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Thread: Michigan quilt

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    Super Member denilynne's Avatar
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    Ok i need your help, a friend of mine want a Michigan quilt, it's colors are maize and blue, i need a block (not to hard) and some contrasting ideas, (maize and blue) are boring, any suggestions. Thanks. Denise

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    Senior Member dungeonquilter's Avatar
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    Carol Doak has a book out with paper pieced starts for each state. You might want to check that out.

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    go to Bearpaw quilting co. they have lots of licensed fabrics including michigan university fabrics, seeing the different designs may give you some ideas

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    Here is a link to a site that has a quilt block for each state http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art23676.asp. As far as the colors I think the blue and maize will really look nice once you start making the blocks. I would look for batiks in those colors - unless you've already purchased fabric. I hope you show us your finished work when its done.

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    I did a queen Yellow Brick Road as a wedding present for a friend in yellows and blues.
    I loved it and so did they.
    I saw the pattern on line recently, so it's still available and very easy (and forgiving of mistakes)

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    thank you all for the ideas i will check them all, i will post when i get it done. Denise

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    I had to make a wall hanging for someone using beige and light blue. I also thought the same thing...how boring!! You will just have to look hard to find a focus fabric with your colors with another color to make it seem not so boring. I added a really nice chocolate brown and actually found an unboring beige and light blue fabric. Good Luck...its hard to work with fabrics that are not your favorite colors...

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    I am going to try to attach a picture of a Michigan log cabin quilt that I made a few years ago. "M" or "wolverine" for the center block and blue and maize for the logs.
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