Welcome to the third Sunday Sewcial! I’m having fun with this, are you? I enjoy learning about all of you and seeing you communicate with each others. Fun stuff!
This week I am going to ask another question…you didn’t think you’d get by without one, did you? But next week, you all get to ask ME the questions…so be thinking about that one.
So, without further fuss and kerfuffle, here’s your question:
If you could only make one quilt pattern for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Please bear in mind that I mean the one pattern you think you could do over and over, changing elements as needed (making bigger, smaller, stretching, embellishing, and so on). I promise I am not going to hold anybody to this, making sure you never make anything else, so just throw an answer out.
The idea of being able to play with just one block is fun. I do this every so often, just changing a little of this or that to see what will happen. Most of the time none of the things I try every get beyond block stage, but given unlimited time, I could definitely do more. It seems that there are quite a few artists who do just that, continue exploring something, creating ever more interesting things.
There are a lot of block patterns I really like for just this reason. If you know Victoria Findlay Wolfe, you know that she has done some amazing things with Double Wedding Rings. (She does all sorts of amazing things, though, really.)
Allie Aller has done some really good stuff with crazy quilts. Now she’s moved on to stained glass quilts. I’ve not yet actually gotten to see the stained glass quilts, but the photos from Road 2 California look amazing.
But in the end, I think my pick might be a humble nine-patch. Yeah, I know, it’s hard to believe, isn’t it? It’s such a simple block, but I think it would be fun to put it through the paces, throw off the ratios, stretch it, and…well. You get the idea. I wish I had some photos to show you here, but since I haven’t chased this particular one, I don’t.
If you’ve already done some experimenting with a block, upload a photo in the comments. But even if you haven’t YET, let me know what you think would be fun to try. And again, I am not holding anyone to this, I just want ideas. All ideas are welcome. Who knows, maybe we can get some new projects going!
So, tell me, what do YOU think would be the most fun pattern to play with?