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Thread: Ideas for A Sampler Quilt

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    Ideas for A Sampler Quilt

    I have been challenged to come up with a Sampler Quilt using the Elizabeth Studios Fruit Ladies. Help me get some ideas for the blocks. So far I am thinking of using: Anita's Arrowhead; Georgia Boonesteele (sp?)'s Cube Accent; Exploding Pineapple;Dresden Plate;Kaliedoscope; Spider Web; Churn Dash;Monkey Wrench/Snail's Trail; and an applique of some sort --- perhaps fruits on a vine in the traditional Rose of Sharon style. Any other ideas?

    My friends own the LQS (Quilt Harbor) and told me about on ethey saw at a quilt show --- naturally I wasn't there. So, pretty please help me come up with some ideas. Thanks bunches.

    WilliP

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    Your ideas sound good. I would probably find a variety of blocks that I personally liked and make those. Lots of free block patterns online. Have fun making your sampler quilt.
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    You could try checking out www.quilterscache.com. She has bunches of free block patterns~
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    Also check Quilters Cache she has hundreds of free patterns - sounds like a fun quilt
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    Also, check out the free BOM by Craftsy. com.
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    I think I probably have at least one of every free block pattern out there --that is not the problem. LOL It is deciding which ones will work with the Fruit Ladies. LOL Thanks for the tips for free pattern sites.

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    i had no idea what the fruit ladies were until i googled it... the fabric is a riot! Sorry, i dont have any ideas for which blocks to use.. since it is beach themed also you could look at that angle as well as the fruit

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    I plan to use the sand and surf type stuff as sashings etc. The main blocks will feature the fruities! I am doing some sketching about an applique --- perhaps a la the June Taylor dancers on Jackie's old show or the Rockettes. I mean I can see the strawberries synchronized! LOL Jane Russell inspiration of sorts. Now does that date me or what??

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