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    Super Member Sunnie's Avatar
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    HELP...need pattern advice/idea.

    I thought I would use this fabric in an Irish Chain, but when I laid the chain 9 patches on it I hated the look. It was just too busy. So now I am on a hunt for a block/pattern that will focus on the dog fabric.Name:  102_1363.JPG
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Size:  449.2 KBI thought about attic windows using two browns and a narrow red for the frame, but I am open to some other ideas. I also have a green (like the trees) with tiny paw prints.
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    well, BQ is a pattern from mapleislandquilts that uses 12 inch focus cuts. I like the way the fabric is shown off. easy to do. just watch directional prints when you lay out your blocks before adding strips to sides.

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    Here is one that I found on craftsy, but I don't have any measurements for the block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    well, BQ is a pattern from mapleislandquilts that uses 12 inch focus cuts. I like the way the fabric is shown off. easy to do. just watch directional prints when you lay out your blocks before adding strips to sides.

    BQ is nice for a focal fabric, but may be a little to sophisticated for a baby quilt. I do have another fabric (Kaffe Fassett) that would look great in a BQ so I may have to buy that pattern for another project.
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    How Funny! I made this tumbler quilt with the same two fabrics. It is just waiting to be quilted and the binding to be put on!
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    Very nice. I haven't graduated to tumblers yet. But it looks great.
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    I thought the tumbler was super simple. First time making one. Lots of starch and they sew together quickly. I have the Accuquilt Go and it snips the corners which made it easy to line them up.
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    REally like the tumbler block with that material.
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    Hmm, I would pick out 2 colors and make a center section of Bowtie blocks. they always look like dog bones to me! Then use your doggy print for a generous outer border.
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    I am currently making a top that may work for you. I am alternating a four patch with a piece of focus fabric the same size. Right now I am using a five inch square focus fabric, but I have also done it with four inches. Let me see if I can find pictures of both....in case either appeals to you.

    ...Okay, I found a D9P first that might interest you, then the next two pictures are of my four patch alternating with a focus fabric.

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