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    Help with ideas.

    What pattern would you use that follows these rules: no flowers, limited number of colors (like black and white and gray), limited number of fabrics (four is the max), one or two different blocks? Still trying to come up with a quilt idea that my daughter (she doesn't like the scrappy look or samplers at all) will approve. I've looked at so many quilt patterns that I've overload my brain. I'm starting fresh and will only look at ones you guys suggest. Thanking you in advance!!

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    Would alternating snowball blocks and four patches work?

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    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.

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    I haven't made anything out of this book yet, but I have it and just about everything in it is on my to-do list!
    http://www.amazon.com/Dare-Square-Qu.../dp/B0091L0266

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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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    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.
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    Hi Margie,
    Check out the mystique quilt on this site... Or the tuxedo.

    http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/quilting_projects/
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    I would suggest Woven Ribbons from quilters cache/ quilt blocks galore since seeing a sample on QB. I have bought 4 snazzy unrelated fabrics to try this pattern myself this year.

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    Hunters star, storm at sea, or you could google back and white quilts.

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    Jenny Doan has a really cool pattern, using fabric that is black, white and yellow. Very easy to do and looks like something a young woman would really like. It is called "Magic Squares". This is the video showing how to make it. Hope this helps.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XddSxGAlLQ0

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    How old is daughter? My nephew at 12 told me exactly the pattern and the co.ours he wanted. While he was drawing and telling me his5 year old brother was co.ouring in. When we had finished he came up with a co.ourful picture of the dinosaur quilt he wanted. Both drawings and instructions were nough to make a quilt.
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    My vote is for something like this "Twisted Patchwork" http://www.free-quilting.com/detail....200&cat_id=436 pattern. You would pick a focus fabric and then two solids/blenders for the trellis effect. I would ask her to pick out the focus fabric.

    Lots of good ideas here!

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    Maybe a rail fence would work for you. Might meet your requirements. I just finished one in purple and white. Let me see if I have a picture....just in case you find it helpful...

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    What about a Day & Night quilt by Eleanor Burns.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t184211.html
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    Winding ways comes to mind
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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.
    This one looks interesting. I like how the pieces change direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    Hi Margie,
    Check out the mystique quilt on this site... Or the tuxedo.

    http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/quilting_projects/
    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    "Twisted Patchwork"

    Thank you for telling me about this one. I'd have to do some tweaking.

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    "rail fence " Thanks for the picture. what an adorable inspector you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elise1 View Post
    What about a Day & Night quilt by Eleanor Burns.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t184211.html
    I really like how graphic this is.

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    Winding ways

    Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up on Pinerest (my next favorite website)

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    I simply googled "black white quilt" and there are many many options if you're that limited on color scheme. Here's a few just to look at:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeler View Post
    I simply googled "black white quilt" and there are many many options if you're that limited on color scheme. Here's a few just to look at:

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    The bargello really grabs my attention but it seems to scrappy. Is there a way to make one that's more limited in fabric choices?

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    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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    a tube quilt would fit that.

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