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    I have 5+ yards each of 2 fabrics that I would like to use for a 2 color quilt--how can I get the biggest "bang for my buck" and get the biggest quilt possible? I can use other fabric for the backing. Would love to be able to get a full/queen top if possible--What pattern would you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltin amma
    I have 5+ yards each of 2 fabrics that I would like to use for a 2 color quilt--how can I get the biggest "bang for my buck" and get the biggest quilt possible? I can use other fabric for the backing. Would love to be able to get a full/queen top if possible--What pattern would you use?
    I'd put some scraps in with the other two fabrics and make a log cabin. You could probably get two quilts! I think I have log cabins on my mind!!!

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    Hunter's Star!!! Shouldn't be much wastage. I also love winding ways, but there will be alot more waste

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    there really are tons of quilts made for just two fabrics. There was a book a few years ago, but it fails me who wrote it at this moment. any star pattern, will work even a disappearing 9 patch could be done!

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    Potato Chip pattern. I made one with only
    3 1/2 yds of one color and 5 yards of another.
    I love the way it turned out.
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    I would say Hunter's Star. although there are lots of traditional 2 color quilts. I checked out drunkard's path with 6" squares, QuiltPro says it will take 5 1/8 yd each for 72x96, although their layout could be more effective use of fabrics.

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    My favorite 2 color quilt is Day & Night Quilt from Quilt in a Day.

    The book (Joann's sells it too)
    http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponlin...lt&i=20490&pg=

    The videos part 1&2
    http://quiltinaday.com/theater/3100/3110.html
    http://quiltinaday.com/theater/3100/3111.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by GABBYABBY
    Potato Chip pattern. I made one with only
    3 1/2 yds of one color and 5 yards of another.
    I love the way it turned out.
    GabbyAbby, I love your quilt. Could you give square size? I would love to make one.

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    I love the cover quilt in this book.

    http://www.amazon.com/More-Simple-Qu...6649640&sr=8-3

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    What does a winding way pattern look like ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morag
    What does a winding way pattern look like ?
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-78860-1.htm
    here's a scrappy one. Done in 2 colors would create a very interest secondary pattern...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GABBYABBY
    Potato Chip pattern. I made one with only
    3 1/2 yds of one color and 5 yards of another.
    I love the way it turned out.
    Very cool! Really like this.

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    Thanks so much scrappy:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    Hunter's Star!!! Shouldn't be much wastage. I also love winding ways, but there will be alot more waste
    Hunter's Star would be my choice, too.

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    single irish chain or floating stars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM
    I would say Hunter's Star. although there are lots of traditional 2 color quilts. I checked out drunkard's path with 6" squares, QuiltPro says it will take 5 1/8 yd each for 72x96, although their layout could be more effective use of fabrics.
    I just looked up Hunter's Star on quilterscache.com and drew it into my QuiltPro. That says 5 1/4 yds of each will do a 96" square quilt, so If you border it, you can definitely go king sized. BTW. Marcia paper pieces her version of HS, I would strip cut it with templates, for virtually no waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM
    I would say Hunter's Star. although there are lots of traditional 2 color quilts. I checked out drunkard's path with 6" squares, QuiltPro says it will take 5 1/8 yd each for 72x96, although their layout could be more effective use of fabrics.
    The pic of the black drunkards path is a beautiful quilt!!! I need to find that pattern asap!!!

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    This is a name for a type of block made with a 1/4 circle and and outer piece, called Pie and A LA Mode by some. These can be arranged in a wide number of ways. It can be confusing, as the unit with several sub-blocks is also called drunkard's path. The individual sub units can be anywhere from 3 or 4 " to 12". I think 4 or 6" are most common. This is a very common pattern. You can draw it yourself with a compass on the finished block size you want, (adding seam allowances) or download it from places like quilterscache.com The one I drew up takes 4 wide and 4 high of these 24" larger squares to make a 96" quilt.

    The pattern is available thru almost any block list, such as quilterscache.com

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    Here's a nice two-color quilt that could be done in almost any two complimentary colors:

    I wish I could get the photos to show up in my post instead of as files, but the directions keep telling me to "hit the browse button". Of course, I cannot find a "browse button" anywhere in this area. Can anyone clear this up for me?

    Warmest regards!

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    Oh, I see. You put them in the file box areas, and they open up into pictures once you send the file. Neat!

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    Those quilts are both beautiful.

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    gorgeous quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltin amma
    I have 5+ yards each of 2 fabrics that I would like to use for a 2 color quilt--how can I get the biggest "bang for my buck" and get the biggest quilt possible? I can use other fabric for the backing. Would love to be able to get a full/queen top if possible--What pattern would you use?
    Look at some traditional 4 patch and 5 patch blocks. Many are two colors only. Generally they are shown with one color being white, but any such pattern will work up beautifully with the two prints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM
    I would say Hunter's Star. although there are lots of traditional 2 color quilts. I checked out drunkard's path with 6" squares, QuiltPro says it will take 5 1/8 yd each for 72x96, although their layout could be more effective use of fabrics.
    Wow, that drunkard's path is quite dramatic in the two B&W prints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GABBYABBY
    Potato Chip pattern. I made one with only
    3 1/2 yds of one color and 5 yards of another.
    I love the way it turned out.
    This is an awesome quilt... I love the pattern...

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