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Thread: pattern to use 4.5in pictures?

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    Senior Member annesthreads's Avatar
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    pattern to use 4.5in pictures?

    I'm going to make a baby quilt for a friend who's expecting a boy, and my starting point is some great fabric with 4.5in square pictures of cars, trucks etc. in bright colours. I want a straightforward pattern that will make the most of the pictures. Any ideas? And what size do you make a baby quilt?

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    How many pictures do you have? I think baby quilts are about 45 x 60? That may be pretty big, but if you make them too small, they are useless. ;-)
    Put a sashing between the squares and see how big it is, add a border or two and it will be good to go.

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    If you type in Granville Ohio Quilt Show into the search box there is a really cute children's quilt with bright train, cars and planes. It is about half way down the pictures? You might like to do something similar?

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    Of course, you can always do the quilt that alternates your focus squares with a four patch; in that case it's easy to alter the four patch to finish at the size of your focus squares.

    Warm Wishes uses good-sized squares; you can always alter the block with the three strips to the 4.5 inches you want your focus square to be.

    Although it uses 5 inch block centers, I think Stars of Hope on the Robert Kaufman site is a darling quilt if you don't have too many focus squares: http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...stars_of_hope/

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    I cut my I Spy fabrics to 4 1/2" and 6 1/2". Check out Maryquilts.com for a great pattern Happy Blocks. The squares can be bordered with 1 1/2" or 2 1/2" strips of tone on tone or plain fabrics, then set together.

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    Be sure to show us a picture when it's finished. New Moms always love a qift made by the giver and she will be thrilled wtih your quilt.
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    This is one I did for a little girl using Beatrix Potter squares!
    Hilary

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    Thankyou for the suggestions. I've got lots of the picture squares to play with. Warm Wishes looks like a possibility, because I also bought 3 fabrics that tone with the colours in the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK View Post
    This is one I did for a little girl using Beatrix Potter squares!
    Sorry for some reason my pictures have now disappeared and now won't reload!!!! How frustrating!!!
    Hilary

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    Be sure to show us a picture when it's finished. New Moms always love a qift made by the giver and she will be thrilled wtih your quilt.
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