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Old 09-06-2007, 11:40 AM
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I have been asked to make a quilt , using two colors- dark green and burgandy. Can anyone give me any block ideas.? I generally like using lots of color in my quilts ; so this will be a challenge. Thank you , Elaine
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:58 AM
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Here is a link with lots of block patterns, maybe one will jump out and speak to you! :D :D

http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:00 PM
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You could do a Rail Fence with one color in the middle sandwiched between the other color, and alternate that arrangement, or you could make a "Framed Four Patch" from www.quilterscache.com/F/FramedFourPatchBlock.html and alternate the arrangement in that for variety (or not.)

There are a lot of blocks on the quilter's cache website that are for only two colors. Cedars of Lebanon is another.

If you want to get fancy, I recommend Storm At Sea. You should be able to find a pattern for that through Google, or in the book "More Quilts from the Quiltmaker's Gift."

Hope these ideas help!
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:06 PM
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Has anyone ever thought about the trip around the world pattern? Use a big splash of one of the colors in the middle and alternate the colors after that around the middle.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:36 PM
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Duh! I forgot to suggest the pattern I used for my daughter's black and white quilt! It is so easy, I made the top in one weekend.

www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/1375.page Here is the page it is on - with photo.

Make sure you show off whatever you end up making on the pics page!
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:45 PM
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I vote for single irish chain
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:08 PM
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Do you have to use only two fabrics or can you use several fabrics in those two colors?
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:21 PM
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He only wants a 2 color quilt. dark color. He is a very quiet , conservative, strange type of guy.
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:39 PM
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I tend to agree with Ruth here. I think an Irish Chain is perfect for two colors and it's a very quiet, conservative, older pattern.
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Old 09-06-2007, 04:06 PM
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I agree with quiltmaker101 on the Storm-at-Sea idea. It is stunning in just two fabrics, classic, conservative, and masculine in the chosen colors. If you can expand to more fabrics while keeping the dark green and burgundy colorway, this website has several variations of the block using simple fabric placement changes. http://www.eldrbarry.net/im/meg/sas4var.pdf

Log Cabin would also work well if you can use multiple fabrics in those colors. They don't HAVE to be dark and light. I've seen some stunners in black and red.
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