Some typical patterns

As I have mentioned in a previous post, certain conventions exist in regards to quilting. A lot of them are geographical, such as the Carolina Lily. This pattern emerged in the 30s, and here can be found more infoon how to produce it.

my rendition

Others just are lovely patterns that creative ladies cooked up, and which then passed into the ‘cannon’, so to speak.

Pierce N Quilt

A fairly typical block pattern is the Star Flower (source of pic above). Its simplicity of line and execution make it especially attractive to beginners.
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Another lovely pattern for beginners is the log cabin pattern. Many variations of this can be created, as tutorials here(source of pic above) and heredemonstrate.
Inspired by “Between the Lines” from designer Mabeth Oxenreider Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke
Another pattern that lends itself to massive customization/variation is the nine patch. Essentially, with this pattern you take 9 squares and patch them together. That simple! As might be expected, many ways of executing exist, such as here, here, and here(source of pic above).
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A fun variation of the nine patch is the disappearing nine patch: essentially, you take your nine patch, cut it in half, and rearrange(see pics above) The disappearing nine patch is a great way to create wonderful dimensionality and complexity with very simple materials.

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Make sure to share with me your favourite quilt patterns.

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  1. I have several lovely star pattern and nine patch quilts which my grandmother made. This post got me thinking about her and how she loved to quilt. I think one of the best things about these quilts is, now that she's gone I have something to remember her by. I even recognize some of the fabric pieces from the clothes we used to wear when I was little. She was not one to go to the fabric store for quilt pieces, just used what she had and made it into beautiful keepsakes.

  2. That is the wonderful things about quilts: they can transport us back in time and bring us closer to people who have been important in our lives. For me, quilting is also a vehicle for creativity, for meeting new friends, and a stress reliever! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. I love the fun patterns that people come up with. Not long ago I read a book about a group of quilters – Elm Street Quilters – and they often referred to different patterns they were working on. I got curious and found a book with pictures of all the patterns and was hooked. What a great creative outlet. Who knew so much fun could be had with old scraps of fabric! Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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