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Thread: I really needs some inspiration

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I really needs some inspiration

    I want to make two quilts for my grand-nieces but I just can't get any inspiration on what to do. Kylee is 6 and she likes purple, pink, and light blue. Sophia is 4 and she likes pink, lime green, and white (like Tinkerbell colors). I have these fabrics so far, 2 yards each of the Bella Solids in lavender, green and pink, and 6 yards of Bella White. I'm not much into making little girl things and I've just drawn a total blank whenever I try designing anything and after looking all over for a pattern I haven't found anything that grabs me either.

    Any suggestions on what pattern? Fairly quick and easy? Maybe some machine applique if not too intricate?
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    What size of quilts? Are both the girls in twin beds?

    The first thing that pops into my head is 'Rail Fence', the second is 'Warm Wishes' http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/d...html?idx=5185_ But you would want to get a 'focal' fabric.
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    They have full sized bunk beds. I was just thinking of some floral applique patterns I have and that maybe I could scan them and make them really big for a center panel for each quilt and then just frame them with bento box type squares using the FQs and JR of the Bella colors. Frame one center in the light blue and the other in the green, then use the pink and the purple for the borders.

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    Maybe a candy lane theme quilt. Or a shadow quilt. They are some beautiful colors. I'm sure whatever you make they are gonna be thrilled!!

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    Chinese coins is always a nice and it would look nice with those soft colours and white. Very girly!

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    I'd opt for the floral applique. Couldn't be prettier in these colors.

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    Tons of cute free patterns at http://www.clothworks.com
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    Did this real quick... the applique wouldn't be that one and I wouldn't do both with the same flowers. These would be 68" x 80". I could use more of the other colors in the flowers. The centers are 24" x 36".

    Still looking at the suggestions!
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    What about a disappearing 9 patch ?
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    One of the sites has some cute umbrellas that could be done with a different color for each wedge. Kind of appropriate since they live in Washington State.

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    Missouri Star Quilt Co Quilting has several quick designs that would be cute depending on your taste. I was just looking
    at several of the jelly roll quilts tutorals that I thought were nice for kids

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    I really like your idea. I would run with it, if I were you. Be sure to post pics when they're finished.
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    I asked my little girls and they said "pinwheels!!"

    Its just HSTs- so not too tricky- here is one we all liked
    http://spottedstone.blogspot.com/201...-festival.html

    Please post pics when you are done, whatever you chose!!
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    I recently seen a quilt that was 4 patches alternated with the 3d pinwheels-the 3d pinwheel blocks were made with white backing and a colored pinwheel so it stood out really nice. I believe they were all 5" squares. there is a tutorial on the board for making those pinwheels
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    Looks like to me your on the right track! Very original! Love em!

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    I looked at the 3D pinwheels, those are pretty cool. They would make some nice flower heads in the center panel too.

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    Gorgeous color choices and will make beautiful girly quilts, whichever pattern you choose.
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    My 5 yr old GD is into everything princess, princess, princess. All princesses. Pink and Purple. We are designing it together. I decided to just enjoy our interaction together on this project and work through my dislike of pink.

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    pittsburgpam, I love your applique quilts you designed. I think you should go with it, you have this all played out in your mind and they will turn out beautifully.
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    Oh My Gosh!!!

    I came across this fabric, Meadow Friends, looking at the cyber Monday sales and it's perfect!!! I can re-create some of the flowers in the fabric for the center panels. I'll get some in the white for Sophia and the blue for Kylee. Should probably get enough to make some matching pillow cases too! I have lots of Moda Marbles in just about EVERY color so I can put in some accents of the yellows and oranges too.
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    Missouri Star Quilt Company has thesimplest quickest pinwheel quilt tutorial.... I love the colours too

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    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie View Post
    I asked my little girls and they said "pinwheels!!"

    Its just HSTs- so not too tricky- here is one we all liked
    http://spottedstone.blogspot.com/201...-festival.html

    Please post pics when you are done, whatever you chose!!
    I was going to suggest Pinwheels also. I just did a charity quilt with pink, blue, and lavender pinwheels and alternated the pinwheel blocks with plain white blocks. I think it came out cute and went together very quickly. I think there is a picture of it in my album. Click on my name above my avatar and you can choose my profile, then my album.
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    I agree with SharonB - a disappearing 9 patch might work.

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    What about a disappearing 9 patch ?
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    I have made several childrens quilt. I have a six year old grandaughter who is helping me make her quilt. She chose red and black. We are doing the Quick Trip by Quilt in a day.

    http://quiltinaday.com/theater/3100/3101.html

    http://tutorials.missouriquiltco.com/

    Hope one of these will work. I know I have gotten alot of ideas from both site's.
    Good luck and please post pic's when they are done. I am bookmarking this page.

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