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    Newbie looking for easy pattern

    I want to make my first quilt for my son to take with him to college. I would like to have a plain center block that I can paint the school mascot on and then use the school colors to build out from there. Any suggestions?

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    Would you like to keep adding borders to the center block. I "can see" a large middle block with wide and/or
    narrow borders all around matching/coordinating with the colors in the center block.

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    I'd do a simple 9-patch

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    Thats kind of what i had in mind. Is thee a pattern avaliable with great instructions?

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    Thank you!

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    Thank you everyone. I have always wanted to quilt, but time has been an issue, now with my son gone, I will have time to fill. Thanks again.

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    Do you have a local quilt shop? If you were willing to buy the fabric from them and come in when they weren't busy they would probably help you make one like needles3 suggested.

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    I'm afraid not! Small town in a very rural area. Only place to get fabric is JoAnn's.

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    Hi scoutkim, welcome from central Florida. I would suggest that you get an XL t shirt with his college logo on it and use that for the center of the quilt. You could make a D9P for the surrounding blocks in his school colors. There are some great lessons on you tube. Billie Lauder also has a great tute on the D9P that is so easy. Good luck.

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    go to Quiltville.com. she has easy patterns with good instructions.

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    Warm Wishes is an easy (and free) pattern. You could change it up just a bit to make the center block your mascot block. Just google Warm wishes and you will find the pattern

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