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Thread: Framed blocks pattern for Japanese fabrics - can anyone help?

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    Framed blocks pattern for Japanese fabrics - can anyone help?

    Hello everyone. I wonder if anyone can help with my query.

    My dearest friend has given me some Japanese style print fabrics (various colours) that she bought in the USA some years ago that have been sitting in her loft and she would like a quilt making out of them. I'm new to quilting (only just finished my first quilt) and thought about doing a 5 inch square framed block with a black frame and then a small deep gold sashing to make each one stand out a bit more. Some fabrics will need to be fussy cut because of the print on the fabric (eg a kimono) which is fine. The initial central print will be cut at 5.5 inches with a 1.5 inch frame cut and then there's a small 1 inch sashing. It will look great I'm sure.

    My query is as I was just going to do lots of blocks as above and put them together (no formal pattern to follow as such), I would like to do something a little different with these blocks but I'm not sure what. As my experience is limited, can anyone recommend a pattern and/or a different way of separating the blocks to give it a slightly different look? My friend has done so many wonderful things for me in the past and it would be great if I could make her something that would make her happy as she's going through a lot right now and is really unwell.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this thread. I hope someone can help/advise.

    Anna Marie x

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    Here are some ideas google search. Using the square picture. I made a quilt using square as the black was not A flat border but a flange. The square as we're placed on point it is the quilt I loved and will repeat one day. (Gave away no picture') the fabric squares all Japanese fabrics black flanges and a very warm red Japanese border and black binding
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    That looks great! I love it! I love how you've done this. Thank you. I'm going to take another look at my fabrics to see how this work out.

    Many thanks for your reply.
    Anna Marie x

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    Here are a few links to help you decide.

    I like this one made by QB member IrishNY.
    My four and a half day quilt

    This link is to a website. I think that many of their patterns would be great with Japanese fabrics. You may getsome ideas here. Be sure to check each section of the website.

    http://www.mountainpeekcreations.com/patterns.aspx
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    Robert Kaufman has lots of free patterns for their Asian collections on this page: http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...=0&sort=Newest


    Hyakkaryouran, Imperial ones, Kasuri Gesiki are some I noticed. Good luck and please post when you get it done.

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    Thank you for your help everyone and for these suggestions. They are fabulous. I love the Imperial ones on the Kaufman site too. Decisions decisions.....

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    Apologies for the picture quality. The fabrics above are the main ones for the quilt. If I cut the fabric squares 5.5inches so I've got a kimono in the centre of each block it will mean that I've got the edge of the kimonos from the print surrounding it. Will this look ok do you think?
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    The picture above shows the black (for framing) and the gold for the sashing. A thought was to use the gold fabric to frame on some of the blocks (depending on the colour of the fabric) and the black to sash but not too sure about this. All advice greatly appreciated. I just didn't want to go ahead and cut anything at this point.
    Anna-Marie x

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    An attic window pattern may be just what you are looking for.

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    Thank you. I've never heard of that one before. Where would be the best place for me to find it?

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    Attic Window would be my first choice. Google it and you'll find several free tutorials. Stunning fabrics you have there!

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