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Thread: Country Quilts

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    My daughter is getting married this summer. She has asked me to make a "country " quilt as a wedding gift. She wants darker colors - rusts, browns, blues, greens, etc. I need help with a pattern. What do you consider a "country" quilt?

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    If it was my daughter (I don't have one) I would choose 3 or 4
    patterns that were in my skills comfort zone and ask her to choose the one she likes best. The words "country" bring to my mind the traditional quilts I grew up with. Just my 2 cents worth.:)

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    I agree. I also think of designers like Thimbleberries or maybe Kim Diehl.

    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    If it was my daughter (I don't have one) I would choose 3 or 4
    patterns that were in my skills comfort zone and ask her to choose the one she likes best. The words "country" bring to my mind the traditional quilts I grew up with. Just my 2 cents worth.:)

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    Country and darker colors make me think of homespuns. Maybe a strippy quilt made with an assortment of homespuns. Like erstan947, I would recommend that you show a sample to your daughter before investing a lot of time and money, just in case that was not what she had in mind. If you are like my daughter and I, my interpretation of what she elaborately describes to me is frequently way off the mark.

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    country is my middle name! I think of dresden plates, churn dash, 9 patch, and lots of applique

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    Churn dash and 9 patch for sure, maybe Grandmother's Fan or Flower Garden?

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    Try a Thimbleberry pattern.

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    definitely go with a kansas troubles fabric line from moda....great country colors!! you can do any pattern...maybe a log cabin with stars?? scrumptious in countryish colors!!

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    I think of log cabins, Irish chain, and any traditional quilt pattern.

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    Definitely log cabin!

    Jan in VA

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    I think of D9P or any quilt done with squares or strips. I wonder what a double wedding ring (traditional wedding quilt) done with a darker background and lighter ring pieces might look like.

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    your daughters color choices just ''scream'' LOG CABIN!!! her color choices on the dark side with creams on the light side. there are a lot of really great layout choices....maybe let her choose the one she likes best!!

    jodi in leavenworth

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    see if your library has a book by Thimbleberries and have her look it over for one that meets what she is thinking of.

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    Yes, the Kansas Troubles lines are so beautiful and so country! I second the nomination!

    Likewise the mention of Kim Diehl - I just got her latest book before Christmas and it's eye candy on every page. She does a lot of applique', though - do you like applique'?

    Does she mean "country" as in "traditional?" Or country as in "primitive?"

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    Look up some of Lynette Jennings stuff. She's good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adyldrop
    definitely go with a kansas troubles fabric line from moda....great country colors!! you can do any pattern...maybe a log cabin with stars?? scrumptious in countryish colors!!
    Yup, I was also going to suggest using the Kansas Troubles...it is country, through and through. My favorite.

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    Did you mean Lynette Jensen? I can't find the other.

    Quote Originally Posted by RkayD
    Look up some of Lynette Jennings stuff. She's good.

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    I think of homey feelings, patchwork,log cabin... earthy colors, greens, browns, tans

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    Log cabin or yellow brick road would be my choices.

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    Thimbleberries would be my choice in browns, greens, beige etc.

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    Definitely agree w/ picking 3 or 4 patterns and let her pick. Maybe she can go w/ you to pick out fabrics or pull up a collection online??

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    Log Cabin Pattern

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    Log Cabin has always been my idea of a country quilt. But I agree pick three or four patterns you are comfortable with and let her select which pattern.

    The fabric selections would go a long way in making any quilt a country quilt. I can also see a Nine Patch or a Quick Quarter.

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    I would tell her to go online and pick a few patterns and then "surprise" her that way

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    I agree with Kathy, and done in earth tones

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