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Thread: *HELP* Block and Layout Suggestions

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    here's a free paper pieced iris. Maybe do the first quilt example you have, use the PP iris for the 2 large applique block, then use the rest of your fabrics for the squares.

    http://piecebynumber.com/iris.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    here's a free paper pieced iris. Maybe do the first quilt example you have, use the PP iris for the 2 large applique block, then use the rest of your fabrics for the squares.

    http://piecebynumber.com/iris.htm
    Oh, that's gorgeous. I have not seen this one. Thank you.Definitely saved to favs.

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    Check out Mountain Peek Creations website for lots of patterns that use a focus fabric as a large blocks with other blocks around it.

    http://www.justitdist.com/mountainpeek.php

    You will need to scroll about half way down the page to start seeing patterns that would work for this - - i.e. Spot Light, Sidelight, Center Stage, Grand Stand, Arcadia, Times 3 are some that might work for you.

    These would be simple quilts to do and would showcase your central fabric.

    I would not use the iris fabric as a border fabric because the "blocks" on it are staggered so, to me anyway, the border would look "catty-wampus". I would use the iris fabric as my central/focus fabric in a large block or blocks.

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Iris-Blossom...item1c044cfc56

    Here is a source for an embroidered iris if you would want to do that for your block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWinston
    Check out Mountain Peek Creations website for lots of patterns that use a focus fabric as a large blocks with other blocks around it.

    http://www.justitdist.com/mountainpeek.php

    You will need to scroll about half way down the page to start seeing patterns that would work for this - - i.e. Spot Light, Sidelight, Center Stage, Grand Stand, Arcadia, Times 3 are some that might work for you.

    These would be simple quilts to do and would showcase your central fabric.

    I would not use the iris fabric as a border fabric because the "blocks" on it are staggered so, to me anyway, the border would look "catty-wampus". I would use the iris fabric as my central/focus fabric in a large block or blocks.
    Very nice quilts,like your suggestions. I didn't think about the catty-wampus effect on the border. Thanks. See, this is why I love this place. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Iris-Blossom...item1c044cfc56

    Here is a source for an embroidered iris if you would want to do that for your block.
    Beautiful. Thanks :D

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    I just saw a gorgeous quilt the other day. It was a log cabin with some broderie perse applique to accent it

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-153855-1.htm

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    Beautiful fabrics. If you want her to curl up on the couch with it you may want to limit the amount of applique you put on it. Your sister may not, but some people treat applique quilts as delicate and fragile and store them away. I would hate to see that happen to such a pretty quilt.

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    I like the picture of the little quilt underneath your fabric. I think I would fussy cut as many irises as possible for the small blocks and replace the tulips with the iris wreath pattern you gave the link to. Everyone has great suggestions, and with that goregous fabric, anything you choose will be fabulous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Iris-Blossom...item1c044cfc56

    Here is a source for an embroidered iris if you would want to do that for your block.
    wishing I now had an embroidery machine :cry:

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