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Thread: Need Help with a Pattern Selection

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    Super Member Slow2Sew's Avatar
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    I am getting a new DIL this year and would like to surprise the newlyweds with a quilt. Her favorite color is green and lots of it, but not a lime-color green. I was thinking of something with several shades of green with some purple worked in. Any suggestions for a pattern would be appreciated.

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    I have recently fallen in love with triple Irish chain, and it would certainly look wonderful with shades of green and a purple chain running through!!

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    Here are the colors I'm using in my wedding ring quilt for my future DIL. She loves greens and these colors lean toward the blue side of green (teal?)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35040-1.htm

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    Double wedding ring? Mariners compass?

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    I would second the double wedding ring pattern.. I think with the fabrics you have with a little purple would be beautiful..

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    I'm have a bargello phase. Not that I make them, but I envision them. Think several shades of greens and purples (although in my head it's pink). Look at Eddie's PDA. He is doing a great bargello in blue and green. It looked pretty easy. Of course, Eddie makes everything look easy.

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    I love Jacob's Ladder. You could add a cream neutral.

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    You didn't mention whether you're a beginner or ???? This is the quilt I did for my DD's wedding, maybe something along this line?
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    How about just a simple quilt made up of a bunch of half square triangles in different greens (as one half of the HST) and white or ecru as he other half? You could border it or not. Some I have seen are really beautiful just in the simplicity of the pattern.
    Heidi

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    I vote for storm at sea. You can say if there is a storm on their bed the calm will be in the marriage.

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    kwhite - I always suggest Storm at Sea, but his time I was going to suggest Bargello. We're a great team!

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    There are some new pattern books that use batiks. Easy pretty quilts.

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    Have you seen Sylvia's Bridal SAmpler? You can add as much green and/or purple as you want. It is beautiful. http://www.sylviasbridalsampler.com/

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    What does this do for you? It shows off the fabrics nicely and it is incredibly easy to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954
    What does this do for you? It shows off the fabrics nicely and it is incredibly easy to do.
    What pattern is that? I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToucanSam
    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954
    What does this do for you? It shows off the fabrics nicely and it is incredibly easy to do.
    What pattern is that? I like it!
    If you go to quilterscache and see "Planned Patch Hood", that is where I got it from. I had one block laid out and said to myself "I like it this way". I call it "Four Patch Surrounded".

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    I like that too, would love to know the name and where to get the pattern.

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    I think it's beautiful!

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    K.P., Go to www.quilterscache.com and look under planned patch hood, you should find it.

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    Many thanks for all the great feedback! I must say, a decision isn't coming quickly, but thanks for helping narrow it down to a few good choices. I am not familiar with Jacob's Ladder or Storm at Sea patterns; could someone post a link? I had thought of a bargello, but wasn't sure how it would look in a king size quilt. Has anyone made a king size bargello?

    I have quilted off and on for a few years, primarily smaller quilts for charities. Most of my patterns are simple, requiring only a mat, rotary cutter and chain sewing on the machine. :) I think some of your ideas will work great for our quilt group at church.

    Thanks again for the great suggestions!

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    I have done two king size bargello's and have the top done on another one. This last one is the double heart and would be beautiful as a wedding gift. I think any bargello would though!

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    Love the colors! I'm not too sure I have the patience (or time) for a double wedding ring, but will look forward to seeing yours.

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    I made this and it turned out great with green and purple.

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    Shikadee, Love the colors in your quilt, very pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow2Sew
    I am getting a new DIL this year and would like to surprise the newlyweds with a quilt. Her favorite color is green and lots of it, but not a lime-color green. I was thinking of something with several shades of green with some purple worked in. Any suggestions for a pattern would be appreciated.
    A triple rail looks good with this combination. One of my quilty friends made her daughter one for her wedding with greens and purples. It is a really beautiful quilt and she has made herself one as well with those same fabrics. Hope this helps. Chris

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