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Thread: I need an easy quilt design

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    Hi guys, I am looking for an easy quilt design for my sister. She likes simple, refined things. She is a minimal person and I don't want to overload her with alot of pattern. Any suggestions? The fabrics I have are an understated yellow pattern, with blue flowers and light green leaves on cream background, and I have cream solid.

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    Dianna, how about a disappearing 9 patch? It's a simple to do unique looking design. Here's a good tutorial to make it. You could use your floral for the outside corners, the leaves between them, and the solid for the center sq that will make the little patches when it's cut apart. Good luck.
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    http://quiltsatcs.blogspot.com/2007/...-tutorial.html

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    chines coin comes to mind it understated and elagant

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    I'd go modern look, square in a square, maybe Stacked coins, google modern quilts they are usually simple and easy to put together.

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    Warm Wishes!!! You can use 4 or 5 fabrics. Great if you have a nice focus fabric or two that you want to use. Goes together really really fast too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Warm Wishes!!! You can use 4 or 5 fabrics. Great if you have a nice focus fabric or two that you want to use. Goes together really really fast too!
    i go with this one. It is so easy, there are almost no seams to match up and the finished product is usually very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwanma
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Warm Wishes!!! You can use 4 or 5 fabrics. Great if you have a nice focus fabric or two that you want to use. Goes together really really fast too!
    i go with this one. It is so easy, there are almost no seams to match up and the finished product is usually very interesting.
    I was going to suggest this as well.

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    Pieces of Eight is an easy pattern that consists of cut squares, 8 1/2", that are sewn together from co-ordinated
    fabrics. When I made it, my daughter (30 yrs. old) who likes "clean lines" claimed it the first time she saw it.
    Good luck!

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    Thanks so much for this suggestion...:)

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    Thanks this looks really easy.......

    Quote Originally Posted by crafty_linda_b
    Dianna, how about a disappearing 9 patch? It's a simple to do unique looking design. Here's a good tutorial to make it. You could use your floral for the outside corners, the leaves between them, and the solid for the center sq that will make the little patches when it's cut apart. Good luck.
    Happy Stitchin' crafty_linda_b

    http://quiltsatcs.blogspot.com/2007/...-tutorial.html

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    Do you know where I can find a pattern??


    Quote Originally Posted by star619
    Pieces of Eight is an easy pattern that consists of cut squares, 8 1/2", that are sewn together from co-ordinated
    fabrics. When I made it, my daughter (30 yrs. old) who likes "clean lines" claimed it the first time she saw it.
    Good luck!

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    thanks lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    Quote Originally Posted by gwanma
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Warm Wishes!!! You can use 4 or 5 fabrics. Great if you have a nice focus fabric or two that you want to use. Goes together really really fast too!
    i go with this one. It is so easy, there are almost no seams to match up and the finished product is usually very interesting.
    I was going to suggest this as well.

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    this looks cool. will check it out. thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by gwanma
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Warm Wishes!!! You can use 4 or 5 fabrics. Great if you have a nice focus fabric or two that you want to use. Goes together really really fast too!
    i go with this one. It is so easy, there are almost no seams to match up and the finished product is usually very interesting.

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    Thanks for the suggestions....Looking now and trying to make a decision.. I really appreciate it......

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    Have you considered a simple nine patch? The colors you mentioned would be perfect for this pattern and the Cream fabric could be used for the backing... Please show quilt when finished... Happy stitching!

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    I had too many ideas and nothing worked for me. All muddled inside lol. I am looking at the 9 patch now. Thanks so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbiSue2009
    Have you considered a simple nine patch? The colors you mentioned would be perfect for this pattern and the Cream fabric could be used for the backing... Please show quilt when finished... Happy stitching!

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    Quote Originally Posted by star619
    Pieces of Eight is an easy pattern that consists of cut squares, 8 1/2", that are sewn together from co-ordinated
    fabrics. When I made it, my daughter (30 yrs. old) who likes "clean lines" claimed it the first time she saw it.
    Good luck!
    Would love to see a pic of Pieces of Eight! I love clean, uncluttered lines, too and have been thinking of a pattern to make a small table topper. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms
    Quote Originally Posted by star619
    Pieces of Eight is an easy pattern that consists of cut squares, 8 1/2", that are sewn together from co-ordinated
    fabrics. When I made it, my daughter (30 yrs. old) who likes "clean lines" claimed it the first time she saw it.
    Good luck!
    Would love to see a pic of Pieces of Eight! I love clean, uncluttered lines, too and have been thinking of a pattern to make a small table topper. Thanks!
    So pieces of eight is just 8 1/2 inch squares in whatever you put them in?

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    I recently did a quilt with rectangles and just arranged them as I saw fit. I didn't know the person really well and wasn't sure of her tastes so I wanted to do something more modern.
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    The book "City Quilts" by Cherri House has 12 quilt patterns that would please a person who likes simple and refined.

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    I am definitely going to do this one - how easy!

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    I like the simple 9 patch idea, but you could also do pinwheels, have them all go the same direction and it would be a neat looking quilt, sashing or no sashing

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I recently did a quilt with rectangles and just arranged them as I saw fit. I didn't know the person really well and wasn't sure of her tastes so I wanted to do something more modern.
    I like this it's beautiful........ thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahrachel
    I like the simple 9 patch idea, but you could also do pinwheels, have them all go the same direction and it would be a neat looking quilt, sashing or no sashing
    Yes I also thought about pinwheels.... thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsmft
    The book "City Quilts" by Cherri House has 12 quilt patterns that would please a person who likes simple and refined.
    I will look for the book. thanks.....

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