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Thread: Ideas for a Three Color Quilt???

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    Ideas for a Three Color Quilt???

    I'm gearing up to make a graduation quilt for my nephew who is graduating in June. He wants me to use dark gray and bright yellow with a touch of a medium blue. Does anyone have ideas for a quilt pattern that would showcase these colors or at least focus on the three main ones? Thanks for your ideas!

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    Chameleon from Black Cat Studios

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    Ohhh how about a Jacob's Ladder? Also if you look on http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html you will find tons of patterns that are free and at all different skills levels. It would be cool if your nephew looked at them too and possible help decide which block might peak his interent. and/or at least narrow down the field a bit fo ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
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    here's a link http://www.quilterswarehouse.com/p-1...creations.aspx
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    My favorite 3 color quilt is the cover quilt on Lynette Jensen's September Morning book. It's the cover quilt, but is named something else. http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-me...pdp_images_all

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    here is one that might work:

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    Rail fence if you want something quick and easy.
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    Have a look at Jenny's tube quilt tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOWSp0mTTqE
    I am making these for 2 of my grandsons grad this year. The grad pic, name of school & year will be added to the open area seen at the bottom of the image.Name:  IMG_2692.jpg
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    There's a block on Quilter's Cache called Louisiana and it works great with three colors.

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    Log cabin with the blue as center with Gray's and yellows surrounding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    WOW! Thats nice! Good option!
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    i vote for a rail fence.

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    FYI, start a computer file of different style of quilts: [1] for 2 color quilts, [2] for 3 color quilts, and so on. This has been a great resource for me to use when there is a special request.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Ohhh that is nice. I like this one. This gets my vote.

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    Hey with three colors I love all of the suggestions, rail fence, jacob's ladder and irish chain.... and the pinwheel is another good idea... log cabin is one of my favorite patterns... you could tie the theme with his graduation such as "ladder to success" using jacob's ladder or "reach for the stars" make sawtooth stars with all of his favorite colors..
    log cabin can be " home is where you come from to reach your goals" or always come home to find love and support..
    Just throwing out ideas... he will love the quilt because it is made with love..
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    My mother made a Disappearing 9-Patch in three colors and said it was the easiest quilt she has ever pieced (and she's done quite a few). Use the "touch of blue" for the center block. It doesn't look like an easy quilt once it's pieced back together, but soooooo simple to put together.
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    disappearing 9 patch. use the blue as the center square as it gets cut into 4 small squares and lets the other colors shine.

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    I think a simple geometric, any of those suggested including the D9P, is best for a young person rather than anything too traditional. Don't know your guy, but in my experience, modern kids prefer modern designs. Gail's is really perfect if put in your colors.
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    I did a blue angels for my grandson with those colors

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    I just finished a Carpenter's Star quilt with 3 colours & it turned out fabulous. Not knowing the shades & pattern of your fabric, this may work or it may NOT work. They suggest a light, a medium shade & a dark shade for the Star to be the focal point of the quilt. It was easy & fairly quick to do depending on the quilting you do. Google Carpenter's Star & you will see example's of this quilt & can download the pattern.
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    How about "Linked Chevrons" by Marti Michell

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