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Old 04-27-2013, 07:36 AM
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So my cousin wants a quilt for a graduation gift. He is a HUGE Michigan fan so I am using this Michigan fabric: and a solid yellow 6 1/2 in square. The squares are nonnegotiable because he would like his friends/family to be able to sign it at his graduation party (plus they are already cut!) Any suggestions for a good guy friendly pattern with not too much yellow?
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:49 PM
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Maybe a basic nine patch with the UOM fabric and blue, then the solid yellow - all blocks set on point. With 6 1/2 " solid yellow square it will have a lot of yellow in the quilt.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:58 PM
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The warm wishes pattern would probably work well for this. You would use that fabric for the solid squares and then do the pieced squares in a dark blue, yellow, dark blue. That would put several strips of yellow in the quilt that people could sign but it wouldn't be a majority color.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:27 PM
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Add in a white square and it might calm the yellow. Look at the falling charms tutorial from missouri star quilt company. You can use 6 1/2 inch squares of yellow and the Michigan ones and do a white background it would look nice. You could also incorporate the 6 1/2 square into a star middle and do a star block alternating with a print block.

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