My most favorite quilts to view are full of color! Charm quilts are among my most favorite. My favorite fabric to buy is colorful. I am in love with color. Whether a quilt is bright, dark, pastel, solid, dichromatic, rainbows, or monochromatic, (all words I wrote down) as long as it's saturated in color, I will love it. Upon further reflection, however, my favorite quilts I've created have been mostly blue, green, and brown. I am drawn to the earth browns, leaf greens, and sky blues. But then I'm currently working on an orange, pink, red, and yellow quilt, and have a million more in my head! I just love color!!
I'm drawn to quilts that create movement and flow. Whether they be improv, like this, this, and this, or ones that have clearer patterns and designs in them, such as stars. I enjoy the skill it takes to use print scale appropriately, but I do prefer small/medium scale prints. I appreciate the good use of negative space and love wholecloth quilts. I love the crinkly, cozy, worn look of a washed, heavily quilted quilt.
I have noticed that I love scrappy quilts, but not just patchwork. I like tons of different fabrics in traditional blocks. Improv is not my most favorite, not that I can't find those I don't like (see above), but overall, I am more drawn to the Farmer's Wife, Dear Jane, and Star blocks used with modern fabric. I like the intricate work of the blocks with the overall color scheme staying the same, so you notice the subtle differences within each block. I like the fabric play. And let's face reality here, I'm addicted to fabric, so I buy fabric first, then find a pattern I think will suit the fabric.
Jenni is right, each of us have distinctly different styles and tastes, and I'm looking forward to appreciating and supporting each other as we express a part of ourselves in our quilts!