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Thread: Which quilt pattern intimidates you?

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    Super Member Rann's Avatar
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    Anything applique! I have even bought several kits that I want to do one day and haven't had the nerve to start even one of them yet!
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    Where to begin----There are so many! lol

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    It's storm at sea for me. I have one started but keep putting it down. I won't give up though. I will try and try again.
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    there are a few patterns i would love to do but because they are paper pieced i just can seem to get excited about try paper piecing, sounds hard to me

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    NONE!

    I don't use patterns so they don't intimidate me. I am very much a free styler and create my own.

    I have been told many times though that some of my creations has "what looks like this or that" and I have no idea as to what they are talking about since I don't use pattern blocks to create things.
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    Paula Nadelstern's kaleidoscope quilts. It would be overwhelming just to make it through fabric selection, let alone piecing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK View Post
    I can't get my head round paper piecing!!! I've been quilting for 17years......but working back to front?....my brain just doesn't compute!!!!
    I'm so glad to read your note so now I know I'm NOT alone. Me too!

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    mariners compass but maybe if I would paper piece it I'd be ok.
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    I tried and tried all one summer, off and on, to make a double wedding ring using many fabrics, always in the same order. Finally I had three perfect rings and made a table runner (instead of the original goal of a queen sized bed quilt). I am also in writing groups, so wrote a piece about all this and called it "I Know When I'm Licked". The group loved my writing piece and I kept the table runner for myself instead of giving it away. But I said to myself, never again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinePaj View Post
    I really want to do a mariners compass, but I always put it off..... Scares the bejeepers out of me!

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    same here. I want to do one, but I'm intimidated by it greatly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justme CA View Post
    I'm so glad to read your note so now I know I'm NOT alone. Me too!
    Add me to the list of those who just cannot grasp the paper piecing concept!
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    There are so many that I admire but am reluctant to try.

    Paper piecing
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    Same as U

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    I am a pretty simple pattern quilter--just about ANYTHING intimidates me except squares and rectangles--for example: triangles, circles, Y seams, scalloped borders, etc. are all scary to me!

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    DWR and Drunkards path

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    For me mariners compass totally scares me.
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    Anything with triangles, curved seams, Y-seams, or that involves paper piecing.

    Pretty much everything but squares and rectangles, at this point! But I'm getting better and better with each quilt.

    SOME day I want to make a Double Wedding Ring, a Storm at Sea, and one of those awesome Judy Niemeyer (I think I misspelled her last name) PP quilts. I'm just barely brave enough to try a Drunkard's Path now...as soon as I finish a few gifts I have in progress, that's my next Big Adventure.

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    I wouldn't say that I'm intimidated with any patterns, there are just a few things that I think my skill set is not up for (yet?). Such as y seams or curves.

    I'm mostly making up my own patterns anyway, so I just make things without them.

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    All of the above. I am still staying safe with 9 patch, DNP and French Braid. I have promised myself to take a class to build my confidence. May we all stop being sissies and dive in to one pattern that intimidates us by the end of the year!!!
    I am too POSITIVE to be doubtful, too OPTIMISTIC to be fearful and way to DETERMINED to be defeated.

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    Like many of the others, I'm not really intimidated by any pattern, I either don't like them well enough (double wedding ring, bargello, anything with hexagons) or they seem too tedious and never-ending (Dear Jane, Baltimore Album). I enjoy learning new techniques and will try anything once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I can't think of any. Some I find very tedious to finish though.
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    Double wedding ring , love the pattern just not game enough to try . Cathy

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    Cathedral Windows -- I bought myself one from the thrift shop because I love the quilt and know I will never do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jclinganrey View Post
    I've been a quilter for a few decades and I've seen pretty much everything in my quilting career. What baffles me, however, is that certain patterns or techniques just intimidate the living daylights out of me. I don't know why. They just do. For me, it's the Bargello quilt technique. I'll leave it to those are good at it. Yep. It's Bargello. How about you?
    Hi jclinganrey. Dear Jane scares the willies out of me !! There is no reason to fear a Bargello. Have you done a Trip Around the World?? That is basically what a bargello is but with the various widths thrown in the mix. I have to say that a design wall comes in pretty handy. I am disable with limited motor skills so I make sure I have ever row marked. Many patterns come with an outline design so you know where to put what where. There is a simple bargello pattern called the Bargello Book by Piecemakers (Costa Mesa). My quilts are photographed in that book. There is a very simple lap quilt that any quilter especially you could make. The hardest part is picking out the 12 fabrics. But then we go back to the Trip Around the World. Those fabric go from light to dark and so do Bargello. I am sure if you stopped by their store, they would be delighted to help you. You will find that piecing this quilt is as simple as baking a pie. I am sure you are better at that than I am.

    There are a lot of us skill Bargello piecers that would be delighted to help you get over your fears, We are always here and waiting to help you. PM me. I am just over those tall mountain east of you down the 15 frwy!! I finished this a few weeks ago. I am currently sewing on the binding to the back.
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