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Thread: If you thought of a girl quilt which one would it be?

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    I am wanting to make a completely feminine quilt any thoughts or ideas? I still have a very soft spot for pinks. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Pinks- butterflies

    Pinwheels - Dresden Plate- Sun Bonnet Sue

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    I think it's more about the colors than the block.

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    I agree it's more about the colors...any pattern can be made feminine or masculine by the colors used.

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    I did a dresden plate with shades of pink and purple . Very girly.

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    I agree with all of the above. However one other thing I consider feminine is a floral applique.

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    I'm really hooked on Dresden Plates. I just love making them. I made a wall hanging with pinks and greens. I think it looked very "girlie"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    I agree it's more about the colors...any pattern can be made feminine or masculine by the colors used.
    I agree!

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    I love pinks also. I just had a thought- a hankerchief quilt or embellishments, buttons, etc.

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    How about a pink, pastel D9P? They are so easy, quick & pretty! Have fun!

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    I found a pattern in The Quilter some time back that I really liked. It was Shoo Fly blocks with triple sashing and cornerstones, set on point. Theirs was done in blue and yellow. I changed it and did mine in Seaside Rose and Paris Flea Market fabrics. They're very soft pinks and whites with just touches of pale green.

    When I don't have a long haired black cat sleeping on my bed anymore I'll get it quilted.

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    Use pastel colors, appliqued hearts, the basket block (I forget what it's called).

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    Play with colors, just about any pattern can be made more "girly" or "manly" :D:D:D

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    Pink has been my favorite color since I was a girl ... a long LONG time ago .... I also agree that it is more about the colors .... and of course, include some pretty florals! Be sure to share! :D

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    I did the Grandmothers Fan, pastel aquas and lace trim. Very girly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    I think it's more about the colors than the block.
    I agree. There was an extremely feminine and beautiful log cabin quilt posted here a short while ago. Very feminine because of the floral material used in a colourwash technique.

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    I would go with a sampler that has a story to it. Girls are interested in things like that and it doesn't have to necessarily be pastel. I could be a myriad of colors that are happy, that tell the story of the quilt. I like tonals for my sashing and there are some beautiful soft colors (multi) in the tonals. I got a beautiful fabric for the backing which was a pond design with greens, aquas for the water, lily pads with the lilies, frogs (not charicatures) and dragon flies -very sweet. The quilt could be used either side. That's what I would make. As a matter of fact, our neighbor is having a baby girl in May and that is basically the idea I have had for a baby quilt. I also am going to make their little boy a new quilt for his new bed and will probably do the same thing only have more male type blocks. Edie

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    I picked this picture up someplace... thought it was fairly easy and yet sweet and classy looking.. would be pretty in pinks too.... looks easy enough to do without a pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna Mare
    I picked this picture up someplace... thought it was fairly easy and yet sweet and classy looking.. would be pretty in pinks too.... looks easy enough to do without a pattern.
    Those are the colors I was thinking of - bright!

    My avatar has the picture of the quilt I gave the baby across the alley from us. The white squares had little sayings that I wrote in like "Snakes and Snails and puppy dog tails", etc. The parents really liked it. Edie

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    Edie.. love the ones with sayings.. Great idea!!

    While my finger is healing I have been saving quilt patterns..I was stupid and let the needle bite me. ripped me up pretty good when I pulled back by instinct.. It is healing finally... almost there!! So in the meantime saving pics of quilts I like ... easy ones LOL..

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    ooooh! want to see a picture!
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I found a pattern in The Quilter some time back that I really liked. It was Shoo Fly blocks with triple sashing and cornerstones, set on point. Theirs was done in blue and yellow. I changed it and did mine in Seaside Rose and Paris Flea Market fabrics. They're very soft pinks and whites with just touches of pale green.

    When I don't have a long haired black cat sleeping on my bed anymore I'll get it quilted.

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    A dresden plate done in 30's floral prints.

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    I have made a couple of baby girl quilts, all in various shades of pink, & what I did was just make a bunch of all different blocks I liked, then put them on my quilt wall, added strips, squares, whatever, here & there, to make it all square up into a nice size quilt, then ta da! Add borders, quilted it, did whatever else I wanted, & it was done! Ended up giving the one like this to my youngest step grandaughter, & she loves pink, so that worked out well!

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    I made a butterfly (pieced) quilt for a great-grandbaby this past year. It was mostly pink and purple with splashes of blue, red, and a little bit of green. Very pretty. On the other hand, I have a great-grandchild whose parents are very into the outdoors and for this one I made a very large inch worm quilt which was mostly green. I also did this one this past year. In fact, we had six new great-grandchildren last year and I made a quilt for each one.

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    I like using pastel ginghams in girly quilts!!

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