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Thread: Looking for a man pattern

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    My son likes Snails trail and Bow tie.

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    I don't think the pattern is as important as the colors and fabric patterns (no flowers or cutsie ones). Almost any pattern can be made to look masculine with the right fabric choices - and they don't necessarily have to dark and drab.

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    I think it's the fabric more than the pattern that makes a quilt "feminine" vs. masculine. Granted, I would stay clear of frilly florals and most appliques, but other than that - anything goes.

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    How about using that new Gerda fabric? It was developed with guys in mind. Check it out online, then buy it from Threads of Time in Danville IL. They'll ship it to you!

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    Eleanor Burns' Bear in the woods is a great masculine quilt that is absolutely stunning. Her book takes you through it step by step.

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    I made DH a "John Deere" flannel quilt using Yellow Brick Road, Turning Twenty AGAIN is great with any of his favorite colors or themed fabrics. I did one for a son using flannels from the "Woolies" line in I believe it is the Snapshots pattern from Terry Atkinson's Happy Hour book or one of her other books. (I just couldn't put my hands on it just now.) The hard part is knowing just how many quilts is enough!!

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    From MadQuilter: I think it's the fabric more than the pattern that makes a quilt "feminine" vs. masculine. Granted, I would stay clear of frilly florals and most appliques, but other than that - anything goes.


    I think this is the best answer yet! It is definitely the fabric much more so than the pattern!

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    I made my son-in-law a Thousand pyramids quilt out of green and brown/tan flannel that were leaves/trees, etc. For the backing, I used a flannel camouflage fabric. He used to be a Marine. He's had it a long time and likes it. It's very easy to put together and you can stitch in the ditch for the quilting.
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    What does your son do or what philosophy, life viewpoint does he have and what are his favourite colours?

    I have one son who is a lawyer and there are several nice patterns suggesting that profession - barrister's block which is quite nice and 2 or 3 others. I'd try to work two squares together and try for a secondary pattern if I could design it. Not sure of his colour preferences right now - he is 42, but would make it with his hair colour (dark blond-y red now, was strawberry blond as a baby and little boy), eye (blue-grey) and lip (sort of maroon-y rose) colours and work a few other contrasts and complimentaries into it. He is single at the moment, but I'd want it to be in colours a new wife would also enjoy.

    My younger son is cabinet maker by training and artist/designer of interior airbus structures. There are two blocks, carpenter's square, and carpenter's circle I might combine the two somehow hoping again for some secondary patterns. He has a stated preference for muted neutral colours in clothing which would make for a terrible dull quilt, so I'd look for some rich contrasting neutral and add a dashes of rainbow colours. He is married with three great kids so I'd hope it could appeal to all of them. I might be fun to make smaller less complex versions of either one block or another to symbolize 'chips off the old block' just for a lark.

    This is truly dreaming in technicolour as my time is so taken up with work I haven't done one stitch for a month! and have so many ufos it would be immoral or insane or both to start anything else before finishing at least half of them!!!!

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    What is 'that new Gerda fabric'? where can I take a look at it online? Sounds intriguing!

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    How about card trick I have done three using dice and card fabric then maching quilted
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    Does he like stars or something and what are his favorite color combinations. I think I would start there first.

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    LOL.....when you asked for a "man" pattern I had to look.....I thought maybe you were really making a "man" quilt LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfifer
    My son wants me to make him a quilt. I have asked what kind and he responded " I don't Care" So My question is What kind of quilt pattern do I do for a 28 years old? I would like for it to be manly. Please help.
    The fact that he wants you to make him a quilt is so lovely! What about black and white, with a splash of red?

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    For my son in law I took all different shades of brown and then the backing was flannel so I didn't have to put batting in the middle. Second son received an Ohio State quilt which was done with the rag pattern the front was Red with the gray O and the back was gray with a Red O and he liked it. third son, I found some material with Eagles on it, and then the backing was patriotic. I just used the material with the backing as they were and then I FMQ around the Eagles I did every other one to make them stand out. fourth son is getting the Ohio State one he'll get his at Christmas I did't have time to do both Ohio State ones in time for their BD

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    I would think it would be more of a color thing and not fabric that's too girly.

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    The Gerda line is from Troy Corp., Riverwoods Collection. I 'googled' Gerda fabric and it came up. You can see all the fabrics in the line here. Not all fabrics are carried at Threads of Time, but a lot are there!

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    Rail fence in the darker shades would be manly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaceruby
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    I agree, Log Cabin.

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    jfifer, Any geometric design would be good for a man's quilt. A
    quilting teacher told me that straight line quilting is meant for a man's quilt, as opposed to circles for a woman's quilt. Eiltcoq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eiltcoq
    jfifer, Any geometric design would be good for a man's quilt. A
    quilting teacher told me that straight line quilting is meant for a man's quilt, as opposed to circles for a woman's quilt. Eiltcoq.
    Sounds like the old explanation for the spelling of Frances and Francis. "i" for a guy and "e" for a girl.

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    What is his personality type? Super spare in decorating or more free-style. What are the colors of his favorite team, or whatever he really loves. What are his hobbies, his passions... There are SO many specialized fabrics/patterns around.
    Does he garden, and more of a nurturer...or what (maybe like earthy colors)? Is he outgoing (maybe like primary colors). Is he an artistic person (maybe like tertiary or secondary colors). NEED MORE INFO...
    Maybe what is his complexion, etc. because folks tend to like those colors which are most complimentary to their complexions. Fair hair & blue eyes might like blues or other "summer" colors, brunette with brown eyes might like "winter colors" or black/white or primary colors, redhead might like colors with yellow undertones, etc. What does he look his best is? I'd use those colors he looks his best while wearing. You know "his colorrs" which make him "look alive," maybe he would enjoy those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    By the posts on here, maybe we should all make out a "pattern" for a perfect men! LOL

    Now THAT would be an interesting thread! LOL!!!
    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelenM
    There is a very nice black and white contemporary quilt that would be very nice for an adult male in Fons & Porter's, March/April 2008, Love of Quilting, page 68, called "Study in Black and White." Check it out here: http://threadtails.wordpress.com/201...-a-red-behind/
    I like crisp lines and deep colors in male quilts.
    What a great quilt! My dad wants a black n white quilt...you have the perfect pattern there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cimarron
    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    By the posts on here, maybe we should all make out a "pattern" for a perfect men! LOL

    Now THAT would be an interesting thread! LOL!!!
    :-)
    Clem55, do you mean a quilt pattern for "the perfect man" (in which case no one would ever come up with a pattern for there is no such man existing to be able to use the quilt)!!!!!!!!! OR did you mean making a pattern for a "perfect man" (in which case you would become extremely wealthy for all of us would purchase it when it would finally hit the market)!!!!!!!!! :-D

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