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    Can't make just one

    Does anyone else have this phobia? When I make a quilt that I had fun making from start to finish, I want to do it again. Seems I always want to make two of the same pattern. Maybe I want to see if I actually could perfect it, or maybe I just like the comfort of knowing how its going to work out. Seems like a silly thing for a quilter, but I was looking over my quilts and its true.
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    I do but with a slight twist. I have to immediately start another but my thing is I feel I have to try another new pattern, then another, then another to see how they work. That took up my first year. Now while I still have to start another immediately I am finding myself go back to some of the previous patterns I liked the most. Also I've taken to doing smaller projects like those cat cage quilts to try out new patterns and experiment with colors (it's cheaper that way LOL)
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      #3
      Re: Can't make just one

      I rarely make the same quilt except I have made about 10 quilts
      with the Yellow Brick Road pattern. All have different fabrics so they
      look different. Easy to make too. Otherwise I get bored with the same
      pattern. I usually have a new quilt in the back of my mind.

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        I seem to have just the opposite problem. I make one quilt, and think "Wow, I did it!, let's see what else I can do", and then off to try a different pattern. I've only made a second quilt from the same pattern once.

        With so many choices out there (fabrics and patterns), I'm like a kid in a candy store....I want it all, and sometimes I have a difficult time choosing.

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          #5
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          So far I have not made a repeat. By the time I'm binding a quilt I'm sick of working on it. There are sooooo many designs I want to make and not enough life left to make them. I need to keep pressing on. hahaha I do have to say, though, that I made a whole bunch of pinwheel blocks back when we were in the Netherlands http://quilterscache.com/P/Pinwheel8Block.html that have not been turned into a quilt yet. I'm going to make that block again in pink and gray at the request of a mother-to-be. That would be the only one that comes close to a repeat for me. I really need to finish my UFO's, but every time a new baby comes along the mother wants different colors so I have to start from scratch.
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            #6
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            I try not to make a habit of it, but I've made two identical sets of quilts. One was a framed square quilt made from the Luna Notte line (one for us and one for DD), and the other was a curved log cabin from the Incarnadine line (one for our neighbors for Christmas last year and one for us from the scraps.). I found making the second quilts pretty boring.
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              #7
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              I've only repeated the same quilt once, when a customer asked for three of the same. I may end up repeating again at some point, one charm pack baby quilts maybe. There are still so many blocks and patterns that I haven't tried that I'd rather do something new most of the time. Even my UFOs are all different from what I have finished.

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                #8
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                I have made several Disappearing 9-patch, Lucky Stars (Atkinson Designs) quilts that were in different colors/styles. The only ones that looked alike were B&W, but I used different accent colors on each. Both of those patterns work up quickly and look more complicated than they are. They make great last minute gifts, which is why they are my go to patterns.

                I have also done 2 Sweet Menagerie (Moda Bake Shop), 2 French Braids, and a few log cabin quilts. Varying colors, regular fabrics vs batiks, etc. can give a different look.

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                  #9
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                  Nope. There are far too many neat patterns I haven't got to yet.

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                    #10
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                    I don't make the same pattern twice in a row. I might go back to it later. I've made 6 quilts from the Little Ark fabrics, but each one was a different pattern or combination of fabrics. I've made 2 D9P, but dif. fabrics for each. I have 5" squares cut out now for another one. That's on hold while I work on other projects. I like to try a pattern once, then move on to something else. Over the years I've made several 4-Patches, but dif. fabrics for each. Sometimes the sizes of the blocks vary. I've made at least 4 Square-in-a Square smaller quilts. Two were with Fusions fabrics (completed); the other 2 were with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. (The blocks are waiting to be sewn together.) I like variety!

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                      #11
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                      I get so excited when I finish a quilt I do want to make another one with the same pattern. But then I get distracted and see all the cool quilts here, on Quiltsby.Me, and on Pinterest and I immediately forget about making a duplicate. I'm on to the next pattern/fabric combo.

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                        #12
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                        I have made 4 of Jenny's Chevron pattern. Three I gave away and one I kept. My daughter loves every quilt . She will hint , beg whatever it takes to get it. ( she also is a quilter). So I usually make two of almost everything.

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                          #13
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                          I have made several in the same pattern, but with different colors. I like to try new patterns, but sometimes they bore me before I get the top complete, and sometimes they frustrate me into putting it aside.

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                            #14
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                            If I like the quilt, I often make another with different fabrics. I find the second quilt easier on my mind-I don't have to think about it but rather just sew and enjoy.

                            I also have one or two patterns that I fall back on whenever I need a quicker than normal quilt gift.

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                              #15
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                              I think any quilt you "build", there is somewhat of a learning curve. During the first one, you figure out shortcuts, and what works for you. The second one would not have any bumpiness during the journey as you have already perfected your technique. If you would add up the hours on the first one vs the second, the second would finish the quilting relay first, if that makes any sense.
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