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Thread: Ideas for a quilt....

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    My neice has asked me to make her a quilt that is Turquoise, Purple and Brown. She is 15 years old. I am trying to find a cute pattern. I have found a lot of fabric at Hobby Lobby, Joannes' with the turquoise and brown together, but haven't found the right pattern. Any help woud be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you very much!!

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    Hi - welcome from Georgia! Finding the right pattern can be hard sometimes. The pattern you choose should (usually) be determined by your skill level. Are you new to quilting?

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!
    Also my question is what kind of a pattern are you comfortable working on? HST, a simple 9-patch, railfence, warmwishes, turning twenty, D9P or a more complicated pattern?
    Look at pictures on this board and maybe you'll find something you're wanting to do! Keep us posted with what you decide!

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    Hi Jillian, welcome from northern Minnesota!

    A rail fence would be nice ... or maybe you want to try the disappearing nine patch (D9P). I haven't made one yet but I'm anxious to try that one.

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Maybe look at the July BOM of the month pictures of the Bird of Paradise blocks. Wouldn't that be the nicest quilt in teal, purple and brown. Very femine too.

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. My favorite patter is an Irish Chain. Good luck with your quilt.

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    welcome from New Hampshire. Check to see if your local library has some quilt books. Some quilts look easy but aren't; some look difficult and aren't. When you see the instructions you'll get a sense if you can do it.

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    Welcome from Ireland.

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