It never ceases to amaze me the quantity of absolutely amazing, different quilts that can be made. The choices alone for one quilt can be mind boggling, so it’s crazy to know that there are dozens of variations on almost every idea possible that all can make wonderful quilts. Add in fabric choices and finishing designs and options and it’s crazy! Wonderful, but crazy!
But, here are 5 more quilts that I am drawn to (lately) that I NEED to make…one of these days.
6. Scrappy Bear Paw in Red and White. This particular one is pictured in a discussion about quilting patterns at the Statler Stitcher blog. The original post can be found here. There is something that really draws me to two color quilts. I love the reds and white, indigo blues and white, and black and white versions. You can vary up the fabrics to get your variety and textures while still having a controlled color way and a stunning quilt.
7. Lone Star. Yes, please. From my early quilting days of looking (and drooling) over books and patterns and fabrics for inspiration, this always seemed to be the ultimate star pattern, one that was WAY beyond my beginner skills. It doesn’t look quite as hard now, but it’s still one to be dreamed of. I adore the Amish black and brights in this one, but I find it lovely in many other color ways, also. Choices, choices. The original post is here. Scroll down until it jumps off the page at you.
8. Mariner’s Compass. I am truly not even worthy of consideration in the skill set that it would take to create a masterpiece such as the one featured in this blog post. The Compass itself is the center portion with the additional work to showcase it. Stunning. Simply STUNNING. This definitely would require hand piecing to achieve this level of perfection.
9. Apple Cores. This is always a great choice for a scrappy quilt. There is something endearing about the gentle curves. It looks like so much more than simple straight piecing, but is, I am told, still a beginner friendly project. I think I would like to do a hand pieced (maybe even English Paper Pieced version of it in riotous, mismatched fabrics). It might be a good project to carry along on a trip.
10. Storm at Sea. This is another one of those classics that is better off with simple, slow, hand piecing. This example is classic. The colors of the sea in a quilt with definite movement. This pattern is one that can look totally different by changing up the color placement in the blocks. It’s amazing how different they can look.
In case you missed, part 1 of this article, you can read it here.
What quilts or other projects are on your bucket list?
Till next time,
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