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Old 06-14-2018, 04:12 PM
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This summer I have family coming in from Europe to visit. My cousin's granddaughter is coming with them. She is 10 and I was thinking I would like to make a quilt to take home with her. I can't decide on a pattern.

Everyone here is so good with ideas I thought I could just ask you guys for ideas.

I am thinking of a not so difficult pattern so I can get it done fairly quick. I don't want to buy anymore fabric - I have bills to pay

I have these fabrics that go together nicely that I bought and then changed my mind.

The blue cuddle on the bottom is for the back. What do you guys think? What pattern should I make ?100_6667.jpg
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:07 PM
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Beautiul colors. The first thing to come to mind would be a DP9 or a simple 9-Patch. Both of these are my go to patterns for quick and easy and simple and cozy.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:33 PM
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Warm wishes always looks good to me.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:50 PM
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Is this something she could make with you? Keep her busy, and make a memory? Maybe a rail fence she could cut and layout and stitch.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:28 PM
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Warm Wishes is my go to quick quilt!!!
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:53 PM
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DP9 with the star pattern in the center, the blue as the side pieces and the tan in the tiny square. It will look great.
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Are you making this or do you intend for her to do it with your help? It depends on her interest and skills. Even a simple quilt made of alternating squares can be fun for a beginner. There would be very little matching of seams but the order of the squares can make an interesting design, such as Trip Around the World. It could be tied--another technique for her to learn and do on her own.
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Old 06-15-2018, 04:13 AM
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I might use the 3 fabrics for the MSQC Strip Butterfly pattern. Another good one is the MSQC Pins and Paws cat pattern in just the 2 blue fabrics. They are both easy patterns and I find young people like an easily recognizable pattern.
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I'm from Germany, and you may find that European tastes are different than American. I would wait until you meet her - at that age she already knows what she likes and may not be a fan of blues but instead would like animal prints or a modern purple graphic. If you're going to have her help, perhaps a string quilt would work - it's what I usually use to teach a beginner.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:56 AM
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Carpenter's star is a free pattern and very quick, I think it would be lovely with your 2 blues for the star and the white
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