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    Senior Member Momof3Es's Avatar
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    I just got my SIL's name for xmas. Thank the Lord above that we are not doing xmas with them until jan 9th!! I want to make her a quilt. Full size bed, she said not patchwork! But I need something simple! Can anyone help???

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    disappearing 9-patch!!

    It's my favorite fast quilt!

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    panels are fast, take five, warm wishes,yellowbrick road, turning twenty , all the BQ maple island ones are fast too.D9p, and all of elenor Burns quilt in a day are fast. I just did a hidden wells ,and a tube quilt from the Missouri quilt company vidieos that was fast as well.Oh and lots of jelly roll patterns are fast too and the Missouri star vidieos have lots for jelly rolls and charm packs.

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    Trip Around the World. Is that patchwork?

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    When she said not patchwork does she mean she doesn't want anything quilted? Ouch.

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    Pinwheels. Missouri Star Quilts has a tutorial on YouTube on how to do them super fast with squares or charm packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaK
    When she said not patchwork does she mean she doesn't want anything quilted? Ouch.
    That would be my question? I know a number of people who refer to anything quilted as patchwork.

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    log cabin is actualy fast to piece.

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    What if you started with a center medallion and then did different rows around it until it was the correct size?

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    I just finished a Warm Wishes, using a large print as the focal fabric. It went together really quickly. EAch of my blocks was ten inches square.

    See....

    (The quilt inspector weighs 16 pounds, so he makes the quilt look smaller than it is.)
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    I'm curious too, what she means by "patch work"...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina
    I just finished a Warm Wishes, using a large print as the focal fabric. It went together really quickly. EAch of my blocks was ten inches square.

    See....

    (The quilt inspector weighs 16 pounds, so he makes the quilt look smaller than it is.)
    that looks like it would be pretty with a floral center square - quick too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaK
    When she said not patchwork does she mean she doesn't want anything quilted? Ouch.
    I wouldn't think so. I asked her if she had any quilts or if she needed any. She said that her mom had made her some and they were embroidered and that she didn't like patch work. I don't think it will be quilted it will be tied! I have never quilted anything and I'm not going to learn between now and Jan 9th!!

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    I'm thinking strips. Jelly rolls. they are already cut and I wouldn't have to cut it! She likes purple and silver! I think maybe a hint of black would be cool make the silver really pop!!

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    I'm guessing by no patchwork, she meant no scrappy and maybe no calicos. A color controlled pattern may be more to her liking. The purple, silver and black sounds like a winner.

    How about cutting those colors into 2 1/2 inch strips and chopping them into 14 to 21 pieces. Then sew them together in a staggered fashion with the colors in a random order.

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    How about a 3 fabric tossed 9-patch. Solid light for the center and coordinating fabrics/colors for the other 2.
    I use this pattern a lot when making baby quilts for my grands.
    Barbara

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    By her not wanting a patchwork quilt, I'm not sure I would make her a quilt at all, unless you can find out exactly what she would consider to NOT be patchwork. I would take it to mean she would want a whole cloth quilt.

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    What about the 10 minute squares? That should be really quick and easy.

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    What about a quilt as you go quilt?
    Sandwich your backing and batting.
    Draw a line to show the center top to bottom and side to side.
    Start with a strip of fabric the full length top to bottom and place it along the center top to bottom line.
    Place the next strip face down on the first and sew one side with a 1/4" seam. Flip the top strip over and press.
    Add the next strip face down on strip #2 and stitch it down, and flip.
    Once you get one side down, turn the quilt so that the finished side is on the left.
    Start adding strips from the center out again.
    The best part is, when you're done, it's quilted too.
    Just add a border if you want, and bind by machine.
    Easy as pie.

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    I think before you put out a lot of effort, you should find out what she wants. To me patchwork means no pieces. Maybe she has seen some scrap quilts and doesn't want anything with lots of little pieces. I think you should ask her. Maybe she would rather have placemats or an apron, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    By her not wanting a patchwork quilt, I'm not sure I would make her a quilt at all, unless you can find out exactly what she would consider to NOT be patchwork. I would take it to mean she would want a whole cloth quilt.
    Exactly !after re-reading this i am not sure i would spend the time or money, I refuse to make quilts for "fussies" That is me though. I am getting grouchy with age lol.

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    Think about the recipient of the gift. What does she like? There are people who really don't like quilts/patchwork. It might not look good with her decorating style. It was probably very difficult for her to request "no patchwork" knowing that you love to make quilts.
    How about a gift card for her favorite store or restaurant. I would not even think of making a double bed size quilt for someone who didn't indicate clearly that she wants one. I have even let the other person pick out the pattern & colors.
    Last fall I made a queen size quilt for a friend who loves things historical, handmade, folk-art style and decorates her home beautifully with her heritage items, but she does not sew. I made the quilt from the pattern she chose in the colors she chose. She loves it. Her chosen craft is making rugs from strips of fabic crocheted, so I gave her a huge box of 1" strips of fabric in colors she was looking for.

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    This is exactly what she said! I c&p from my chat with her on fb....I like the quilts that have designs on/in them you know not just patchwork - I have a couple that mom made with needlepoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    I'm guessing by no patchwork, she meant no scrappy and maybe no calicos. A color controlled pattern may be more to her liking. The purple, silver and black sounds like a winner.

    How about cutting those colors into 2 1/2 inch strips and chopping them into 14 to 21 pieces. Then sew them together in a staggered fashion with the colors in a random order.
    bargello style?
    Limited colors will reduce the "patchiness".
    Think about what she wears. Would batiks suit her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momof3Es
    This is exactly what she said! I c&p from my chat with her on fb....I like the quilts that have designs on/in them you know not just patchwork - I have a couple that mom made with needlepoint.
    Okay, it sounds like she's telling you she doesn't like fabric piecing. She seems to be thinking of things like the embroidered tablecloths and dresser scarves we now see in antique stores. It appears he wants handwork with thread, not fabrics cut up and sewn back together. To her "needlepoint" probably is embroidery.

    For your own heart, please ask her to be very specific so you are not hurt when she doesn't seem to appreciate what you give her. I can't imagine a worse feeling on the part of both of you! Maybe send her some pictures from the internet with various ideas of what you could make and get her feedback.

    Jan in VA

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