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Thread: Help! What should I make with this?

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    Super Member no1jan's Avatar
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    I started my first quilting class on Tuesday which I bought fabric for a lap quilt which I am to design by next week.

    I picked out 3 fabrics. The problem is the main fabric has a design which I can't figure how to put in a quilt block.

    I am not sure how to add the pictures of the fabric. The last one is similar but I couldn't find an exact match. It is a very light tan with a small flower blend (the flowers are not seperated) with a little light mauve and a little green.
    I hope the pictures work as I copied them into paint.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Just remember I am VERY NEW to quilting and have to finish everything within 4 weeks.

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    BEAUTIFUL FABRIC!! MAYBE DO A QUILT WITH THE LARGE PRINT AS A SOLID BLOCK AND THEN USE THE OTHER 2 FABRICS TO MAKE 4 PATCHES TO GO ON EITHER SIDES. ALTERNATING

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    That is beautiful fabric. Hope someone can give you some help so that it can be used in a quilt.

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    Oh...that is gorgeous fabric! I would definetly fussy cut it and use some of it in large blocks to show it off. The complimentary fabric can be used in very simple blocks to alternate with the larger blocks.

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    I am what I call a lazy quilter. I usually just have 3 materials. I use a rectangle in the center (like your green), then strips on the side & top of the rect. with the next color (maybe the red), then strips on the side & top again with my 3rd color. Then I repeat strips beginning with the center color. I will then use a different binding color to compliment or the center color. Hope this is helpful. I figure out my center and strip sizes by determing how big I want my quilt & then work backwards.

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    That red would make a great kaleidoscope block which is easy. I did that for my first quilt and then you could use the green for a thin border or accent blocks. The book "One Block Wonders" describes the pattern.

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    Cool, the red looks similar to the fabric on my dining room chairs and the green is the color on my dining room walls. Want me to pm you my address so that I have a new wall hanging for the dining room? :roll: :lol:

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    well depending on the size of the lovely print in the first one, you could cut that one for focus squares. meaning the design would be your focus. say it's 4 inches, you could cut strips across the print and then cut those out. use the rest in the quilt somehow. waste not! something simple since you said you are just beginning.
    if this is a class, ask your instructor what to do with it. that seems best.

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    I agree with fabuchicki, the red would make a fabulous "one block wonders" or the one I did was called "4-Patch Stacked Posies". Using the green for sashing and the red also for border. The pattern website is (www.hddesigns.net).

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    Yes, I think it would be a great kaleidoscope too.

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