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Thread: Which quilt pattern intimidates you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luce321 View Post
    "Storm at Sea" is a problem for me. I am making a quilt of 12 blocks but when it came to SAS block, I gave up on it. I decided to use another block to comlete my project. I did not have trouble putting it together, just getting it to size up the same as he other blocks.
    Did you paper piece that block?? That's the only way I can get the Storm at Sea block to work.

    Intimidated? Yes indeedy.... by anything involving a curved seam - and needle turn applique can make my stomach flip flip as well....
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    For me, it's anything with lots of points coming together, like pinwheels...can't ever seem to get them right without ripping several times...have done a bargello and zipped right through it....I really want to learn applique, but reading a book just doesn't seem to give me enough info to do it right....I need a tutor I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I am just not sure if to get a proper circle if the outside curve and inside curve are the same. I just need to work out the geometry.
    Do you mean because of the seam allowances?

    The sewing lines will have the same diameter, obviously, on both pieces of fabric (circle and background).

    All the GREEN lines are the same length - 4 inches in this example.
    (It doesn't look like it but they are.)
    The black represents part of the fabric used for the seam allowances.

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    Many of the circle rulers can cut either piece taking into account the SA.

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    Any pattern that has diamond shaped pieces. I have an Better Holmes & Garden's Patchwork & Quilting book that has a 1977 copywrite. There is a picture of a Storm at Sea quilt that I love. I talk myself out of doing one every time I look at the pattern pieces.

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    I like paper piecing very much, and my brain flowed easily into working reverse. When I first got my sewing machine I made a tree skirt for Christmas with circles and it was a little tough because I wasn't using a pattern but doable. what does scare me is the Dear Jane blocks. I admire that very much but the directions seem lacking. I don't like directions to much to begin with that is why I am always changing things up. Well keep posting all of those lovely Dear Jane quilts and I comment all of you conquers of those beauties.
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    Any quilt pattern with lots and lots of tiny pieces intimidates me. I think I'd lose interest before I could ever finish.

    I'd like to applique, but my hands don't like doing all that turning under. I've given some thought to raw edge applique, but so far haven't been moved to do it.

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    Too many to mention. Bergello and Dear Jane (don't actually like the former and don't [yet] have the skills for the latter).
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    I have been quilting since the mid 70's and did it all by hand until about 10 years ago.I think if I was doing it by hand I could make any pattern, it's so much more accurate. I love to Paper Piece and machine piece, its so much faster, but when it comes to applique I prefer to do it by hand. I think the only thing I have not tried is a Mariners Compass, but if I ever did, I would use Jenny Beyers methods,hers are beautiful, and are all done by hand.

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    Sounds silly, but a quilt pattern set on point. All that bias..........don't know, maybe some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luce321 View Post
    "Storm at Sea" is a problem for me. I am making a quilt of 12 blocks but when it came to SAS block, I gave up on it. I decided to use another block to comlete my project. I did not have trouble putting it together, just getting it to size up the same as he other blocks.
    Ignorance is bliss. I didn't know Storm at Sea was supposed to be difficult. It was the first quilt I ever made. Wasn't perfect but made a nice graduation gift for our grandson.

    I am scared of the Jinny Beyer "Da Vinci" quilt we are making for his younger brother's graduation next year. We've started cutting the fabric and organizing the pieces but I still am having trouble grasping how all this comes together. We're just taking one step at a time and hoping for the best! He chose the quilt. But his mother (my daughter) suggested a Jinny Beyer. Yup she does quilt. The picture is beautiful we'll see if my piecing does it justice.
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    definitely appliquéing ........ so pretty when someone else does it so I will just leave it to them...give me PaperPiecing any time at all.......love PPing

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    If you have good instruction the Bargello, you should not shy away from it. I have never found any pattern that I wouldn't try, if I liked it. There are some that I don't like enough to try.

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    My dream would be to do a hand appliqued Baltimore Album. Not sure I have that much patience however.

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    There are a bunch for me Double Wedding Ring, Bargello, Log Cabin, and Trip Around The World.

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    So far mariners compass, paper piecing and most of what bothers you doesn't bother me except those one that have billions of itty bitty pieces like dear jane and baltimore album. Luckily these particular pattern don't wow me and I have plenty other ones to do. Maybe in the future if they decide to wow me I might do a block of one of them just to say I did them but until then I am satisfied with what I have either as patterns, printouts or saved to the computer (freebies) and my own creations.

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    What an interesting post!!! Thought I'd never do Dear Jane, but, because of the gals on this site, I'm working right along on it. Haven't posted pics yet as I'm having problems with that Haven't done Mariner's Compass yet, but, will try one day...I plan on PPing those points. Guess I like the challenges and am up for it. Another quilt that I'd like to do someday as I've seen it here is Oh My Gosh...a gajillion pieces I love applique as I find it soothing. Can't wait to see all of the responses

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    Check out Cheryl Phillips - phillipsfiberart.com - and her cut around rulers. Her directions for doing inset circles are great and these "rulers" let you do circles from 2" to 27". Just did an aboriginal quilt designed by her and used the 27" circle for the first time. Made life easy.

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    I have been making the dunkards path....try using a gluestick. I need to finish my top. Hopfully today..not a lot of fun to make but it is looking good....I am keeping this one since I may not do anotherone,
    Quote Originally Posted by suebee View Post
    Anything with a curved seam, hate them! yes, Ive tried that dumb sewing machine foot specifically designed to "make it easier" does not, still time consuming.

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    I cannot do paper-piecing. I have tried and just don't get it. LOL So I guess you can say that intimidates me. I am intimidated by bargello but not to the point of not trying it. I am definitely going to make one. I guess the other one that I wouldn't want to try would be the Double Wedding Ring.
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    Applique scares me. I have no talent for machine applique. I love to hand sew, just need to learn the best way to prepare the pieces. I love to paper piece and can do any pattern with that technique. I did storm at sea for son's wedding, did new york beauty for stepdaughter. Easy a d accurate with pp-ing, thank goodness! THis year, I'm going to tackle a lone star, too. Those diamonds look like a challenge. But maybe starch will save me....?

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    I just paid a bundle for fabric to make the Diamonds Jubilee Bargello. I opened the pattern yesterday and you talk about intimidated, wow. I am cutting the strips but don't have a clue how to piece it.
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    I'm with damaquilts - Dear Jane looks insane to me! And circles aren't so bad, but you have to go S-L-O-W. Applique is SUCH an art that I cannot/will not do - unless it is with the sewing machine! LOL
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    I can't think of any. Some I find very tedious to finish though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faykilgore View Post
    I've done a mariner's compass. It looks like a volcano sitting in the middle of the bed. I am determined to do it better someday, but other projects keep interfering.
    That is too funny. Yea, I think it will be some time before I attempt a mariner's compass.
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    Anything appliqué or curves for me. Been thinking about diving in and actually attempting a double wedding ring though. Oh, and paper piecing intimidates the heck out of me

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