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Thread: Ideas for quilt pattern please.

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    Oct 2011

    Ideas for quilt pattern please.

    I'm looking for suggestions for a quilt pattern for a western quilt that will not loose the patterns of the boots/hats/saddles like a log cabin pattern would.
    I posted before but with this new format, not sure if it got posted so am trying again.
    Thanks, Barbara

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    May 2009
    La Pine Oregon, USA
    How about a combo of blocks. Mix up a simple 9 patch block with plain blocks......

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    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
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    Jun 2007
    British Columbia
    How about the BQ pattern from Maple Island quilts? You have quite a large square of focus fabric in it.

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    Senior Member QuiltingCrazie's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    Las Cruces, NM
    The only thing I can really think of is applique....Unless you have southwest fabrics then I would suggest a motion pattern type quilt because the southwest can be busy. Pinwheels, or stars within stars. Southwest can be done in so many different motifs...the old west or the southwest aquas and peaches...love pics of the fabric. I grew up in NM so my idea might be different....Hope that helps and great luck I've seen some beautiful quilts in NM

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    Ontario, Canada
    You can make a DNP block with the focus fabric in the corners. When you cut them apart, just switch the bottom left with the top right. This leaves the focus fabric intact and does not change the direction of the fabric motif.

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    Super Member Farm Quilter's Avatar
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    Odessa, Washington
    If you are using directional fabric, D9P can get tricky. I have a lovely D9P with 2 directional fabrics and the wheat goes one way and the chickens go another, and they were all in the same direction when they were just a 9P. I would make a sample block first just to make sure you end up with your block looking the way you want, no matter which pattern you choose to go with. The 9P, 4P, big block combo would be easiest and you wouldn't have as much trouble keeping the directional fabric going the right way.

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    Super Member QuiltnLady1's Avatar
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    Warm wishes is a great pattern for fussy cuts http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/d....html?idx=5185_

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    Senior Member gmcsewer's Avatar
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    Oct 2009
    Here is a link to the Oklahoma Centenial quilt which used cowboy themed quilt for some of the blocks. http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/sto...3&Item_ID=1285
    Hope it will give you some ideas.

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