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Thread: Please help me choose a two color quilt pattern.

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    I am desperate for a pattern for these two fabrics chosen by my great niece. Nothing "POPS" into my head as it normally does when I see fabric. Any photos or pattern names for two color quilts would be greatly appreciated.
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    The butterflies would be beautiful fussy cut in attic windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gangles
    I am desperate for a pattern for these two fabrics chosen by my great niece. Nothing "POPS" into my head as it normally does when I see fabric. Any photos or pattern names for two color quilts would be greatly appreciated.
    If you end up with any scraps of the butterflies, send me a PM and I would be thrilled to send you an envelope for some of them. I would even send a couple of bucks for your time. :-D

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    You could add a yellow and a yellow/blue print and make a warm wishes with the butterfly fabric as the focus block. Love the butterflies.

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    You can try Night & Day from quilterscache.com

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    Bowtie, D9P, D4P

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    I really love both these fabrics, but they are so similar in color and value that any 2-color pattern will really not show up very well. I think all the pieces will just blend together. Can you add a third fabric, maybe that very, very pale blue (or am I seeing a really, really pale purple in there?) and maybe a little bit of navy to match the thin lines in the one on the left? With the additional colors a larger array of patterns would be possible.

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    I agree with PaperPrincess that the two colors are too close in both value and color. For only a two color quilt, you should have more contrast. I bet the GN would be happy if these are the two pre-dominant fabrics in the quilt but do suggest that you add a higher contrast fabric.

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    What about the disappearing 9 patch? Agree with others, colors are really close, but this might do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWinston
    I agree with PaperPrincess that the two colors are too close in both value and color. For only a two color quilt, you should have more contrast. I bet the GN would be happy if these are the two pre-dominant fabrics in the quilt but do suggest that you add a higher contrast fabric.
    I agree. I can see the one on the left combined with a white for the 2 color block and then a narrow border of the purple in the butterfly print and then the butterfly print as a wide border.

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    Try a pattern called "Four Fun" by Mountainpeek Creations. Its strip pieceing and done in different sizes of four patches. It makes a great quilt and is fast and easy.

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    whatever you decide,they're beautiful fabrics.

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    There is definately a little purple swirling through the butterfly fabric. I like all your suggestions so I think I will probably take my fabric to a LQS and see what I might find to match. Keep the ideas coming!

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    This is a cute and easy pattern.

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    I love the blue butterflies..very pretty

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    If she only wants the two fabrics, I would fussy cut the butterflies & use the other fabric for sashing around them.

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    That is a good idea, I will have to check about the addition of fabric.
    Thank you.

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    I think I would make a Drunkaeds Path from this. It is beautiful. Marvel

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