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    Your favorite quilt?

    What is your favorite type of quilt to make? I enjoy making the old-fashioned quilts. Simple blocks or applique, simple hand quilting. It just makes me think of my southern roots. I admire so much you ladies on here though, that can make the most beautiful quilting patterns and elaborate designs. For myself though, I like the simple old time country quilts.

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    Love quilts with a solid white in the background.

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    I love to make up my own patterns. I get that one of a kind qult that way. I love to work with batiks and 30's print but not together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonomine View Post
    What is your favorite type of quilt to make? I enjoy making the old-fashioned quilts. Simple blocks or applique, simple hand quilting. It just makes me think of my southern roots. I admire so much you ladies on here though, that can make the most beautiful quilting patterns and elaborate designs. For myself though, I like the simple old time country quilts.
    Ditto for me but I machine quilt can't do the hand stitching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    Love quilts with a solid white in the background.
    i'm beginning to love these more and more after seeing so many stunning ones here on the board. i just ordered some whites to have on hand
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    I love all the vintage quilt patterns..also...

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    I agree with you totally!! My favorite quilt is a 2 color quilt of red plaid and plain black - which my grandmother made for us out of wool, I couldn't find the wool, but I was able to find regular fabric in those colors - 6.5" blocks alternating. Very simple, but oh so beautiful!


    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonomine View Post
    What is your favorite type of quilt to make? I enjoy making the old-fashioned quilts. Simple blocks or applique, simple hand quilting. It just makes me think of my southern roots. I admire so much you ladies on here though, that can make the most beautiful quilting patterns and elaborate designs. For myself though, I like the simple old time country quilts.
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    most of the time, I go for easy patterns that look more complex than they are due to the lack of time and space constraints. what I would love to do is more complex designs...I'd love to do a NY Beauty or intricate Mariners Compass. I do like traditional patterns and love beautiful applique, but don't do much applique myself. When I do, it's fusible.

    someday, when i get my own sewing room, I will tackle one of the more complicated ones on my list. but because I have to pack them up frequently and put them away, I will continue with less complicated ones for now.

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    I have to tell the truth. I love all types of quilts the embroidered ones, the pieced ones and appliqued ones. So far my favorite to piece was the rythum and blues quilt done in tourquoise, black and white. A freebie pattern download from red rooster fabrics. (If you do it, make sure you check the block sizes first! I had to change one of them to fit right and I can't remember which one... sorry) I am thinking it was an error they didn't catch before printing.

    I love the burgoune surrounded, hunter's star or crossed canoes quilts done in two colors. Then there is a log cabin, it is still one of my all time favorite to make as well. So all and all I guess to make I like the pieced ones. But, I love seeing the appliqued quilts at the shows.
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    I think my all time favorite is the log cabin. Simple to make but so many design possibilities. I just saw a pic of one today where the center square was a four patch then the logs around it. Totally changed the look. I put it on my to do list.
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    I love a snowball quilt and anything with HSTs!
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    I seem to be attracted to more complex patterns like mariners compass and Judy Niemeyer patterns. But I like simpler things too as long as they are visually stimulating. I love to have a person look at one of my quilts and say "how'd she do that??" I really love illusion quilts that give the impression of 3D designs but have only made attic windows and tumbling blocks. I have not yet tried the OBW cube designs or the quilts of illusion that look like 9 patch cubes.

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    I love the calming effect of piecing traditional blocks. I have tried my hand at applique and enjoy it. I want to try my hand at a borgello. I love the designs of so many of the borgello, the way the colors flow. I think if I try a borgello, I am going to buy a kit. I am not experienced enough to pick out the fabric colors to get the flow I want.
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    I like the Friendship Star block. When I need a quick quilt but don't want a plain 9 patch I do it. I have found that the design I make the most is kaleidoscope fans quilts. I think I have made about 8 of them. When I started quilting I would have laughed at someone who told me I would like doing fan quilts.

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    I love making quilts with applique.

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    Love the old fashioned but especially log cabin.
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    I love just about every category of quilts... but seem to make more of traditional with cream or white backgrounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gail B View Post
    I love making quilts with applique.
    Gail I LOVE the penguin blocks in your avatar! So adorable!

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    I love to take traditional patterns and remake them in batiks or other contemporary fabrics. Everything has to be rotary cut and chain-pieced for me due to time.....
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    It is hard to say which is my favorite style of quilt but I do love Crazy Quilts.
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    I love them all but the Lone Star will always be my favorite.

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    I make blocks but I enjoy seeing what everyone else does. I like to try different blocks and just play around with colors and arrangements. I guess I don't really have a favorite!
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    I love lots of different styles, but keep coming back to landscapes, applique and modern.

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    I like sampler quilts, cant get bored doing one. Eleanor Burns has several. My favorite is Stars Across America.

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    I agree that the traditional blocks make me feel more connected with past generations of quilters. I get very sentimental when I look at quilts my grandmother or great-grandmother have made using only needle, thread, scissors and fabric scraps. I think I would have enjoyed the quilting bees that were held in the 'old days'. Thanks for giving me a moment to reflect.

    I guess the log cabin block is my favorite traditional quilt.

    My Bucket List of quilts that I want to make is getting longer and longer. I should not have waited until retirement to get serious about quilting.


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