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    Can you name just one?

    I was just sitting here wondering if anyone has a favorite pattern that they like to use over and over. For me it was the drunkard path. There are so many variations of it and all look different using the same block. I have 2 different ones going now. I also love a variety of patterns and like to try something new all of the time. Hence, I have so many UFO's and projects going. What about you? Do you have one special pattern that you like to make? Or do you think variety is the spice of life?
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    Lots of ufos and variety.
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    Hands down its Log Cabin.. for some reason I always have scraps that are 1 1/2 inch width.. perfect for log cabins. So many ways to place the blocks . I make a couple of them a year.

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    I've never made the same quilt twice, but baskets are my favorite type. I've probably done about 10 different basket quilts, mostly applique, but I've also got Eleanor Burns' Grandmothers Garden in the still piecing pile.
    I've also got lots of basket orphan blocks when I was just in the mood to make a basket, or trying out different patterns.

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    ​I don't think I've ever made the same pattern twice. There are just too many I want to do on my list and I know I'll never get to them all because QB members keep posting new ones I want to try!

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    I keep making Attic Windows and Bento Box, even though I have a few others on my to-do list and even have the fabric purchased for them.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I don't have a go to pattern but I love to do quilts with different sampler blocks. I guess I am easily bored. Lol
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    Variable star over and over. All gifts - I never kept one. I would love to play with all the amazing layouts and variations on log cabin. Only problem is, I really hate to piece the blocks. LOL
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    I love the Drunkard's Path block, too, but gosh, to pick a favorite would be impossible.

    I've made a few Log Cabins and three Wickedly Easy. There are so many more that I want to do, though - I don't want to do any more repeats unless I need to make something fast and I'll drag out Wickedly Easy, again.

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    I have only made the same pattern twice and that is because I bought 2 identical quilt kits for gifts. I like to try something different each time I make a quilt. I think that if I was to make the same pattern again it would be a snowball quilt. I like to do baby quilts and think the snowball block is perfect for baby quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I have only made the same pattern twice and that is because I bought 2 identical quilt kits for gifts. I like to try something different each time I make a quilt. I think that if I was to make the same pattern again it would be a snowball quilt. I like to do baby quilts and think the snowball block is perfect for baby quilts.
    I always use a modified snowball block for baby quilts; only two of the corners are snowballed, the other two corners are just the square itself. There are a lot less seams to match with that design. I use flannel for the piecing, satin binding, and a cuddly fabric on the back. The parents are always so appreciative of receiving these blankets.
    I made two Cuddle 4 patch Quilts out of blue and white fabric. The first one was for my son and when my friend went back to India I said I wanted to make her a quilt, what would she like? She wanted the same one I made for my son, so that is what she got of course!
    Other than that, they are all different. Oops! I'm piecing two Dear Jane's now (another duplicate). I've done 9-patch, drunkards path, broken dishes, pineapple, cathedral windows, applique sampler, BurgoyneSurround, and a couple I can't remember the block names. I am easily bored and always like to learn new things. I have some designed in EQ7 that I want to make. I saw a braid quilt today that would be perfect for my brother.

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    First: Log Cabin, because it is hands down the most versatile block ever.
    Second: 8-pointed stars.
    Third, anything I can "snowball".

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    I have made more One Block Wonders than any other pattern. Each quilt has been made with different fabric prints and some quilts have more than one fabric. I always love seeing the different designs that emerge when the triangles come together to form hexagons. Two people could use the exact same fabric and still come up with totally different quilts.

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    I seem to make a lot of 8 pointed stars also. The ones that use 4 flying geese. I'm always making quilts that have those stars in them. And I do not make a very good flying goose, but the stars turn out pretty well. Go figure!
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    I had not made the same pattern twice - until I met the Florentine Fantasy. It sucked me in with its tractor beam and now I'm HOOKED. I have 7 (yes, SEVEN) in various stages. They are so much fun to make, and very quick to put together. This one is done:

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    I've never used a pattern more than once, but I love bargello's. I have made two different ones and I know there are more in my future.
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    Oh, for me it is the log cabin...I cannot even think how many I have done...

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    Log Cabin for me too. So versatile yet so different and I love piecing the blocks!!

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    I don't like repeats too much...I have a long list of want to do's so I don't have time to do more than one each...I have been on an applique kick...and I did one pattern (my avatar) again in a different color.

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    I found a pattern called 'Technocolor Braid'. The templates used are 1/2 of a hexigon. Looks a lot like the French Braid with out the joining squares down the center of the braids. I find I have less waste. Love the scrap quilts. I have 5 shoe boxes cut right now of the pieces; 1 box for each size template 3", 4", 5", 6" and 10". The sewing goes fst and no two are ever the same.

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    I don't make the same pattern more than once. I think I have made a couple of log cabins though. I have too many on my bucket list, so I can only make each one once. I also have about a dozen UFO's.
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    I have a hard time making the same pattern over and over...guess I like the variety of different patterns. If I am going to use the same pattern, it has to be in different colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    I was just sitting here wondering if anyone has a favorite pattern that they like to use over and over. For me it was the drunkard path. There are so many variations of it and all look different using the same block. I have 2 different ones going now. I also love a variety of patterns and like to try something new all of the time. Hence, I have so many UFO's and projects going. What about you? Do you have one special pattern that you like to make? Or do you think variety is the spice of life?

    I've not done anything in the drunkard's path block. It has so many variations to try. And I guess once you get the pieceing down pat, it's a fairly quick quilt in a bigger block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
    I don't make the same pattern more than once. I think I have made a couple of log cabins though. I have too many on my bucket list, so I can only make each one once. I also have about a dozen UFO's.
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    I've done Annie's Choice more than once. There are so many color choices that the pattern seems different.
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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 wanted to make some quick mug rugs and the snowball was the fastest I could think of.
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