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Jewels01
« on: February 01, 2014 05:14:32 PM »

Ok I need to do a single bed quilt for a 4 1/2 year old boy that I don't know.   I am a confident quilter with quite a bit of experience.  What I don't have any experience is what would be suitable for a boy that age.  I will probably use a simple pattern like disappearing 9 patch as the quilt will need to be finished relativity quickly.  The mothers house has been described as quite modern.  Looking for suggestions folks.
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014 07:54:59 PM »

I was going to suggest the Disappearing Nine Patch before you said that's what you were going to use.

For fabric, what about a dark blue, a light blue, a medium blue and some other colored fabrics with 'child' stuff on it (bugs, crayons, balls, puzzles, etc.)
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014 09:06:38 AM »

My son is 3 & I did a western themed rag quilt that was easy (King of the Ranch by Moda).  I also have a plus pattern of nautical fabrics that is in process for him - also easy.  And if you're looking for modern, there are a couple cute ideas in "Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!" by Angela Yosten that are in my son's future.  They are transportation signs (stop signs, no parking, etc) made out of scraps:

http://www.amazon.com/Stop-Go-Quilt-Sew-Projects/dp/1607054841/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392138252&sr=1-4&keywords=boys+quilt

I think with boys, the bigger trick is finding "boy appropriate" fabric - there are so many girly fabrics out there.  Blue is always a safe bet.  I like grays & orange too - we're going to paint my son's room that scheme.  And cammo is very boy appropriate.  It's a good age - they're not yet super picky, but just out of juveniles.  Wink  Nature (like the forest, bugs, etc) and dinosaurs are probably a safe bet.
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I am collecting cotton Hawaiian fabric scraps for a quilt if you wanted to send any my way!
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