my creative pursuits with quilts and knits

Spring Fling

Friday night notice – the contest is closed.  Winner will be contacted Sat. Mar 24th.


Let’s celebrate Spring with the Quilting Gallery’s Blog Hop Party & Giveaway!  I have this selection of green fabric in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.  The contest is open from Sat. Mar 17 until Fri Mar 23.  The winner will receive the two fat quarters pictured at the top, along with 10 charm squares shown at the bottom.  Check out the other participants here. (Or use the button —> over there)

To enter the Cotton Pickin’ Giveaway, please answer this question in the comments:
Are there quilt patterns that you make over and over again?  Why or why not?
Fine print…one comment/entry per person.  International guests welcome to participate!  Winner will be chosen at random on Saturday March 24th.  If I cannot find a valid email to notify the winner within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected at random.

Comments on: "Spring Fling" (130)

  1. My Paternal Grandmother was a hard disciplinarian but apparently she had a creative side. When she died, my Mother received the scrap quilts that she made – we had no idea she sewed or that she was creative! So my older sister – inspired, started to make quilts and to my surprise years later I started! I have made 4 quilts and the pattern I love the most is the windmill, because of the light and shadow, the 3d effect it creates. The last quilt I made was more a block pattern, a cot blanket for my son.
    Thank you for the opportunity to share my secret passion!

  2. I make different patterns because I like variety. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I don’t own any patterns. I just pick blocks I like and do them. 🙂

  4. I love twisters, keep making them

  5. I usually make one or two log cabin quilts per year. It is my favorite and you can do so much with it as far as colors and layout. Log Cabin quilts always seem to take me the longest, but they are the ones I like when they are finished the most. 🙂

  6. Maria do Carmo Pezzuto said:

    Eu sou apaixonada por hexágonos ,faço um pouco todas as noites,então já perdi as contas das colchas que fiz.Agora comecei com estrelas,não tenho certeza pois o volume engana,mas deve dar bem umas três.Obrigada pelo presente.

  7. I try to make something different each time. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. Happy St Patrick’s Day.

    Happy days.

  8. I come back to the disappearing nine patch, especially for charity kid’s quilts. Also, I find something calming about the repetition.

  9. I have made several string quilts. Other than that I tend to be a one-time pattern person.

  10. I don’t “do” patterns as I’m a liberated quilter, but I’m constantly thinking up ideas for string quilts and I love liberated log cabins. I’ve just finished a top in batiks and can’t wait to quilt it.

  11. I seldom make the same one twice …. I like variety and the challenge of trying something different. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  12. Allison Gougeon said:

    Disappearing 9 patch is my “go to” pattern. Great giveaway! Thanks for a chance.

  13. I loved making yellow brick road when I was a new quilter and made tons of them…
    next was bargello with a twist, it’s all strip piecing and the result is stunning, I’ve made lots of those too.
    another favorite is kaleidoscope quilting the smart way, this cool book and template, and you start with a pinwheel block and this template cuts it onto a kaleidoscope block, I’ve made several from the book and have fabrics ready for another one soon

  14. Michele T said:

    I like to create my own quilts and love the Pinwheel Block – it is a favorite!! Thanks for the chance!

  15. Great giveaway! I make twister and D9P quilts over and over as they always look different!

  16. Joyce Mitchell said:

    The only pattern I’ve made twice is Grannie’s Scrap Box from “Simply Charming” by Tara Lynn Darr. It’s a great scrappy for charm squares. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. If I need quick gifts I do different variations of disappearing 9 patch. I have made bed quilts, baby quilts and lap quilts with this and the fabric is what really makes the quilt special.

  18. Hi! I’ve tried lots of different techniques, some I’d do again, some not. I was really into Stack’n’Wack a while ago. Now, I like patterns that are striking, yet easy to do!
    My time is constricted and i feel very valuable, so I like to use it as wisely as I can!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I like Canadian blogs, I became a Follower!
    Take care, Leslie

  19. Sorry, didn’t mean to leave an untruth! I thought I saw a Follower button, but I guess not!
    Take care, Leslie

  20. Don’t normally redo patterns as I like variety but am eyeing up Atlantis and Labyrinth which I will probably do more than once.

  21. I love scrappy string quilt. I think I will make it over again.

  22. I don’t usually repeat a pattern, but I’m sure I will at some point when I’ve tried a bunch of patterns.

  23. i do make different patterns but still use some of the traditional like the nine patch

  24. I like to try new patterns all the time. No quilt is like another. There are so many patterns and I would like to use them all 🙂
    Gun, Sweden

  25. I am too new to quilting to be repeating myself yet. There are too many patterns out there I want to make! Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. I frequently have made a baby wrap pattern over many years for any new babies that are born to friends, colleagues and family. I also have made ricky tims convergence quilt pattern a number of times because it makes a lovely couch quilt.Thanks for the chance to win some lovely fabrics and for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  27. I don’t make the same quilt more than twice. I like to try new things. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. I have a pattern from years and years ago called ‘trip around the world’, and I have made it several times. It’s my go to quilt when teaching someone new how to quilt. It’s a wonderful pattern!

  29. I make different patterns because I am in learning process!, thank for the giveaway!

  30. I am brand new to quilting so not had a lot of time to do things over and over. But I am not a normal guy so when I make quilts I make 2-3 of the same type for example I made 2 butterfly quilts in purple and did 2 at once. (lap quilts) so not repeated any thing really yet pattern wise but still experimenting.

  31. For some reason I just love the disappearing nine patch. So I have made it several time and it always seems to look fresh.

  32. Lisa Cox said:

    I’m only on my 2nd thru 4th quilt, so at this point the answer would be no. LOL.
    My first quilt was a 9 patch, the 2nd one is a sampler quilt. I’m also making
    a rail fence quilt, and a scrappy picnic quilt.

  33. i have only made one quilt and it was my pattern

  34. There are quilt patterns that I make over and over. This is because I sell them; so whatever is ordered or popular; I end up making time after time.

  35. I seem to use 4 patches a lot within different patterns. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  36. Margaret said:

    I have made the rail fence several times mostly for baby quilts because they are fast and I can do the quilting myself.

  37. jmniffer said:

    I have never made a pattern twice; there are too many out there that I want to try! Thanks for having a giveaway.

  38. I hardly ever make the same pattern twice! I like to try new ones!

  39. Joyce Carter said:

    I like to do something different every time I make a quilt, but I have made several Sunbonnet Sue baby quilts.Thanks for the chance to win.

  40. I love log cabin pattern, hugs

  41. Yes I love to redo my favourite patterns- I like to make quilts for each season using the same pattern using different seasonal fabrics

  42. I like to experiment but a particular favourite of mine is pinwheels. They are so easy to make and I’m about to finish my quilt which features them tomorrow 🙂

  43. I like to try new patterns, but I do have a few go-to patterns for quick gifts.

  44. I’ve only been quilting for a short time, but I’ve already learned that I get bored very easily making the same block over and over. I do tend to often go back to making things out of strip sets though!

  45. I love the fabric you are offering! As far as your question, no pattern repeats so far. I have only been at this for 9 months now. Before that I had not even touched a sewing machine. Therefor I haven’t really gotten the opportunity to double up on a pattern yet. I am sure I will though!

  46. Carol Yates said:

    I love the disappearing 9 patch– so easy.

  47. Ummm….I haven’t quilted long enough to repeat a pattern! LOL Oh, I guess the only one I have done a couple times is the rag quilt simple squares.

  48. There is one quilt pattern that I do make over and over. It is the one that I could do in my sleep 🙂 When I need a quick quilt, it’s the pattern I always use. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  49. So far, the only pattern I’ve made more than once is the Swoon quilt. So far, I’ve made 2 and I have another lined up. I like this pattern because it’s relatively simple to do, but looks incredibly hard…and gorgeous!

  50. I don’t usually make the same pattern twice. I might use the same elements but arrange it differently. Why? Simply because there are too many patterns to explore!

  51. I don’t make the same quilt more than once. There are too many new things to learn. Thanks for the chance.

  52. I have done a couple of jelly roll quilts more than once but I seem to want to try something new and don’t reuse designs. I am a fairlly new quilter though.

  53. Are there quilt patterns that you make over and over again? Why or why not? There is one pattern that has ended up in quite a few of my quilts– and that is the Sunbonnet Sue pattern.. I think that the reason I love Sunbonnet Sue so much is that my favorite quilt when I was a little girl was an old Sunbonnet Sue quilt that my Grandma had made. I loved that quilt so much.. 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win! Cute fabrics– especially the bunny one! 🙂

  54. I like making 9 patch quits with sashing, they look great everytime.

  55. Ha, I haven’t made enough quilts to be able to say I’ve made them over and over again. I love pinwheels though and would put them in lots of quilts. Thanks for a chance to win.

  56. I don’t have a go to quilt pattern. I really like trying out new patterns and figuring out which works best with the particular fabric I’m working with. It adds to the fun of the whole quilting process.

  57. Hello! I don’t tend to repeat the same pattern for a quilt, I like variety, but when I like one a lot, I may do something similar. I still like keeping every piece unique. thanks for the chance!

  58. I just started quilting last year. The only quilt that I am making twice is the basket-weave pattern that has a great tutorial at Honey Bear Lane. It’s quick, easy, and super cute!

  59. I love strip quilts. Sewing strips together but I love hexagon quilts too. Don’t really have a particular favourite pattern. I love to make bags though rather than quilts – I don’t have a lot of time to do big projects.

  60. The pinwheel…every one I can find…there are many variations. I so enjoyed my visit to your blog and thank you for being so generous.

  61. I generally do not make the same quilt pattern more than once. The only quilt that I made twice was my herringbone pattern. Thanks

  62. I usually make big quilt patterns only once. But I have made several quilts from the turning twenty patterns, it is a great way to showcase some of those prints that don’t do as well cut into really small pieces. I do make some of the small wall hanging quilts several times since I make one for each of my 4 kids.

  63. Seems like I make lots of log cabin type, I like to stripe. But I’m trying to push out and try stars, geese, all different shapes.

  64. I usually make something differnet each time to try new techniques. Thanks for the giveaway

  65. Sandra Timmons said:

    I keep making the quilt where you purchase 1 1/2 of a print and then 1 1/2 of a sold or print fabric for the back. You lay out your fabric, print on top of the backing and cut 3″ square out of each corner. From there on every side cut slits the length of one finger all around the quilt. Then you tie the two slits into double knots. A lot of typing but every one seems to enjoy these quilts. My top fabric and the bottom fabric are always flannel. So easy. You are going to make a quilter really happy with your giveway. I will be home at Sonora, CA where there is snow falling and entering all of the giveaways on the Blog Hop Party today. This should keep me pretty busy, don’t you agree?

    Sandi T.

  66. Bonnie Larson said:

    I don’t have a favourite pattern, I have made a couple more than once, but prefer to try new ones all the time.

  67. Yellow Brick Road and Coin quilts are my ‘go to patterns’ it I want to make something quick. I’m enjoying the blog hop, thanks for participating and the opportunity to win the fabrics….hugs from Michigan…(o:

  68. I don’t know if I’ll make more than one quilt of a pattern. I’m just working on my first quilt now so I would say no right now. I guess if I really like a pattern in the future, then I’ll make more than one, but it would have to be with completely different fabric each time. Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful fabric! 🙂

  69. the only pattern I have tried so far is Log Cabin..and I have made a few of them :
    Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  70. As every project is a learning experience for me I tend to try different patterns. Thanks for a chance.

  71. I try to make something different each time.Thanks for a chance

  72. Thank you for the opportunity! I tend to do a pattern once and then move to something new. Guess I enjoy the variety!

  73. lindawwww said:

    I love to make Log Cabin quilts. There are so many settings that can be used.

  74. I only make a quilt once. I enjoy seeing it come to life so much and just don’t think that feeling is there the second time around.

  75. mrcrafter said:

    Hi, I don’t have any patterns I make my own and I have not used the same one twice. I only make lap quilts, wall hangings, and mug rugs.

  76. lynda Morrissette said:

    Thanks for the giveaway. lots of fun I like lots of different blocks.

  77. I go back to patterns that are flexible – they can use yardage or scraps, and work in different sizes blocks and finished quilts.

  78. Log cabin is my favourite. Tons of ways to do it, and I like that. Greetings from Norway.

  79. I like to try different patterns but I love to make log cabin blocks the most! thanks!

  80. I tend to try different patterns – I get bored easy…

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  81. I have only one pattern for a table runner and placemat set that I have used more than once. Generally IO want to do something new. Thanks for the chance to win.

  82. I make the “I spy” quilts with the childs name on them. Learning quilt for them. I’ve made a number of them and have two I’m working on now.

  83. Beverley said:

    I like to use different block patterns but everyone seems to like star blocks. Thank you for the chance to win.

  84. Hello there. I like quilts with triangles in them. Thanks for the chance

  85. I may make one or two of a particular pattern, but once I master it, I tend to move on to something different or more challenging. Although I do love Dresden plates and applique.

  86. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I always want to try something new, so I never make the same quilt twice.

  87. Fun Fabrics, Thanks for a chance to win. I have made a pattern called Licorice & Lattes Many Many Times as well as a pattern called the Big EZ. Love both for their simplicity and fun to make 🙂

  88. wigglypup said:

    I love my twisters and paperpieced mini log cabins. thanks for the chance to win!
    Rhonda D.

  89. I have done one pattern a couple of times. I kinda lose interest if I have to keep repeating something

  90. The patterns that I would do over and over again, are the traditional ones. ie. log cabins. The rest I would probably do twice at most. Thanks for the giveaway.

  91. I love postage stamp quilts – so manythings you can do. I’m working on an I-spy one now.

  92. I like to try a new pattern each time because there are so many choices.

  93. Charlotte said:

    So far, I have always wanted to try something new, although I do sew simple squares for easy baby quilts. Thanks for giveaway opportunity!

  94. Not usually do I make the same one twice. Done it only with a quilt I taught years ago, in which it was a house and trees beside it. Made that one several times with different colours for the different seasons of the year. There are normally too many other quilt patterns that vie for my attention. Thanks for the giveaway.

  95. I’ve never done a pattern twice. I guess I need the variety!

  96. There are so many quilts to make that I rarely repeat a pattern. Great giveaway.

  97. ~ Julie ~ said:

    I have made the Turning Twenty quilt several times because it’s an easy quilt to make in a hurry! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway! 🙂

  98. I enjoy trying new things so as a rule I do not do the same pattern twice… though I don’t always follow one either.

  99. The disappearing nine patch, the log cabin and dresden plate designs have been repeats for me.

  100. Ellen M. said:

    I am a brand new quilter so I am just trying to make my first quilt, however, I don’t think I would make a pattern over – I just see too many great ideas that I want to try! Thanks for the chance to win!

  101. I make variations of a four patch block quilt for charity quilts. The pieces and block sizes, as well as colors, are always different. Plus, I can quilt straight lines that look good. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

  102. I have made several Wacky Devine Nine quilts – it is a pattern by my sister of Robin Quilts etc.

  103. I just finished my 12th quilt pattern that I called Stacked Squares! I love making this quilt. Every time I start another one, it’s for me but I always end up giving it away! I have made other quilts more than once too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  104. wordygirl said:

    The first quilt I made was from a pattern in a magazine, one that was not especially well-written as it turned out. But the pattern itself, big hourglass blocks alternating with plain squares, is really pleasing, shows off fabrics beautifully, and can be adjusted to many sizes. Now that I have worked out the details, it is quite easy to make, and with proper planning can have a secondary star effect. So I make this for gifts fairly often. The first quilts I made from it were for my nieces, so we call it The Nieces pattern.

  105. No, I would get bored doing the same pattern and I like to try new patterns and new techniques. The only thing I’ve done more than once are Quillows and that was only because each of my kids loved them so I had to make one for each of them.

  106. scrapperdeb said:

    I’ve used Camille Roskelley’s Wallflower pattern more than once. In fact, I’m working on my third quilt with that pattern right now! It’s easy to put together….but this time my jelly roll strips got all wonky on the back…maybe my ironing skewed them. But i’d definitely recommend the pattern.

  107. SueAnn Wirick said:

    In answer to your question No I don’t make any quilt a second time….I’m a Gemini and we get bored. EASILY….:)

    You can email me at

  108. I find I’m a big fan of bow ties–especially when arranged in a ring or wreath shape. Other than that, I love variety!

  109. Nancy Rowe said:

    The quilt pattern I used over and over again is the pinwheel. The pinwheel is my favorite block.

  110. I always seem to turn to pinwheels again and again. They’re fun, pretty, and I can make them with a charm pack and some solid! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  111. My favorite pattern right now is the Disappearing 9 Patch because you have so many choices for how you can make it colorwise. I think that I have made or helped make at least 4 already. Thanks for the chance to win. Daisy

  112. I love the nine patch I’m not so hood with points

  113. I have not made many quilts but do not think I would make the same thing over again and again. Before finishing my first quilt I was already exploring different patterns for the next one. Thanks for a chance to win and for sharing your blog.

  114. I haven’t reused a pattern yet, but maybe it’s because I’m a new quilter?

  115. Rachel Garibay said:

    Yellow Brick Road cuase it’s cute, quick and easy, especially for baby quilts and project linus donation quilts.

  116. Robin Fulkerson said:

    Only made 4 quilts and haven’t used a pattern yet. I just look at pictures, do the math, and I’m ready to go. I love the math part – that’s the nerd in me. Thank you for the chance – am loving this first blog hop for me.

  117. I’m still too new to make quilt patterns repeatedly! lol. I’ve finished four quilts. The only thing I’ve done is a couple variations of the 9 patch block (basic, the double 9 patch, a 4 patch block…). For my next quilt, I want to break away from squares and try something new.

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway! 🙂

  118. I have only been seriously quilting for about a year so I have not been asking the same pattern. My favorite pattern right now is Jacobs Ladder.

  119. ncjeepster said:

    I do have patterns for quilts that I do over like the log cabin block, but recently I have just started creating my own, they are turning out just fine and reflect my style. Don’t get me wrong there are some awesome patterns out there and I like both.

  120. My style is either 9 patch or 4 patch. Thanks.

  121. Nancysue said:

    I’m a fairly new quilter so I do the pattern twice. The first time is a trial and error. Hopefully I get the “kinks” out on the first one, so that the second is the one I actually gift or keep nice. I also do two so that I know I have that technique down and then learn another. Foundation piecing however is going to take more than 2 go rounds on that, in order for it to stick in my brain. LOL 🙂

  122. Yes, Sunbonnet Sue, of course, because I keep drawing her and designing quilts for her over and over again. But, in the piecing world, one of most favorite blocks is the Ohio Star. Somehow it just says….American Quilting to me. Thanks for letting us visit.

  123. Yes, I have done many many stars patterns. I mix it up with the fabric and the star that I make, but I love stars so I make many!! Thanks for the give away!!

  124. Lori Smanski said:

    i really like variety, but i am still relatively new so i have been doing he hourglass one and i am finding that there are so many ways to use it, i really like it. In time im sure i will move on to others.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  125. Tricia Morrison-Stork said:

    Hummmm. I’m a new quilter who tends to make doll quilts as a way to learn a different pattern each time with out the fear of committment of trying to make a large quilt. But if I needed a pattern for something a bit larger, I would have to say my choice would be a nice simple 4-patch square. Thank you for a chance to win your pretty fabrics. And I wanted to let you know that you have a new follower.
    quercus0828 at yahoo dot com

  126. Cheryl B said:

    I keep coming back to the tried-&-true 9-patch pattern. The color combos are endless so two never look the same.

  127. I am new to quilting so haven’t done many patterns yet but I like the traditional ones like the Log Cabin.

  128. I guess I like to try new things so I really haven’t made duplicates of any pattern EXCEPT for the two quilts I’m currently making for my two granddaughters. They’re identical except for their names. Thanks for the chance to win your bundle of goodies!!!

  129. Great giveaway with beautiful fabric. I have made the Turning Twenty a few times. Uses fat quarters and goes together fast.

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.


  130. So far I have never made a 2nd quilt from the same pattern, too many to make!!!! Of course, there is always a first time too! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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