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Thread: Fall quilt for hubby

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    Member quilterbabe's Avatar
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    My husband loves fall colors and I've been collecting fabric for about 5 years. I probably have enough for 3 quilts by now. My problem is, I can't decide what pattern to use. I've toyed with the idea of a Lone Star, a Bargello, a Trip Around the World, or a quilt similar to Turning Twenty (abstract) but it would probably be Turning Eighty - since the size will be about 75 X 75". I'm having problems visualizing the end product. Would appreciate some input or ideas on other patterns. I have tons of colors that would work for a fall quilt - and would like to use quite a few fabrics.

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    Here is a fall quilt I made last year

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-91649-1.htm

    I always think of maple leaf blocks when it comes to fall prints- scrappy ones would be cute.

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    I always think of trees and leaves.

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    You could make a Twister, or Lil' Twister. The difference is using 10" blocks or 5" blocks. I love how they turn out. The trick is to make sure there is contrast between each block so you can see the twister.

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    Or what about a french braid done in the fall colours?

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    I agree with Maggymae, the maple leaf pattern was the first one came to my mind, couldn't be more Fall-looking than colored maple leaves.

    Carol J.

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    I think the bargello would make a wonderful fall quilt for a man. Sometimes choosing the pattern is the hardest part. Have fun creating and share when you have decided.

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    Terri Degenkolb has an awesome pattern called ĎOctober Skyí in her Full Circle book. Itís perfect for oodles of fabrics and has a nice masculine design. Itís in the upper right corner of this image.
    http://www.whimsicalquilts.com/full-circle-projects.htm

    She self-publishes and the book is currently on sale for $13 on her website.
    http://www.whimsicalquilts.com/shop/...sku-WH306.htm.

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    Put the names on paper, put papers in a bag, close your eyes and pick. :)

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    Have you shown him some patterns you are considering? Maybe he has a preference.

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