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Thread: nine patch and rail in two colors

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    nine patch and rail in two colors

    Has anyone done a nine patch and rail quilt using only two fabrics? The pattern I am looking at has the blocks set on point, and I really like what I see, but the pattern is not in color, and I am trying to visualize the finished quilt. (I am not good at this visualizing part....) The blocks alternate, one 9 patch and one rail fence.

    So, has anyone done one. Do you have a picture? Is this too difficult for an advanced beginner?

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    Nice in two colors, especially dark and light contrasts.
    Very easy for beginning quilters.
    Pick 2 and go for it! Try red and white, or navy and white, or light green and red, or blue and yellow, or pink and blue, for example.
    Enjoy!

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    Jan, thanks. I have a nice stash, but not enough yardage to do a two fabric quilt. So....have to go shop. I am leaning towards navy and white, I think.

    Dina

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    I think it would look great. Just choose two colors that contrast sharply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    Jan, thanks. I have a nice stash, but not enough yardage to do a two fabric quilt. So....have to go shop. I am leaning towards navy and white, I think.Dina
    Well, Dina, navy and white will be just gorgeous. If you don't have enough stash for yardage of ONE fabric, how about a navy and white quilt of many prints in those same colors. This gives the same effect as using just 2 different fabrics but adds the dimensions of depth, movement, and interest. I've done many quilts this way. Will see if I can find pics of some.

    The hearts uses one background fabric and several reds/pinks for the hearts.
    The purple uses one fabric for background and four purples for the blocks.

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    It looks very interesting.

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    I think that the purples you have in the pic would be wonderful for the quilt actually but then again I am a purple person. and it should be real easy to do. but then again easy can be more difficult than the hard quilts.
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    Visualize? Did someone say visualize? Attachment 301388Attachment 301389
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    Oh, Peggy, thank you. That really helps me visualize it. Thank you!!

    Dina

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