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    Super Member terri bb's Avatar
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    oh i need some advice and guidance with this!

    oh boy ladies and gents this gal needs some help! i have been asked to make a queen sized quilt for a gal's DD for Christmas. DD wants wolves. i have a wolf panel that is i think 45x36. here are some of the colors that i have 'auditioned' to go with it. problem is, ive NEVER made a quilt from a panel so henceforth i dont have a dang CLUE what kind of pattern to use! and of course i don't have EQ7 yet either. im stuck with graph paper. im not sure all of these colors will fit in either. i dont want so much its obtrusive but i dont want plain and drab either. my lqs instructor has told me i need small medium large light medium dark and i should try and incorporate all 6 values into a quilt. can any of you give me some advice here? pointers? arrows? circles? directions? im just stumped here! thank you!

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    I have a deer panel that has blacks, blues, gray and white in it so I am using graph paper and so far have auditioned a disappearing nine patch block to go around it or a lovers knot block using blacks, blues and white. Have not put together any blocks yet to see how it looks, like I said laying it out on graph paper. I am thinking I want the blocks to be either 10" finished or 12" finished. Hope this gives you some ideas.

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    Print out a picture of the panel and use it in a preliminary sketch. That way you can see how the colors and design will work with it. Hopefully you have colored pencils or crayons that are similar colors to your fabric. Once you've got the deign in mind you can draft on graph paper to get the dimensions and measurements finalized.

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    My niece recently asked for a wolf quilt also! After some Googling for "wolf quilt," I was inspired by this beauty:
    http://www.ddcountryquilts.com/quilts/wolf_calls.htm made by D&D Country Quilts. It's gorgeous. I found the same panel and plan to use similar log cabin blocks in greys, blues, purples, etc. I think the D&D quilt is queen size but I need to figure how to downsize to a twin.

    I like your fabric selections but I would use black instead of the dark brown and gray instead of the green.

    Try searching for "wolf quilts" and see if you find some inspiration like I did.

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    not sure the yellow and green are to SPRING for the panel -------------------would throw some black in the mix and am a little uncertain on the second last one it kinda looks like it has some pink tones ...could be my screen ....i might lean to more fall colors with that panel

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    This what I did around the deer panel for my brother..just finished up the top rows on the top of the panel and got it quilted and gave it to him for his birthday July 3rd..he loved it...I designed it around the panel to fit...took a while but got it done...it is a queen size Name:  Brother #2's quilt.JPG
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Size:  137.6 KB I picked out a light, med and dark. and I put a black border all the way around the outside....everyone that has seen it liked it..hope this helps some..I think fall colors that match the panel would be great with some black..If you would like the size of my rectangles and squares just pm me...I would be happy to share...
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    How about surrounding the panel with the Lovely Leaves blocks demoed by Jenny Doan from MSQC? Sak658, your quilt is beautiful and would also be pretty with the wolf panel!
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    That should become a really pretty quilt!

    You've done a really good job of picking up the colors from the panel. Not too sure about the second fabric from the right though. It doesn't quite seem to fit. Maybe look for a bit darker mottled brown.

    I would use only small pieces of the bright yellow. (It would be perfect for the center of a log cabin or D9P).

    Like the suggestion of adding black and possibly a medium gray to your colors. You might also look for a blender with very dark green and a medium brown. Not essential but could be a nice addition.

    Do keep us posted as to what you're doing with this!

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    Google Images has these pictures of quilts with wolves. These might give you some ideas.
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...mg.Gvc-Dl6Adyc

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    I like the log cabin block idea because you could incorporate many of the colors you have. How you use the blocks would depend on how large you want to make the quilt. You could keep the brown but add a narrow black border around the panel to "frame" it and set it off from the blocks. The panel is so beautiful I think it should be your main focal point. Where did you get it. My son in law collects wolf things.
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