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Thread: Have you ever made the same quilt or other project twice?

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    Right now my project is making 6 quilts for my cousins grandchildren...they are all the same pattern, but making it in different fabrics didn't make it boring at all. Each has a look of their own.

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    I give almost everything I make as gifts -( In 20 years of quilting, I have one king and 2 lap quilts.) I have used several patterns multiple times - Yellow Brick Road, Disappearing 9-patch and
    Bento Box - since I can just make them without the pattern in front of me. The first two are much faster, the third great, tho, when I have a lot of batik left overs. Sometimes, how much time I have to complete the gift determines which pattern I make.
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    i use the 4 patch pattern from downy quilts for kids all the time, did the one they sent & a couple more frm my stash & sent those out,.. made a couple more for project linus...

    made it w/horsey fabric for oldest dgd to take to kindergarden for naptime, w/a matching pillow.

    made it with some size variations for my friend michele's sil who was dying of cancer... 5" blocks rather than 6" to accomadate a particular fabric, just made more blocks to make it longer & wider... fused some photos on it, zig zaged a "frame" around them... done in 1 day... i was stunned when i went to the wake & they had it draped over the lower half of the casket & then buried it with her...that was the most humbled i've been in a long, long time.

    working on another variation using the lorilie nursing panel for a friend of mine who passed her boards..the panel cuts up to rectangles, and i am collecting fabrics to make the 4 patchs...even if they are rectangular rather than square...

    youngest dd has been accepted to umass lowell... we will be going up there in the next couple weekends to ck out the campus... dad the worrier is concerned because lowell is a tough town... i hope to get to the bookstore and get her a t'shirt, so i can get an idea of the colors... then she will be getting one for her dorm room.... maybe they still make those scrubs with the school logo on them like they did years ago & i can get some for the large patches in this pattern...

    her 2 best friend are also going there, so i am afraid i will wind up making 3 of them... hence the easy pattern!

    thank god those don't have to be done until end of summer.... i'm so far behind now, i think i'm first!

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    (quote) "made it with some size variations for my friend michele's sil who was dying of cancer... 5" blocks rather than 6" to accomadate a particular fabric, just made more blocks to make it longer & wider... fused some photos on it, zig zaged a "frame" around them... done in 1 day... i was stunned when i went to the wake & they had it draped over the lower half of the casket & then buried it with her...that was the most humbled i've been in a long, long time. "

    What an honor!! She must have treasured that quilt! You brought her a great deal of comfort and you should be proud of that. Thank you for doing that for her.

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    I always say I'm going to make the same pattern more than once, but in different colors, but I never do.....

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    I made a quilt called "Yosemite Dreams" which showed (my version of) El Capitan, Half Dome, the Valley and the River, with a red wood on one side and Bridal Veil Falls on the other, complete with bears and rock climbers in the distance and squirrels up close on a wall.

    It was my first landscape quilt. I made another much better one. If I find a lull in my life I'm going to make it again, hopefully even better. They were both queen size. Each was truly an adventure.

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    I've made several of the same pattern, but it's super rare for me to use the same colors in the same pattern again and again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    I've made several Lone Stars - but trying something different in the setting each time. Yeah, they have the same star, but no 2 really look anything alike.

    Also Blooming 9-patches - more than a dozen as those are so much fun (for me) working to get the right fabrics. And those can end up with totally different looks - kids brights, elegant, oriental, etc.

    I actually got sick of doing 9 patches so I used the fabrics chosen for my last Blooming to make a Lone Star. ;-) The star is done but it's in my UFO pile (for over 4 years :roll: ) while I ponder the setting.

    I've made several RainyDay quilts - again, just testing how the the different fabrics can work.

    I don't ever use "collections" of fabrics, or charm packs or layer cakes. Way too matchy matchy for me. I much prefer making my own fabric choices. Totally.

    I have a fabulous baby quilt I make all the time because it's perfect and graphic and ignores whatever 'decor' the parents might have in mind. ;-) And I always, always know I have the fabrics needed on hand.

    With the exception of the baby quilt (which can look similar even though each has different fabrics), I consider each one unique.
    Can you tell us what the pattern for the baby quilt is that you use? It's nice to know there's one that ignores whatever the decor is. And a pic please.

    I have very few patterns I make twice...that boredom thing. But I have a couple I will make when in a hurry, cuz they're fast & easy.

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    One time I made the same quilt 3 times...

    I made it once for a fund raising quilt for our Navy reunion, I made the second one concurrently with the first one because I didn't want to give one that I loved and not have one... So I figured I could make two quilts at the same time without feeling like I was repeating myself and getting bored...

    I got the two finished and I was so pleased with my self.. Only trouble was I asked my husband how he liked it. His answer was 'well, it should be Red, White and Blue for the Navy." I had used Burgandy, Navy and Cream... He did not like the 'Americana' look..

    So I made another one which was the true Red, White and Blue we all love. Lesson learned, don't ask.. he will tell you what he thinks! Then promptly sold the americana one for $600!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by jodimarie
    As much as I love the challenge of a new pattern, there are times when the comfort of going to a well known pattern makes the process so enjoyable.
    What a great way to express the sentiment!

    I love this also. A great sentiment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VickiM
    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    I've made several Lone Stars - but trying something different in the setting each time. Yeah, they have the same star, but no 2 really look anything alike.

    Also Blooming 9-patches - more than a dozen as those are so much fun (for me) working to get the right fabrics. And those can end up with totally different looks - kids brights, elegant, oriental, etc.

    I actually got sick of doing 9 patches so I used the fabrics chosen for my last Blooming to make a Lone Star. ;-) The star is done but it's in my UFO pile (for over 4 years :roll: ) while I ponder the setting.

    I've made several RainyDay quilts - again, just testing how the the different fabrics can work.

    I don't ever use "collections" of fabrics, or charm packs or layer cakes. Way too matchy matchy for me. I much prefer making my own fabric choices. Totally.

    I have a fabulous baby quilt I make all the time because it's perfect and graphic and ignores whatever 'decor' the parents might have in mind. ;-) And I always, always know I have the fabrics needed on hand.

    With the exception of the baby quilt (which can look similar even though each has different fabrics), I consider each one unique.
    Can you tell us what the pattern for the baby quilt is that you use? It's nice to know there's one that ignores whatever the decor is. And a pic please.

    I have very few patterns I make twice...that boredom thing. But I have a couple I will make when in a hurry, cuz they're fast & easy.
    I would also be interested in the pattern!

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    Yes just in different colors

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    I have mmade several from the same pattern, but they never look the same

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    yes but because it was easy and fast. and because it was requested ----- trip around the world

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    Yes, when I was a quilt pattern tester - in different colors or sizes but the same pattern.

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    Yes

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    I often make a whole pile of blocks and then put them together in different ways so the quilts are not alike but the blocks are the same. I like a variety of ways to set blocks.

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