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Thread: Need help choosing pattern

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    Super Member missgigglewings's Avatar
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    Need help choosing pattern

    I need your suggestion for a pattern for this fabric.The butterflys and the purple & blue solids have to be in the quilt...the yellow and orange are optional. Its for my daughter's best friend and she loves butterflies and purple, blue, etc. I have played around with EQ and nothing clicks...I have been all over the QB and the usuall web sources. I am stumped on how to showcase the butterfly fabric. Backing and binding will be Kona black...so please help me my friends! I know you all will come up with some great idea! Thanks!
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    How about a finished 6" block of the butterfly with a 4 patch block out of the blue and purple. This would showcase the butterfly then make a diagonal pattern of the two colors. Probably not painting a good word picture but you could scan the fabrics into EQ7 and make a mock-up of the pattern using a 4 patch block and a plain block. I have used this type of pattern for showcasing embroidery designs on plain block.

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    Maybe a fussy cut snowball out of the butterfly fabric and 9patch using the solids.

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    I'm thinking the shadow quilt would be cool! Not only showcasing the fabric in about 4x10 inch pieces, but the illusion of a shadow with the purple. It's usually done with a lot of different fabrics, but would be stricking with just using the butterflies. If you are interested, I could send you a picture of it. PM me if you'd like the picture.
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    Lucky stars. you could use the butterflies for the center squares or all over like the other fabrics. If you want more of a challenge, use the make dresden plates and use the butterflies for background, or a NY Beauty and have all kinds of fun with placement.

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    My idea depends on the size of the butterflies - if they are larger than about 2.5 inches it wouldn't work. What about making an asymetric log cabin pattern, with the dark strips all butterfly fabric, so you would get a butterfly-rich dark diagonal with (sort-of) curvy edges surrounding diagonals of the colors? Or curvy square (!) rings...Since I am sure my description is not very clear, here are some exampleas of what I mean:
    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-BU-CRLC (but with the "white" section done in butterflies and "dark" in multi)
    http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com/...log-cabin.html

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    Granola Girl has a pattern called Fisherman's Catch. It really showcases the 'fish' fabric that was used and it goes together nicely. I think the butterfly fabric would be really pretty with it. I believe it's an enlongated version of the churn dash pattern.

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    this is a simple design, but showcases your fabric
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    The butterflys are too big for the log cabin patterns...I like the quilt picture and the snowball idea! I love to PP, but not on this quilt...I have a deadline and I think PPing would cut the butterflies in really small pieces. I think I want to use all 4 fabrics in a sorta rainbow look! I am not sure how to explain what I would like to see overall! The quilt above this post would work...I think! I will play around with EQ again tonight!

    Thank you all so much...keep 'em coming!

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    Warm Wishes would be a great pattern for this fabric and it is fast and easy. It would really showcase the butterflies.
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