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Looking for ideas on a simple quilt

Old 09-02-2018, 11:45 AM
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I want to make a twin size quilt for my grandson who is 17. He plans to go to college for gaming so I'd like to make a simple quilt with fabrics related to gaming and there are plenty out there. I'm considering just 6 inch squares but I'm wondering if random placement of the fabrics will be too "busy." I've also considered diagonal rows with a different print in each diagonal row or possibly making row 1 the same as the last row and row 2 the same as the next to last row, etc. I did one like this many years ago using fishing fabrics and it was fine. Or would I be better putting in some plain squares to eliminate the business? I really don't want to put a super lot of time into this as who knows how long he will use it but I do want to make it.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. I don't plan to start it for a few weeks yet as I need to get the fabric plus I have other projects that need to be completed first.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:00 PM
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without out seeing the fabrics its really hard to say... but I like your idea of mixing in some plain fabrics.

I have done a quilt that has 6" squares. Its a simple design but my son uses it alot. I set the squares on point so the blocks has a little more interest than straight horizontal
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:03 PM
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I like the idea of a checkerboard effect - plain squares alternating with print squares.
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:56 PM
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​Warm Wishes is a good pattern for large squares of focus fabrics.
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Old 09-02-2018, 02:03 PM
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Here's a simple idea. I'm making this as a baby quilt, but if you're comfortable making pattern adjustments, you could use this design idea with larger blocks.
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Old 09-02-2018, 02:17 PM
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Warm Wishes quilt pattern is great for an easy quilt and looks complicated. It showcases theme fabric too.

Here is a free download. http://oldwww.quiltmaker.com/pattern....html?idx=5185

Tartan, I couldn't remember the name of this pattern but could see it in my mind. LOL I'm getting old.

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Old 09-02-2018, 03:34 PM
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"The Man Quilt" is a good one that sews strips and squares together. It goes together pretty quick.
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:43 PM
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We have done several Yellow Brick Road quilts using theme fabrics and always like the way they turned out. This quilt https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...-a-t83655.html had a lot of busy fabrics so we interspersed some solids and some ombré fabrics. Austin still loves and uses this quilt and it has literally traveled the world with him.
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:44 PM
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I think something like Eleanor Burns Quick Trip would be good as a pattern for a guy. This is an example of one that uses busy fabrics and calm fabrics. It is easy to figure out the pattern. https://www.etsy.com/listing/4774091...4aAuFCEALw_wcB
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I have made several Christmas quilts that were 5 in. squares and all no solid fabrics - but I have over 250 different fabrics. My daughters loved them and still use them (they are 33 and 37.) I have one too for the full size bed. But I want to make one using a tumbler and make every other one a white on white fabric(s).
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