A few of you mentioned that log cabin blocks were your favorite. That may very well be on the top of my list too. When I first started quilting, I wanted to make a quilt for my nephew (not yet born). I went to my LQS without much of a plan. I found an inexpensive alphabet print and a free log cabin pattern online. I altered the color scheme a bit and came up with this!
The quilt top took me only a weekend. I think I did well for an early project and was lucky. I tend to work over my pay grade a little and it was surely a challenge. I hand quilted this also. I stitched in the ditch in the log cabins and did a cable around the border. You may also see the scrap bug getting in me a little too. I chose three different greens and blues for the quilt. I think the hand quilting took about 2 months. It was completed in early 2009.