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    Junior Member martapr's Avatar
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    Smile Need ideas....

    Calling all quilters.....

    I cut a bunch of 2 1/2" x 5" strips of different browns & tan fabric. I want to make my 17 year old son a quilt and was thinking about making the Friendship Braid (I believe that's what it's called), however, I've made a lot of lap quilts w/that design & am burned out. What ideas can you share w/me & if you have pics... that would be great too. I would love to hear from you.
    Have a grateful day!
    Marta

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    You can join the strips with a diagonal seam, to make a long strip. I have done that and made a quilt like the 1600 inch style....do a search for the 1600. It makes up fast.

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    What about something like this?
    http://quiltville.com/striptwist.shtml
    This one is pretty cool too
    http://blog.missouriquiltco.com/amaz...quilt-pattern/
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    What about a rail fence?

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    What about this. Take a 2 1/2" square of background fabric (black, brown, tan, whatever) and sew it to the bottom of each 2 1/2" x 5" strip. Sew these together until you get the length of the quilt you want (minus the borders). Then add a 1" to 2 1/2" strip of background fabric to the long side of the previous strip. Then add another strip of colored fabric + 2 1/2" squares, perhaps starting with a 2 1/2" square so the strip is offset somewhat. Then another background then another colored strip set until you get it wide enough. Stop with a strip of the colored fabric, then add a first border of background fabric, then a larger second border of complimentary print (no florals). Does this make sense?

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    I saved this picture of what I call a "manly" quilt pattern. Don't know it's name, but it shouldn't be too hard to make.Name:  Manly D9P quilt.jpg
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    Now that I attached the wrong picture, I'll try to add the right one!Name:  Masculine quilt.jpg
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    Glad you attached both..I enjoyed them both,,I really like the manly look of the two of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris View Post
    I saved this picture of what I call a "manly" quilt pattern. Don't know it's name, but it shouldn't be too hard to make.Name:  Manly D9P quilt.jpg
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    Now that I attached the wrong picture, I'll try to add the right one!Name:  Masculine quilt.jpg
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    The chinese coins pattern would work with your strips too.
    RedGarnet222

    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
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    Thank you all soooooooo much! Great ideas!!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a grateful day!
    Marta

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