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Pat posted on Thu, Jan 19 2012 2:37 PM

Looking for suggestions for the best quilt for teenage boy or girl.  thanks......

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Maybe get them to pick out the focal fabric, that is what I'm doing with my young grandchildren and it is working pretty well.

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Sorry I deleted it did not apply

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Nana replied on Thu, Jan 19 2012 2:47 PM

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You can use just about any pattern that you want.  Just let them pick out a focal fabric and then you add whatever needs to be added.   You can also just do the quilts in their favorite colors.

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gini replied on Thu, Jan 19 2012 2:54 PM

i drug my three teen nephews to the fabric store.  once they were there they had a great time picking fabric and then they started having opinions on what i should make.   i finally had to tell them no black, because they  were all into that, but they had fun and did a good job of picking focus fabrics

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If the boy is in football or basketball that would be good and if the girl is in soccer or some other sports team you can go with that.

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Joy replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 10:41 AM

I have found with teens, especially girls, its better to go with a color theme then a specific sport or something. I'm sure the same may be true for boys. Unless of course they are really into something specific. I find using color themes allow the quilt to grow with them instead of them outgrowing whatever their into at that moment.

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Pat:
Looking for suggestions for the best quilt for teenage boy or girl.  thanks......

Pat, I'm having a bit of the same issue. My step daughter is getting married to a man with an 8 year old boy.  I want to make him a quilt as my step daughter says he's always cuddling up with the one I made for her a few years ago.

The boy is all into hunting and fishing with his dad who is a rugged, outdoors man. I found a wonderful fabric with moose, bear etc and will fussy cut it into blocks, with log cabin blocks in between, for a quilt for him.

I like the suggestions by others to go with colors rather than theme so I hope this isn't something he will outgrow.


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Ginny replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 1:46 PM

Judy, I ran into the same problem with my great grandson who asked me to make him a quilt a little over a year ago.  He was 10 at the time and loved anything to do with fishing and his favorite colors are blue and green, so I did a  yellow brick road quilt in blues and greens using as many fishes and frogs and bug type things that I could find in those colors.  It really turned out well and the long arm quilter quilted it in a dragonfly pattern.  There is a picture of it in my gallery....Ginny

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Patti replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 2:05 PM

Judy T-Bellingham:
The boy is all into hunting and fishing with his dad who is a rugged, outdoors man. I found a wonderful fabric with moose, bear etc and will fussy cut it into blocks, with log cabin blocks in between, for a quilt for him.

I have yet to meet  any kid who was into this who out grew it.  Usually the attraction just intensifies. 

Now, dinosaurs, thats another matter.  Unless of course you are chocake's boss.

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Flojo replied on Sun, Jan 22 2012 8:56 PM

Patti:

Judy T-Bellingham:
The boy is all into hunting and fishing with his dad who is a rugged, outdoors man. I found a wonderful fabric with moose, bear etc and will fussy cut it into blocks, with log cabin blocks in between, for a quilt for him.

I have yet to meet  any kid who was into this who out grew it.  Usually the attraction just intensifies. 

Now, dinosaurs, thats another matter.  Unless of course you are chocake's boss.

 

ditto here.  I made my son a fishing quilt yers ago.  He recently bought a new travel trailer and ask me if I could enlarge it to fit the queen bead!  I had to laugh.  The quilt is so old and used he needs a new one!

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I posted a response yesterday and it said it needed to be approved by the moderator???  Anyway, if you want to look at my gallery, there are several quilts that would be appropriate for teenagers.  I had put links to some of them directly but apparently that isn't good.  :-(

 

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abcd replied on Sun, Jan 22 2012 10:00 PM

Are you close enough to them that you have seen their wardrobe?  Such as, do they wear t shirts with funnies, or sayings, or logos of teams?  If so, you can get some of their old ones from their mom and make a t shirt quilt.  That way they also have their memories preserved.... 

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