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    Need help

    My son is graduating from Law School in May and I need help choosing a pattern for a quilt. Any suggestions? I am not a fast quilter and really want to have it done for graduation so I would need to complete it by the end of April. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
    JEAN

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    Hi Jean,

    I was wondering if any of the tutorials below would be of any help? They are all simple patterns and look like they can be completed quite quickly? I hope this helps. Best of luck for getting it done by May. Let us know how you get on.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...lt-t44258.html

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...ck-t92447.html

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...22-t40144.html - Disappearing 9 patch

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    One that I like and is easy ~ http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/d...html?idx=5185_

    If it was me I would look for some "law" type fabric or man-ly as my focal fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn View Post
    One that I like and is easy ~ http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/d...html?idx=5185_

    If it was me I would look for some "law" type fabric or man-ly as my focal fabric.
    I agree totally. Wonderful pattern for his achievements.

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    Log cabin is fast, did one in a month only working on it intermittently.
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    I just printed one out today from Quilt-Pro Systems block of the day called Bachelor's Puzzle that you might like. I know you are so proud of your son. My DSIL finished law school a year ago this past May and was lucky enough to get a good job on his first interview. I wish the same luck for your Son.

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    This is called Barrister's Block or Lawyer's Puzzle.
    http://quilterscache.com/B/BarristersBlock.html

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    how about courthouse steps?

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    What wonderful suggestions. I knew I could depend on fellow quilters. I'll keep you apprised as I go along. My biggest obstacle is that I work 60 hours a week (and sometimes more). But I am determined. Who needs sleep anyway?
    JEAN

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamae View Post
    how about courthouse steps?
    I like that idea. Wish I'd thought of it.

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    I pick bargello quilts for the male college grads. It modern , no girly implications. I use batiks for male grads as well, again no girly implications. They really are not hard it's just sewing strip sets together.
    This is one I made for my nephew.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...a-t181266.html
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    Many years ago a friend used this pattern to make a quilt for her son who also had graduated from law school....so appropriate! How exciting for your son!

    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    This is called Barrister's Block or Lawyer's Puzzle.
    http://quilterscache.com/B/BarristersBlock.html

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    I think someone posted a Court House Steps quilt on here that she had made for her son who was graduating frrom law school. I think that is a great idea. I'm not good at doing searches on here, but hopefully you might be able to find it. Congratulations to your son and to you. You must be so proud of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamae View Post
    how about courthouse steps?
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    I like that idea. Wish I'd thought of it.
    Yeah, me too.
    It's brilliant!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamae View Post
    how about courthouse steps?
    Yes! I made one of these for my mother for a similar reason.

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    When my son graduated from law school I gave him a quilt made of court house steps blocks ...it's a variation of log cabin. I did an applique of the justice scales for the center block. And he loved it!!


    Quote Originally Posted by jnagy1206 View Post
    My son is graduating from Law School in May and I need help choosing a pattern for a quilt. Any suggestions? I am not a fast quilter and really want to have it done for graduation so I would need to complete it by the end of April. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    Here is a link to a tube quilt tutorial from Missouri Star http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOWSp0mTTqE It is a fast & easy quilt to make.

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    Court house steps, and if you look up military material (Google) they some beautiful designs there. How proud you must be!!!

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    All suggestions are good but how about a Rail Fence you know all the BARS as in passing the Bar - just my kind of humor.

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    Look up the quilt block for laywers...the barrister block..picking good colors makes a beautiful quilt.

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    Great suggestions, another one I have seen "looks like a bookshelf with books standing, leaning, and some laying down on bookshelves" and then printing on the names of some of the books he has utilized in his studies. The bookshelf look could be made using cherrywood looking fabric, with cream/burgundy colored books and gold/black printing.....just food for thought!
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    Congrats to your son! A lot of great suggestions here. WOW, 60+ hours a week doesn't leave you much time or energy I bet.

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    So many options! What wonderful ideas. I need to figure this out ASAP. Thanks got all your help. I'll keep you apprised.
    JEAN

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    Well, if you want to prepare him for the real world, I (legal secretary for over 40 years) would suggest that you make a "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul" quilt. http://www.quilterscache.com/R/RobPe...PaulBlock.html

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    Jean do you have family in New Jersey? My maiden mane is Nagy.

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