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Thread: Commissioned quilt - help I need an idea

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    Senior Member Tashana's Avatar
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    Commissioned quilt - help I need an idea

    A friend asked me to make a quilt which she wants to give to her mother for Christmas. All I know is that the lady in question likes all shades of blue and hummingbirds and that her style is cottage country. All my quilts are modern quilts and I have never made a traditional quilt in my life. I would appreciate all the ideas that you have for a relatively easy pattern without too many intricate pieces. I thank you all in advance for your help.
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    What about this fabric using a BQ Or BQ2 Pattern
    http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...&key=ESFFHUMSQ

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    Warm wishes would be nice with the focus fabric and blue strips. there's a free pattern online.
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    One of the Irish Chains would be nice (single, double, or triple).
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    You might want to study a picture of an actual hummingbird at a flower that you could then put into fabric:
    http://www.hummingbird-guide.com/how...mingbirds.html (as an example).
    I also like the ones that look like stained glass, but they seem to be small.

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    Michael Miller has a beautiful hummingbird fabric...it was in their clubhouse collection last year. You could fussy cut those with the irish chain???

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    Michael Miller has a beautiful hummingbird fabric...it was in their clubhouse collection last year. You could fussy cut those with the irish chain???
    Oooh! That would be pretty!!!
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    Triple Rail is the easiest, quickest to make. Then you could applique the hummingbird with blooms/vines on the top, sort of in one corner/quadrant of the quilt.

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