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    Looking for an easy quilt pattern to make my step daughter. She is kind of picky about things. Thought you might have some ideas to throw my way. She doesn't like star patterns or any patchwork quilts. Thanks so much for any replies.

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    Not sure what you mean by patchwork quilts. Does she like more modern?
    Maybe a Double Slice. Check this video. It's very easy to make.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC-0T5lXw4

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    You could cut a large piece and then just add a border ..... no patchwork. I make a lot of baby quilts this way.

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    The take 5 pattern is a really easy one to do. As a matter of fact I am on the 4th one I have to do.
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    Not sure what "not liking patchwork" means. The only style without any patchwork is wholecloth.
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    I would sit down in front of Pinterest and have her search for modern quilts or something like that. If she is that picky, she needs to pick her own pattern or she won't appreciate the effort that you are going to to make her a quilt.
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    Does she have a hobby? If so, maybe you could find a "panel" and then sew borders around it until it was large enough.

    Just to give some ideas: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s....1.jmx9jaV7SFY

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    How old is she?
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    She's in her 30's with no hobby. She's to busy raising children- 3 yr and 1 yr old and then two teenagers. Came from a well to do family.

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    You might try a rail fence...they can end up looking sort of modern. Let me see if I can find a picture of one of mine....just in case. It is an easy pattern. Okay, I found two...

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    I would certainly let her select the pattern and fabric. I have done that for my friends, with good results. I gave them five choices of patterns, ones I didn't mind making, and then we went shopping together. Might work for you.

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    I would definitely have her select the pattern and the colors, then you can buy the fabric if you can't do it out of your stash. It may be she'd like a whole cloth best, but who knows? Picky covers a whole range of opinions and patchwork can mean anything that she sees was sewn together from small pieces of fabric. Maybe she'll like a monotone or monochromatic color scheme where the different pieces of fabric blend into each other and aren't so noticeable. Maybe a landscape quilt or a portrait quilt. Usually picky and easy are mutually exclusive in my experience.
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    My teen granddaughter loves this pattern. I made six of the four patch for large quilt. It's a giant Drunkard's Path block.

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    https://www.google.com/search?q=laby...w=1600&bih=732
    Labyrinth quilt. When I see it I think of the intertwining of family.

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    That sounds like my DIL. I've been trying to find a pattern to make her a quilt. Would be very interested in what pattern you decided to do.

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    Has she shown interest in having you make her a bed quilt? Maybe that is not her style....how about starting with a tablerunner and placemats or a lap quilt before you plunge into a bed size....just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda701 View Post
    Looking for an easy quilt pattern to make my step daughter. She is kind of picky about things. Thought you might have some ideas to throw my way. She doesn't like star patterns or any patchwork quilts. Thanks so much for any replies.
    Quickest thing I can think of would be to find some print she really likes, then using the fonts on your computer try to fashion some first initials in various batiks and applique them on.

    I've done this a couple times, too. Find your print, then using various alphabets, cross stitch her name on the "quilt" top several times in different colors from your print.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    My teen granddaughter loves this pattern. I made six of the four patch for large quilt. It's a giant Drunkard's Path block.

    love the idea!
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    It would be nice if you could sit down together and either look through quilting magazines or on line quilts to see what style she likes. Peolple who don't quilt or love fabric sometimes have trouble explaining what they like. Does she really want a quilt? Some people don't and it is sad when someone goes to so much trouble to try to make one for them. One of my daughters thought that she wouldn't care for any quilted items, placemats or bed quilts. After a time she said well just not any flowers. So I made her contemporary looking placemats, black and lime green with actual limes on the fabric. Very simple design which she saw in one of my quilting mags. Then this year for Christmas she gave me a quilting book and showed me a table runner that she likes but wants it enlarged to a twin size quilt for her little girl! So now I know that she prefers a modern quilt mainly with solids. So my advice is take your time and visit with your step daughter about it. Eventually, she will be able to tell you what she likes. Good luck.

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    I like warm wishes maybe give her a chance to choose the colors that might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valerie Scherr View Post
    I like warm wishes maybe give her a chance to choose the colors that might help.
    I was just about to say Warm Wishes, too! It looks harder than it is, gives you a chance to play with colors a bit, and goes together easily.
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    When you find out what "patchwork" means to her please let us know. All quilt patterns made with blocks are technically patchwork quilts. so Warm Wishes, D9P, YBR, everything is technically something she has said she doesn't like. Will be really interested in finding out what she does like.

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    I think I will probably go with the take five pattern. It looks pretty easy to make . She keeps saying I need to make her a quilt but hadn't seen anything I thought she might like. She doesn't like the scrappy quilts. I guess that's what I meant by patchwork quilts. Thank you very much for all the ideas.

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    What colors/ fabrics are you choosing?

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    Make the 1600 quilt with a jelly roll. No cutting, just sew the strips together and you have a quilt.
    Video on the Missouri Quilters Company.

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