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Thread: What pattern would you use with these 8 inch blocks.

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I think your colors are perfect! Wow he is going to have an amazing quilt!

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    Great embroidery blocks! Where did you find them?

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    That's going to be just beautiful!! You could ask your son if he would like to pick out another color(s)

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    you could use the animals for a center of a large log cabin block. I have a pattern for an Ispy quilt where they sort of framed each picture on three sides and then extended the color and wove it around the next block.

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    I think the Warm Wishes pattern would look really nice with your blocks. I think that is the name of the pattern that uses three colour strips in between a focal fabric that ends up framing the blocks in alternating colours. You could use green, tan and brown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    A wilderness needs trees -- maybe done with isoceles triangles in a border over piano-key border for the trunks.

    Jan in VA
    Love this idea! I would keep the quilt simple so the embrodiery will be the focal point.

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    This might work with your blocks and colors.
    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/super...uiltdesign.htm

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    Hi XrayTech,

    Your embroidered blocks are wonderful!
    Here are my thoughts...First I would cut the blocks down to 7.25-inches. Next add a 1.5-inch border, I would use two colors for this. Then using two different colors place a 2 7/8ths square on each corner and sew as if you were making a HST. Trim off the block pieces that remain behind the square. I think this would make a distinctive border to frame each of the animal blocks. You might try coloring some samples to see if in your color choices if it will make a secondary pattern where the corners come together. That could give you further inspiration. You could stop here if you are just wanting to have a quilt the same size as what the blocks are now, basically, when they are laid out together. The block will finish at 8-inches.

    If you feel you may want a block that goes between each animal block and a larger quilt, I would head over to Quilters Cache.com to look at other blocks. If you scroll down an inch or two on the right side you will see a check box for 7"-11" blocks. Go to the 8" section just a little down that page and you will find so many blocks to choose from. At this point you could even do sampler blocks that have wilderness sounding names to them or...sky is the limit here. Be sure to check the dimensions of the blocks once you click on them because some of theme finish at 8"x11" or something other than square. If nothing else, maybe just looking around will give some inspiration for the remainder of your project. Have fun!

    Rose

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    WOW, they are great. I, too was going to suggest a large log cabin, but, what about alternating snowball blocks or something that would give you the effect of a triple irish chain. Which ever you decide, I can hardly wait to see the finished quilt. Your Son is one lucky little man!

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    If you could find this pattern.....it would be so cute! http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-55575-1.htm

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