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Posted: Fri, Nov 9 2012 11:31 AM

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!!

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Candis, I really like the log cabin and yet have not made one for 30 years.

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Thea replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 11:42 AM

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

 

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gini replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 12:04 PM

log cabin and anything applique

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Barbara replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 12:08 PM

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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Candis,

I mostly try to do non-traditional quilts, but that being said the Wonky Log Cabin is my favorite block with which to play.

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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. 

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Nana replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 4:16 PM

Candis

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>

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Nana replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 4:18 PM

Oh and Applique.  Love anything appliqued.

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replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 7:25 PM

I love everyone's choices!  I also love seeing what people like, thanks for answering. Anybody else got favorites?

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Bev replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 7:47 PM

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

  from TN

 

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Mimi replied on Sat, Nov 10 2012 12:14 AM

Anything with stars in it.  I love the way stars make your eyes move around the quilt.  And anything set on point.

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Leslie replied on Sat, Nov 10 2012 5:22 AM

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

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Marie replied on Sat, Nov 10 2012 9:49 AM

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.  

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Annette replied on Sat, Nov 10 2012 5:46 PM

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.

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