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Thread: Need New Pattern

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    Senior Member heyjami's Avatar
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    I ventured through the cutting for this quilt:
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/12/...tars.html#more

    But now that I'm setting it up I don't like it. It's too busy, even if I saturate the star portion with solids. The shape is all wrong (unappealing to my eye).

    I have 4.5" triangle-blocks, 4.5" blocks, 5" blocks, and 1.5" strips

    I have lots of leftover from some of the fabrics. 8 light, 8 dark.
    The colors are burg/blue/tan- Independence day themed.

    Any thoughts for a new pattern for my cuts? Or should I just tuck them away to see if another pattern calls me later?

    Thanks, I'm a new quilter and it just never occurred to me that this could happen. :-)

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    Super Member Vanuatu Jill's Avatar
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    maybe make the stars with two fabrics and stick with the background of the stars being white neutrals (maybe two or three different tone-on tone whites) and keep the scrappy borders and sashings-should tone it down alot-I don't like their version much either-I like your choice of fabrics, but the stars get lost with all those prints. I know some will love it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    maybe make the stars with two fabrics and stick with the background of the stars being white neutrals (maybe two or three different tone-on tone whites) and keep the scrappy borders and sashings-should tone it down alot-I don't like their version much either-I like your choice of fabrics, but the stars get lost with all those prints. I know some will love it that way.
    I don't like theirs either, but I do like their pattern. Scrappy quilts are cute, but this is too busy. A neutral background will showcase your pretty prints. If you have quite a bit of fabric, you could sew two or three stars together and make a table runner for the Fourth of July.

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    Yes, the stars do get lost in that pattern. These two suggestions look good. That might make it less busy.

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    I agree with Jill if you try using the lighter colors for the background, either the stars or the beige fabric. I like scrap quilts too but there is too much going on. The stars are the 'star of the show' and would be prettier if they stood out more.

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    Thanks guys... let me try that.
    I have quite a bit of the small blue star fabric.

    I like this one much better:
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/10/...uilt.html#more

    I think I can convert it without a lot of loss. I'll try your suggestions first.

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