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    what is a good guy quilt to make?? i know of the colors. any advice?? i think i need to do something other then a logcabin!

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    Who is it for?

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    for my friend that bails me out with my computer all the time....

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    Wow, your a very nice Gal!

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    i probably owe him a few by now. lol

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    You could do a simple 9 patch in blues and browns

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    A sampler or a star quilt. I made a 9 patch/QST for DH.

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    This is one of our favorites that we have finished:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-85346-1.htm

    I think it has a lot more to do with the fabrics than the pattern for a guy.

    Darren

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    Depending on your material the BQ patterns are very nice. I just made one for a guy and he loved it.

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    Find a print that "speaks" of your friend! There's some computer type ones ... or if he happens to be a hunter or fisher!

    Then use the Churn Dash block with the print in the centre of the Churn Dash and coordinating fabrics on the outside.


    Rail fence can be a good guy pattern! Traditional rails or do the centre one twice as wide as the outside two.

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    I think country stars are always a good guy thing.

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    Bear claw...

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    bow tie? I aint too traditional though sorry

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    I just finished the top of a 120 x 120 in dark brown, wedgewood blue and a forest scene in those colors plus tan for my oldest son I used a double Irish Chain and it went together really well and looks nice.

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    I made this one for my son....all in brown, black and creams. Ended up calling it the basketball quilt....he loved it

    The basketball quilt
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    what is a rail fence?? hmmm
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Find a print that "speaks" of your friend! There's some computer type ones ... or if he happens to be a hunter or fisher!

    Then use the Churn Dash block with the print in the centre of the Churn Dash and coordinating fabrics on the outside.


    Rail fence can be a good guy pattern! Traditional rails or do the centre one twice as wide as the outside two.

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    good to be square? ha, that would be good for him, he's a nerd type of guy!

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    wow circles! am I able to do circles? haaaaa?
    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees
    I made this one for my son....all in brown, black and creams. Ended up calling it the basketball quilt....he loved it

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    plaids or solids are always a guy fabrics

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    Man you quilters are good, I love them all.......... I have a son-in- law that helps me with every thing I can`t do myself. And I have been canning & freezing all the things he likes, but a quilt (any one) shown here is a great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl
    wow circles! am I able to do circles? haaaaa?
    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees
    I made this one for my son....all in brown, black and creams. Ended up calling it the basketball quilt....he loved it
    Love your hat !!!!

    :thumbup:

    This pattern was NOT that hard, just had to follow the directions, all done in sections. If you are interested would be happy to send you the pattern......

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    If you've already got the fabric, I would pick a pattern made up of various rectangles - like a YBR or a turning twenty. If you've got a good variety of fabrics in mind, lots of the Bonnie Hunter patterns would work up great for a guy. You can find them at http://www.quiltville.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl
    what is a rail fence?? hmmm
    I'm sure you'll know it when you see it
    Here's a classic example ...
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-624-1.htm
    See how you see the "rail fence" zig zag down the quilt, just as the old fashioned rail fences used to zig zg across the fields!

    Here's another one that's more dramatic ...
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-83498-1.htm

    One of the prettiest ones I ever saw done was a Pink/Black print and a black/pink print with an eyelet lace in the middle. (Sissy, take note and hint hint hint!!!!)

    Most Traditional Rail Fences were three rails, though of course, there's lots of twists and possibilities where people have added rails or combined a rail fence with focus fabric blocks or stars, etc.

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