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Thread: Discouraged

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    Member Dmacc502's Avatar
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    For weeks I have watched videos, read articles, searched forums, and I am more discouraged than ever. All you quilters make everything sound so easy. I can't find just a simple patch pattern. I don't want stars, diamonds, triangles, just squares. I am getting burned out on all the info and still not knowing anymore than I did when I started. I think I'll just buy a quilt.

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    Have you gone to

    http://www.quilterscache.com/

    This site ranks blocks on difficulty. I made my first quilt with blocks from this site and lots of help from the board.

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    Please don't get discouraged! There are many many one patch patterns. Why not try a simple four patch or nine patch? Try a two color quilt using squares. They are very pretty!

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    Just saw this quilt on here and it is a simple pattern:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-104337-1.htm

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    I don't have time to do challenging patterns- squares it is!!! I think my next one will be trip around the world- just search "trip around the world quilt pattern". It's just squares sewn together in a beautiful pattern. I'm raising 2 little kids so even when I do get time to sew, I don't need anything that requires too much thought either. Good luck and don't get discouraged. Do it to make yourself happy, not to impress others!

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    Turning Twenty is a very easy pattern. you should try it

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    Think about making some sampler blocks and turning them into pillows. It's a small project,you can tryout different types of patterns without a big expense. You get a taste of quilting without being overwhelmed by a big project

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    I kinda feel like you do sometimes. I'm pretty new too. I have done a Rail Fence, D9P, Bow Ties, Jacobs Ladder, and a few with triangles. All have been pretty easy. Still don't feel comfortable enough to do a block with lots of piecing. Everyone says a Pin Wheel is easy, but I just can't do it. The one quilt I did which I really like and was super easy was the Jacobs Ladder. I only used 2 colors and it turned out great. I used a darker blue pattern fabric for the ladder part and and white with a light blue pattern for the back ground. You should try this one. Really easy and all squares. :thumbup:

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    Have a look at the D9P Disappearing 9 Patch quilts.
    You sew a block 3 squares x 3 squares and then cut it vertically and horizontally in the center. Switch two diagonal corners, and come up with a more complicated block, without any complicated sewing.

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    Don't be discouraged, just pick any of the simple block patterns mentioned here and begin. Sounds like you have overwhelmed your mind with to many designs.

    If you have questions or concerns ask and you shall receive many answers. What you really need is a quilting buddy, less intimidating than the whole crowd. Although there is never a question that can't be answered. Someone always has the answer.

    I am really busy at the moment with a quilt and lots of deployments for the Marines but I would be happy to help you with decisions and getting started. You may have to wait a few hours for me to get back online but I always answer, it just takes me 3 to 5 hours for each deployment.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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