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Thread: pattern suggestions for an African quilt

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    Senior Member Boxer mom's Avatar
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    Now that I have the all of the material for some material I have had for a while I need a pattern. Below is a pic of my main and the second is the main with all the ones I found to go with it.
    I want the main to be the bigest pieces and I am thinking something not to busy. I don't have to use all of the material, I was thinking just the first 5 or 6.
    Here are the amounts..
    Main African- almost 3 yrds
    the triangles - 2 yrds and the rest are one yard each.

    I will be looking threw all my patterns to see what I have and I have alot.

    The main fabric
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    The main with all the others.
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    I love all your fabrics :-D

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    Excuse my sounding a bit like a broken record, but these would lend well to a Just Can't Cut It ( http://www.tropicalquilter.com/awu04.html ) or a Turning Twenty - you'd get to really showcase your main fabric, and include the rest of them. I'm sure you could swap around the fabrics for the Just Can't Cut It so they'd all be included, easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladygen
    Excuse my sounding a bit like a broken record, but these would lend well to a Just Can't Cut It ( http://www.tropicalquilter.com/awu04.html ) or a Turning Twenty - you'd get to really showcase your main fabric, and include the rest of them. I'm sure you could swap around the fabrics for the Just Can't Cut It so they'd all be included, easily.
    I agree with u plus i would show of the beauty of the masks, may be making big blocks will be enough
    and u have wonderful colors. Is it viscose or thick cotton?

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    Sorry I don't haev any suggestions, but wanted to say that I can't wait to see what you do with these fabrics, I love them!

    You might try blankquilting.com tho.

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    I like, I will put it in the file with the others and then I will have to choose.

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    WOW :D love the mixture of the fabric, can't wait to see the finished product :thumbup:

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    Where did you find the fabric second from the left??? I love it!

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    can't wait to see what you choose, love all of them

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    Boxer Mom Maybe the masks as centre pieces blocks with flying geese around them. Also the fabric (bright blocks triangles) would be the bottom hut walls with the 5th fabric stripes for the huts roofs. Also you could use the 3rd fabric for the sides of the flying geese. fabric 4 and 6 for some ground pieces and join all with sashings of fabric 7 then border with the last one. Maybe you should see if you could get the book of Quilt Africa by Jenny Williamson and Pat Porter nr ISBN 1919790802 (2004)

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