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    2 color quilt

    Besides Irish Chain, do you have suggestions for blocks/patterns for a 2-color quilt?

    I have several yards of 2 specific fabrics, and I would like to make a quilt just from those 2 fabrics (even though my personal taste leans toward Bonnie Hunter scrap-ish types of quilts).

    Any suggestions?

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    The Hunter's Star pattern looks good in two colours!

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    Here is some inspiration for you.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=2-co...w=1366&bih=604

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    oh my my gosh, I just googled 2 colored quilts and the results were fabulous and inspiring. Check it out.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=two+...XNDFsQ_AUIBygC
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    If the 2 fabrics have good contrast, then Disappearing Hourglass would be my choice. There are some great examples on QB of different arrangements of the blocks.

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    Pineapple block would look good too

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    D9P is an easy pattern with just two colors used.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    If you have good contrast Rolling Waves would be a good pattern. Similar to an Irish Chain but looks really cool and modern.

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    Flying geese are dramatic in just 2 fabrics.

    Orange peel can look really cool.

    Really, depends on your 2 fabrics, but most of the classic quilt blocks take on a dramatic and graphic feel when done in just 2 fabrics.

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    If you like scrappy quilts, perhaps you could make a sampler quilt using a variety of blocks.

    If your fabrics are high contrast you could make two versions of each block, reversing the colors, or make half and half blocks where the colors are reversed on half the block.

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    thank you! I was trying to remember the name of that pattern. One of my first thoughts, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    If you have good contrast Rolling Waves would be a good pattern. Similar to an Irish Chain but looks really cool and modern.
    Just goggled Rolling Waves and it is a nice pattern. I went to the link in the 2nd thread above and like this quilt. Is it Rolling Waves?
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    On The Quilt show email I received today, Sue Garman is working on the neatest two color quilt. I sent her a message to see if she sells the pattern. No response yet. I really like it.

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    yes! that's it. great example.
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    Just posted a picture of Sue Garman's quilt she is working on. Post disappeared. Guess I shouldn't have done that. Anyways, she replied to me already with a nice email. She does not have the pattern for sale yet since she is still working on it. She told me to follow her blog as she posts at the beginning of the month and will have 2or3months left to finish it. It is a really nice 2 color quilt.

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    I just love 2 fabric quilts - they are so dramatic and striking, and usually look very modern, too. Here's a quilt I designed after an 'unrecoverable' cutting mistake. It has three fabrics if you count the accent border and the binding.

    I've since made two more bigger quilts like this. It works great with a large print or a medium sized all over print. This particular one is one of my favorite 'I made this!' quilts.

    A large block chevron quilt will be nice, too, and pretty easy to make.


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    lemonade from lemons. good job cathyvv
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    For more of a challenge, the bear paw one looks good in two colors and for a real challenge, Evelyn Sloppy's "Entwined" will keep you busy for quite awhile.

    tim in san jose (reporting remotely from Germany)

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    Jacob's ladder looks good in 2 colors too
    Carmen E.

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    [QUOTE=janecat;7403971]Besides Irish Chain, do you have suggestions for blocks/patterns for a 2-color quilt?

    I have several yards of 2 specific fabrics, and I would like to make a quilt just from those 2 fabrics (even though my personal taste leans toward Bonnie Hunter scrap-ish types of quilts).

    Try Deb Tucker's Hunters Star!! It is spectacularly beautiful with 2 colors, and using her rulers, it is a SNAP to put together, and NO "Y" SEAMS!!....check out pictures of variations (there are several) with 2 colors on her website.

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    I made two quilts Illusion in two fabrics. They had more than two colors, my best choice.
    Another Phyllis
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    Yet again, I know you are tired of seeing it LOL, I am going to say 9 patch with a snowball. It is super easy, uses standard cuts, very forgiving in application. I used 6.5" squares and 2.5" square. Aqua and white for an Aunt in flannel and the brown and aqua for an Uncle in flannel. Flannel front and backing with wool batting. They both love them for the warmth as they are elderly, well, some say, so am I LOL!!
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    Sue Garman's quilt looks a lot like a Burgoyne Surround. https://www.google.com/search?q=2+co...HZQYAroQsAQIHA

    A pattern is available. I did one in confetti colors, someone said it looked like I dropped Skittles. Grabbed the wrong picture, this is just the unfinished top. Let's try that againName:  Candy's quilt.jpg
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    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    WOW! Never ever thought there would be so many 2 color quilt options.

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    Ron Appel has some really neat patterns on YouTube that can be done in two colors.

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