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Quilt design... what layout would you use?...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:23 am
by Dunners
I am planning Will's quilt. He's chosen the Johnny Yanok jungle prints
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Though in my fabrics the cream ones are a darker background than shown there. There is also a darker brown background version - if anyone has any of this to destash I would love to hear from you ;)

And I'm going to buy some solid(s) that work well with those too (probably go for the browns/orange - will take them all in & see what works)

I've been looking on Pinterest for ideas, I want the jungle pieces to be a reasonable size to appreciate the little items.

What layout would you choose with these?


And while I'm at it, I'm going to make a black & white quilt for our bed. What the the design that you would use for an adult b&w quilt?
:thx:

(Photos of James' just finished I Spy quilt to come when it stops raining! I can't get a photo that does it any justice when it's soooo gloomy outside)

Re: Quilt design... what layout would you use?...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:51 am
by Vivianne
You could use this pattern Leanne: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28444331@N ... 98711@N04/ I've used it a couple of times. Or something like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wilke/4595 ... 98711@N04/, blocks like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliefrick ... 11@N04/,or check out this group on Flickr for inspiration. Pity you are so far away, I have lots of patterns and books.

As for adult black and white the possibilities are endless. Get a few books from the library to look for patterns.

I am just starting a new project for the year, all my blocks will be in cream, black, red and grey. This is the pattern http://www.flickr.com/photos/21183649@N ... hotostream it's called the Farmers Wife quilt. 111 blocks for a queen size, and (shock, horror, for the speed queen of quilts) I am hand piecing each block :vibes: I got the first 2 done last night :D If you want to see it as it progresses I'll be posting it on the blog.

Re: Quilt design... what layout would you use?...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:06 am
by jennyo
I am a bit 'safe' with the patterns I like but I think this would look great http://www.etsy.com/listing/95168109/ja ... tern-for-a

Re: Quilt design... what layout would you use?...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:47 am
by sjl
he he - I have exactly the same prints in my stash, ( and I think I have the brown one too, I'll check later, I might be able to part with some of it :))
This is kind of what I had in mind. http://www.kateconklindesigns.blogspot. ... 2.html?m=1
Or to use some of it in one of the designs from this book - http://www.amazon.com/3-Fabric-Quilts-T ... 1440214409. Although my last three quilts have been from this so I think I need to try something new!

Not too many ideas on a black and white quilt but google comes up with a lot https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=black ... 24&bih=644


Go Viv on attempting a Farmers wife! I've been admiring some of the variations of Dear Jane around with a similar kind of thought. There's an awesome rainbow one I've seen.

Re: Quilt design... what layout would you use?...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:04 am
by stardust1
oooh i love the Happy Hexagon Pattern!! Might use that one for when I do babes quilt.

Re: Quilt design... what layout would you use?...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:51 am
by jennyo
sjl wrote:he he - I have exactly the same prints in my stash, ( and I think I have the brown one too, I'll check later, I might be able to part with some of it :))
This is kind of what I had in mind. http://www.kateconklindesigns.blogspot. ... 2.html?m=1
Oo that would be cool.

Re: Quilt design... what layout would you use?...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:22 am
by Vivianne
I have that 3 fabric quilts book if you want it. New - unused.

Re: Quilt design... what layout would you use?...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:24 pm
by Dunners
Oooh, thanks for the links! I really like that hex one too.

I've just been to Spotlight & bought 4 x solids - orange, cream & 2 types of greens, all autumnal tonings. I think it will be lovely, even though it's not made up of brights which I just LOVE.

I have both of Elizabeth Hartman's books, there's a b&w one in her first book which gave me the initial interest in making a b&w one. I'm thinking I may do a zig-zag type one though. May add a colour... Dunno, so many options!

What are the quilts like in the 3-fabrics book Viv? The Amazon preview was really unhelpful.

I grabbed another book from the Library today too. I just love the bright prints, I think that is what has me hooked! As much as I like the Wonky Donkey 2 pattern, I'd rather not have to buy a pattern so may fo my own take on it.

ETA are you ladies on Pinterest? I will follow you if you are

Re: Quilt design... what layout would you use?...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:43 pm
by Dunners
Just found this pattern http://www.needyl.com/quilting/square-quilt-pattern/

How do you think that would look as a b&w quilt? I'm wondering if I can pull off a cool effect using the b&w fabrics (going to white as per tute). I have 6 b&w fabrics ranging from black with a bit of white through to white with a bit of black. I shall ponder a bit more but I'm thinking it could be worth a try

Re: Quilt design... what layout would you use?...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:47 pm
by sjl
There's a tutorial here
http://www.fromthebluechair.com/2010/08 ... l.html?m=1. Your cuts would just be constrained a bit given you are trying to frame one or more of the animals.

She has a tutorial on her website for a slightly different take on it that I also quite like. http://kateconklindesigns.blogspot.co.n ... l.html?m=1

The quilt I had in my "yay I've done machine quilting" thread is from the 3 fabric quilt book. There's some more pics here
http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/quick-q ... ic-quilts/ and here
http://www.leniwiener.com/books/
I really like her book especially some of the stuff in it about colour, value, scale selection in fabrics. I've been trying to step outside my comfort zone and choose different things. Prior to reading that book I would never have put those fabrics in a quilt together but I think it looks awesome.

Re: Quilt design... what layout would you use?...

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:21 am
by Vivianne
The quilts in the book are okay, but none challenging enough for me.