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Thread: Help me win this carpenter's heart!

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    do a simple quilt manly looking w/ plaids, hunting or etc
    WEll wishes is always a good pattern
    let us know if the love bug bites hehehehehehehehe

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    Personally, I think a quilt of themed fabric would be like taking a busmans holiday.

    I would suggest a Carpenters square pattern. A very old fashioned, simple, manly pattern in two colors. Or a log cabin, or a modified schoolhouse. They hint at his career without proclaiming it. I think making a quilt for him is a great idea.
    peace :D

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    another suggestion a Lover's Knot or Card Trick
    then when you catch him make him a wedding quilt :thumbup:

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    Personally, I think a quilt of themed fabric would be like taking a busmans holiday.

    I would suggest a Carpenters square pattern. A very old fashioned, simple, manly pattern in two colors. I may have the name wrong 'cause the ones I see on the board aren't what I was thinking of. I'll have to look in my book and re-post Or a log cabin, or a modified schoolhouse. They hint at his career without proclaiming it. I think making a quilt for him is a great idea.
    peace :D

    I found it. In a book: Better Homes and Gardens Quilting Pieces of the Past; pub. 2004. It looks rather complicated but I don't think it is becauce it is just strips of fabric. Lovely in blue and white. Just a thought. may all go well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    I would suggest a Carpenters square pattern.

    The pattern I am thinking of looks like several interlocking strips that form squares.
    Here's a link to a slew of Carpenters Star pictures - you can see how different fabric selections affect the finished star:

    http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl...l146l146l0.1l1

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    Well, I think you have enough ideas to work with...I just wanted to chime in and say "all the best" and let us know how it works out...nothing like a good romance:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    I would suggest a Carpenters square pattern. A very old fashioned, simple, manly pattern in two colors.
    LOL! You wrote square and I read star.

    Here's another link to Carpenter's SQUARE quilts:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...quilt&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1280&bih=610&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    I would suggest a Carpenters square pattern.

    The pattern I am thinking of looks like several interlocking strips that form squares.
    Here's a link to a slew of Carpenters Star pictures - you can see how different fabric selections affect the finished star:

    http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl...l146l146l0.1l1
    This one was my thoughts too. I am also married to a carpenter and know that this one would intrigue him. They are always dealing with lines, placement in their jobs. I also work with my dh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    What about a log cabin quilt?

    Good luck!!
    You could use some of the fix it fabric, fussy cut, in the center. Maybe add some nail or screw heads as if putting the blocks together with them??

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    I think the Carpenter's star would be lovely.

    Good luck with your relationship and please post a picture of your new sewing space and the quilt. Maybe the guy too.

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