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Thread: Need some Inspiration

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    Hello All,

    I am in need of some inspiration if you all don't mind. Am wishing to make a quilt for my dear Son who is building his first house. now most of my quilts to date have been flowery (just love roses) except for 2 children's quilts and so I'm having no end of problems coming up with some design ideas for a mans quilt.

    Having looked at various block designs I am torn between Jacobs Ladder and Log Cabin types. What do you all think?

    Cheers
    Maybe1day

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    I LOVE log cabin quilts, so that's my first choice. Whatever you choose, use "manly" colors and I'm sure he will love it!

    Sue

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    What about a quilt with houses in the blocks? And some trees in the other blocks? Here is the link. Just don't put the lights in the border. That's what I'm going to do.

    https://www.e-patternscentral.com/list.html?mode=list&criteria=twas+the+night+before+christmas&go.x=14&go.y=10]https://www.e-patternscentral.com/li...o.x=14&go.y=10[/url]

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    My husband actually likes the D4P design as well as the log cabin. They happen to be a couple of my favorites as well.
    I also thought my husband would love so-called manly colors, but he prefers bright bold colors best. I am beginning to think that i am the only one in my family that is partial to manly dark colors. lolllll

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    Do you know what colors he likes best?

    I thought my artist son would like the bold brights, but no, he likes black/gray/white, navy and cream, the subdued combinations....go figure!

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    Log cabin....for sure. ;-)

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    It would depend on what his preferences are. Log cabin can has lots of options in layouts that can make it more traditional or modern. If he likes more geometric/modern take, maybe you can try and D9P with some real manly colors. Do you know how he will decorate?

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    There are some really handsome quilt patterns with tools shapes in the blocks. Since he can build his own house, maybe he would like some tools.

    Here's one with saw blades blocks.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SawBladesBlock.html

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    I love making Log Cabin quilts so that would be my choice.

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    Log cabin (no inset seams) but I love them both. JL is actually one of my favorite patterns.

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    I love log cabin in plaids/homespuns- very manly.

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    Log Cabin will always be my favorite....

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    I think almost any pattern would work.
    It's the fabric choice that would make a quilt look more for a man than woman.
    Jacob's Ladder is one of my favorite patterns
    I've made a quilt with a block that's called Blockade twice for men.
    Another was Mary Ellen Hopkins' Brick Wall.

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    I think stars and log cabin combined in beige and browns, reds would make a great man's quilt

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    The one thing I have that my mother made me is a crocheted granny square afghan. This month on the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting is a Granny Square quilt. It looks almost like the crocheted version. That to me would be a perfect gift for a new home.

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    Log Cabin will probably always be a favorite because it was my 1st quilt but I also think it is a neat house warming gift because of the whole center square for "hearth", etc. And plaids would be SO pretty.

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    Log Cabin is so traditional for a new home, and I love them. that would make it the perfect choice for me.

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    Log cabins are great, I love them. I made my son a bear paw in homespuns and tan when he got his first house. Bear paw and stars can be whatever you want them to be.

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    My brother who is 40 love the optical illusion type quilts, like tumbling blocks and he really loves the Jinny Beyer ones like Night and Day, Faberge and Da Vinci

    http://www.rjrfabrics.com/patterns/b...m?designerID=1

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    Yes I do know what colours he likes best - he is partial to greens and also likes blues.

    Maybe1day

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    Thank you Ladies for your replies to my dilemma. I am still not sure which way I will go but do have a fabric in mind. Saw a really nice autumn leaves fabric last week which I think would make a lovely quilt. Am going to have another look at it tomorrow when I visit my LQS, something might just jump out at me as I tend to get my inspiration on the Hop so to speak. Thanks again

    Maybe1day

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    You can never go wrong with lots of blues and browns for a man's quilt. Any pattern will work, but I especially like the log cabin. It is so versitile.

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    Maybe1day...the link below is to a contemporary quilt that a member made for her son. I am making the same pattern for my DS & DIL for christmas.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-48609-1.htm

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    I also love your signature quote!

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    Gosh what a great quilt, loved it. Thank you for sharing the idea with me. It looks like it would be quite an easy pattern to work out. Could you tell me please what size square did you start out with or maybe I should ask what size blocks were these?

    Thanks again
    Maybe1day

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