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    Need help with color/pattern for male quilt

    I just recently found out that my forty-five year old son's favorite color is orange. He has gone thru a tough year dealing with depression and divorce. Is doing much better now but I would like to make him a quilt. He's likes outdoor things -hunting, fishing, trees, wild flowers - nature in general. What would be a good pattern utilizing oranges, greens, etc. that go well together. I'm pretty much open to a design. Some appliqué on it would be fine but it needs to be very useable and washable.

    Thank you in advance for ideas.

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    I made my brother a quilt from the pattern Cheese and Crackers. It was easy and he loves it. I used greens, browns, burgundys etc. Perfect for a man. That pattern is super easy and looks great. I didn't use outdoorsy fabric but it still looked mannish.
    Glad he's on the mend. Depression is no joke and our society still doesn't seem to "get it".

    I just checked and Missouri Star has it.
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    Try www.maryquilts.com and check out the free patterns. Scroll down on the right hand side to Quick Strippie Quilt. I've made this a few times because it takes on whatever feeling you need. It would look good with an outdoor fabric or plaids separated by a dark solid or the orange you need.
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    This isn't what you asked for, but you mentioned orange...and I just made an all orange quilt. It is bright and cheery...and orange isn't even one of my colors. My son bought me fabric for Christmas, and he wanted to make sure it wasn't fabric I had, so he bought orange. He knew I didn't have any orange. I surprised myself by liking the results.

    The pattern is Just Take Five, in case it sparks a creative idea.

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    Maybe get an outdoor panel with wildlife and add to it, there are many neat bear panels out there
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    Fabric.com has 7 pages of fish fabric, but not the one I was looking for, and probably more wildlife. This panel with rail fence blocks around it in burnt orange, green and tan or blue would be good for a fisherman. Or one of the allover prints done in Warm Wishes. https://www.fabric.com/buy/0491899/q...35-panel-cream

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    We have used Yellow Brick Road multiple times when we had a group of fabrics but no pattern. It never fails to impress.

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    I really like this pattern... I think its masculine and it wasn't too awful hard to assemble

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    I did this one for a dear friend. It is a DP9 with yellows and browns with an orange block in the center spot. He really liked it.https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...h-t167091.html
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    I use greens, yellows, golds, browns, pinecones, fish, bears, deer fabrics for guy quilts. Rust, cranberry, tans, blues colors are good too. Of course, I don't use all the above colors in one quilt.
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    what about a bargello? or maybe an Irish Chain using green,orange and another green or brown with a tan background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meyert View Post
    I really like this pattern... I think its masculine and it wasn't too awful hard to assemble

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    I really like that pattern and fabric you used. Great pattern for a male or put in floral for a lady.!!
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    I made this one for my ex. He was an avid fisherman. No pattern, I just used a panel and created the border to match colors in the panel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karamarie View Post
    I just recently found out that my forty-five year old son's favorite color is orange. He has gone thru a tough year dealing with depression and divorce. Is doing much better now but I would like to make him a quilt. He's likes outdoor things -hunting, fishing, trees, wild flowers - nature in general. What would be a good pattern utilizing oranges, greens, etc. that go well together. I'm pretty much open to a design. Some appliqué on it would be fine but it needs to be very useable and washable.

    Thank you in advance for ideas.
    I just made this orange quilt for a young girl but this would look great in darker oranges and more masculine prints. The pieces are cut large enough that you could use novelty/theme prints too. It is a free pattern on Amy Smart's web sight (it's called "Simple Stripes and is halfway down her tutorial page). Very easy to make larger (instructions at the bottom of the tutorial).
    My new quick go-to pattern.

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    I made a really nice, fast quilt for a male by using a panel. I put different borders on it and it came out pretty darn nice. It was a picture of a cabin with a deer in the foreground surrounded in a forest of trees and leaves (all the colors you need). He'll love whatever you do for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassylass View Post
    I really like that pattern and fabric you used. Great pattern for a male or put in floral for a lady.!!
    Name of pattern.....
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    Have you looked at equilter.com? They have lots of wildlife panels and fabrics and lots of free patterns to use them. I recently made a quilt featuring a buggling elk panel as the main feature. I used the small panel prints on the back. There were orange features and I used an orange batik for the border. My son really likes his 50th birthday quilt.

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    Meyert.. love that pattern. Can you share the name or link? Thanks

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    Meyert, I have been looking for this pattern. Is it for sale somewhere or is it your creation. Either way it is beautiful for a man. I want to make it for a brother for Christmas. I am making all 6 brothers and sisters a quilt this year.

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    What is the pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcquan View Post
    Meyert.. love that pattern. Can you share the name or link? Thanks
    I think this is the pattern: https://www.harvesthousequilting.com...n-x2833366.htm

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    I think stars would work well.... Maybe use orange as sashes... I made & gifted my 2 DGSs graduation quilts with lots of stars....
    ~ I'm a Blessed Nanna to 2 Grandsons & 5 Granddaughters & 1 grandson in law ~
    ~ I'm a Blessed Mom to DS & DDIL, DD & DSIL ~
    ~ Mom to 1 black beauty now ~ Daisy ~
    ~ God Bless the USA ~ God Bless Our Troops ~

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    What an awesome quilt, Margaret.
    Perfectly masculine but bright and cheery too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I like this one, too.

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    My first thought is "autumn", since orange is a dominant color in fall fabrics. Orange, dull green, and brown; something with pieced leaves? Or if you choose another pattern you could use fabric with autumn leaves.
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