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Old 08-28-2009, 03:18 PM
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I am trying to make a quilt for my daughter who doesn't care for traditional patterns. So I thought I'd copy her couch pillows and rug....... ha.
Here is what I have. I've got a bunch done in colors of her pillow and rug, and had my daughter-in-law look at it today, who said it needed a 'pattern' to it. She suggested just using the three colors, so it doesn't look so jumbled. My DH said it's a quilt, it's supose to look jumbled, and said he'd use them all except for the light blue ones. And I have absolutely no sense of patterns, etc, myself.

So - what would you do if you were doing it? Other than tossing it all in the garbage, which is what I'd like to do. lol!!

Her area rug I've taken some colors from....
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The pillow I've used as a pattern....
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:19 PM
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And what I have done so far....

The hodge podge I have done
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The three colors my daughter-in-law suggested, just repeating these blocks
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:21 PM
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Can you post what you've done already? I like the pattern of the pillow and you can easily duplicate that - or something similar which she should like.
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:25 PM
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I like them, and the blue needs to stayl :lol: :lol:
You could turn them on point, to make it different looking.
Or maybe put them in 9 patches and do some stripping!
I love those colors and think they go great with the pillow and rug! :D :D
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:28 PM
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Thanks Ninnie! You don't think it looks too much of a hodge podge/jumbled mess?
I have no sense of if even the colors go together. I've hated working on this thing since I started, but am bound and determined to make each kid a quilt.....
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Here's what I would do: I would not use the bright blue and light blue squares, but keep the rest - that way you'll end up with all "neutral" tones which will go really well together. I would alternate the "two squares" blocks with the "three squares" blocks to make a somewhat consistant pattern, but leave the colours random.

I think it will look great (very modern!) when it's finished and you should keep going!

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Old 08-28-2009, 03:34 PM
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I like the little patches you have already done. I would take some of the colors and put in solid patches to alternate with your pieced patches. when quilting, echo the squares. I think you are on the right path with this. :lol:
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You all are so great, I could about seriously cry right now! I was so afraid of giving her a quilt that looks like crap. Thank you for letting me to think the idea/blocks are savable.
Ok, I'm taking out the blue ones. :-) Not sure about setting them on point as she has another rug where the sqares are just straight across too. ?
Do a repeat of a 2 block, 3 block, solid patches pattern?
I told my daughter-in-law if Ihad the EQ6 I could do it up there.... Hint, hint for them all to go in for my Christmas present! lol!!!!
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:03 PM
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I would only use the 4 colors in the rug sky blue, a sandy biege, chocolate brown and a tone on tone background . I would have one of the fabrics have a print and also The three main colors I would find with them and use as the main border fabric and backing. I would use 3 borders a stop border 1 1/2 inches w/ dark chocolate, next a blue 2 1/2 inches and then the final border no more that 5 inches in print. The backing should be the same as the border. This quilt is going to be in her main living space. :wink: :D :D


Too many solid fabrics it needs some kind of print stripes, swirls, checks, paisley and etc. The off white could also have a small print or be marbles so the quilt has some movement and not look so plain. Is their a picture in that room that could help you with colors??? The quilt needs some splash and a punch to it. It reads very solid and plain:wink: Take a look a Barnbum's Irish Chain and you will get an idea as to how to add a splash or a puch to a quilt. Hope what I said helps :roll: :wink: :D

Take out the blue does not match :D :D
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Sashing your blocks with a blue/grey would really btie all of your blocks together and you could also use it as a inner border too!!! I love all of the blocks, but the brighter blue ones just seem to stand out a little too much IMHO...but they would be awesome seed blocks in another quilt!!!! :D :D :D
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