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    McCall's "Clarkson Crossing"-picture

    Quote Originally Posted by IQ2 View Post
    The current (March/April 2013) McCall's Quilting magazine has a wonderful "modern" quilt called Clarkson Crossing. I spotted it because my daughter also doesn't like "quilty" looking quilts.
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    I agree with this - she is more like to like it if she has input. If she doesn't like traditional quilts have her google some of the modern ones. Jaybird quilts has several that I really like

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    My solution would be to make her come up with the pattern and pick the fabrics. The more input she has, the more likely she is to love it.

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    when i get a picky.. especially a young one... i have them do all the choosing and if possible help with construction . then they appreciate all the work involved... and maybe you get a convert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiemay View Post
    I made this for my daughter's best friends 21st birthday. Simple, fun, not "sampler-y". It would lent itself to a few other fabrics if you wanted.
    Love this quilt! How fun!

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    How about bento block" it would fit 3-4 fabrics easily and seems easy to make. There are "free" patterns on the internet. Just type in "Bento Block" or how about "10 min block" or 5 min block " using 3-4 fabrics. I have thought this would make a nice more modern quilt. It seems that the younger generation (my daughhters included) do not want tradition quilts or scrappy quilts. I just made my daughter one in beiges and brown from pattern called "strip set". It came out nice and she liked it.

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    My avatar shows how I used a limited range of colours! Very easy paper pieced

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    Quote Originally Posted by allie1448 View Post
    My avatar shows how I used a limited range of colours! Very easy paper pieced
    I love paper piecing. What pattern did you use?

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    One of my friends just did the disappearing 9 patch with the center of the 9 in red and the others in black and white prints and it was unbelievable!

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    I would suggest a 3 color hunters star design. Look at Deb Tucker's ruler at "180 designs "for some ideas. It's wonderfully easy with the ruler and not flowery at all. You could also just do a 2 color design, too, that is really cool and graphic.

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    The bargello that I posted is called Diamond's Jubilee, and is available in various places around the net.
    Here's a link to someone who did it here on the boards: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...o-t196199.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewcrazy12 View Post
    Hay Margie, I'm from Houston too. I have the perfect pattern for you. It's called coarsewoven, and its from www.quilterscache.com. I have a daughter who is just as picky as yours is. hehehe Love her to death though. Its only three colors, and looks so easy, teadious though. Tell me what you think? Good luck.
    THAT would be beautiful in the colors identified! Adding another to my list

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    I love Maggiemay's quilt! It's simple, but the fabrics make a powerful statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewcrazy12 View Post
    Hay Margie, I'm from Houston too. I have the perfect pattern for you. It's called coarsewoven, and its from www.quilterscache.com. I have a daughter who is just as picky as yours is. hehehe Love her to death though. Its only three colors, and looks so easy, teadious though. Tell me what you think? Good luck.
    Help! I went to the site and where do I go from there. Could not open any of the "drop down"....

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    A Carpenter Wheel would work.

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    I love making Stairway to Fortune. I did not buy the pattern. I just looked at it and made it by cutting my own strips. There are graphic prints and solids in black, white and red with the pop of aqua on the back.
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    Geri- I had the same problem. Go to google and put in "quilterscache.com coarsewoven", and it'll come up that way.

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    the only way I can make my daughter happy is for her to pick everything out-she did like the Lover's knot pattern by Eleanor Burns and she picked out the 4 fabrics

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    How about a log cabin in white, shades of grey and black? Could look really classy.
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    Thanks, Sewcrazy12. I love the coarsewoven pattern.

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    Hi, everyone! Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions. I've narrowed it to a few and will tell you what she decides. Again, thanks for helping to unclutter my mind. I love this board!

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    Sorry, Margie, I don't have anything new/different to suggest but I love all the suggestions! Making a list for future quilts!
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    My daughter loves the old fashioned quilts. For her bridal shower, I made her a pillow case out of fabric that was 3" pieces presewn together. It was one of many gifts. The fabric was $18 yard. She loved the fabric and asked for a quilt for her queen bed made out of that fabric. I did it! It cost a fortune! She loved it. Didn't care that I didn't sew the pieces together...just liked that fabric. Now she likes the traditional quilts. She has my old machine and I gave her some fabric, but she's eight hours away. I need to get up there and teach her how to sew a quilt!
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