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    nine patch and rail in two colors

    Has anyone done a nine patch and rail quilt using only two fabrics? The pattern I am looking at has the blocks set on point, and I really like what I see, but the pattern is not in color, and I am trying to visualize the finished quilt. (I am not good at this visualizing part....) The blocks alternate, one 9 patch and one rail fence.

    So, has anyone done one. Do you have a picture? Is this too difficult for an advanced beginner?

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    Nice in two colors, especially dark and light contrasts.
    Very easy for beginning quilters.
    Pick 2 and go for it! Try red and white, or navy and white, or light green and red, or blue and yellow, or pink and blue, for example.
    Enjoy!

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    Jan, thanks. I have a nice stash, but not enough yardage to do a two fabric quilt. So....have to go shop. I am leaning towards navy and white, I think.

    Dina

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    I think it would look great. Just choose two colors that contrast sharply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    Jan, thanks. I have a nice stash, but not enough yardage to do a two fabric quilt. So....have to go shop. I am leaning towards navy and white, I think.Dina
    Well, Dina, navy and white will be just gorgeous. If you don't have enough stash for yardage of ONE fabric, how about a navy and white quilt of many prints in those same colors. This gives the same effect as using just 2 different fabrics but adds the dimensions of depth, movement, and interest. I've done many quilts this way. Will see if I can find pics of some.

    The hearts uses one background fabric and several reds/pinks for the hearts.
    The purple uses one fabric for background and four purples for the blocks.

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    It looks very interesting.

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    I think that the purples you have in the pic would be wonderful for the quilt actually but then again I am a purple person. and it should be real easy to do. but then again easy can be more difficult than the hard quilts.
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    Visualize? Did someone say visualize? Attachment 301388Attachment 301389
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    Oh, Peggy, thank you. That really helps me visualize it. Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahm4605 View Post
    I think that the purples you have in the pic would be wonderful for the quilt actually but then again I am a purple person. and it should be real easy to do. but then again easy can be more difficult than the hard quilts.
    I am a bit of a purple person too. I think I have it narrowed down to navy blue, royal blue, and purple. Each with white. Step by step, huh. I googled two colored quilts, and many wonderful quilts came up. Then Peggy sent me the really good visual. I am going to try to print both the ones she sent.

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    to help you visualize blocks in different colors- buy some colored pencils- and graph paper- sketch out the block and color it-in the colors you are thinking about using-
    there are web sites (like Paperpieces.com) that have free 'downloadable' design sheets just for that purpose- so you can color and try out different colors/layouts before purchasing or cutting your fabrics. really helps sometimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    to help you visualize blocks in different colors- buy some colored pencils- and graph paper- sketch out the block and color it-in the colors you are thinking about using-
    there are web sites (like Paperpieces.com) that have free 'downloadable' design sheets just for that purpose- so you can color and try out different colors/layouts before purchasing or cutting your fabrics. really help sometimes
    Thanks, this is another good idea for me to try.

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    I think when the rail is set like this it's called the Roman Stripe (remember reading that in a book somewhere) and I think this pattern is perfect for 2 colors and perfect for an advanced beginner. 9-patch is one of my FAVORITE patterns. The tricky part is the setting triangles and as long as you get good measurements and are careful handling the bias edges, you will do just fine.
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    I's a Warm Wishes with the 9Patch where the focus fabric would normally be.
    I saw some made up with fabric not too long ago on the web ... not sure if it was here on the Boardor elsewhere, though!

    So you might want to ask Mr. Google ... and he usually delivers what you want!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    Oh, Peggy, thank you. That really helps me visualize it. Thank you!!

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    You're welcome, I'm glad it helped! Let me know if you can't print them out from here, I can always email the files to you.

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    I like 2 color quilts, thanks for another great idea !!

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    You could also do a black and white, with the center sqauare of the nine-patch in Red or Turquoise or Peach. That might add a touch of pizzaz to accent your room.

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    Quilt long gone, but yes I did this in Black and White. I did add one strip of Bright Green down in the corner, by the bottom. I loved it so much after it was finished, did 3 more for sibs. Still don't have one for myself, but YES easy for beginner and fun for all.

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    That would be cool in two colors! Have fun!

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    Nine patch - rail fence quilt made in two colors

    I have made a rail fence quilt. Is there a free pattern for this nine patch - rail fence quilt out there? Pass on the link if so.
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    Jan, What is the heart quilt pattern? I think that looks fun for Feb.!

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    Dina, if you starch your fabric, especially the triangles, prior to cutting & sewing, you'll find the fabric holds it shape & doesn't stretch as easily. Good luck & be sure to post pics when finished. I don't believe that you can starch too heavily.
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    oh that is a beauty, i think red and white would be gorgeous but that is because favorite color is red
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    This pattern would adapt well to what I call strip quilting. Two of the rows in the 9 patch have the same order as the rail piece. This could go real quick.
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