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Thread: Well, now what do I do?

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    Junior Member narnianquilter's Avatar
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    Well, now what do I do?

    Ok, so last week I asked for help finding a pattern that was guy friendly for my husband. I FINALLY found the fabric I want to use, but couldn't pick a good pattern. So, I took all of your suggestions to him, with the fabric (which he loved) and then he said "Well, I don't really like patterned quilts."

    So now what do I do? He thinks patterned quilts are too uniform and he like to see creativity in the quilt- something outside the box. Here is the fabric we want to use:

    http://www.cvquiltworks.com/shop/pro...uarter-bundle/

    Outside of a crazy quilt I am not sure what to do!

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    Bargello? The fabrics would look beautiful for one and if you just made you strip sets and started cutting random widths it would not be too "patterned".

    Or if you want to get really crazy ( and maybe a bit smarty pants) you could take that darkest brown and make a big square in the center. Applique or embroider the word BOX on it. Then take the other colors and create blocks that depict things he likes to do and piece them all around the box.

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    Lol that would be funny! I'd probably get a good eyeroll out of that one. I will probably do it for his pillowcase now that I think about it...

    Sadly, he thought the Bargellos were too girly. I thought for sure that would get him! Silly man.

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    Have him find or illustrate what he likes

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    How about a Trip Around the World?

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    I thought about doing a themed quilt, like I did for my daughter and son (daughters is the one in my profile pic), and I think that is what he is thinking of, where I take something he likes and turn it into a quilt. So he likes:

    Halo (the video game)
    Music (specifically the 80's)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Captain America/ The Avengers

    Any suggestions?

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    ​Someone posted a picture of Bonnie Hunter's pattern Mountain Majesties they had made and it looked great. It is under Scrappy Mountain Majesties and done by dhanke. Maybe he could appreciate a block with a manly name like the Buzz Saw block.
    Last edited by Tartan; 06-20-2013 at 11:44 AM.

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    attic windows would allow you to "mix and match" all the things he likes as a focus.or maybe an irish chain with the things he likes incorporated as the focus in the "blank" blocks

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    I think any of the things on your list would be a great themed quilt. He will have to flex on fabric choices though to make them work.

    You could do an album cover type theme with his person 1980's playlist. Maybe even an entire "Trapped in the 80's" theme. There must be some mullet pictures in his background you could put on it.

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    Maybe a storm at sea.... It doesn't have that quilt block look and would work well with the colors.

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