Need help picking a pattern

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Need help picking a pattern
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Sat, 12-26-2009 - 8:27pm

I am fairly new to quilting (I've been doing it for a little over a year, and have made 3 quilts with rather simple blocks), and am gearing up for my newest project. I promised a co-worker a camo quilt for his birthday in May. My problem is finding a pattern that will allow me to use the camo material as the main material, since it's a rather bold pattern. I am also looking for a pattern that isn't too "girly." Someone I know suggested a bearclaw pattern, and that might work, but I was curious what anyone else could come up with. Any suggestions?


Thank you!
Becky


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Sun, 12-27-2009 - 12:08am

What other fabrics are you using? Are they all variations on camo or is it just one camo with some other kinds/colors of fabric?

You might consider a snowball... it lets you put the focus fabric in the "snowball" and surround it with other fabric. Check this one out:
http://www.straw.com/quilting/articles/snowball.html

And here are some quilts made up using large blocks of different colors of camo
http://www.pbteen.com/products/vintage-camo-quilt-and-sham/
or
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp

A lot depends on how "big" the camo pattern(s) is (are)...

Bear Paw (how are you at triangles?):
http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ig/Free-Quilt-Block-Patterns/Bear-s-Paw-Quilt-Block-Pattern.htm
or a Mock Log Cabin:
http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ig/Free-Quilt-Block-Patterns/Mock-Log-Cabin-Quilt-Block.htm
could also work...



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Mon, 12-28-2009 - 10:46pm

A Disappearing Nine-Patch would work well. You can use 2 or 3 colors and make the camo the main one. Just google the name and you can find several tutorials.

I attached a picture of a 3 color DNP. If you replace the red in the photo with the camo and choose 2 complimentary colors you could make this easy pattern. Figure out the finished size you want and work the pattern from there. I made a lap quilt for Quilts of Valor which was about 54 x 70. I used 1 yard each of the 2 main colors and 1/4 yd of the accent color plus a small border and a larger border. I cut the squares for the 9 patch 8.5" and could get 5 across each strip.

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Wed, 12-30-2009 - 11:58am

THANK YOU both so much. I really like the ideas that you've posted here. I was planning on using camo as the main print and then using simple prints/solids of the colors that match which ever camo my friend picked out (who knew there were so many different types of camo???)


I'm excited to get started on this project. Thanks again!


Becky