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From: Providence
Date: 03-31-2005, 09:20 PM (1 of 7)
Hi, I'm new! :bluesmile
My name is Kristy and I am 23 and live in the country in Southern IL.
I have done very little sewing and only recently have had more of a desire to really learn to quilt and sew. I just recently peiced the front of my first quilt and will be starting another one to put them both in an auction for a relatatvies fiance who is in the hospital.

What I'm needing is a pretty easy (or very easy :bluewink: ) pattern for a quilt using 2 different fabrics (I already have the fabric).
TIA! :bluesmile

Soli Deo Gloria-To God alone be the glory,
User: Providence
Member since: 03-31-2005
Total posts: 1
From: grandmasue
Date: 03-31-2005, 10:19 PM (2 of 7)
I'll put my vote in for doing the pattern "Churn Dash" It is the pattern I have my students start with in my quilting class because it only uses 2 colors and is simple in design. It also makes for a very pretty quilt top when set without sashings.
I know there are many more ideas out there and the ladies on here are always very helpful. You should have lots of suggestions soon.
Grandma Sue

At the end I am not showing up at my grave all pretty and well preserved...I am coming in sliding, yelling "What a ride!"
User: grandmasue
Member since: 10-26-2004
Total posts: 138
From: kkoberle
Date: 04-02-2005, 01:44 PM (3 of 7)
I suppose everyone has their favorties...Try a 4 patch...sometimes its good to practice getting your seams to match. :up:

Hello from Michigan!!!
User: kkoberle
Member since: 02-02-2000
Total posts: 218
From: luv2sew
Date: 04-02-2005, 07:03 PM (4 of 7)

I will be working on a "nine patch variation" which uses 4 colors and the block is 10 1/2" finished. I have completed one block so I could see if the colors I chose were going to work.....they do and it is going to be a fun one to do.
This pattern can be found at I can't remember the year that it was BOM.
You will have to calculate the number of strips you will need as to the number of blocks you want to do because the cutting instructions are for two blocks.
You may find something at the site that you like better. Have fun.

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User: luv2sew
Member since: 05-21-2004
Total posts: 174
From: HeyJudee
Date: 04-02-2005, 07:57 PM (5 of 7)
Here are some other Nine Patch blocks. The Patience Nine Patch uses two colours. It should be pretty easy.
TTFN from
User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
From: HeyJudee
Date: 04-02-2005, 08:09 PM (6 of 7)
I forgot to mention that there are some blocks and lessons available on this site provided by Joanne our resident quilting teacher. I think the "Patience Corner" would make a cute quilt.

Here's the link to the rest of the lessons.
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User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
From: booboo22
Date: 04-07-2005, 11:16 PM (7 of 7)
I learned to quilt when I was 12. I did a large strawberry for my pattern. Does any one out there have any alphabet quilt patterns? If you do, will you share them? My email is <email address removed for privacy>
User: booboo22
Member since: 08-18-2002
Total posts: 9
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