Just being nosey, was wondering if any of you have a favorite quilt block. Or like the looks of a certain quilt block. I love New York Beauties. Also The Rob Peter To pay Paul type of blocks. Anything appliqued.. I thought it would be fun to hear others opinions. Thanks. Also helps me hopefully with my secret Santa Giftee, since they didn't really answer that question. And I can not ask them... Hopefully I will get lots of answers, and they will be one of them!!
Candis, I really like the log cabin and yet have not made one for 30 years.
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Oh gosh Candis, Way back - years and years ago - I loved the double wedding ring block - it was so complicated and meant so much to me - always wanted one and still want one as the ones I have made always go to someone else...teehee...
But now - I truly love to piece - but I truly love applique too - I love the lone star block - I love almost all the star blocks... one of the star blocks that I especially like is the Friendship star just by what it means...
I love the log cabin blocks like Spud does - the meaning behind that little block in the center is nice - and the nine patch and the disappearing nine patch.
I guess you could say I love them all and that the one I am working on at any given time is the one I like the best at that time.
I have my Northern Woods blocks up on the wall right now and looking at them - each one different - there are some that truly make me smile - the Bear Paw is a neat block - the mountains is another - ocean waves - the windmill block - the basket block -
I am just a quiltoholic and can't say that there is anyone specific block or type that appeals to me ... I truly love them all and love learning about when they were created and sometimes you get to learn the why a new block came about...
I love it when it is a mistake and you create something totally new...teehee
log cabin and anything applique
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Candis ,I guess I'm kinda with you ,I love to PP and the compass block are always so fabulous when finihsed. So I guess I'm saying the compass blocks. Barbara
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I mostly try to do non-traditional quilts, but that being said the Wonky Log Cabin is my favorite block with which to play.
It is hard to just pick one, I like old-fashioned blocks. I like to make quilts with the 1930's reproduction fabrics probably because they remind me of quilts my grandmothers made. One of my favorites would have to be Sunbonnet Sue. I have a picture of one of my grandmother's wearing a sunbonnet which she had made for herself to wear on the farm.
I have several favorites....LOL> Love the Mariner's compass, Grandmothers Flower Garden, New York Beauties, Drunkard's Path. The only quilt that I have managed to make so far out of these is the Mariner's Compass..I still need to get it quilted though..LOL>
Oh and Applique. Love anything appliqued.
I love everyone's choices! I also love seeing what people like, thanks for answering. Anybody else got favorites?
I like the Balkan Puzzle and the Antique Tile blocks. Right now I am liking the nine patch which I am using for a Irish Chain Quilt. I am looking forward to the Log Cabin Block and am sure I will like it too. I have decided that I LOVE making larger blocks with larger squares . I am so not ready for anything more complicated
Anything with stars in it. I love the way stars make your eyes move around the quilt. And anything set on point.
I love the old DOVES IN THE WINDOW block, the one that really looks like doves I have been working on trying to make this block for awhile now, I have a some what pattern that came from the Kansas City star newspaper, has alot of Y seams one day I will get it accomplished lol
Leslie : has alot of Y seams
Leslie, you should check out F & P for a "partial seam" tutorial, it's easy. Matter of fact, maybe youtube has a few, check it out.
If I had to pick one particular block, I would say the log cabin. This was the block of the first quilt I did and also an easy one to start out with sewing wise but also a good pattern to learn the concept of color contrast. However, I think all blocks/patterns are just a outline. Its the fabric choices that make the block come alive. Depending on what patterns, colors, tones, texture, and values are - the same block can look very different. I could look at several quilts with the same block pattern, but its the ones with that certain fabric or color that really 'speak' and catch my eye.