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    Every couple of years I seem to end up making another double irish chain. Funny how I have never kept one for myself, every one I have made was a quickie project for a gift.
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    I seem to be paper piecing scraps into either log cabins (4-5 inches) or Michigan string blocks (quilterscache.com) all the time. Have piles of them. I assemble these into anything from pot holders to string quilts, whatever is needed fast for a present.

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    About 40 or more years ago, out homemakers club started making charity quilts for those in the area who had had a house fire or other tragic thing happen to the family. We each made a big 9-patch and we sewed them together and just "birthed" them. Then we started making 6 inch squares and put them together in Trip Around the World, or a diagonal pattern. Today I found out that that is called Stairway to Heaven. I've made dozens and dozens of those. If there is a benefit for the family, they are sold at auction, and sometimes we give another one to the family, also. I have been putting on the bindings for about 30 years now. Sometimes it is back wrapped over front. But I do enjoy putting on bindings with double folded fabric and machine sew it onto the front. Now I would use glue and fold to the back and stitch in the ditch from the front. It would be just as easy.
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    Favorite quilt pattern

    I have more than one favorite quilt pattern, but I love to make baby quilts with a simple 6.5" square of the main focus fabric, with a 9-patch in coordinating fabrics. It goes together quickly, and makes a nice gift. I have also done several Warm Wishes quilts, which also go together quickly. I also like making the sawtooth or 8-pointed star, I cut strips 7" x wof, then subcut to 6.5 center blocks and the remainder in 3.5 inch strips. I also use this block when making table runners, as the 3.5" strips also make a good border. These are my "go-to" blocks when I need a quilt in a hurry.

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    Right now I'm liking kaleidoscopes, but next week, it might be something else.

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    The one pattern I can remember making several times is a 3-D pinwheel that I like to use for kids quilts. I also made several quilts using a pieced cat block. Sometimes I enjoy making a pattern over and over; sometimes I like trying something new.

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    Roman Road....it is great for memory quilts....I make them as the grands graduate from high school....5 down, 6 to go!!!
    There is no place like home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    And the Turning Twenty-----------------when the colors change, the quilt changes.
    Love the turning twenty! It is the only one I have done several times! I want to do a scrappy in a turning twenty! Have yet to do a log cabin but it is high on my list,!

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    Hi I like the Log cabin as like you said you can make it many times but put the blocks together differently and they are always pretty. Quilt for fun Grandma G

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    Log cabin for me too!!
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    Flying geese, stars, log cabin - um, no. I can NOT name just one!

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    I always have leaders and enders ready to go through the machine with no specific pattern in mind.
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    I love log cabin and love to make them.
    Happy Quilting.

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    It's surprising to see how many said the log cabin. That is the one I have made the most of. I have a really cute log cabin baby quilt pattern I have made 4 times and still love it.

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    I tend to gravitate towards stars and pinwheels......
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    I never do the same again. I begin any with a pattern idea and when finishe. It has so man y of my own changes it is totally different. Love to alter patterns.
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    I love to make sampler quilts. I really like the different blocks and everyone quilt and block is different.

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    I have made several patterns more than once. I can't think of the names right now. I have made about 6 log cabins and variations of it. I am doing my second Illusion quilt, using just two fabrics. Very good pattern to use up some of the large fabric cuts I have. It's easier to find fabrics in my stash by using two that go together. I tend to buy what I like and pay no attention to if they will go with anything else. Of course I have many I want to make.
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    Love pinwheels, and variations of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
    At the moment I am doing lots of charity quilts, and have discovered Missouri Stars "Double slice Layer Cake". It goes so fast, and every one looks different. I was getting teased about "Layer Cake Collection", so am now using them up for Sandy relief. I think I have done about a half dozen of these so far.
    Just found this pattern also and made a quick "reading quilt", backed in Minky, for our four year old grand daughter's birthday. She loves Berenstain Bears, so used that layer cake, but only the "girlie" half. She is due to have a brother in February so will save the "boy" squares for a reading quilt for him some day. The label reads, "Emilia, Snuggle up and read. Love, Nana 2012Name:  Emilias reading quilt.JPG
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    It was very quick and easy. Finished it measures about 35" x 45", using 20 of the layer squares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    First: Log Cabin, because it is hands down the most versatile block ever.
    Second: 8-pointed stars.
    Third, anything I can "snowball".

    Jan in VA
    I agree with you . I have a favorite paper piece 6in star that I use a lot. The older I get I try to keep them simple.

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    I have only been quilting for a couple years and already I have made two snowball quilts and two yellow-brick-road quilts. The snowball is fun and different and the road quilts use up a lot of scraps of various sizes.

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    With me it's not a favorite pattern as much as a favorite theme. I love star blocks and usually have one in progress for hand piecing on trips.After one hurricane (Louisiana) when our power was out for almost three weeks, my husband set ourcamper up on a generator in our driveway. Having a stack of blocks ready to piece is what helped me keep my sanity.

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    For me it's always the D9P, I come back to. So fun and versatile.
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    Scrappy for me are the favorite if I want something to do and it needs to be mindless, will start with a bin or 2 1/2 or 3 inch squares and just start sewing them together, only time I allow myself to color coordinate is if they are the same color going together. Otherwise I like to take all kinds of blocks and build as I go. My most used pattern is probable the Sidelights one, it can be used with any standard size panel or a good focal fabric and goes together very quickly. I also have many want to's on my list. Paper piecing is my next challenge to myself, this method does not come easy for me. English paper piecing however is very easy for me.

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