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    Need suggestion for King sized quilt

    Hi All,

    I am new to quilting. I have been following the board for a little bit and am just in awe of the beautiful work that is posted. Wow!!! I Worked with a group to make a DP9 which was raffled off at a craft fair. Made a DBL size Dresden plate quilt, 2 Christmas Tree skirts, table runners, and place mats. I am hooked!! I am planning on making a King Size quilt for my Florida home. Colors will include sage, dark green, and dusty pink. Maybe something with palm trees. Any suggestions for a pattern that can be done by a newbie and will match a FL decor? Thank-you so much!!

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    First of all I would do a search for "fabric with palm trees" (put that in a search engine). To make it large as you plan, I would do a square 12 in of the palm fabric alternating with another block that you are comfortable with. Just a jumping off suggestion, they'll be lots of others, and you'll come up with some good ideas yourself. Good luck with your project.

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    A few years ago I found a batik with palm trees in greens. Maybe you could find some of that.
    As for the pattern- maybe a Double Slice Layer Cake from MSQC. Or a pattern for Fq..
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    Jenny Doan has a YouTube tutorial on a king size quilt. The blocks are something like 16". It's called Big Star quilt. My dear friend made one and it's beautiful! It's not hard to make. The pattern is in her magazine called 'Quilting Quickly' also, but she tells you everything about it in her YouTube video. It's a lovely quilt and easy enough for a beginner but looks like it was hard to make!
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    Can't with the pattern and fabrics.
    Just want to welcome you to this wonderful board. Lots of knowledgeable people of here. Always willing to help when they can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    Jenny Doan has a YouTube tutorial on a king size quilt. The blocks are something like 16". It's called Big Star quilt. My dear friend made one and it's beautiful! It's not hard to make. The pattern is in her magazine called 'Quilting Quickly' also, but she tells you everything about it in her YouTube video. It's a lovely quilt and easy enough for a beginner but looks like it was hard to make!
    Jenny has a lot of tutorials on the we site. http://quiltingtutorials.com/
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    I just finished a king size for my bed and had it quilted by gramyx7 (member of this board) and it came out gorgous. It is Jenny Doan's tute of youtube. I used Kansas troubles fabric for all.
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    Thank you all for the suggestions. Great ideas. Charming - the quilt is gorgeous!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom View Post
    A few years ago I found a batik with palm trees in greens. Maybe you could find some of that.
    As for the pattern- maybe a Double Slice Layer Cake from MSQC. Or a pattern for Fq..
    LOL, I have some of that fabric too!

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    What about a giant block in the middle. An appliqued palm tree inside a square in a square. A large star block. A medallion like a mariner's compass, a large dresden plate, a lone star quilt? (for lone star, check for strip piecing directions). Then you can put smaller blocks around this center block, or borders.

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    "Beginner patterns" and "simple" have alot to do with who is doing them. My first lap quilt was a "quilt as you go" log cabin. I did not do any of the things you are suppossed to but it was fun and it is loved by the recipient. I like quilts that are simple shapes and uses color (and palm trees!) for the "pattern". There are lots of resource books in the library and free patterns on line...I like Jenny Doan's ideas best (Missouri Quilt Co.) because they are easy to follow and are really attractive patterns.
    google her name and you will find a wealth of tutorials for future quilts, as well. ENJOY!

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    Welcome to the board. Sounds like you are hooked for sure. Let us see what you come up with.

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    I would suggest a day trip up to Rockledge to The Quilt Place. They have a bunch of tropical fabrics including palm trees.

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