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Old 10-09-2011, 04:14 PM
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I need to make a quilt for a 17 yr old who just found out he has leukemia--all I know about him is that he plays in the band.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:17 PM
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A quilt with band instruments, and music notes on it
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:20 PM
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What about looking for fabric with musical instruments? Do you have any idea if he likes a specific instrument? Or a special group? There is a lot of Beatle fabric - I am sure there are others. Or if he has a favorite sports team (other than Baseball) you can order NFL fabric which is 60 inches wide. Some colleges have fabric available too.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:21 PM
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There is a lot of fabric with musical instruments out there.

If you can applique, google instruments coloring pages and pick some simple designs to use as the patterns for applique. (You can also use these as quilt patterns.)

For guys, simpler pieced patterns generally work -- but for someone sick maybe one of the star patterns. You can get some block/quilt ideas here: http://www.quilterscache.com/
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:19 PM
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I would try to find out a bit more about what else he likes and incorporate that also. Cars, girls, sports, video games? What colors does he like?
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I think favorite color would also be good.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:04 AM
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What instrument does he play in the band?
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:07 AM
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How about adding a picture of him playing his instrument and marching, to the quilt also.
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I just made my 16 year old nephew a rag quilt using fabric with a music staff and headphones on it. I used that fabric and two solids to create the pattern. I am sure anything you make will be appreciated. I'll say a prayer for him.
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If you want a quick, easy, and also masculine pattern, what about a Disappearing 9-patch? You could use a larger musical instrument print in the squares that don't get cut up and a companion, smaller print, in the ones that are cut up. I can see it in black and white prints with dark red in the little squares. (Someone posted a D9P in those colors a while back. Maybe she post the link again here.)
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