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Thread: Help: Have Fabric can't decide what pattern

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    Hello, I have had this cute spring fabric for a long time. I want to make something out of it and use the leftovers for purses.

    I was kind of thinking a carpenter star. The yellow on the left is what I was going to use for background.

    But i am not completely sold on the idea. would love to hear some others. BUT I don't want to do a D9P or turning twenty or yellow brick road. I want something with a little challenge, but not impossible. :) I have included a pic of a carpenter star I like. I copied it in black and white so the colors wouldn't be distracting. i do this with a lot of patterns. Helps a bunch.

    I am ironing and starching the fabric maybe it will talk to me. LOL

    Thanks so much for the help!

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    I really like yellow and blue anything. Go for it and keep us posted on your progress:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    Hello, I have had this cute spring fabric for a long time. I want to make something out of it and use the leftovers for purses.

    I was kind of thinking a carpenter star. The yellow on the left is what I was going to use for background.

    But i am not completely sold on the idea. would love to hear some others. BUT I don't want to do a D9P or turning twenty or yellow brick road. I want something with a little challenge, but not impossible. :) I have included a pic of a carpenter star I like. I copied it in black and white so the colors wouldn't be distracting. i do this with a lot of patterns. Helps a bunch.


    Here is a CW that I am currently working on. Like your pattern there are no y seams, which makes it much easier. Is your pattern a Marti Mitchell? I have found this to be going pretty smooth. You should give it a try. I am turning mine on point and working the pattern out to the four corners.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-96693-1.htm

    I notice there are no y seams. Is this a Marri Mitchell pattern. I am working on one of her Carpenter Stars right now. See:
    I am ironing and starching the fabric maybe it will talk to me. LOL

    Thanks so much for the help!

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    i love that pattern and the fabric is great

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    QuiltingHiker: Nope not Mart Mitchell, but I do have that one too, somewhere, I just had it out and now i can't find it. Story of my life. Any hoo, I like the center on this one.

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    These fabrics will look very nice together no matter what pattern you decide to use.

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    That's my problem, they are so cute together. Almost too cute. LOL

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    OOOO What about a Giant Dalhia???? Where can i get a pattern online as a download?? What do you think??

    Does anyone know the yardage for it of each color?

    Oh and is it Dalhia or Dahlia?

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    You will lose the effect of the large print in the pattern when you cut the pieces so maybe save it for a border. I do like your fabrics, have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensleeves
    You will lose the effect of the large print in the pattern when you cut the pieces so maybe save it for a border. I do like your fabrics, have fun.
    Yeah,,, i was just looking at that. Hmmm

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