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    Favourite Pattern?

    I am new to quilting and have tried a few different patterns. Just wondering if you more experienced quilters have a favourite pattern that you could make over and over again.

    BTW, I have learned so much from this board and I thank all of you for your tips.

    Thanks.

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    My favorites (I like relatively easy patterns) are log cabin, warm wishes, dresden plate, tumbler, pinwheels, simple blocks sewn together with sashing between, rail fence.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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    I seldom do a pattern more than once except for those that are appliqued and I do stitch some repeats of those. I would like to do another "snail's Trail" That one was fun to do!
    Those who are piecemakers will sew seeds.

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    I prefer simple and easy, so I like pinwheels, DP9, simple nine or four patch, rail fence and log cabin
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    Irish Chain and Trip Around the World are my easy strip pieced favorites.
    Fraew

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    My go-to blocks are 9 patch, DP9 and log cabin. I also love the 1600 inch (made with one jelly roll).
    Lynne

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    Whatever you choose - make it an easy one. My first quilt is unfinished and has been in my closet for 40 years!!!!! A horrible mess. I should have chosen an easier pattern. I was a clothing seamstress and thought that I could master this complicated pattern - doubt if it would last for one washing.
    Nikki in MO

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    I always have a difficult time with this question....there are so many wonderful patterns. I really enjoy applique and have done a couple Sun Bonnet Sue quilts and Dresden Plate quilts, plus any quilt pattern that uses lots of scraps. Very interesting and fun reading every ones comments. Thanks for sharing.
    Brenda

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    Rail fence is a good one, D9P, I like doing stars blocks.
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    I like Warm Wishes. I haven't made one for myself yet, but I have made many for others. Soon I will do one for me, I think.

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    My "go to" pattern is a Log Cabin ... especially for scrap quilts.

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    I just love scrappy quilts. They are so homey and inviting, to me.

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    Log cabin and pinwheels are a couple of my favorites~~
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    The only pattern I have ever repeated was a OBW, the pattern might be the same but they look totally different with different fabric. There are too many gorgeous patterns out there, and life is too short to keep making the same pattern over and over again. You should see my to do list and every day that I look here on the board it grows and grows, at this rate I will never get to the bottom of it even if I live to 200
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    The only pattern I have repeated (and I did it 3 times) is a type of stack and slash. Here is one version.Name:  DSC01534.JPG
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    My fav is Eleanor Burns's Tennessee WaLtz, I have made it five times for graduation and the large empty places are great for pictures.

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    My fav is Eleanor Burns's Tennessee WaLtz, I have made it five times for graduation and the large empty places are great for pictures. How do I add a picture, they changed it.

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    I love a 9 patch! there are so many possibilities with a 9 patch.... color and texture are my favorite quilt thing and 9 patches are just perfect for these...

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    My absolute favorite is Dresden Plate. I collect vintage plates with roses, so I guess it's just another part of the obsession.

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    Mmmmm....have to think on that question.For me, a string quilt & rag quilts are easy.Like others have mentioned,making the same pattern is boring.
    A lot of ppl say the log cabin is easy,but that was one of my 1st quilts & it was not easy at all.The blocks were/are wonky,but didn't know how to square blocks.
    Maybe I will make another one,just to see if I've improved!
    Pat

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    I seem to make alot of log cabins, they are quick and easy, and have so many different setting choices. Others I like are the snowball/nine patch variation and dresden plates.
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    There aren't many that I don't like but my favourites would be Log Cabin, DP9 and Card Tricks.

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    My favorite is any stack and whack. I have done many. Love how each block is different.
    Janelle

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    Anything that is different from the one I did before and especially if it teaches me a new technique or is a challenge.

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    If I need a quick quilt, I often cut my focus fabric into 8 1/2" squares and pick out four colours from this fabric and make a co-ordinating four patch. I then simply stitch the quilt top alternating a focus fabric with a four patch. Thirty five blocks, eiighteen focus and seventeen four patch blocks will make a crib quilt 40" X 56" which is just about right.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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