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Thread: Looking for simple pattern for a man

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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    My very kind neighbor is an older gentlemen (maybe upper 60s?), and since we built our new home and moved in he has continually brought me over several (I mean a LOT) new plants and flowers from his house to plant here (he lives all alone). We're talking rose bushes, lavender, iris, plum hyacins, snowdrops, lilac bushes, yuccas, daffodils, hyssop, sweet bush... and the list goes on (and on). I think you get the picture. I'd really like to make him a nice lap quilt, and I'm looking for ideas of simple patterns. I have a really nice wild bird fabric (brown) that I thought he may enjoy (he's very 'outdoorsy'). If anyone has any ideas for a simple man quilt for the kind man, I'd appreciate it. :)

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    Senior Member qbquilts's Avatar
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    Mar 2011
    Since you've got a print in mind, I'd pick coordinating fabrics and do something like YBR or Turning Twenty.

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    Super Member soccertxi's Avatar
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    Glendale AZ
    How about a Warm Wishes? You can pick colors from the fabric you have and still be able to showcase the fabric itself. Its one of my favorite go to patterns. Looks nice and it is easy! Check out the Quiltmaker magazine free patterns. It was a Linus pattern one year I think

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    Super Member Grama Lehr's Avatar
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    Oh my!! Older at late 60?? You must be a youngster!! :shock:

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    Moderator kathy's Avatar
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    i did a 10 minute block quillt in darker colors and i think it looks manly, or at least a bit masculine

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    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
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    La Grande, OR
    I made a tumbling block out blues for my former husband when he was a truck driver. I knew it was going to get abused in the sleeper and wouldn't see a washing machine for months.

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    Gee... I wish I would have had a pattern for a man before I met DH! :wink:

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    Senior Member Dingle's Avatar
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    I really like the D9P for a man. I have done 2 tops so far. One for my Hubby and the other one for a 65 year old man. They look like alot of piecing but very easy.

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    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
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    Ontario, Canada
    Looks like you have a nice focus fabric ... careful you don't chop it up so small you lose the beauty!

    I had already been thinking of an assortment of plant/flower fabrics put together. There's lots that are garden like and not ultra-feminine.

    One that I like to see is a focus fabric with log cabins around it to frame it up. And additional log cabins added to make a combo pattern. There was a beautiful one posted not so long ago by one of our posters!

    Or, you could use the trellis effect around any focus fabric that I did with this quilt. Right colours, still would be quite he-man!!!


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    Senior Member toodie11's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    Rochester, MN
    How about the Carpenter Star. free pattern form previous board post. Several pictures below the instructions

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