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What's your favorite King size pattern?

Old 05-01-2013, 05:28 AM
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My best friend throughout life requested a King size quilt last night. (Oy vey) I don't mind at all, because I love her with all my heart. We've been "together" since 6th grade. Her husband was just diagnosed with liver cancer. I want to hurry, but "hurry" and "king" don't play well together. I'm also considering a large queen and just telling her to make it work. LOL What should I do? Any and all pattern suggestions will be considered.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:41 AM
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I just made a King doing the D9P. Turned out really nice a went together pretty fast. Looks like a lot more work then it really is.
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I love the BQ pattern from Maple Island (http://www.mapleislandquilts.com/ima...rge/MIQ705.jpg) as it is really easy and it works great for fabrics that have large patterns. I made this one http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t214839.html that has large Safari prints and I think it came out great and went together very quickly!
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If you are machine piecing, an Irish Chain would work. Sew the chain block, then the "blank" block, for as many as you need, then sew them all together. When I do an Irish Chain, I like to add something to the "blank" blocks (on a triple Irish Chain, I appliqued hearts onto the blank blocks; on a double IC, I had contrasting colors quilted in the blanks). If the recipient has special interests, you could highlight that interest in the "blank areas. If you're in a hurry, though, you don't need to do anything at all, and it will still look really nice
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I have never made one. That could be fun. I have tons (and tons and tons) of 5 in squares. I could make big 9 patches.
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I just made a King doing the D9P. Turned out really nice a went together pretty fast. Looks like a lot more work then it really is.
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Your Safari quilt is so cool. I will have to remember this pattern. There are times when you don't want to lose a fabulous print by cutting it up too small. Seems like this would be a good pattern to have on hand. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I love the BQ pattern from Maple Island (http://www.mapleislandquilts.com/ima...rge/MIQ705.jpg) as it is really easy and it works great for fabrics that have large patterns. I made this one http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t214839.html that has large Safari prints and I think it came out great and went together very quickly!
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:09 AM
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Ya know, an Irish Chain crossed my mind last night. hmmmm I love them too. You can never go wrong with an Irish Chain.
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If you are machine piecing, an Irish Chain would work. Sew the chain block, then the "blank" block, for as many as you need, then sew them all together. When I do an Irish Chain, I like to add something to the "blank" blocks (on a triple Irish Chain, I appliqued hearts onto the blank blocks; on a double IC, I had contrasting colors quilted in the blanks). If the recipient has special interests, you could highlight that interest in the "blank areas. If you're in a hurry, though, you don't need to do anything at all, and it will still look really nice
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How about this pattern it's quick http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/6193.htm or this one would be quick http://madanquilting.blogspot.ca/201...-tutorial.html or this one http://madanquilting.blogspot.ca/201...-tutorial.html it's kind a the same method but made with bigger blocks...I've made this one 3 times and just going to make it again for a wedding gift for June 1...yeppy i'm finally back, tax season is over and I'm dead dog tired but I survived the office....
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Those are all really great and helpful pattern ideas. I guess I need to go upstairs to the sewing room, dig through my stash and see what all might beg to be sewn up. She requested Reds, Creams, BLUES and Browns.
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How about this pattern it's quick http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/6193.htm or this one would be quick http://madanquilting.blogspot.ca/201...-tutorial.html or this one http://madanquilting.blogspot.ca/201...-tutorial.html it's kind a the same method but made with bigger blocks...I've made this one 3 times and just going to make it again for a wedding gift for June 1...yeppy i'm finally back, tax season is over and I'm dead dog tired but I survived the office....
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Originally Posted by SweetWoodruffs View Post
My best friend throughout life requested a King size quilt last night. (Oy vey) I don't mind at all, because I love her with all my heart. We've been "together" since 6th grade. Her husband was just diagnosed with liver cancer. I want to hurry, but "hurry" and "king" don't play well together. I'm also considering a large queen and just telling her to make it work. LOL What should I do? Any and all pattern suggestions will be considered.

any pattern she (or you) likes can easily be converted to a king size--------even a simply as adding more borders to a pattern you already have.
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