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Thread: What quilt block patterns have you made?

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    Hi,

    I thought this would be a cool thread to start to find out what quilt block patterns you have made and be sure to post some pictures on this thread for us to enjoy. Also write down the name of the block and let us know for what level beginner, intermediate etc.. This way we can all learn together.

    I am a beginner quilter and it is overwhelming!

    Karen

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    I am still working on my Eleanor Burns lovers knot and was fast to do as I took a class and made the whole quilt top in a day.

    Also I have learned to make the hexagons with plastic templates all by hand and is so addictive. This is a nice project to carry with you to Dr. appts, etc.

    I made enough of them to cover a pincushion. I have posted pictures on this board for it along with the link to the main pincushion pattern.

    Karen

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    I know what your mean about the hexagons being addictive. I'm working on a Grandmothers Flower Garden and I love it. So relaxing and easily transported so I can work on it anywhere. I'm further along than this pic but haven't taken any new pics.
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    Hi,

    Awesome are you using the plastic or paper templates. What size are your hexagons!

    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I know what your mean about the hexagons being addictive. I'm working on a Grandmothers Flower Garden and I love it. So relaxing and easily transported so I can work on it anywhere. I'm further along than this pic but haven't taken any new pics.

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    OK, I'll jump in. I don't want to put any pictures of unquilted quilts, but there are pics of our 2 completed quilts on my "Introduce Yourself" post.

    Here is our list:

    9 patch (5 times)
    Cheaper by the Dozen (twice - one is quilted)
    Alternating 4 patch (twice)
    D9P
    Yellow Brick Road
    Turning Twenty (quilted)
    Friendship Stars (twice)
    Rail Fence (twice)
    Potato Chip (5 times)

    I think we may get one of them quilted this weekend.

    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing
    OK, I'll jump in. I don't want to put any pictures of unquilted quilts, but there are pics of our 2 completed quilts on my "Introduce Yourself" post.

    Here is our list:

    9 patch (5 times)
    Cheaper by the Dozen (twice - one is quilted)
    Alternating 4 patch (twice)
    D9P
    Yellow Brick Road
    Turning Twenty (quilted)
    Friendship Stars (twice)
    Rail Fence (twice)
    Potato Chip (5 times)

    I think we may get one of them quilted this weekend.

    Darren
    I have never heard of potato chip...what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Hi,

    Awesome are you using the plastic or paper templates. What size are your hexagons!

    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I know what your mean about the hexagons being addictive. I'm working on a Grandmothers Flower Garden and I love it. So relaxing and easily transported so I can work on it anywhere. I'm further along than this pic but haven't taken any new pics.
    My hexagons are 3/4 inch and I am using paper templates. Where did you get plastic ones?

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    Suzie -

    It's something that we've seen circulating in the shops around Knoxville; they call it Potato Chip because it's so easy noone can make just one.

    You use two complementary fabrics. For 24 blocks cut 12 squares from each fabric of 8.5", 24 strips from each fabric of 2.5" x 8.5", and 24 strips from each fabric of 2.5" x 12.5". Frame each square with strips from the opposite fabric to make a 12.5" block. Alternate the blocks in rows, then sew the rows together. You can border with one of the fabrics, or skip the border. This quilt can be chain-pieced and goes together really quickly.

    The key of this quilt is to use fabrics with enough contrast that the blocks don't look mushy, but complement one another. Of course, when you make one we want to see pictures.

    Darren

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    I've made many-many-many block patterns for pillows...
    (more than listed below).

    Here are a few patterns I've enjoyed making into
    whole quilts or wallhangings:

    -Samplers (blocks of different patterns)
    -Irish Chain (watercolor)
    -Jacob's Ladder (variation)
    -Disappearing Nine Patch with Hearts Blocks
    -Broken Dishes
    -Double Wedding Ring
    -Indiana Puzzle
    -Stars (ea big square has 4stars and is On Point)
    -some from calendars---forget names
    -Wagon Tracks ..............(WIP)
    -Interlocking Rings .........(WIP)

    -landscapes--created by me
    -appliques----created by me

    + many many more I plan to make
    (ie Kaleidoscope, YellowBrickRoad)

    FUN FUN FUN!

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    Ocean Waves (as the background).
    Amish baskets.
    Double Pinwheels.

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    I'm just getting started so here is what I've done so far:

    Bowtie
    Applique Heart (machine satin stitch)
    4 Diamond (paper pieced)
    Birds in Flight (paper pieced)
    Cobblestone
    Applique 3 Butterflies (hand embroidered edge and veining)
    My next lesson is a Reverse Applique Rose using 3 layers of fabric. It looks scary.

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    I find that I love to look at/collect (free) patterns, but generally I make a lot of it up as I go...

    Here's a few..

    Rail Fence/Double 4 Patch
    Disappearing 9 Patch (2 so far)
    Currently finishing a Braid Pattern/Block?

    TONS of rag quilts & t-shirt quilts...

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    Well, let's see. I have done

    Log Cabin
    Wyoming Valley
    Hole in the Barn Door
    Card Trick
    Golden Samovar
    Chinese Block
    Kansas Dugout
    Rail Fence
    Raven Chase
    Plaited Block
    House That Jack Built
    Ruins of Jericho
    Bear Tracks
    Cypress
    a variation of Planned Patch Hood
    Crossed Roads
    and a number of things that I made up myself

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    littlehud, I will do a search online and post the link where you can get the quilt patis (plastic templates for the hexagons)

    Karen

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    My friend here in Indiana taught me how to make them.

    I did a search online as they are called The Original Quilt Patis

    The ones I bought are 1 inch per side Hexagons, plastic foundations

    http://quiltpati.tripod.com/

    I called her on the phone and she told me what stores in my area carried them so I went and picked them up at store. I called the store to make sure they had them before I drove there.
    Also you can order them directly from that website, I talked to the owner by phone and she is so nice. Enjoy!

    The hexagons are addictive, so nice that you can carry them with you to work on in the car, Dr. appts., etc.

    Karen

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    Ok I chickened out on the reverse applique. I'm just not good at turning under fabric.

    So the next one I did was a stained glass owl using negative space for the "leaded" area.

    Next on the list is a biscuit block.

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    To many to list them all, I don't remember all of them.
    To name a few
    9 patch
    4 patch alternate
    log cabin
    currently working on 9 patch as center to log cabin
    9 patch as center of square in square
    square in square
    puss in corner
    star sampler
    freindship star
    rail fence
    Elenor Burns underground railroad sampler
    pinwheels
    spider web

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