10 of My Favorite Quilt Patterns

I promise the last step of the mystery quilt is coming.  Remember in the last step where I said to pay close attention to the order of your strips and how you cut them apart?  Guess who didn't do that?  Yeah, me so I'm sewing more strip sets to make up for all of them that I have goofed.  So I thought today I'd bring you a round of up of my favorite quilt patterns.  Most of these you will see right here at some point.
10 of my favorite quilt designs


1. Log Cabin

Log Cabin Quilt by Kathy Brigham
I'm sure this is no shock to any of you.  The log cabin was the first quilt I did here.  It is very versatile pattern.  I made it into a chevron and Kathy turned hers into a star.  It's also fairly easy to do and makes a great impact.

2. Lone Star

Sioux Falls Quilt Guild

The lone star was my mom's signature quilt.  I have never made one.  I have a fear of them.  She did them so well I'm worried I wouldn't live up to her legacy.  My husband has encouraged me to make one because, "Her first one was perfect I bet." and he's right.  It's on my summer to do list.

3. Tumbling Block

Tumbling Block Quilt

I don't remember my mom making very many of these.  It doesn't matter I have always loved it.  It's so striking.  I've never seen one that didn't look like the blocks were just popping off the quilt.  This one is on my remake list.  They have this horrible thing called a Y seam.  Y seams are a pain in the butt so I want to figure out a better way to do it.

4. Double Wedding Ring

Double Wedding Ring
Before we talk about the quilt, lets marvel at the quilting on this.  It is amazing!  Ms. Denton BRAVO!!  Ok, now on to the double wedding ring quilt.  My mom hated to do this pattern.  I don't know if it was because it is hard to do or it was too traditional for her.  I'm determined to sew one in the traditional way but give it a modern edge.  Most of the tutorials you see today are an aplique not set in like this one.

5. Broken Star Quilt

Broken Star Quilt
This is a variation on the lone star quilt.  In reality most quilts are just a variation on something else.  There aren't enough shapes in the world to make everyone something new.  The breaking of the star I think really adds to the eye catching quality of the star quilts.

6. Pineapple Quilt

Pineapple Quilt

This picture doesn't do this quilt justice.  It's a mini quilt about the size of a coaster.  Be sure to check that one out.  Can you tell I like quilts that make a statement?  We'll be doing this one soon.  I just love it that much.

7. Pinwheel

Pinwheel

These are fun simple quilts.  If you follow me on Instagram you've seen my hubby's green quilt.  It's the same pattern.  Shocking huh?

8. Giant Dahlia

Giant Dahlia
 I just swoon over these quilts.  I found my mom's pattern the other day and was reminded just how breath taking these are.

9. Postage Stamp

Postage Stamp

This is a long term quilt.  It takes awhile to do.  We are going to start it though.  We'll be making it as a leader/ender project while we work on our other projects.  I'm getting ahead of myself that'll be another post.

10. Drunkard's Path

Drunkard's Path
Some people call this a pie and crust block but I've always known it as drunkard's path.  I like the look of the curves.

So there you have my ten favorite quilt patterns.  What are your favorite quilt patterns?

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About Melissa Shields

Mel is a 30 something year old quilter, attempting to balance her old school roots with today's trends. When not sewing or shopping for a new sewing machine Mel enjoys reading, reality TV, and Nascar.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I started viewing these and was going to pick a favorite, but I can't! Each one is just superb and so unique. One of my thoughts was "Why can't I ever find a quilt like one of these". Then it hit me....would you get rid of it, uhhhh that would b a huge NO? lol

    Beautiful!

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  2. These are so pretty Melissa! I've never seen a tumbling block one before but it is very cool! I like the double wedding ring one too.

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