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Thread: Spanish Butterflies in My Pineapple Shampoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Why not cut the squares "on point" - then after they are cut, the edges of the block would be "straight"?
    cutting on the bias is a pain in the sitter, and it still results in seams on the bias. however, doing it that way would result in pressing on the straight of grain. soooooo it might be helpful to the process if your goal is precision. you'd still need to press carefully, measure and trim after each round.

    this method is easy fun if you're shooting for whimsy. so, i'm not suggesting we discard the idea altogether. i just wanted to be honest about the fact that it's no longer "fun, quick and easy" if you want precise, symmetrical blocks.

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    Very nice. Thank you.

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    look it this tutorial. holeeeee smoke! she explains it so perfectly and simply! much better than the explanation i was trying to compose! :thumbup:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-72310-1.htm

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    Oooh! That it is the best tut for pineapple I've seen yet. Thanks.

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    Thanks for sharing,this is soooooomuch easier! pab

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    thanks for the tutorial and the link below

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-89092-1.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    look it this tutorial. holeeeee smoke! she explains it so perfectly and simply! much better than the explanation i was trying to compose! :thumbup:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-72310-1.htm

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    I am unable to print stuff out because for some stupid reason, when I see someone has a url posted, I click on it and and save it and when i try to open it up it will not open in microsoft works and I dont have a clue on how to change that. Really aggravating.

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    That you so much for posting this tutorial! I've never done quilts before. I have been working on different patterns from my embroidery machine (Ellure Plus Backlock) with my stepdaughter. She is 28 and mentally handicapped and loves to help me embroidery! I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but after reading your post I got busy and finished off two of these with my embroidery squares in the center and using coordinating material to match. They turned out beautiful! I can't believe that I actually did it!

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    Wow thank you so much...I think even I could do this.

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    Look what happens when you take the butterflies out of the shampoo!

    I cut the square in the square block and sewed those pieces to the solid square. I kept going for several rounds. I can see many possibilities planning the fabric for different looks. I used scrap fabric so the block isn't that pretty color choice. Here it is: not squared up or pressed.

    The block is 14"
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    Thank you, safely bookmarked and on the bucket list:)

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    This is a very good version of the Exploding Pineapple. Thank you
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    Wow! Remember the "old days" when we had to cut out each individual template for a pineapple block...come on...I know it's been awhile but I'm sure some of you do! I actually teach a quick-pieced pineapple class based on Eleanor Burns Piece of Cake book....but this is even easier than that...and I think I see a way of adapting it even further to look even more like the traditional pineapple block....stay tuned.....
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    Thanks so much! Love this method and will give it a try!
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    omg I just love QB ... learning something new every time I log on .. now just got to put it all into practice

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    If you used the square and made the next square piece of fabric 1/4 inch wider on all sides would that stop from loosing the points?
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    That's a nice block

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    What a great idea for a scrappy quilt - oh my another idea to add to the ever growing list!
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    Sort of looks like a pointless wonder block. Nice.
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    Wow! thanks for posting.
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    I've been looking for a new quilt block....I just found it!!!! Thanks so much!!
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    WOW now that is very clever and SO QUICK. Just love it. Thanks for sharing.

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    This thread was started several years ago. I would still like to see a finished product. This is so neat.
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    I like that!

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    Wow I think even I can do this one. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!
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