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Viki posted on Wed, Aug 22 2012 4:26 PM

Hello everyone!  I belong to a quilt guild that wants everyone to make a 12 1/2" square block with a pumpkin theme/pattern, etc.  I have some cute fabric with pumpkins on it and I probably have some matching fabric, but I have no idea what kind of block to make.  I haven't quilted all summer since my son's been home from school.  He went back today and I figure I should probably get serious about this.

Can anyone tell me about a simple, easy block I could do that won't make me look like a total Rookie or like I just threw it together?  Most of these women are all older and very experienced.  I'd love to do applique, but I haven't figured that out yet.  I have no problem getting a few diff fabrics if I need them.  The "president" said something about mulsin having to be part of the block, but I'm not sure what she meant by that.  Since I'm new to the group, I don't feel comfortable asking a question about it. 

Do any of you have any ideas what I could do?  Any ideas are welcome.  I have to have it done for the Oct. meeting (first Tues).

Thanks in advance for your help!

Viki

 

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Answered (Verified) Viki replied on Mon, Aug 27 2012 8:50 AM
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Diana,

That is a neat block!  Thank you for the idea!  I appreciate it!! :)

However, I guess what is easy to one person isn't necessarily easy to someone else.  That block would be kind of hard for me.  I'm very much a beginner!  I'm still trying to decide if I even want to stay with the guild.  If I don't, then I don't need to worry about the block and I'll have some cute pumpkin fabric I won't need! :)

Take care and thanks again! (I love that link by the way.  What a neat site!)

Viki

 

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Diana replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 6:04 PM

Hi

   I think a Monkey Wrench block would be perfect.  Do a fussy cut pumpkin  for the center block.  If you need to see the block, check out    www.quilterscache.com      and go to blocks galore, then to Monkey Wrench in alphabetical order.   It's a simple but nice block.

Diana in East Tn.

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Angele replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 10:22 PM

Viki, how about making some kind of a wonky star with your pumpkin fabric in the centre?  Or a disapearing 9 patch?  they are easy but make a wonderful block.

Angèle  from NWO

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Answered (Verified) Viki replied on Mon, Aug 27 2012 8:50 AM
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Diana,

That is a neat block!  Thank you for the idea!  I appreciate it!! :)

However, I guess what is easy to one person isn't necessarily easy to someone else.  That block would be kind of hard for me.  I'm very much a beginner!  I'm still trying to decide if I even want to stay with the guild.  If I don't, then I don't need to worry about the block and I'll have some cute pumpkin fabric I won't need! :)

Take care and thanks again! (I love that link by the way.  What a neat site!)

Viki

 

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Viki replied on Mon, Aug 27 2012 8:53 AM

Angele,

Thank you so much for your ideas!  They sound really cool!  I guess I'm not as adventurous as you are.  I'm very new to quilting and those sound tough!  But, I'm up for a challenge.

I'm just not sure if I'm staying with the guild either.  So if I decide not to stay, I don't need to worry about the block.  Guess I need to make a decision soon, huh?  I'd have to have it done by the beginning of October! Ugh!

Take care and have a glorious day!

Viki

 

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