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Thread: Quick Quilts

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    Quick Quilts

    I don't know about everyone else but the type of quilts that I like to make are ones that you can put together and quilt in a short period of time - like Jelly Roll Quilts, simple nine patch, etc. ...you get the idea. Whenever I try to make a quilt that involves a lot of cutting, piecing, intricate pieces, I get to tired of working on it and seem to never get it finished. What does everyone like to do? I guess I just don't have the patience to do one that is very intricate and complicated.

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    I don't mind a more challenging project but always like to have several of the type you mentioned. Sometimes I just want to sew and not do too much thinking.

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    Same here,that is why I love scrappies and even buy scraps off of ebay and etsy!

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    I like quick quilts also. BUT I love illusion quilts, tessellated, woven. Usually takes time and like you sometimes it takes a while to get them done. I do get bored easily too.

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    I prefer to do the quick quilts myself but I am starting to do slightly more difficult ones now once in a while!
    Heather

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    I don't make intrcate patterns. I am trying to sew up lots of my fabrics and want to make fairly fast quilts. I have finished all I start before going on to the next.
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    I like them all! But always a few of each going at once, it helps with the boredom. I find designing my own keeps my interest in a quilt for a longer time.

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    I like to make intricate quilts. Most of mine are hand sewn and they take months and months and months to finish. So when I get tired of them not being finished, I take a break and switch to making a quick fused wall hanging, usually with a purchased pattern.

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    I've never made a jellyroll before. I usually see a quilt and know that I must make one just like it. I usually have no clue what I'm getting into until I'm knee deep. That works out well for me though. I do end up completing projects, eventually. I used to finish one before starting the next, but that rule changed. I currently have two wips; my oldest dd's top is done (just waiting on her to pick out a backing), the other I started many years ago and just have to get back around to it. So, no jellyrolls for me. They just don't appeal to me, yet.
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    I agree, I look for the less intricate patterns. Things like Jelly Roll Race, Warm Wishes, Log Cabin and I just started on a string quilt and like piecing it. The intricate ones are beautiful but I tend to go for more easy patterns.
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    I too love the jelly rolls and quick quilts. I think I have at least 50 projects to do including kits and jelly rolls with their patterns. Some of my favorite books are Suzanne McNeil's jelly roll books. I managed to buy the jelly rolls that she made her projects out of too. I just need to get faster to get those quilts completed. My problem is that I buy more than I get completed. I am working on a goal to complete at least one UFO a month this year. If I make it I will make a dent in my projects and be very proud of myself.

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    I have looked at Jelly Rolls but they would really be expensive if wanting to make a larger size quilt. I still don't mind cutting my own fabric. Maybe when I no longer enjoy buying by the bolt and cutting then I'd purchase the jelly rolls and other precut fabrics.
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    Like a little variety. Sometimes the easy ones are just so pretty and you can move on to another project. Every once in a while like to do a little harder but then appreciate the easy one again. No set pattern for me but do like scrappies and now into QAYG quilts.

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    I love Jelly Rolls, they go quickly for me.

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    Guess I'm with the "easy" crowd too. I like to do DP9, Rail Fence, Pinwheels and love to do the simple ones that Jenny on Missouri Quilt does with precuts on her tutorials. I quilt just for the fun of it and give most all of my quilts away. Have not the talent nor the patience to do the intricate patterns. At 78 I take the line of least resistence.
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    I like to mix it up. I usually add my own twist to things, rather than just follow the pattern.
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    I do mix it up, also I add my own ideals on a pattern , but also enjoy the simple patterns, depending on how long
    I want to spend on each one.
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    Have been quilting for more than 30 years. Thought once I retired, I would welcome a big challenge. Hasn't happened yet, the simplier the better for me. It's not as though I wouldn't like to make something more complicated but my menopausal brain seems to fight me every step of the way. If I'm not enjoying the process, what's the point. I so enjoy seeing and admiring the challenging quilts though.

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    I like the challenge of the more intricate patterns. It keeps my mind sharp. Iíve got lots of time and patience, and no quota to fill. .....

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    I have learned the hard way to allow myself only one intract pattern going at a time. When it starts to give me trouble or I just get tired of working on it I'll stop and do a quick strip quilt or a wall hanging. I will not alow mysef more than one intract quit at a time, I have to completely finish it before moving on to another one. If I don't, I'd have UFO's comming out my ears! DO NOT ask me how I know this! LOL In the past year I have been finished 15 intract pattern UFO's that have been laying around for a few years, only 3 more to go and I'll be UFO free! YEP! no new intract quilts since Nov.2011

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    I like a mix of easy and quick quilts...It seems when I mix them up I never burn out on my work...I have a lot of stash and am hoping to organize and use these fabrics. I am now on disability, and have unlimited time to quilt. My main goal is to be sure that every grandbaby has a quilt and I have enjoyed every minute I have to spend on my art.The local hospital knows me as the quilting lady, since I usually have a project to work on when I am on the mend!!

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    I have a quilt in process that for me is more involved...lots of little squares to piece together for a queen size quilt. It's my first complicated pattern and I can only work on it for so long before I have to stop and work on an easy pattern to give my brain a break. Since the queen quilt is for me, I have no deadline to get it done whereas the other easier quilts are going to be Christmas presents and need to be finished before then. I have a feeling I'm going to be doing more of the easier, quicker patterns to keep me happy.
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    I always have a few going at one time. Finished a d9p this a.m., have three ready to quilt, beading a block,waiting to put blocks tog on my kitty quilt.
    One more needs binding

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    I have a couple of hard ones going..or 4. If I didn't take a break and work on some easier ones than I can actually finish, I would lose all interest. I always keep everything where I can work on whatever I am in the mood to.
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    I do mostly easy quilts too, because most of my quilts are for charities. Then, I occasionally do a harder design when I have the time. I love the jelly rolls strip quilts because they are always a surprise, and look so nice when finished. I have my own long arm, and just do a simple meander on them. I don't like the tight fancy quilting, as it tends to make the quilt a little stiff. When I do the simple fast stuff, it relaxes me and I just enjoy the process; no stress over making mistakes.

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