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Thread: I need ideas for 3-colored simple quilt

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    I need ideas for 3-colored simple quilt

    Happy New Year!! I am making my mother-in-law a quilt, she wanted lavender and green, so I bought some gorgeous batiks, lavender, greens and blues. I need ideas for simple 3-colored quilts. One of the batiks is dark, the other two are mid-value, with one lighter than the other, but not light, like white. I can do triangles, but not too well, so squares and rectangles are preferred!!!
    Thank you,
    Nancy
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    How about a D9P?

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    Sandy, can I do that with three colors?? I did one of them with 9 colors, how would I set up the colors? Would they go like this:

    Green Purple Blue
    Blue Green Purple
    Purple Blue Green
    And how would that look when I cut it and re-sew it?? Thanks for your help!!
    Nancy
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    How about a variation on Lightning Bolt?

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    How about a double Irish Chain?

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    These look like examples of a 3 fabric D9P
    Disappearing nine patch question

    I would pick your favourite fabric to put in the 4 corners. This is a great tutorial for using 3 colours and it shows all the variations, depending on how you rotate your blocks
    http://www.traceypereira.com/2010/12...g-9-patch.html
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    Hi,
    Thanks for the suggestions - I am off to look into them!!
    Nancy
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    How about rail fence?
    Heather

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    Here is a fun tube quilt tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company using 3 fabrics:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOWSp0mTTqE

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    Carpenter's wheel looks great with 3 colors.
    Jean in MI

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