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Thread: Is it just me?

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    Senior Member stitchingmemories's Avatar
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    I have the fabric for my two oldest grandkids (girls) quilts. I want to make them with the same fabric but mix them up a bit. (The same but different)

    Here's my problem.......I don't have the pattern. DUH! One of the fabric's (they are a grouping) is a rather large print so I feel it needs to be a large block. I could use the same pattern I did with my daughter's green quilt but I wanted to do a different one. And for sure a young look.

    Am I the only person that knows they want to make a quilt, has the fabric, and can't decide on a pattern. I feel like a dope! :-)

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    You are not alone! Check out the Warm Wishes pattern and see if it will work for you.

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    Well count me in as another dope!! :D:D

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    Count me in too! I want to do so many things, I have a hard time deciding.

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    The story of my quilting career!Some one here suggested the warn wishes pattern for me and it is working out wonderfully!

    Rae

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    Did several small ones once with one common fabric for little cousins, highlighted different colors in each, same base color w/mostly pink as secondary (irish chain) same base color w/mostly yellow as secondary (zig zig) so all ended up with the one common faabric in all. Didn't work well with the boys as they were smiling sunflowers.
    You can do it!! :)

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    you can do it, have fun!

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    count me in too!!!!!LOL I always do that.

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    Here are the two I did for GS brothers.

    http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b.../KyesQuilt.jpg

    http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...rielsquilt.jpg

    Sorry I couldn't post them here, just the links. They are on my photobucket account.

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    Warm Wishes is a great pattern. Works with so many different styles of fabrics

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    coyote quilts..you have some beautiful quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Here are the two I did for GS brothers.

    http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b.../KyesQuilt.jpg

    http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...rielsquilt.jpg

    Sorry I couldn't post them here, just the links. They are on my photobucket account.
    those are some great quilts!

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    Thanks for the support and ideas everyone!!

    Here are my fabrics. Bright and bold just like the grandkids. :D I just don't want to make it too busy with these "loud" fabrics. :shock:

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    Senior Member stitchingmemories's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    You are not alone! Check out the Warm Wishes pattern and see if it will work for you.
    That is so pretty!!

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    Senior Member stitchingmemories's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Here are the two I did for GS brothers.

    http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b.../KyesQuilt.jpg

    http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...rielsquilt.jpg

    Sorry I couldn't post them here, just the links. They are on my photobucket account.
    I love those! What a great job keeping them the same but different! These two girls are only 6 months apart in age and if they don't get the same thing one will feel slighted. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchingmemories
    I have the fabric for my two oldest grandkids (girls) quilts. I want to make them with the same fabric but mix them up a bit. (The same but different)

    Here's my problem.......I don't have the pattern. DUH! One of the fabric's (they are a grouping) is a rather large print so I feel it needs to be a large block. I could use the same pattern I did with my daughter's green quilt but I wanted to do a different one. And for sure a young look.

    Am I the only person that knows they want to make a quilt, has the fabric, and can't decide on a pattern. I feel like a dope! :-)
    I googled 'warm wishes' and found a free pattern, I think your fabric is a) absolutely gorgous and b) would lend itself very well to that pattern - you could swop the fabric around to give a different look, your grandaughters are very lucky!!
    I too have done that, found some fabric but no pattern!! ha ha think it is a common occurance with quilters

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    No you are not the only person. Far from it. Especially with large prints I am always looking for inspiration and ideas that will incorperate the print yet not chop it up so much that the large print is totally lost. How about enlarging a star block (maybe to 15-24" or so) and using the big print as a center.

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    [quote=stitchingmemories]
    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    I love those! What a great job keeping them the same but different! These two girls are only 6 months apart in age and if they don't get the same thing one will feel slighted. :-)
    I have some adult daughters and I was making a quilt for one going off to college. Well the other got jealous so now I am making two quilts with the same fabric yet some slight differences in the color layout.

    Go figure and they are of adult age. Like DH says better that they ask for quilts then that you only make quilts for the cat because no one likes them. It is kind of funny though. ~smile~

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    [quote=Annaquilts]
    Quote Originally Posted by stitchingmemories
    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    I love those! What a great job keeping them the same but different! These two girls are only 6 months apart in age and if they don't get the same thing one will feel slighted. :-)
    I have some adult daughters and I was making a quilt for one going off to college. Well the other got jealous so now I am making two quilts with the same fabric yet some slight differences in the color layout.

    Go figure and they are of adult age. Like DH says better that they ask for quilts then that you only make quilts for the cat because no one likes them. It is kind of funny though. ~smile~
    Too funny! Well, these girls are only 8 (one will be 9 in October), I can only guess how bad it will be when they reach their teenage years. :shock:

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    I really like the "Warm Wishes". This may be it folks!! Thank you so much GrammaNan!

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    I like the material. Have fun choosing your pattern. I think that is half the fun.

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    look up pattern BQ by Maple island quilts
    I love your fabric it would look great in this pattern and you can switch the pattern around for the other one.
    I used it to make a Thomas train for gs.The main sq is 12x12
    Gale

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