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    I am new to quilting and was wondering if some of you experts could recommend an easy quilt pattern that only requires three (3) different colors--I really want to keep it simple so I don't get discouraged. I hope to make a queen/king quilt for my daughter but will have to muddle through on my own as there aren't any classes being offered in my area right now. Thanks for all the tips I've read so far--

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    Welcome. Something with just squares would be very easy, like a 9-patch or a Trip Around the World.

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    A disappearing 9 patch (D9P) works up nicely in 3 colors and so does a rail fence. This is a mystery quilt that only uses 3 fabrics:

    http://www.equilters.com/library/mys...st3-part1.html

    This is the first quilt I ever made. I've made 4 of them as baby quilts using 4.5" blocks. If you look at the last page at the layout of the whole quilt, it's pretty easy to see what to do. I assemble mine in rows, not sections.
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    I suggest the Warm Wishes (free) pattern .... it always turns out perfect. Yes I'm serious. It does use 4 prints.

    http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/d...html?idx=5185_



    Quote Originally Posted by Nampa quilter
    I am new to quilting and was wondering if some of you experts could recommend an easy quilt pattern that only requires three (3) different colors--I really want to keep it simple so I don't get discouraged. I hope to make a queen/king quilt for my daughter
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    Welcome from Louisiana:)

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    Hi and Welcome from NC!

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    Hi :) Welcome from Minnesota!
    My first quilt was a Rail Fence...only 3 different fabrics and no triangles.

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    Advice from a relative newbie: No triangles! Can you tell that those are my bugaboo? Rail fence is a great pattern and makes an amazing design. Looks like warm wishes would be wonderful also. And, just today, I saw a thread about the design called 'potato chip' or 'rainy day'. They seem to be made up in just two fabrics, but you can use three -- there are no quilt police here.

    But if I were you, I'd maybe start smaller than a large bed quilt. Try a lap quilt first, and then move up!

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    WELCOME FROM COLORADO. ANY TIME YOU GET DISCOURAGED JUST COME HERE AND WE'LL KEEP YOU MOTIVATED. :o)

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    Hi and welcome from Arkansas!

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    Greetings from Northern CA. I would recommend the triple rail fence also. It's nice because you don't need to match points. Just make sure your blocks are the same size.

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    welcome!

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    Thank you all so much!! I am going to try the 9 patch, I think I can handle that-- when I finish my quilt I will post a picture. You guys are awesome -- I just love this message board.!!

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    Welcome from West Virginia.

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    Hello and welcome from an Iowa girl! My first quilt was a flannel baby quilt for my son (he wore it out). It was a double 4 patch. My next quilt was a scrappy rectangle twin size for my daughter and her daughter sleeps with it now. Just remember at this point KeepItSimpleS, and it sounds like that's what you are going to do.

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    Welcome from the middle of the mitten. Yes, this is a great place to learn and get great advice..

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Welcome and Howdy from Kentucky!

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    Hello, and welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from Michigan. :)

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario Canada

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    Rail fence is an easy first pattern.

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    Hello and Welcome from Michigan!! My first 5 quilts were queen size Trip Around the World and 2 of them were made with just 3 colors.

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