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Thread: Recommend pattern for unique fabric sqaures (6")

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    Recommend pattern for unique fabric sqaures (6")

    I have 48, 6" squares of a very unique batik, 3 of each pattern that are very bold colors with lots of black. There will be no more of this Bold on Bold batik. I need a simple quilt that highlights the fabric square without cutting it up further. Black fabric could be used for sashing, but I don't want this quilt to be boring same thing over and over. I want to pay tribute to the makers of the batik in the quilt. I can't think of a pattern. Any suggestions, please? I would buy a pattern if necessary.
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    Linda

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    Oh, a picture would be great. The fabric sounds wonderful.

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    I would do something in stars or HSTs if you don't want boring repetitive squares. Maybe the "All Stars" pattern at the Moda Bake Shop. There are a lot of good ideas there and they're free.
    Last edited by DebraK; 07-26-2012 at 05:13 AM.
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    Warm Wishes could be adjusted to the size of your squares and would be lovely. There is a free pattern out there.
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    Unique batik

    Here is a design using oriental fabric that might work for you.
    I can send your directions as this is a design I created.
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    Missouri quilt company has a video about taking squares and making 2 cuts with a flip and sew inbetween Its for 10 inch blocks but I bet it would work well with a little adjustment for the difference. It makes a sort of double nine patch and would preserve the integrity of the fabric a good bit. I also like the one posted above. Show us the fabrics if you can Best stitches

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    pinwheels come to mind

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    Shadow square would be beautiful!

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    Many of us are visual thinkers, and it sure would be nice to see the fabrics to come up with some ideas.

    A few that come to mind ...
    D9P
    Boxed Squares
    BQ, BQ2, BQ3
    TATW
    Sawtooth Stars
    Square in a Square
    Square in a Square in a Square


    Hobo ... great quilt and very effective way to showcase those fabrics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000 View Post
    Shadow square would be beautiful!
    Oh, I can just see the fabric you're describing using this beautiful design! This is just beautiful.

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