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Thread: Do you have a suggestion for my next quilt?

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    Attic windows has lots of possibilities! Do the pattern without the Y seam.
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    I have been quilting for just over 2 years. The quilt I most enjoyed making was a bargello. It looks difficult, but really was not, you are sewing all straight line seams. Try a bargello. There are even kits available, if you have trouble picking out fabric.

    Fall Bargello completed, Solstice Stars and applique
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    This site has a lot of free patterns: http://quiltbug.com/free/quilt-blocks-A.htm
    I've been learning to paper piece (Peggy Martin), and it is so fun and easy!
    I think googling quilt images is a great way to get inspired. Also, check out Pinterest.

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    Like you, I'm new to quilting... and loving it.
    Made a snowball quilt recently and really enjoyed the process. Picking the colors was easy.. I dug through my scraps, etc. and found several colors/patterns than 'pleased the eye'.

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    Log cabin blocks are very versatile. There are so many ways to lay them out 2 quilts with the exact same blocks can look completely different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Let me be the first to suggest something with a curve. Don't be scared, they're not hard. Drunkards path is a nice beginners block for curved piecing and if you enlarge the two piece pattern you can make a huge quilt in hours. I like to lay the pattern out in the Snake in the hollow arrangement. Search it out. It might interest you. It is really something to help increase your skills. Good luck with whatever you choose.
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    I agree with the Drunkard's Path. It was my first pieced quilt. I did it in 2 colours, and copied the pattern out of a book from the library. It was hand pieced and hand quilted. (This was WAY before computers and the internet. lol).

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    Thanks again, everyone. This has been so helpful! I feel like I have a direction now, and I have 9 great suggestions, all of which look like I could do them.

    Dina

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    Check out Missouristarquiltcompany on youtube. Jenny shows how to make many different and easy quilts. Normally her patterns use precut fabric. But if you have a stash you can cut your own.

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    How about a dresden plate? Believe it or not - they are not difficult - once you have the ruler - you just cut out strips of fabric (for instance a 5" strip x WOF) - then cut all your plates - they are sewn with one straight seam and when you finish the plate just applique it to the background fabric. Check them out on youtube or tutorials. Good luck.

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    This is a great pattern that looks really complicated but it's not

    http://moosestashquilting.blogspot.c...-tutorial.html
    or
    http://www.reddawn.net/quilt/hwells.htm

    They are both the same pattern but shown in a slightly different format.
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