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    Batting Beauty

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    Default Impressive yet EASY block..

    What block do you all think is the most amazing LOOKING block...but is dead simple to make?

    I am feeling a bit naughty and wanting to show off a little when the new session of Quilt class starts....so I would like to do a block that looks like only a pro could do it....but is so simple I can do it..lol

    Ideas?

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    Batting Beauty

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    Default Re: Impressive yet EASY block..

    Have you watched Jenny's tutorials? Lots of ideas there. The easy pinwheels, the dresden using the ruler. Have fun, watch the tutes and pick a block.
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    Default Re: Impressive yet EASY block..

    Love the dresden ones..No patience for hand sewing...also I get pains in my hands often and can't manipulate the needles...I had to give up crochet..:-(

    But will look at the others..

    Was really wondering which ones you all found most fun and EASY to do...:-)

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    Default Re: Impressive yet EASY block..

    did you ever see the square in a square technique by jodi barrows?? these are really fun and easy and it looks like a pro had to do it.
    I am such a material girl!!!!! Nena

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Impressive yet EASY block..

    I like the Disappearing Nine Patch....looks like a LOT of work, but it's not. I also love the one where you use 5" squares and sew jellyroll strips around them. I'm making one of these right now from the Luna Notte line by Moda and I'm loving it. I think for this one you need really gorgeous fabric. Is this possibly the square in a square than Nena mentioned (above)? Barb

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Impressive yet EASY block..

    i think that it is similar. You can use what ever you want in the middle of the square and then you sew strips around all four sides. You use the square in a square ruler and cut it. Different option cuts make different designs.
    I am such a material girl!!!!! Nena

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Impressive yet EASY block..

    I have been devouring a library book (renewed it three times-guess I need to buy it) by Marsha McCloskey called Block Party. It's from 1998 so some blocks have improved ways of making them, but it has 120 rotary cut blocks, most of them easy and pretty and look very complicated. I highly recommend this book! Don't buy it on Amazon until tomorrow, though. I need to order mine first.

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    Default Re: Impressive yet EASY block..

    I like the 10 min block. Super easy but looks like you spent a lot of time on it.
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    Default Re: Impressive yet EASY block..

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
    I like the Disappearing Nine Patch....looks like a LOT of work, but it's not.
    I second that motion Barb!
    I like the DP9 too! have to say think it's my fav.
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    Default Re: Impressive yet EASY block..

    I'm with Suzy, the 10 minute block looks great - but is easy and works great with pre-cuts.

    Happy sewing!

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