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    Pattern suggestions

    I have been asked to make a "dreamy, feminine" king size quilt. She wants the colors to be light blue, teal, and light purple. Any suggestions on a pattern? TIA

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    ​Those colours would be lovely in a Bargello.

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    I like this one - not exactly sure of the pattern but it looks like it could be figured out easy enough

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...=23&ajaxhist=0

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    Lots of patterns would do the job, but to me, it is the fabric that is going to make it "dreamy and feminine".

    Pastels, lace, and embroidery are what comes to my mind when I think "dreamy and feminine".
    Also plain fabric, blenders or small prints.

    You might have a challenge to find blues, teals and purples in pastels, but they are out there.
    There are some beautiful embroidered yardages that can be found too.
    Lace can be mixed into a quilt, or used as a ruffly trim.

    What about lace overlay on blues, teals and purples?
    That could soften the look of what could become quite heavy and not so "dreamy and feminine".
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    When I think of dreamy and feminine I think of Dresden plate or the many variations.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    Or even this if she is a little on the modern side (done in her pastel colors) https://www.google.com/search?biw=13...oFPyWBn09sz9M:
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    Or for a very simple, 9 patches, hst, sashing and corner stones, but still a great look. https://www.google.com/search?biw=13...7JyM_UoZfkAUM:
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    I would think that it will be the fabric that makes it "dreamy and feminine." Pick a pattern that you feel comfortable making and show her a picture to see if she is ok with that. Even a churn dash or log cabin would be pretty in light pastels. Since it is Easter and spring time I would think you may be able to find some pretty fabrics in your lqs. Good luck.

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    I just ordered this pattern. It would be easy to enlarge. http://www.villarosadesigns.com/shop...72-x802171.htm

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    Thank you all for your suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meyert View Post
    I like this one - not exactly sure of the pattern but it looks like it could be figured out easy enough

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...=23&ajaxhist=0
    This looks like an double Irish chain with a 9 patch in the center. If you go to the Keepsake Quilting website, you may get a better photo and description of the quilt.
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    hearts & flowers, alternating rows.
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    My suggestion would be a Garden Trellis Quilt
    https://reviravoltta.com/trellis-qui...-quilt-pattern

    Everyone has their own idea of what "dreamy/feminine" might be like. What is the recipient's idea of dreamy? Maybe it's more of an ocean/water theme; or floral; could be fairy-like or butterflies; lace ... Perhaps she should pick out a focus fabric that says "dreamy" to her, and you could design around it.

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    I would just pick out fabrics I think is dreamy and feminine and just make whatever pattern I like.

    In my opinion soft colors would do it for me.
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    I love DJ's idea. When I think dreamy and feminine, I think flowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann912 View Post
    I have been asked to make a "dreamy, feminine" king size quilt. She wants the colors to be light blue, teal, and light purple. Any suggestions on a pattern? TIA
    If you google “Shabby Chic quilts” as “images” you will find gazillions of quilts in the soft tones you are seeking to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveToQuilt View Post
    This looks like an double Irish chain with a 9 patch in the center. If you go to the Keepsake Quilting website, you may get a better photo and description of the quilt.
    This double Irish chain quilt has a soft floral in place of the usual solid background color.
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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    [QUOTE=meyert;8028272]I like this one - not exactly sure of the pattern but it looks like it could be figured out easy enough

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...=23&ajaxhist=0[/QUOT

    Coulld this be a double Irish chain with the background being a loose floral? That’s what it looks like to me and I think this is very dreamy and feminine. It would look stunning in the colors you need. I think the key though is getting the loose floral background

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    I know I'm kinda late to the party here, and you already have lots of great ideas here, but I just wanted to add that the fabrics and quilting designs you choose can make almost any pattern girly and feminine. Soft pastel colors really say dreamy.
    Even this simple square in a square looks dreamy:
    https://threadtales.wordpress.com/20...ine-today-137/
    you can also add touches of lace or a scalloped border to soften your quilt and make it more feminine.
    more ideas here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/330240585150426040/

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