you use just the 2 colors or would they not get lost? If so, how many diff. colos of blocks would you use? Too many might diff. colors of blocks take away from the block itself. Hmmmm got me to thinking now. LOL

    Tim, Thank You for making this even more simple to do with your mathematical expertise. lol I appreciate that as math has never been or never will be something I enjoy nor am good at. DH can vouch for me there. lol

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    Yes, very pretty!

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    I love it.

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    Beautiful fabric...it is also called Bento Box when done in scraps.....there is one on Quiltville

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    Very nice block!

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    Got it bookmarked! Thanks for the link.

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    I love the fabric you used! Thank you for sharing the link. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramof6
    Amandasgramma this is an absolutely beautiful block. Your fabric choices really makde it pop! Thank You so much for sharing with us. That was sweet of you to do. I am going to have to try this one. To make the whole quilt with this block, would you use just the 2 colors or would they not get lost? If so, how many diff. colos of blocks would you use? Too many might diff. colors of blocks take away from the block itself. Hmmmm got me to thinking now. LOL

    Tim, Thank You for making this even more simple to do with your mathematical expertise. lol I appreciate that as math has never been or never will be something I enjoy nor am good at. DH can vouch for me there. lol
    I've experimented some on EQ6 (I keep typing QE6!!!!) Here's one version I really like (hope this comes up!):
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    That is a pretty block.

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    Oooo I love this block. Your fabrics are wonderful :D:D:D

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    Love it ALL THE WAY !!

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    Beautiful block and fabrics.

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    Very pretty and I love your fabrics.

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    Love the block and your fabric is great!

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    I love the block you made, I was looking for an idea of making my swap block and you inspired me thanks.
    Karen :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Just HAD to show you guys this. I found this pattern last night about 10:00 -- stayed up till midnight trying it out!!!! Hint: the picture of her pattern shows squares in the wrong place...I had to go to the written word and follow that. That's hard to do when you're a "visual" type of person!!! Anyway, this is out of scraps...now I'll probably not find something I like to make it with!!! Oh - the pic makes my carpet look mauve....it's not!!! It's beige! Here's the website where I found it: http://www.freequilt.com/amishquilts.html It's called "Amish boxes"
    the patterned fabric is Liberty of London or very alike.

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    your choice of fabrics is wonderful! really like this block, i'll have to stay tuned in to see where you go with this!

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    I love YOUR color choice. It really makes that block.

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    love it.

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    Love the block! I am going to try, thanks for finding it!

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    very nice block have to go there thanks

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