I need help deciding on a pattern. My 16-year old grandson still has his dinosaur quilt I have him 12 years ago. He obviously wants a new one. He wants it black and white and only dark colors or red as accent colors. I have tons and tons of black and white fabric, but can't seem to decide on which pattern would look good as a queen size quilt.
I'd love everyone's advice.
make that "gave" not "have".
HOW ABOUT A LOG CABIN STYLE QUILT? THE LOGS COULD BE THE BLACK AND THE WHITES WITH THE CENTER ( I FORGET IF IT IS CALLED THE WINDOW OR THE DOOR) , DONE IN THE RED. EVEN A VERY DARK RED WOULD WORK. YOU COULD BIND IT IN RED TO SET IT OFF.
I MADE A QUEEN SIZE ONE IN YELLOWS AND GRAYS WITH BLACK FOR THE DOOR AND BOUND IT IN BLACK. VERY STRIKING. THE COORDINATOR FOR THE SENIOR CENTER , WHO IS MALE, LOVED IT AND EVEN SOUGHT OUT THE QUILTERS AT BREAK TIME TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS BEING DONE WITH IT AND WHO MADE IT.
( I REALLY THINK HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HAD IT) IT IS THE ONLY QUILT THAT HE HAS SAID HE LIKED IN THE NEARLY 2 YEARS I'VE BEEN THERE GINNY
hi judy. you could use any black and white or two color pattern and just throw in some accent colors here and there. then a small border in one of the accent colors. then a large black border. black and white alway make a striking quilt, and throwing in another color makes them pop
gini in north idaho
This months Quiltmaker magazine March/April actually has a dinosaur section in it .The dinos are more adult looking and you could use whatever colors you choose. They use fusing so you could put them on any patterned quilt you like. I would add flames and other cool stuff! Or if you don't want dinos, I like the idea of homespun for our grown grandson.
Judy - Joni made a "turning twenty" in blacks and whites with a touch of lime green that looked really nice. I think she posted a pickture of it here somewhere.
In the QCA free pattern section, look for Quilting Treasures-An Appointed Time. Just change the size and swap out fabrics for what you have. Also, go to bwquiltchallenge.blogspot.com and look at that quilt. Another place would be hancocks-paduchah.com and look for Michael Miller Black & White Quilt Kit-just throw in some red here and there. Try allpeoplequilt.com and look for Striking Black-and-White Quilt. If you find a pattern that you like and it isn't the right size, let me know if you need help resizing and finding necessary yardage.
Boy you have already gotting so many good answers that I really have nothing to add. Good luck and don't forget we want pictures when it is done
Thanks so much for your suggestions. I really like the "An Appointed Time" pattern. How many blocks would you suggest for the queen size? It say 3 X 5 for a twin size. Each block is 13 1/2.
I would do 7 x 8 blocks to get a queen size.
Judy, I can't wait to see it. Isn't this just the best place to get any question you have answered with options?
Thanks. I will do my darndest to get started on it tomorrow.
Yes, it is a place to get any question you have answered.
Can't wait to see it--
I did a black and white quilt with Red for my nephew. See attached Hope that gives you some inspiration ideas.
Beautiful, Peggy. Love the hombres.