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Thread: Need Suggestions

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    On Friday I was scavenging at a thrift store and found a baggie full of what appeared to be a quilt quality cotton fabric and got it for 50 cents. After doing some research, I found that it is about 10-15 (maybe twenty) different fabrics from Modas old Chocolat collection. It is not fabric I would normally choose, but for 50 cents I couldn't go wrong (and I just seemed drawn to this collection). While I was in Rochester, NY this weekend, I found 2 mostly solid color fabrics that will match nicely (got 1 yard of each). Now I just need to figure out how to put it together. Most is cut into strips with the smallest being about 1 x 3 inches. Then there are some that are in the 2 x 8-10 inch range and then 3 x 12-18. There is also a handful of rectangles from 4 x 5 to 5 x 6 (maybe around a dozen). So, what do I make? I thought at first that it was some type of Turning Twenty Pattern, but can't be sure, and I don't think there are enough pieces. It is such pretty fabric and I want to use it. Any suggestions? I will try to get pics of it up tomorrow evening.

    Thanks in advance...and if anyone has any pics of quilts they have done with such coordinated scraps 8-) I would appreciate seeing them.

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    wow, sounds like you got some pretty fabrics have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    wow, sounds like you got some pretty fabrics have fun
    Thanks, they are pretty, but it is driving me bonkers trying to decide how to best put them to use. :oops:

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    What about some form of log cabin with the rectangles in the middle and the various strips pieced around them? I am a scrappy type, so that's what comes to mind. Or what about trying to do some sampler type blocks and adding solids to set them off?

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    I love the idea of a log cabin. Really any scrappy pattern would be great. Post some pics of your great find. Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    What about some form of log cabin with the rectangles in the middle and the various strips pieced around them? I am a scrappy type, so that's what comes to mind. Or what about trying to do some sampler type blocks and adding solids to set them off?
    The log cabin was the first that came to mind, but I too thought maybe a sampler....I am so glad you thought of those also, makes me feel that I am not too far off base. Do you think it would work if I made the log cabin blocks of different width logs (all the same in one block) as long as they are all the same finished size?

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    That's what I would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    That's what I would do.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    What about some form of log cabin with the rectangles in the middle and the various strips pieced around them? I am a scrappy type, so that's what comes to mind. Or what about trying to do some sampler type blocks and adding solids to set them off?
    The log cabin was the first that came to mind, but I too thought maybe a sampler....I am so glad you thought of those also, makes me feel that I am not too far off base. Do you think it would work if I made the log cabin blocks of different width logs (all the same in one block) as long as they are all the same finished size?
    Log cabin was my first thought. I think your idea would work fine. Congrats on your find.

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    What a great find! Do you paper piece at all? If you do, I bet there are several patterns that would use pieces that size. Not that I know of any off hand though. :)

    Your idea of a log cabin with different size logs is a good one. Whatever you decide, please post pictures when you get done!

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