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    Question HELP starting new quilt...need ideas

    O.k., so im finally making a quilt for myself.
    I love pink and white, so thats what im using.
    I got a nice solid white, crisp and clear.
    then a out twenty pinks, all shades from pale baby pastel with white butterflies to hot pink.
    So...it will look like a scrap quilt, but we know it isnt.
    What design would you suggest to use this ammount and maybe more of the pinks.
    Thanksfor all uour help.
    If possible, can you post a pic id your suggestion
    Than you again.

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    What do you like? If you are traditional, you could easily do bow ties in every shade of pink with white as the background. Very pretty. If you are a bit more modern, I'd say you have enough colors to do one of the many bargello patterns. Whatever you do will be great because pink is the best color!

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    The heart Bargello is not difficult and I think it would be lovely in pinks and white.
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    I likethe bow tie idea.did a pop up all by hand one summerat work.all bold prints.
    not sure what iwant, you all have such greatt ideas here, i figured i ask.

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    I have pink and white pinwheel blocks that I made a few years ago sitting in a tub. Pinwheels make a lovely quilt. My blocks are 12 by 12 inches. Haven't put them together yet, but did make another with pink, white and green and it turned out lovely. Well, at least I think so. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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    Kitsy, grest idea, i can do a 3d one. Thats what i loved about the bowtie. I thik i may makeone. Needmore white though. Andbetter get some for the prairie points ill need for the edging so it mimicsthe pinwheel theme. Im doing this unless someone comes up witha better idea. Do you have a pic?????

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    The scrappy Bargello is a great one. I made mine with a pink Jelly Roll and it turned out great. It was a free pattern.

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    Back when think pink was popular I bought a bunch of pink charms. Just used white to sash each block. It turned out great. Wish pink was as popular again and would buy more pink charms since my great granddauther is in princess mode.

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    I would do one with the pink fabrics scrapping in the "nine patch around" pattern. simple quick and fun.

    You make a nine patch using 5 squares of a solid (white or cream solid), and 4 of the pink scraps in the size square you like( i like 6 1/2 square for a 6 " block). you then make pink scrap squares (same size as the nine patch block) using the pink scraps, let them on point, (one nine patch, one pink print square, alternate). it looks scrappy, but elegant, but it is a simple set up.
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    I guess it depends on what level you are wanting to work at Do you want hard and amazing, or simple and elegant, or crazy and modern? I like nhweavers idea...here is a very basic mock up...Name:  Pink Charm 9 patch1.png
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    You could do a turning 20 or the double slice layer cake (missouri star quilt co. tutorial).
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    To me, pink is always in. Look in my closet al white and pink shirts, ( there are a few lacck,blue and purple and red) these add up to about ten. I just lob
    Ve it and uy pi.k all te time. My kitty Zoey is a self pro laimed princess, and a russian blue, so i keep pink arou.d for her also. She even has a pink pearl neclace i need to make her a white one. They are real...if she injests them, i want her to be able to digest them.
    You all have such great ideas thats why i figured i ck with all of you. Thanks

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    There's a cute pattern on the Moda bakeshop site called "Kristy's Dream". I'm currently making it in various pinks with white and it's looking good. And it's an easy pattern. Your might want to take a look at it.

    Also a pattern you can buy called "Jambalaya" that looks great in pink & white.

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    Im going to k it out now

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    I would make this quilt except making all teh pluses different I'd do them all in different shades of pink. http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Log-Cab.../dp/030758657X

    or this one - still a plus quilt just a little simpler. http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2011/07...lus-quilt.html

    or one more http://lh3.ggpht.com/-qQv5O0UG39s/T5...5B3%25255D.jpg

    can you tell I'm infatuated with plus quilts these days? The crisp white just calls out for a modern quilt like these.

    I made the fist one - the log cabin one using all different shades of blue. It's my favorite quilt that I've made.

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    What about just doing half-square triangles?

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    I like the + quilt. Is ther a meaning behid it???
    there seems to be a few patterns out there, did i miss a fad???
    I love the look of crisp white with pink, (i guess thats why i wear
    It so much). Just has a clean bright cheery appearance.
    its narrowed down to a pinwheel or a + quilt now.
    Thaanks aall for your input.

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    A disappearing 16 was fun to do.I made mine with lilac where you'd want white.
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    Thanks for the input and photos. Love the lavender. Still floating ideas, but now im giving hea y thought to a pop up pinwheel.

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