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    2 color quilt?

    I have 2 fabrics in blues for a quilt that needs to be blue. The fabrics look great together - and can't seem to find any thing else to go with them. I have been to several stores and no luck. I can add white or a solid blue. What pattern would work for such few colors?
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    what about a auburn orange
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby the Quilter View Post
    I have 2 fabrics in blues for a quilt that needs to be blue. The fabrics look great together - and can't seem to find any thing else to go with them. I have been to several stores and no luck. I can add white or a solid blue. What pattern would work for such few colors?

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    If you have good contrast in your two blues ... an Irish Chain would be a perfect and you wouldn't have to look for more fabric. Or if you need to buy more fabric, then a Double or Triple Irish Chain with other white/blue fabrics added.
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    Take a swatch of both to a large fabric store. It can be vacation or a shopping opportunity. As long as the blues are in the same color, you can add 2 or 3. Some won't work such as using a teal or turquoise with plain blue and white. It must be in the same color family. Two colors will work, but y9ou really will like working with more. It gives so much more depth. You might try trading some with your friends or quilting buddies. A lot of quilting fun is, shopping for fabric and enjoying all the colors. The longer you do it, the more fun it gets.
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    There are so many patterns to choose from that uses three fabrics. I did a Double Irish chain in blues and a nice creamy white print that was pretty. Also, there is Jacob's ladder that would look nice in blue. My favorite is the Drunkard path. there are about 80 variations of this pattern and all are beautiful. Just takes 2 colors and if you wanted a third, you could use it in a border or blocks inbetween.
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    I've made 2 Hunter's Star quilts in 2 colors, they look great.

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    Penny Halgren offers some ideas for two-color quilts: http://www.quiltqua.com/articles/two...-quilt-blocks/
    Here's a different blog post about two-color quilts: http://finnleah.blogspot.com/2007/03...or-quilts.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I've made 2 Hunter's Star quilts in 2 colors, they look great.

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    That's what I was going to suggest.
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    someone posted this link the other day http://kickassquiltsupplies.com/Share/taketwo.htm
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    I am currently working on a Hunter's Star quilt. That block lends itself to two colors very nicely.
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    Two colour quilts are so elegant and classic.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    Another great two colour quilt is Night and Day
    (if you have good contrast)
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    I did this quilt in Navy and White

    It is from a magazine at home it was called Something Blue if you like it and want help pm me. The quilt was well recieved by my SIL for Christams and wasn't as hard as it looks
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    Quiltmaker Magazine had a pattern called Whirligiggle that would work if you have good contrast for your blues – scroll down to the extras from the May/June 2010 issue:
    http://www.quiltmaker.com/columns/freebie_other.html

    Cottage Garden Quilts shows Shoo Fly blocks on-point that would look great with your blues (as would many other blocks set on-point) – scroll down at this site:
    http://new.cottagegardenquilts.com/free.html

    Robert Kaufman Fabrics offers a free pattern from Darlene Zimmerman called Happy Days that has alternating pinwheel and patterned blocks:
    http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...py_days_quilt/

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    Verrry nice!!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    my 2 color quilt was a block of month at guild red and cream in windblown pattern just triangles but makes a secondary pattern
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    I am working on an Ohio Star with just red and white.
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    Hugs and Kisses are great 2-color patterns but they work best with higher contrast. You didn't say how contrasty your blues are. Also - just blue would make the quilt rather dark.
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    Nice quilts! I was just going to suggest the night and day quilt.
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    I have this book by Nicole Chambers and love the 2-color quilt on the cover. I've seen it made up in various colors and it always looks great. http://www.amazon.com/More-Simple-Qu...1831834&sr=8-6

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    When ever anybody asks about two color quilts my first response is always HUNTERS STAR. It is a simple block with great impact, The two shown are wonderful as well as the SOMETHING BLUE one. Great work!
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    i completely misread this post lol hope you found a pattern...
    Quote Originally Posted by huntannette View Post
    what about a auburn orange

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    I have just finished blue and yellow arrowhead quilt blocks. They are made of medium blue and yellows, tone on tones that read solid. Turned out beautiful.

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    Thanks so much - I'm trying to decide on the pattern now. Love all the help- what great quilting friends.
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