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Thread: What's your favorite fast quilt pattern?

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    What's your favorite fast quilt pattern?

    I'm finding myself burried in ~1/8 -1/2 yd pieces. I'm like a magpie seeing something shiny at my sewing my group. I gravitate towards the smaller pieces thinking I can do something then I have a whole bunch and I lose my creative-ness to plan or sew because I just have so much. I have a system for small scraps I posted photos the other day. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t176598.html

    The bigger pieces I feel I should be doing something more-not sure what. I also have a cutting fabric phobia. It's like as long as the fabric is whole there is a lot of potential.

    I've done all the basics-4 patch, 9 patch, d9p, rail fence, scrappies from quiltville and maryquilts, lasagnas , best wishes, log cabins.

    What quilt pattern have you used are fast and still attractive, when you need a quilt quickly? I still want them to be quality even it it's fast.

    Please include links to unusual ones or write out directions if it's your idea and you want to share.

    Oh, I make QFK's and QOV's.
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    Right now I like the Tossed Nine Patch by Eleanor Burns. Fast and interesting.
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    Easy Breezy is the easiest one I know of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    Easy Breezy is the easiest one I know of.
    This one? http://www.virginiaquilter.com/cgi-l...html?E+scstore

    It looks like a center panel with scrappy borders.

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    I'm doing Counting by Fives.

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    Love Tossed Nine Patch and Turning Twenty Again!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by jollyquilting View Post
    Right now I like the Tossed Nine Patch by Eleanor Burns. Fast and interesting.

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    Warm Wishes is fast and pretty. I love the Snowball and 9 Patch together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter View Post
    This one? http://www.virginiaquilter.com/cgi-l...html?E+scstore

    It looks like a center panel with scrappy borders.
    That pattern would be soooo easy to do without the pattern. You just use a piece of focus fabric (or a panel if you got one) and then do a scrappy piano key boarder around the edges!
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    The 10-minute block can we be made with any size squares. I use them a lot for the back of my quilts and have done baby quilts with that pattern.
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    Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs works up quickly and looks more complicated than it is. Although it calls for FQs, you could easily use fat eighths instead for a scrappier look. Here's a link to some I made.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...de-t54842.html

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    Yellow Brick Road, Tossed Nine Patch, Disappearing 4-Patch....

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs works up quickly and looks more complicated than it is. Although it calls for FQs, you could easily use fat eighths instead for a scrappier look. Here's a link to some I made.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...de-t54842.html

    Wow, those are amazing. You did a great job choosing your colors. I'm envious of people who understand color and what goes well together. Luckily I have a lady in my group that I run my colors by if I have something picked out. She'll look at it and say, "this shade is too blue for what you need, you need something more...." And I've found she's right.

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    just depends on the mood i am in when i get started--10 min-stars-9 patch???
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    Have just ordered the Lucky Stars pattern as katier825's look fabulous.
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    I like the Quick Trip and Quick Quarter quilts by Eleanor Burns.

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    I'm doing up 2 Warm Wishes for teenage boys right now.
    They go together fast and always look good.
    Am using sports and local animals as the focus blocks

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    Looked up the TOSSED 9 PATCH. LOL, another name for the D9P! I do like this for an easy quilt. And I made several of the TURNING 20 quilts --------------personal quilt sized last summer.
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    A few of my faves...

    Just Can't Cut It, Take 5, Take 5 Flips a Coin...but my very favorite is Crazy Eights. It's crib size, takes 8 FQs, plus a border if you want, but not necessary. Easy peasy!

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    Unless you like the hodge-podge look of the unplanned scrappy quilt, the beauty of ANY fast quilt is entirely dependent upon the color palette of your fabric choices. If your fabric choices are in the color palette range than you deliberately choose and stick to, then you will have a beautiful quilt, even if it is 12 inch squares, no sashings and a hidden binding. Color is everything. Of course with larger quilt blocks, then your quilting gets a chance to shine.
    Last edited by TanyaL; 01-30-2012 at 02:30 PM.

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    Patience Corner is fast and easy. We used it and a nine patch to teach beginning quilting this past August. A camp for ages 7 to 107. The little girls and big girls loved it. T

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    Take 5 is an easy one. Others I've made with scraps are String quilts on a muslin foundation, Turning Twenties and Yellow Brick Road.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    The Rail Fence is a good one for fast, ease, colors, variations. The number of rails can make it easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter View Post
    I'm finding myself burried in ~1/8 -1/2 yd pieces. I'm like a magpie seeing something shiny at my sewing my group. I gravitate towards the smaller pieces thinking I can do something then I have a whole bunch and I lose my creative-ness to plan or sew because I just have so much. I have a system for small scraps I posted photos the other day. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t176598.html

    The bigger pieces I feel I should be doing something more-not sure what. I also have a cutting fabric phobia. It's like as long as the fabric is whole there is a lot of potential.

    I've done all the basics-4 patch, 9 patch, d9p, rail fence, scrappies from quiltville and maryquilts, lasagnas , best wishes, log cabins.

    What quilt pattern have you used are fast and still attractive, when you need a quilt quickly? I still want them to be quality even it it's fast.

    Please include links to unusual ones or write out directions if it's your idea and you want to share.

    Oh, I make QFK's and QOV's.
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    Strips and Ladders for a guild raffle quilt. Needed something the members of the guild could do quickly and easily. Then I can add the applique and tada!
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    http://lynbrown.com/the-district-lay...rm-pack-quilt/

    The District quilt by Lyn Brown is fast, easy and looks great. I have made 2 recently as baby quilts. If you want to make this really fast, you can use the pre cut layer cakes and charm squares.

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