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Thread: Need Ideas for Modern Quilt

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    Need Ideas for Modern Quilt

    Hi all,
    So...I have this wonderful Kate Spain Terrain fabric, and white fabric and grey fabric and I want to make a wonderful modern quilt. I have a few patterns, but one entails cutting out 196 small pieces, and the other is big strips, and I think I want to do something like a pinwheel, but not the pinwheel. I have been really frozen on this, I don't know why. I think it is because I love the fabric so much, I don't want to do something and mess it up.

    Is there another name for when the pinwheels are turned the other way? And does anyone have anything that would be really blocky and fast, with big piecing if any at all, that I could put sashing in between? I am thankful for any ideas -
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    Perhaps try one of the BQ patterns? Uses big squares too~
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    Hi,
    Thanks!! Um, what are BQ patterns?? Thanks again!
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    Scroll through these patterns and you will see BQ3, BQ2 and BQ.

    http://www.mapleislandquilts.com/quiltpatterns.asp
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    This might give you some ideas. http://modernquiltrelish.blogspot.com/

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    Thank you!!
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    Nancy check out this pattern, it has a modern vibe and I think it's one that really showcases the fabric.

    www.cottontailquiltshop.com
    Pattern name: "Much More Than Squares"

    It's made with 18" squares and it's quick and easy
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    What about a Turning Twenty....it looks like modern art to me plus it would show off your fabric...Just MHO
    Looks similar to the ones mentioned above
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    How about the Turning Twenty Again. the only seam to match up is the 4patch.. I made one out of yellows gray, blacks.. its quick and easy

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    I just had a thought @ aboutquilting.com they have the big blocks, they have summerwind and Handy Andy.. they are big 18 or 24" blocks.. and they make very pretty quilts for showing off fabric, quick and easy too.

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    How about Thinking Outside the Box? It would look great in modern colours and the 3D effect is very modern. It is the one with the 1/4 log cabin blocks. Someone put up the instructions for the quarter block if the're still here? If not I think the pattern is available from www.toadusew.

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    No suggestions, but I love Terrain and I need to hurry up and buy some pre-cuts.

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    I am a fan of HSTs. I have made several quilts with this pattern, starting with 9-11" squares, depending on my fabric widths. My friend who made this one used 18" squares. You could do this with 2 fabrics, although I always use 3. The result is quilte striking, I think.

    Oops, the picture did not post. I'll post it in pictures
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    Thank you for all of your suggestions. I am off to explore!!
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    I think yellow brick road works as a modern quilt. I also made on or 12 inch or maybe larger squares set on point with sashing inbetween. It was for my daughter-in-law and she's into modern.

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    I'd look at modabakeshop.com tons of patterns and they tend to lean towards the modern look. I've also looked at flicker under modernquilts, it could give you some ideas.

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    If you still need ideas, look at the wall hanging, "Vivid Terrain" at the Etsy shop called "dollsfromtheloft". I too was looking for ideas for an easy quilt that uses Terrain. I love this collection! I made my daughter-in-law a "Tahoe Tote" using the dark blues and aqua prints - stunning!

    Happy Holidays,
    Betsy

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