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    Need ideas for three color quilt

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    I am planning to make my daughter a quilt in her sorority colors of green, red, and yellow, with white. I have collected varying shades of batiks in these colors, but I haven't found the perfect pattern yet. I'd like something that feels young but not too modern (no asymmetry or anything like that). Ideas?

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    Here is one that is a modern log cabin, sort of. http://flickrhivemind.net/User/Annie...signs/Timeline

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    Well, I love that quilt. Couldn't figure out how to get to a pattern though. Maybe I can just figure it out. It looks really good!

    Dina

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    How about Disappearing Nine Patch?

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    adding white makes it a 4 color quilt.

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    I'm doing a card trick with three colors, you could use a 4th color as a border. I printed off a pattern from quilterscache. Look at that site and maybe quiltville also.
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    This is a very easy one using three colors
    http://www.straw.com/equilters/libra...quilttops.html
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    My favorite 3 color quilt is on the front cover of Lynette Jensen's "September Morning." I don't know if this book is out of print or not.
    http://www.amazon.com/September-Morn.../dp/B0006RUUDE

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    Disappearing patch would be good.
    Look at Macia's web site...Boat load of block patterns. I usually look at the patters for the size of block I want to make. Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    This one would be cute in other colours too
    http://www.annkelle.com/christmas-in...s-trees-quilt/
    This one is going on my to-do list! :-) Thank you!

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    I always love when questions are answered with sits to go to! So great!!!

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    What about a Turning Twenty or Yellow Brick Road??? Easy and no symmetry! You can use as many or as few colors as you wish.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    There is a picture of a disappearing 9 patch in the picture section today that might be what you are looking for. It's beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith View Post
    This is a very easy one using three colors
    http://www.straw.com/equilters/libra...quilttops.html
    What an easy and versatile block! This one is definitely going into my binder of easy patterns for Prayers and Squares quilts! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spstout View Post
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    I am planning to make my daughter a quilt in her sorority colors of green, red, and yellow, with white. I have collected varying shades of batiks in these colors, but I haven't found the perfect pattern yet. I'd like something that feels young but not too modern (no asymmetry or anything like that). Ideas?
    you're right. It's a 3 color quilt. White isn't a color...it's a negitive. Just like black and grey.

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    Love that Christmas tree quilt - and can picture it in all sorts of different colours! Thanks :-)

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    You might try www.fabriccafe.com They have all types of patterns for using three fabrics.

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    I love the Christmas tree quilt. Simple and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Here is one that is a modern log cabin, sort of. http://flickrhivemind.net/User/Annie...signs/Timeline
    This it'a a great 3 color quilt. I think I'm going to add this to my list.

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    A Turning Twenty would look really nice in those colors also. Not sure if the pattern is out there for free but I am sure something could be arranged.
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    I did a French Braid with three colours, it came out really nice.
    Aussie Carol

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    I would suggest a big fat queen. It only uses 3 colors.
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