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Thread: It's okay to be gay quilt

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    I am working on a quilt for some friends of mine that have finally won the right to wed.

    They requested a rainbow quilt, but other than that, its really up to me.

    Any idea on a pattern that will look good with bright rainbow colors?

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    do a double wedding ring in rainbow colors

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    do a double wedding ring in rainbow colors
    How appropriate!

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    That's great. I made two, with the HRC Equality symbol, that were auctioned off at two of the Annual HRC dinners in Atlanta. I'm not suggesting this, but am glad we get to make these kinds. I like the idea of the rainbow colors.

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    Hmmmm....that's a good one. What is their background? Like, where are they from? How did they meet?

    (DH works w/a gal that is wedding her partner soon. We're "in the south" so....let's just say it's the talk of the office. I'm like....let's get 'em a congratulations card!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    do a double wedding ring in rainbow colors
    Congratulations.
    My thought exactly. Great minds think alike! ON A NEUTRAL BACKGROUND.
    peace

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    I was thinking a Trip Around the World. :)

    I love the idea of a DWR though - but they're so time consuming

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    Oh how wonderful! I agree, a DWR would be just perfect.

    I'm piecing one for my sister now and I know it's a labor of love, and then some, but it'll be worth it at the end. I think, though, that there are applique methods you might look up if you aren't into piecing curves?

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    I was thinking of a bargello pattern that may look similar to a rainbow in rainbow colors.

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    I'm sure whatever you make will be the best quilt for them

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    A bargello, with their picture in the center.

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    The double wedding ring is a great idea. I just saw pics of a quilt made for Stonewall that was tumbling blocks in brights on a black background. It was striking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    I was thinking of a bargello pattern that may look similar to a rainbow in rainbow colors.
    How about a twisted bargello, in rainbow colors? THAT would look smashing!

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    I think a double wedding ring in rainbow colors would be pretty.

    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    do a double wedding ring in rainbow colors

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    French braid looks great in rainbow colors.

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    How wonderful for them! DWR would be perfect but I also like the idea of the twisted bargello in rainbow colors. Either would look fabulous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    French braid looks great in rainbow colors.
    Right you are!! In kit form, those were all the rage around here at last year's quilt shows...and they're still selling out this year. And, for good reason...very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    I was thinking of a bargello pattern that may look similar to a rainbow in rainbow colors.
    How about a twisted bargello, in rainbow colors? THAT would look smashing!
    Or the bargello heart in rainbow colors.

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    Here is a quilt my guild did for their annual raffle. A fabric kit is available from Star Designs.
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    Since their wedding isn't traditional, maybe their quilt wouldn't have to be a traditional DWR. Therefore you could make the center section of the quilt a DWR = the section being however large you want to make it, the finish with borders that are much easier and quicker to do. It will make the rainbow DWR standout much more than the over all pattern would, IMHO

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    I know with the rainbow colors, it will look awesome.

    Good luck and please post the picture when you are finished.
    (please)

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    google rainbow quilts and look what at you'll find.

    http://images.google.com/images?sour...iw=787&bih=777

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    I love the ideas that have been suggested already so I can't really add anything, but I'll be following this thread with interest. I volunteer my time each year at an AIDS fundraiser, and have lately been considering donating a quilt to the silent auction connected with it. While it's not strictly an "AIDS in the gay community" event, it does have a pretty deep connection there so I think rainbow-themed quilts would do nicely in the auction.

    As part of this event we get a few sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to put on display. They are beautiful and moving and made with such complete, heart-shattering love from the survivors of each person. I can't look at them until the event is over, because I completely lose it, every.single.time.

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    Can't think of a specific pattern. I think they will love it b/c you made such a wonderful gift :)
    Holice- that's gorgeous!!!

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    You might want to consider something like this if you do a wallhanging. I designed special quilting motifs for the diamonds.
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