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Thread: Three fabric quilt

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    Three fabric quilt

    I have 3 fabrics (3yards each) ot use to make my grandaughters quilt.One print with kittens and the other 2 blenders. I am looking for suggestions for a pattern to make..One preferably that is simple as I have to make a second one with puppies for her twin sister

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    I would do disappearing 9 patch. Easy Quick and wil show up the focus fabric.

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    I was think the disappearing also. Or maybe the orange peal.
    http://allthingswarm.blogspot.com/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p88adf_fWTQ

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    Warm Wishes would be a good one to highlight a focus fabric.
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    My favorite 3 color quilt is the cover quilt on Lynette Jensen's September Morning book. It's the cover quilt, but is named something else.

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    https://www.google.com/search?q=rail...w=1280&bih=891

    Rail fence is the 1st thing that came to my mind. There's so many ways to arrange the squares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryQuilter View Post
    Warm Wishes would be a good one to highlight a focus fabric.
    Yes, that would be perfect. (purrrfect) A good sized square of the kitten fabric in the middle. I would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    Yes, that would be perfect. (purrrfect) A good sized square of the kitten fabric in the middle. I would be great.
    Doesn't warm wishes need 4 different fabrics?...Although I guess I could try to find another one that matches....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryQuilter View Post
    Warm Wishes would be a good one to highlight a focus fabric.
    I was thinking the same thing. Plus it is really easy.

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    Warm wishes gets my vote, it's traditional and would be more appropriate for her age.

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    Rail fence is nice and can be done with 3 fabrics.

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    I purchased (2) 3 of 1 yard quilt kits at the Mid-Atlantic show. When you buy a kit ($23) you also got to pick one of their patterns. The name of the company is fabric café. There's like 25 different 3 of 1 yard quilt patterns. Here's the link so you can view the different patterns and pick the one you like.

    http://www.fabriccafe.com/cgi-bin/co...&category=KITS

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillCountryGal View Post
    https://www.google.com/search?q=rail...w=1280&bih=891

    Rail fence is the 1st thing that came to my mind. There's so many ways to arrange the squares.
    Same here.
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    I would suggest the Ohio Star----When my granddaughter was six she wanted a quilt with ballerina's and Scooby Doo--what a combination---I made Ohio Stars with Scooby and ballerinas in center blocks--looked great and she was happy--Leah will be 18 this month and still has this quilt---she keeps it on display in her room---I have made her many other quilts that she loves but she won't put away this one
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    Rail Fence would get my vote!

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    Quote Originally Posted by berryberry View Post
    I purchased (2) 3 of 1 yard quilt kits at the Mid-Atlantic show. When you buy a kit ($23) you also got to pick one of their patterns. The name of the company is fabric café. There's like 25 different 3 of 1 yard quilt patterns. Here's the link so you can view the different patterns and pick the one you like.

    http://www.fabriccafe.com/cgi-bin/co...&category=KITS
    This is a great link for a variety of simple patterns with three fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

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    I agree. A disappearing 9 patch will look great. Put the kitten fabric in the four outer corners and the darkest of the blenders in the center. I made a large crib quilt like this in only a weekend and it looked great--except I use a small green plaid instead of kittens since it was for a boy.

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    I agree with Terry Quilter that Warm Wishes would be a good choice, or even a 9-patch alternating with a snowball block or even just a square of the kitten fabric. Either one is fairly quick and easy to make.

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    Yep, warm wishes jumped into my mind!!

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    I have made Warm Wishes with 3 fabrics. It looked pretty good. I just made the outer two fabrics on the rail fence part the same fabric. Wish I had a picture...wait, maybe I do. Yup, found it. See if this might work for you... oops, forgot about the inner red border I put on it. Guess that makes it four fabrics...

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    That's very pretty, Dina! I also like your picture helper. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewplease View Post
    That's very pretty, Dina! I also like your picture helper. :-)
    Thanks, Laura, my quilt inspector (Hot Rod) thinks it is part of his job to appear whenever I am taking a picture of a quilt.

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    attic windows, they'd love to see kittens and puppies thru windows

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    A Turning Twenty or Yellow Brick Road would have pieces large enough to see the fabric theme easily; and they are very easy and quickly made.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    I was thinking of attic window as well. Google attic windows and tons of images and free patterns come up. It so fun and playful.

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