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    Does anyone have a suggestion for a quilt pattern suitable for a man? Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    D9P, rail fence, log cabin, rag quilt... There are a lot that would look great, I think it is as much the fabric as the design, IMHO :D:D:D

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    Are you suggesting dark fabrics or plaids?

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    Log Cabin sounds good to me too. Pick deep rich colors. He will love it.

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    I did a card trick for my husband using non flowery print fabrics.
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    I made one for my husband once using his old button down shirts... he liked that really well. I've seen them done with 9 patch variations, or in a log cabin pattern...

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    I'm finishing up a log cabin quilt top for DH this week. I'm using recycled plaid and striped shirts for the lights and civil war reproduction prints (non-floral) for the darks. It's been really fun to make, and is turning out gorgeous. His Dad passed away recently; my MIL gave me two of his shirts to use.

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    I made this one for my Dad last year. Blue is his favorite color. You can make just about any pattern.
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    I have used Louisana from Quilterscache for a man. Colors you choose will really be the determination.

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    Does anyone have pictures to post of quilts they have done for a guy? Would be interesting to see more of them.


    Beautiful quilts LoriJ!!

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    This is one I just started for my husband. The grey is from one of his shirts. There's no set pattern... it's just a scrap quilt, freeform, making it up as I go...
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    applique...horses, black bears, deer, moose, etc. ;-)

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    I hate to sound like a broken record, but Storm at Sea would be a perfect quilt for a man. Since it's usually done in blues or greens and the pattern isn't "flowery," it makes a great guy quilt.

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    I've always thought that the Antique Tile pattern in "guy" colours would make a great man's quilt - it's all squares and goes super fast if you strip-piece the smaller units!

    http://www.quilterscache.com/A/AntiqueTileBlock.html

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    I agree with the others it is more the fabric than the pattern that will make it a manly quilt. Does he like sports , have a favorite team ?

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    my son loves his black, white, and red log cabin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lneal
    Does anyone have a suggestion for a quilt pattern suitable for a man? Any ideas would be appreciated.
    I made this one for my brother-in-law. In real life the colors are more subdued. The pattern is called "Bodacious"
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    I made my husband a log cabin with every ugly fabric I had and it turned out really cool. I made my oldest son a basketweave pattern with browns and golds that turned out really nice.

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    I would ask for his favorite colors, and if he has an aversion to fabrics with florals in it. There are so many geometric prints, animals, sports etc... that you could customize the fabrics to his interests. My DB's and son would not appreciate florals in their quilts :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ai731
    I've always thought that the Antique Tile pattern in "guy" colours would make a great man's quilt - it's all squares and goes super fast if you strip-piece the smaller units!

    http://www.quilterscache.com/A/AntiqueTileBlock.html

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    I have just made this block for my Christmas quilt & can see that it would make a great quilt for a man, too!! Good Luck!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by lneal
    Does anyone have a suggestion for a quilt pattern suitable for a man? Any ideas would be appreciated.
    I did the Card trick and a Bow tie quilt for a man

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    I am making a quilt for my grandfather's 80th using Batiks - the pattern is Earth and Sea and I am using Earth Tonga Batiks. I hope to have it finished early January - havent started yet! Yikes!

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    LoriJ, beautiful quilts, and beautiful dogs.

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    I'm making a lighthouse themed quilt with a mariner's star for my dh. Think of something that he likes and try to go that route

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    Here are two I made for my adult sons - Gentleman's Fancy, and Card Trick.
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