Sunday, May 1, 2011

THE MISSION GIVEAWAY!!


I picked these up a few weeks ago...Believe it or not,
My sweet man's dad is 80 and loves MODERN EVERYTHING!
Sew...what's a daughter-in-law to do?
BUY MODERN FABRICS!
These are so much prettier in person...
but here is the delimma ..
I am wondering what block style to use...
Any ideas out there?
Nothing too complicated, but
with a modern twist.


Sew...that is YOUR mission,
if you choose to accept it..
HELP me find and choose a block that
will make a queen sized quilt 
to honor him and these really pretty fabrics.
Get ready...get set...GO~
Comment away!

oh, did I mention????
The chosen idea will WIN a couple of
charm packs of their choice!!!!

Can't wait to hear what you are all thinking!!!!

10 comments:

  1. I just saw this and love it, I think it would look great with your fabrics:

    http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2011/05/100-blocks-volume-3.html

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  2. I am stuck on this -- would do a simple nine patch, but there is not enough contrast...how about a modified log cabin with the darker blue in the center, and the others, each in four logs, around it...and a white or black sashing in between?

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  3. Do you like this one?
    http://quiltkrazy.com/product?p=91
    Kisses, Mª José (majogonga) Spain

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  4. It may not be modern, but, I like the Old Maid's Puzzle with this layout;
    http://www.quiltuniversity.com/images/Glossary/limited_palette.jpg

    or this simple block;
    http://blog.imaginefabric.com/2008/12/how-to-sew-quilt-block.html

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  5. Lana,
    How about a log cabin block? Use wide logs (2.5 inches) to highlight your fabric. You could frame all the blocks with one fabric (grey, black, blue) How kind of you to make a quilt for your FIL. He will love any pattern you decide on.

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  6. What fun fabric. What about making a mosaic block. Here is an example http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QdFiQ_ATof4/TZpGpJYeTnI/AAAAAAAADbo/eMe2Pz5IVII/s1600/block+for+Jennifer+N+-+make+up+block+for+feb+-+4-11.jpg

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  7. It's so nice having you back with us! Those fabrics are nice. How about something similar to this, but bigger!
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/03/snuggly-squares-ii-baby-quilt.html#more

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  8. http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn/
    http://www.patchworksquared.com/
    The first link is to a block from today's Quiltmakers 100 Blocks. The second link is for the P2 Modern Quilt Along with block instructions.
    Great fabrics for a quilt!

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  9. Several suggestions come to mind - this new block was posted today with lots of variations:
    http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn/

    Also check out the Modern quilt along in progress at http://www.patchworksquared.com/
    There are lots of block examples with instructions.
    Thank you for this fun adventure.

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