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    I am an avid quilter turning over 15 quilts a year to various friends and charities. Now I am stuck!! I am looking for a unique quilt for someone special, earthy tones. I would love to entertain any suggestions.. I am looking for something that is extraordinary - not that every quilt isn't. But a pattern that is seldom seen or unique.

    Thank you for any help with my quest.
    Jane

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowjane
    I am an avid quilter turning over 15 quilts a year to various friends and charities. Now I am stuck!! I am looking for a unique quilt for someone special, earthy tones. I would love to entertain any suggestions.. I am looking for something that is extraordinary - not that every quilt isn't. But a pattern that is seldom seen or unique.

    Thank you for any help with my quest.
    Jane
    Here's a site with a lot if inspiration! Maybe it will help you narrow down your choices:

    http://www.quilterswarehouse.com/c-3...rn-themes.aspx

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    i haven't seen this quilt pattern hanging in quilt shows.

    i don't think it was popular with her fans because she normally makes everything in bold bright colors and this one was earth tones


    http://www.becolourful.nl/quilts/28/quiltstart.htm

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    Thank you for your quick responses, I have looked through many of my patterns and just have not found the perfect one.
    I may take one of each of your suggestions and make 2 quilts for that special lady!!

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    How about a bargello-? Or your own version of a big star?

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    Do you like batiks? I've seen some gorgeous earth toned quilts. If you did a Google Search for images of batik quilts, you'd probably find some more beautiful inspiration. Do you paper piece? You could do a New York Beauty or mariner's compass. The NY Beauties are great because there are so many different layouts you could try. There are so many choices. How about a batik log cabin with some applique on the light part? Something special to spice it up. Someone on here did a beautiful French Braid with applique in the separator bands...that was very special too.

    Another thought - the Hancock's of Paducah catalog has many quilt patterns to drool over, lots in batiks. You might take a peek at their site and see what inspires you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by lowjane
    I am an avid quilter turning over 15 quilts a year to various friends and charities. Now I am stuck!! I am looking for a unique quilt for someone special, earthy tones. I would love to entertain any suggestions.. I am looking for something that is extraordinary - not that every quilt isn't. But a pattern that is seldom seen or unique.

    Thank you for any help with my quest.
    Jane
    Here's a site with a lot if inspiration! Maybe it will help you narrow down your choices:

    http://www.quilterswarehouse.com/c-3...rn-themes.aspx
    That's a GREAT site for patterns - has every theme you could ever think of. Thanks for sharing.

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    Well I kind of like the pattern in my avatar. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Well I kind of like the pattern in my avatar. :)
    we ALL like the pattern in your avatar! It's amazing!

    Your Snake River and Summer Lake log cabins are amazing too! :)

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    Judy Neimeyer always has fabulous patterns that many go well in earthy tones.
    http://www.quiltworx.com/patterns/

    Or try
    http://www.lockwoodquilts.com/

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    I love batiks and I am not familiar with this website, I can see that I may be making a lot of new quilts. Thank you ladies!

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    How about a Buggy Barn pattern?
    http://buggybarnquilts.com/

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    What is your friend interested in? Maybe you could design an applique pattern around his/her interests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowjane
    I am an avid quilter turning over 15 quilts a year to various friends and charities. Now I am stuck!! I am looking for a unique quilt for someone special, earthy tones. I would love to entertain any suggestions.. I am looking for something that is extraordinary - not that every quilt isn't. But a pattern that is seldom seen or unique.

    Thank you for any help with my quest.
    Jane
    Do you need a unique pattern----------or could you be happy with an unusual color arrangement in an old pattern?

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    Hello there. I have an earthy toned quilt pattern called, "Road To Provence" at www.quiltingthejourney.com
    It may take your fancy! Happy hunting, Therese

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    While we're talking about our avatars, I kind of like mine too! :wink: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    While we're talking about our avatars, I kind of like mine too! :wink: :lol:
    Yes, yours is amazing too! :)

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    I love to play with color and have no fears however I thought this time a unique pattern may be of interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynR
    How about a Buggy Barn pattern?
    http://buggybarnquilts.com/
    Crazy Rays seems appealing
    Thank you for your help!

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    Not sure why a pattern would need to be earth toned. You can use those fabrics on any pattern.

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    I would suggest a Judy Niemeyer one.....(especially over the Be Colourful ones)... directions are really good and foundation paper patterns are provided with the pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Well I kind of like the pattern in my avatar. :)
    Dunster, I love the pattern in your avatar and it makes all your posts extra special just because I get to look at it!! May I be able to quilt like that before I die!

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    You may like some of mine. http://www.quiltingthejourney.com
    http://www.myfrenchawakening.wordpress.com and quilts at http://www.quiltingthejourney.com

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    How about a Jinny Beyer design?
    http://www.jinnybeyer.com/
    They're always stunning.
    Sue Wilson

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