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I asked for it, I got it, NOW what do I do???

Old 12-27-2013, 06:32 AM
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Have you thought about making a Chevron design? I made a turq./white Chevron quilt for a best friend for her Christmas present- turned out beautiful even if I did make it. She loves it, and turq. is her favorite color. You might consider the Chevron design.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:52 AM
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023.jpgChevron patterns seem to be very popular these days. Maybe something like this?
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:56 AM
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I have about a million quilt books and last night I was looking at one: Sew Quick Two-Color Quilts. One of the quilts is called "Butterfly at the Crossroads" and is made with red and black fabrics. It is a fancy Bear's Claw. There are many quilts in this book: Burgoyne Surrounded. Old Maid's Puzzle, Ocean Waves, Double 9 Patch.

The book is copyrighted 1998 by Leisure Arts, no author.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:13 AM
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Living in Alabama, maybe she needs to learn the joys of internet fabric shopping. Just a thought.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:19 AM
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Everyone keeps talking about a 2 fabric quilt.......I thought she gave you TEN red/black prints. Are the prints all the same? I've seen many red/black quilts without white that looked great. Good Luck.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:22 AM
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How about a Dresden plate? Prints make the plate, set on the black.You might need to sash it with white, but my guess is that it would be a stunner. froggyintexas
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:38 AM
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What about just wide strips. I had to do that with one of my grandsons. A black strip a red/blk
then blk then red/ blk
he loves it.
The red/blk was a college team
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Dina View Post
Here is a better picture of the blue and white one, after I added the borders...

I think that this quilt would be lovely in red and black. Use the red where the quilt is white and the black for the blue. Let us see what you finally do make.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Dina View Post
Here is a better picture of the blue and white one, after I added the borders...

Dina, your quilt is exactly the one I thought of when 2 color quilt was mentioned! I have the picture saved on my computer in my "to do" file!
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by KerryK View Post
To start with, my sweet grown DD does not sew, does not quilt, nothing involving sewing. She kept asking me for suggestions for Christmas. So finally, one of the things I mentioned was fabric. I told her I could never have too much fabric, and it might be interesting to see what she would pick out. Boy oh boy, was that a mistake! She went to Joanne's and bought 20 fat quarters - 10 red/black print, 10 solid black. When I opened it, she was so happy for me to see it, and asked me if I could make a quilt out of it. I thought a bit, then told her that yes, I was sure I could, and that I might add in another fabric, thinking of white or even a white/black print, thinking of a Disappearing Nine Patch. OH NO! She wants no other fabric in the quilt. She said she did not care what size it is, but she wants no other fabric included, unless it is more of the exact same. So as I said, NOW what do I do? Sure would love to have your suggestions. And to top it all, it's not the best quality fabric. Grrrrrr!
this is her gift to you----------for you to make a quilt out of the fabric she gave you? @@

Can you lay the fabrics out and show her where an additional fabric might come in handy?

Tehn on the other hand, you can do as she asks and then post a disclaimer to it.
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