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I would probably set aside the yellow and the red flower fabrics for another project. Check out 'Quilter's Cache' website for thousands of block patterns that are rated by difficulty.
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Post a photo when you get a quilt done, I'd love to see what you decided.
I like the idea of a sampler quilt with each block different. It would give you a chance to try several different ones and grow. When I learned to quilt we did a 6 block sampler, each block was a different technique. We had a basket, a log cabin (4 smaller one put together to make a 12" block), applique, reverse applique, a curved one(I did rob peter to pay paul using a drunkard path template), and it was either a block with a "y" seam or a star block, (I did lemoyne star). With each one you will learn something new. You can choose a variety that you feel comfortable with.
I did the math tonight, there's 11.09 sqft of fabric in that package with all the numbers rounded down, ie 12.4" became 12" for the calculations. That's just shy of a lineal meter x roughly 42"
*wanders off to go find that list*
I'll pull out some of the blenders I have tomorrow and see if I have any great matches to supplement.
Ok,.. these are the fabrics I think can work with the fabrics, or some of them.
With the original fabrics:
The three of them on their own:
The one on the left is another one I acquired from the Estate Sale. The one on the right seems too "literal" to me to match the batiks alone, though maybe cut into smaller pieces it wouldn't be an issue. The one in the middle is my favorite.
I'd love to hear what thoughts these three "blenders" bring about.
And I guess for the sake of non-censorship, this is the sum total of my entire quilting cotton stash (the big fleece kitties and craft sized batting not withstanding)
Last edited by ArchaicArcane; 03-20-2013 at 11:51 AM.
I think your fabrics all work wonderfully. There is enough "literalness" in some of the other fabrics, such as the ferns, to blend with yours and the colors are great!!
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I vote that you send it to me and I will figure something out!! Seriously, those are pretty fabrics.
I saw this today from a link someone posted here:
This looks like a great size for the "small" amount of some of the fabrics I have...
I'd remove bright multi-color on black and then have a picnic with the others. That one piece might work well as a narrow border, but not much more. That's my preference of course.
Don't think you could go very wrong with your choices.
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