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    Hello from California, I'm so glad I found the Quilting Board. I began making quilts 6 years ago, right after having a triple bypass, and I wanted to do something for the special people in my life. First, my grand children, nieces and nephews.
    haven't done to bad for a beginner. I'm currently in the process of making a baby quilt for my niece. She has made a request for a grey and white quilt. Harder than I thought. I have. Grey plaid, grey and white stripes, white and a dark grey with white polka dots.
    any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    thank you

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Chevrons make a nice modern modern looking quilt in grey and white. There are patterns on the net where you can cut rectangles to make chevron patterns.

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    Welcome from Texas! Sound like you are on you way to great things with your new hobby. You will find fun & info here.

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    Welcome from SC Texas. Happy you found us.

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    Hi and welcome from Mississippi!
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    A big hello and welcome from NC. You've already been bitten by the "Quilt Bug", so that makes you one of us! Have fun!
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    Welcome!

    There sure are a lot of grays out there - and in my opinion - not all of them play nicely together.

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    just make your whites show up sharp! should be a nice quilt, even though no other colors. Times change. I'd ask if I could add a touch of yellow, but she may not want that. Show us later!
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    I would use the dark grey with polka dots and the white to make pinwheels. Then when you have 8 blocks, alternate them with 7 white blocks in a setting that is 3 X 5. Pinwheels with polka dots are always cheerful for baby quilts. Then maybe use one of the other greys for a border.
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    Thank you all for the welcome!
    I will attemp to post a picture to show you my plan.
    I agree about gray and white not playing nice together. Also attempting my first appliquι of the State of Texas on a 9 patch. Only on 1 of the blocks. Yep, it's for a Texas baby!

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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina!

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    Welcome from So. Cal.

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    Hi Paulak53 and welcome to the board from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome aboard! When I think back to my earliest quilting days I was on fire! I would cut up any fabric I could find and used old magazines to cut on because I didn't have a cutting mat. I would have never let my good scissors cut on paper and I was letting my first rotary cutter cut against paper because I could not afford a cutting mat. I found out quickly having proper tools cutting mat, rotary cutter and good acrylic rulers and a decent (can be very cheap) iron. After that the joy became greater. I then learned to use 100% cotton fabrics because they wear differently than blends. Then I fell in love with patchwork. That is the short history of some of the most valuable early quiltable information I can give you. Have lots of fun. Dream about quilting and wake up have a cup of joe and share here before starting your quilty day. Of course if you have other pressing things like making a living then you can let the sewing go for a bit. Just remember housework doesn't count as a necessity.

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    Welcome to the forum and grats on the upcoming new family member. I'm expecting my first (and probably only) grandchild in September, but I do a lot of crib sized donation projects.

    I recently did a project that used a bag of scrap fabrics, including some of the "new" greys. I thought they were fun to work with and more soothing than black and white. With the fabrics I had, which sound sort of like what you have, I think any geometric design would be my first choice. I can imagine a grey and white log cabin that would come out lovely -- of course there is always that big step between what I think something would look like and how it actually looks!

    Polka dots are very versatile, and while I would first go geometric design, lots of things you can do with a grey and white polka dot, like an appliqued Elephant or Teddy Bear or other pictorial block.

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    Hi Tartan I am also a new member from Midland Ontario I have been quilting for 2 years and love it, and also just bougjt a embrodery quilting machine. I'm loving my retirement. What part of Ontario ate you in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulak53 View Post
    Hello from California, I'm so glad I found the Quilting Board. I began making quilts 6 years ago, right after having a triple bypass, and I wanted to do something for the special people in my life. First, my grand children, nieces and nephews.
    haven't done to bad for a beginner. I'm currently in the process of making a baby quilt for my niece. She has made a request for a grey and white quilt. Harder than I thought. I have. Grey plaid, grey and white stripes, white and a dark grey with white polka dots.
    any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    thank you
    How Northern? I quilt in Oakland. I guess the Bay Area is not really north!
    Dotty in NYC

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdowns View Post
    Hi Tartan I am also a new member from Midland Ontario I have been quilting for 2 years and love it, and also just bougjt a embrodery quilting machine. I'm loving my retirement. What part of Ontario ate you in?
    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T – is it True? H – is it Helpful? I – is it Inspiring? N – is it Necessary? K – is it Kind?

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

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