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Old 01-11-2018, 07:24 AM
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Want to make a quilt for DGD for graduation in June. She loves blue/Aqua batiks. I'm at the beginner/intermediate level and I think that I want to offset the batiks with a crisp white. Looking for pattern suggestions. Thank you in advance!!!

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Old 01-11-2018, 07:58 AM
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So many choices. I like the Moda Brick quilt. this blog shows one, with another done with every rectangle divides off to the right side. https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2011...-tutorial.html

I did a Carpenter Star in batiks that everyone loves. Much easier than it looks. 100_0243.jpg
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:09 AM
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That is gorgeous! Looks difficult to me
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:15 AM
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The brick tutorial looks pretty easy. I think the nation would look great with the white! I just have to cut the pieces differently since I'm not using the layer cakes
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Not nearly as impressive, but for something easier, here's a free pattern:
http://letsquiltsomething.blogspot.c...ayer-cake.html
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:52 AM
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This isn't your colors, but could accommodate any colors. My daughter saw a quilt similar to this on Pinterest and we tried to figure out the pattern. Two dyslexic people sewing on the same quilt, several seams ripped, "haha", but the results was better than I expected.

Edited to add: We made 2 stratas of 10 different shading fabrics per WOF, 3.5 inches wide. One strata was purples, blues and greens and the other was reds, golds and pinks. The largest width is 3 inches finished. Then we varied the cutting by 1/4". Our quilt did not turn out like the title of the one we admired....Ricky Timms Rhapsody, but it was fairly close. We discovered that we probably should have made the fabrics on each end of the fabrics as a 4.5 inch cut, so it finished at 4 or 4.5 inches. That way, maybe some of them would not have matched up quite so evenly. Jacob, the 17 year old young man loved his Christmas quilt. He is tall, so we made sure it was longer then 78 inches. I don't remember what we finished at, but it was a lot of fun. We filled in with the black background fabric to fill out to the width and length we wanted. We wanted the center to be the focus, so we didn't add any contrasting borders.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:03 AM
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This one is easy if you were thinking of using scraps.
It's called Monkey Business and from the Scrap Basket Surprises book by Kim Brackett.
There is a cream background on this one, but would look great with white.
The problem that I find with white is that it's harder to find a good quality fabric that doesn't show seams and loose threads so I tend not only use white with pastels.
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This would look great using batiks.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:43 AM
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A bargello gives off a beautiful complex look, with really very little effort to get there.

This pattern is called Lightening Strikes.

It was the very first quilt I ever did. I've seen it done in many colors, and your color choices would be very nice. Turned out spectacular in the blacks/grays/whites/reds my daughter had requested.

Let us know what you decide!
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:35 AM
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The Carpenter Star really is easy - it may have been my 3rd quilt. Once you get over your 'fear' of HSTs, there's nothing to it, except squaring up the HSTs is a pain in the neck - just boring. I used the pattern from Maryquilts.
http://www.maryquilts.com/wp-content...-Star-rev1.pdf
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