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Thread: what is your fav quilt pattern

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    and where did you find it? I'm thinking of going to the book store and would like some suggestions. I don't know how to paper piece or quilt as you go yet. :(

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    I am making a baby quilt with pinwheels. They are so cute and fun to make. There are tons of patterns all over the Internet ...a lot of them are free. Take a look to see what intrigues you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    My all time fevorite is Mariners Compass but it is too challenging for a beginner like me. So my next favorite would be anything with stars.
    Oh no Loretta. Try it! It's paper pieced.
    I was scared to death to do paper piecing. Thought it was WAY out of my league. I really just a beginner too. I go for the easy patterns.
    Just sit and take your time, you will be able to do it.
    If I can, anyone can!

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    My favorites are log cabin and mariner's compass.
    Loretta, I agree with tlrnhi that you should try paper piecing. It isn't difficult, it's just different than regular piecing. Check out these sites and give it a try :D :D :

    http://ajpadilla.com/beginners-corner/paper-piecing-tutorial

    http://www.nmia.com/~mgdesign/qor/technique/pfp.htm


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    My favorite is lone star/bethlehem star. I made my first from a book called Quilts, Quilts, Quilts. There are several versions of the book and it's a pretty helpful guide. I'd check it out from the library b4 deciding to buy.

    Good luck. Can't wait to see what catches your eye.
    HTH,
    Julie

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    My favorite is the Ohio Star... no, I'd have to say Churn Dash... or Log Cabin, but maybe it's the Friendship Star... :) -get my point??? I don't really have a favorite one... I love all of them - I actually made a baby quilt (36 x 36) that was just one Churn Dash block - supersized... it turned out cute.

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    I like Ohio Star, Snowball, a plain ole 9 patch, Irish Chains, etc.

    Sometimes I'll just go through my books looking for inspiration - and pick patterns based on the fabric I want to use at a particular time...
    I've said it before ... I like using traditional patterns with the newer wilder fabrics 8)

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    I like to do tumbling blocks, especially on children's quilts. I like to fussy cut pictures and make them scrappy, Uses up a lot of scrapes.

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    Actually I like a lot others, Grandmother's Garden must be my second choice.

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    log cabin,When ever I see this pattern I think of a nice warm quilt,homey

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    I like them all.
    I am intrigued with all the quilt blocks.
    How they got their name, variations across the country, the popular ones from a period of time.
    They are truly wonderful.
    Kirsten

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    Barb or anyone else that has some--would love to see some pics of your tumbling block quilts! I love that pattern but it looks so complicated I haven't the nerve to try one :-(

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    IF YOU GO TO HALF-COM and look for quilting books( by author or subject or by ISBN number you will pay so much less for the books.
    I even go to the store and find something I like come home and go to the site.
    have lots of books and save lots of $$$$$
    I love paper pcs. will show you my last pc. The points are so exact.
    I usually find some nice ones from Keepsake Quilting
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    You do lovely work!

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    that is beautiful Sally! Love it!

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    I don't really have a favorite yet. I am enjoying making the "easy" ones for now and can't wait to be skilled enough to try something like a mariner's compass!!

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    There are lots of blocks that I like-log cabin, churn dash, pinwheel, etc. But if I had to pick one quilt pattern that I purchased and made over and over and really like to make it is Yellow Brick Road. It is super easy and makes a quick baby quilt. And I would know, because I have made at least 10 of them. Here is a link to the pattern so you can see it-
    http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?Store_id=588&page_id=17

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    All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!! Your quilt is breathtaking.

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    Thank you, love your little buddy

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