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I need to make a couple of lap quilts that are blue and white. I have some of the Irresisitible Indigo 3 blue fabrics and am going to get some white fabric. Any ideas? I'm thinking a tiny bit of red would be okay for these quilts, as the backing fabric is patriotic! Thanks, Kristine

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Comment by Marla Southers on March 24, 2009 at 5:46pm
I have seen an irish chain made of various shades of blue and white that is simply beautiful.
Comment by Kristine in CA on March 24, 2009 at 4:47pm
Now I have too many ideas! Guess I'll just have to keep making quilts! My aunt is a wonderful quiltmaker and she had also suggested the white on white. (wish CT sold some of these! Hint hint!) I'm not sure I want to use beige, but maybe some red. The people I'm making them for are very into blue and white - probably from their many visits to Hong Kong and other places around there. I started looking at photos and saw a beautiful French braid in all blue and white, and also some log cabins caught my eye, but I don't know if just blues and whites would be enough contrast. I have no idea how to piece a French braid. I've never made a log cabin but I'm sure I could handle it. Ah, so many quilts to make...........I just need more fabric and more time like everyone else does. Thanks again everyone!
Comment by Gico/NS/CAN on March 24, 2009 at 4:13pm
A good quilt pattern for a blue and white quilt is the "Storm at Sea". I have completed a large wall hanging a few years ago. You can see a picture on my page. I completed that top in a workshop. It's a traditional block and you can get instructions at: http://www.quilterscache.com/S/StormAtSeaBlock.html.
It looks complicated, but in fact, it is not. I did not paper piece my top, but it's an option.
Comment by B J Elder/WA on March 24, 2009 at 4:01pm
The quilt Karen suggested would be a great one for your blue and whites. The Carrie Nation quilt on my picture page would also work well for your project.
Tone on tones are great - I agree with Cheri that it would be good to stay away from a plain/solid white.
Comment by Diane Z on March 24, 2009 at 3:35pm
Hi Kristine - Take a look at one of my quilts, it's called Pink Paws. As you can see I just used pink and white and a very simple pattern. Diane
Comment by Cheri on March 24, 2009 at 2:56pm
for whites, how about a white on white. From a distance, they look white, but I like the little bit of "texture" they have. I especially like them because I think that solids are boring.
Would a light beige be an option?
Comment by Connecting Threads on March 24, 2009 at 2:39pm
Just as I was reading your post, I saw this pic float by on the home page slide show:
http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/photo/black-and-white-quilt?context=popular

I would browse our photos (over 10,000!) for ideas.

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