Friday, May 31, 2013

Help Me Find the "Perfect" Pattern

Of course, we all know that the "perfect" pattern doesn't exist, and what may be perfect for one person won't be perfect for another. But I would like your help.
Here's a few goods from quilt market.
A beautiful Moda bundle called Crossroads by Jan Patek.
 This is one of my favorite quilts that I use on the couch. I'd love to make another sampler with various motifs in easy to applique big pieces! (a bit of piecing is great to!) I've seen a few newer prim patterns and as far as I'm concerned there is too much background space (meant to sell more fabric I think)
If you come across something I may like please let me know. The Porch quilt would be perfect, but I don't plan on making that one again!!

Thank you for reading my blog and all your wonderful comments, support and encouragement. Monday I'll have a giveaway ready!!

50 comments:

  1. I don't know what the perfect pattern is but you have the perfect fabric, I'm sure you will have lots of fiun with these beauties.

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  2. Wow!! Love this quilt...looks perfect to me!! And your loot looks out of this world! SCORE!
    P

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  3. Lori, what wonderful fabric! Karen at "Log Cabin Quilter" always has such wonderful applique projects and she does a bit of piecing, too! I love her things as well as yours, seems to me you might find some ideas there. Also Cheryl Wall in her book "At Home with Country Quilts" has some really neat applique/pieced projects. I don't buy books often, but I'm glad I bought this one. What ever you choose, it will be beautiful and so you!

    Blessings

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  4. Love your market finds - makes me want to go shopping! Have you ever made any of Kim Diehl's patterns? I like to browse through her books for inspiration. Or...the Crow Girls! Love their stuff - do you have their book? So many choices!

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  5. Glad you fought that huge crowd for the Moda stack. I settled for my tiny square bundle that Jan gave out.

    What about: Primitive Gatherings Quilt in the book: "Primitive Gatherings" by Terry Burkhart & Rozan Meacham. Cathy gave me the book for my birthday and let me tell you....lots of fun items in there.

    Michelle

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  6. I'll keep my eyes open for ideas, but I am sure you will find something perfect for such lovely fabrics. Check this site out for ideas...http://www.american-quilting.com/blog/?p=2243

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  7. Beautiful fabric! Have you seen Jen Kingwell's pattern "Green Tea and Sweet Beans"? Maybe it would fit the bill.

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  8. preciosos tonos los que tienen esas telas, tenemos que buscar algo muy especial
    saludos

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  9. Gooorgeous fabrics, Lorie !
    I've just ordered the "sweet William" quilt pattern from Patchwork on Stonleigh Australia, it's a lovely pattern with BIG pieced baskets and lovely big appliqués ... I think it would look stunning with your fabrics !

    XOXOXO
    NADINE

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  10. How about The Spirit of Sacagawea... 12 blocks, 6 pieced and 6 applique. Not a new pattern, from The Kansas City Star's 2011 Block of the Month and available as a book... The Spirit of Sacagawea: A Textile Tribute to an American Heroine by Laurie Simpson, Polly Minick. It's on my bucket list :0)

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  11. This kind of project is so out of my comfort zone that I can offer no suggestions for patterns. The fabrics, however, are gorgeous and I look forward to seeing what you create with them!

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  12. I am in the, what do I want to make today mood, so I am no help, lol.
    I love using the older books and have some bundles that I am saving for the perfect quilt.
    Think I need to go through my books again.

    Debbie

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  13. the perfect pattern is like the perfect dessert, or the perfect man, perfect dog...and urban legend, lol

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    1. LOL.....You have my laughing very loudly here Anna...so true..however the perfect dessert....cherry cheesecake...or is that Key Lime Cheesecake? Or is it a good brownie? Dang...you are right! hee hee hee

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  14. I'm seeing something Blackbird Designs-ish. A little fussier applique', but really pretty quilts. I have a bundle of Blessings, and the colors are similar, so I'll be interested in what you settle on.

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  15. I'm seeing something Blackbird Designs-ish. A little fussier applique', but really pretty quilts. I have a bundle of Blessings, and the colors are similar, so I'll be interested in what you settle on.

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  16. Hospitality Sweets is a great prim quilt, an older pattern from Jan Patek and Sue Spargo, large applique with a larged pieced border. I finished it several months ago and is one of my favorites.

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  17. Your sampler quilt is amazing !

    Just love that Jan Patek fabric . Just look at all of your wonderful goodie you picked up at Market :-D

    Looking forward to seeing what pattern you do decide on

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  18. Your sample spree goodies look like SO much fun! I don't have any pattern ideas for you. You could always design one for yourself :0)

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  19. I love this quilt
    how about any of the Sue spargo quilts, just enlarge the blocks.
    I have always wanted to make her flowerbed quilt
    Kathie

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  20. You want us to help you shop for a pattern??? What fun! Here are a few links to check out - the quilts each have their own feel, and it was a lot of fun to help you look! You have some beautiful fabric. :-)

    http://www.needllove.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Q24 (thought the striped quilt was kind of neat)

    http://www.blackberryprimitives.com/kits.html (they have some neat ones, but the Country Memories stole my heart - it just needs some piecing to break up the blocks!)

    http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Shopper_id=6209531910386209&Store_id=186&page_id=23&Item_ID=14516 (wow, that's kind of a lot of applique and crows!)

    http://www.shabbyfabrics.com/A-Graceful-Baltimore-P7718.aspx?categoryid=243

    Have fun!

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    1. Lovely options! Thank you so much for the links so others can enjoy them as well!!

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  21. There is an old Country Threads prim quilt pattern I have. I can look for it and send a picture and I am happy to gift it to you if you like it. I think I remember where I put it. ;)

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  22. I want to pet your fabric and ill try not to drool on it! OMG!!!! They are so me and the colors of my home decor! Where did you say you live? Hmmmm....holiday soon? Just might have to come raid your stash!

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  23. I love your Millenium Garden Quilt! It's always been a favorite of mine and I finally made it a few years ago. My problem is deciding on the quilting of it. How did you quilt yours?

    I'm with Kim Brackett on this. I love Blackbird Designs patterns too. Of course, I've got lots of their books and lots of Jan Patek's books too. I've been wanting to jump into another applique quilt and do some hand work. Think I'll go get my books out and ponder. Love your Market spree goodies!

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  24. That's beautiful fabric, Lori. Have you considered doing a scrappy Farmer's Wive quilt? Large applique blocks would be wonderful, as well. Find several patterns and make a quilt that's all yours.

    Wish I had more ideas and thoughts. I'll be waiting to see what you do.

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  25. I LOVE Millennium Garden - I gave mine away and while I don't regret it as I know it is in a loving home, I think I may just have to make another *s*

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  26. And don't forget Lori Smith patterns.:) So many different styles to choose from these days in all our many choices. I tend to agonize over those decisions too, wanting the perfect pattern for my perfect fabrics! Good luck!

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  27. HI Lori, I saw just this week on the PickleDish Kansas City Star site "A Bountiful Life" an adaptation of the Bird of Paradise quilt top in the American Folk Art museum. by Karen Mowery. It looks amazing. Can't wait to see what you come up with ! Pam

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  28. p.s. it has the cutest little owls on it too! and apparently the patterns are already full size and ready to use :)

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  29. I think you should send that one bundle down here and after I take a good long look at it, I will suggest the perfect pattern.....

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  30. I love those fabrics.

    I thought of the Sweet William basket quilt by Susan Smith or The English Basket Quilt by Corliss Searcey.

    Have fun choosing,
    Carole Y

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  31. Such beautiful bundles of fabric. If I think of a pattern I will let you know.

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  32. I am jealous that you have those fabrics already. I don't think they are due out until August. I have the "Sweet William" pattern that was mentioned. You have lots of suggestions to check out. I see someone suggested that you check with me. LOL!

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  33. Have you made Primitive Primer? Its on my to do list - nice big applique pieces!

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  34. Oh boy! The perfect pattern, now that is a big ask LOL!!!! I think we are all looking for that, like the pot at the end of the rainbow!!!! It is going to be different for everyone, I think it's the one that makes your heart skip a beat, the one the you can't stop thinking about when you discover it, the one you've always wanted to make - but didn't know it until you saw it....... you see where I'm going here LOL!!! (a bit like trying to find the perfect man LOL!!!, now you know that is almost impossible.......LOL).
    I love your new fabrics, just love what I can see of 'Crossroads', just gorgeous, very feminine, I'll be looking out for that soon!!!
    Lori, I hope you find your perfect pattern, I think the perfect pattern suits the fabric you have fallen in love with, the pattern that allows the fabric to sing.....I have fabric like that, yet to find the pattern to allow it to sing......

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  35. Maybe you could sew Phoebe Quilt by Di Ford, you has a beautiful fabrics.

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  36. Hi!
    Have you looked at the Primative Quilts magazine?
    They have a 4 part quilt in their issues, started with the issue came out in Jan. I has a big house and trees centrre block, then piecing in rows. They are up to issue 3 I think. I agree, anything Blackbird designs, Kim Diehl, a newer Jan Patek. Also Primitive Gatherings have lots of wool appliqué patterns, but I think you could just use cotton instead. Their Evelyn's Garden quilt, which was their summer block of the week might be perfect. primitivegatherings.us.
    Half the fun is the pattern browsing and selection.
    Thanks for the giveaway and take care, Leslie

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    1. Also, Dawn Heese has a number of designs you would like, she was at Quilt Market. Linen Closet quilts? I think is herame.

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  37. Hi Lori,
    I wish I could help but I don't do applique yet. (I will one day cuz I find those kind of quilts so charming!). I do follow another blogger who makes wonderful applique quilts. Her blog is Dorothy's threads of life. She is from Australia so she probably have different patterns then the one in the USA. I'm just saying.
    May you find what you are looking for soon because I want to see the end result. Always love your work. Beside, there is so much out there, there is bound to be something for everyone.
    Take care.
    Chantal

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  38. I think the perfect pattern doesn't exist because there are so many beautiful patterns :-)
    One of my favorites is a freebie. I have downloaded all the patterns and hope to start this one real soon. Its from sentimentalstitches and all the patterns you can still download:

    http://sentimentalstitches.net/free-stuff/block-of-the-month-quilt-designs/sally-rides-civil-war-sampler/

    Another one I realy, realy like is the Irish Circles from karen Cunningham, I have the pattern bought last year but this one I also have to start, just as The Amish Circle quilt from Rosemary Youngs ... oh boy ... I do wish we had more time in a day :-)

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    1. Hi Carin, I'm trying to buy the Irish Circles pattern, can you tell me where or how you got it? I've tried emailing Karen Cunningham via her blog but got no response. Is it onsale online somewhere?

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  39. I see you are a lot like me, as I also buy the fabric I LoVe and then I wonder what will be the perFect pattern to make it up in. And then because it is so lovely and prim I hate to use it all, I don 't want to cut into it. I 'd like to know a stunning way to showcase the fabric stash so I could see it and enjoy it; you know; instead of storing it in a container till something comes along. You all know our motto.... You can NEVER have too much fabric lol!Good luck with your project....Marg

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  40. I forgot to mention that I ReAlly like the quilt you use on your couch.You did a real nice job on it...M

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  41. Boy, I couldn't really help you. I like Jan Patek patterns, but have never done one and you have. I have started Oak Leaves and Turkey Feathers in the Country Paths book and there are other patterns in that book, but it's at home and I don't really remember what they are. In fact, I usually get ideas from you.

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  42. Have you looked at "life in the country" by Mary tendall and Connie tesene. Or "garden club quilts" by Mary etherington and Connie tesene.

    Happy searching...k

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  43. beautiful fabrics! How about a new eagle quilt? or maybe a pineapple?
    what ever you make it, it will be special, I'm sure.

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  44. How about the "Marcelle Medallion" (Liberty Love book) or "A wing and a prayer" (Sarah Fielke/ Quilting from little things)? Would love to see these patterns in your color / fabric choice. Good luck in your perfect quilt pattern quest!

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  45. I found a pattern I LoVe that I think could be your "Perfect"one for that fabric. It is "Prairie Vine". It is in Fall/Winter 2007 Quilt Sampler.of Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collections And it is on the cover. Yes, I have flagged that one ,but not made it yet! BUT it is on my to do list. I just know you will find the perfect one for you, because you have picked the perfect fabric for you. Good Luck with finding "The Perfect Pattern"....:)M

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  46. I started making this one a long time ago. I need to get it out and finish it. I am about 2/3 done! So did you find another good pattern? I'd love to know what!

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