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Thread: fabric selection and choices

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    i have these lovely fabrics that i purchased a few years ago. i had it all planned out what i was gonna make and what patern i was gonna make. well i got it all out and now i am just not loving the patern i was thinking...so here is my delima....do i just go with the patern i picked or do you laides have some other patern ideas for this beautiful fabric....the patern i had in mind is the blue stars but just dont know now
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    Your fabrics are lovely, and the pattern is lovely. But this happens to all of us at one time or another. You just have to decide if you still want to make it, as is. If not, then look around for another pattern that will fit the fabric requirements you have (if needed, add a few from your stash). Or is the fabric you don't want to use now? In that case, you can get other fabric and make the pattern and save these fabrics for something else.

    This is the exact reason I don't make kits. I don't search out fabrics before I'm ready to make a pattern, as the same thing happens to me sometimes. Therefore, I grab the pattern, and if it's going to be awhile, I don't choose fabrics yet. If it's next though, I'll go ahead and grab the fabrics I see and like. What makes it hard is that I LOVE some of the patterns made with the specific fabrics, and in that case, I just have to decide if I will get bored with it or not. Who knows? I certainly don't! :)

    I know this is no help...just commiserating with your dilemma :)

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    Your fabrics are lovely but if you are not loving the pattern any more I would suggest trying to find a pattern you do love that you can use those fabrics with. I think if you are not loving the pattern anymore that you will get bored with making the quilt and it will become a UFO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Your fabrics are lovely but if you are not loving the pattern any more I would suggest trying to find a pattern you do love that you can use those fabrics with. I think if you are not loving the pattern anymore that you will get bored with making the quilt and it will become a UFO.
    yep thats my exact thinking. its the pattern that i am not loving anymore but i still love the fabrics. i was hoping some of you ladies here might give me some pattern ideas
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    I don't know what you could make with the fabrics you have but just wanted to say that they are beautiful fabrics.

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    When you see finished quilts on here, what catches your eye? The fabrics and colors are lovely. I'm still stuck in strips and squares. The heart bargello has been calling my name lately, though I wouldn't use the floral stripe except as a border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    When you see finished quilts on here, what catches your eye? The fabrics and colors are lovely. I'm still stuck in strips and squares. The heart bargello has been calling my name lately, though I wouldn't use the floral stripe except as a border.
    Stars have been calling my name as well as bargellos

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    The most beautiful feathered stars quilt I ever saw was done in the pinks colorway. It was quilted with silver thread and touched ever so slightly here and there with a light tourquoise. I sttod there staring at it almost like a deer in the headlights stunned.
    There is a picture of it in my topics I created here on the board. It is under the Reno Quilt show topic.

    Here is a link, just scroll down to the pink one...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-55136-1.htm

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