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Need suggestions on Manly quilt patterns

Old 03-21-2016, 09:31 AM
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Yellow Brick Rd., or other simple pattern done in bigger blocks. Pinwheels, flying geese, churn dash, bricks, etc.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:09 AM
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Last summer I made a quilt for the homeless shelter for veterans in Clare, MI, using Warm Wishes with the focus fabric of deer in fall, picking up 3 colors from from the focus fabric. They really liked it.dscf1621.jpg
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:36 AM
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I am finishing up a pattern from Missouri Star called Rising Star. There is a video on their YouTube channel for it. It is simple and easy. I did mine with a Navy blue background
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Old 03-23-2016, 01:07 PM
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I totally agree with Tom--the fabric choice is more important than the pattern in making a quilt look feminine, masculine, kiddie, etc. For a man I just wouldn't use a flower basket, grandmothers flower garden or fan pattern. I really like Suzanne57's warm wishes. I have made several quilts using that pattern and have never been disappointed.
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Old 03-23-2016, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
Take a look at the Tutorial I posted called "Five Easy Pieces Charity Quilt" in the Tutorial section of this board. I think this is a great masculine pattern. It would work great with greens and camo fabrics, perhaps use pale olive or tans as at the sashing. Really quick quilt to make.
Love that quilt!
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:14 PM
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Default Simple Manly Quilts


This is a simple churn dash (or monkey wrench) quilt I made for my son, from shirts and homespuns.

This is Jenny Doan's Double Slice Layer Cake pattern. My son-in-law chose this pattern himself for his quilt.


This one is also a very simple block made from shirt strips.
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:12 PM
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I agree it is mainly the fabric but I think a "simple" pattern helps. Sewbizgirl, I like your 3 quilts, may have to try something like the 3rd with my shirts. Thank you
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:25 AM
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just looked at the 10 minute block.
how about one of Jennys MSQC blocks.
that neat one that's strips and cut into squares is a good one for 3 colors.
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:58 AM
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I agree that the choice of fabrics is what distinguishes a manly quilt (or gender neutral).
The wedding quilt (couch throw) that I'm doing now is one I would consider gender neutral because of the woodsy look.
You can see it in the pictures section "Wedding quilt for a friend".
The blocks alternate rail fence and 4 patch or 9 patch. Very easy! I just kept adding borders till it was big enough as I no longer had more of all the fabrics.

The post is actually titled "quilt for a friend's wedding"

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Old 03-24-2016, 12:01 PM
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You could always do "The Man Quilt." Here's a link... http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilt...79231~71xpmxij I've made 6 of these. The pattern gives instructions for throw to king size.
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