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Thread: *HELP* Block and Layout Suggestions

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    I have seen quilts with fabric like this, but they were different flowers. Look up the manufacturer's website and check out their patterns for the collection and see if there's anything there you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amazon
    :roll: :?: :!: I am stumped, I think I have quilters block or whatever you want to call it. I started this over 7 months ago and have never had one stump me this long. I bought the fabric at Hancocks when they had they big blowout sale for $2 yard. Immediately thought of my sister, her favorite flower is the iris.Okay , here is what I do know:
    1.I want this to be lap-size.
    2. I want iris' somewhere on it.
    3. I don't want heirloom quality, just so she can curl up and watch tv.
    4 I want to use the colors below

    Now here is the whishy-washy part, Do i want:
    1. Large center applique w/ classic blocks around it.
    2.individual flower blocks w/ several borders.
    3. to use the other three flower in the fabric for blocks also.
    4. Scrap the applique and just make classic blocks and use the focus fabric as my border.

    I have searched google photos,the QB, my magazines & books,ordered books from Amazon. Nothing ! The Fabric part came easy this time, I collected it in three seperate shopping trips, but the pattern or layout part has me bumfuzzled.
    Here are the inspirational pics. and the part of the problem too.
    http://www.quilterscache.com/I/IrisWreathBlock.html
    http://www.quilterscache.com/D/DaffodilWreathBlock.html Make a tulip and whatever the other flower is to go with these. And then there is the Amish quilt site here: http://www.amishcountrylanes.com/PHP/Tour2007.php #'s 476 & 634 enter one less and it jumps to the next. Any suggestions or picture would be great! Thanks
    If I had that choice, I would think about fussy cutting the iris, also find a paperpiece pattern, and put it in the diagram you also showed (right after the fabric picture) Good luck and send pictures.

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    I would make it a panel with blocks on the outer edge, then a border using the darker purple.
    Just did a deer panel that looks simular to your flowers and I put a frame around mine, then 3 color tumbler blocks with a deer block in each corner. You might do something simular.

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    Have you considered making churn dash blocks with the flower blocks in the print as the center focus of the churn block, or perhaps doing an attic window with the flower blocks as the center. You could use all of the other colors alernating for different borders of the attic window and churn dash does this make sense? I think I would do one of these if this were my fabric and also use the pretty green with the liliac flowers in it as a border for the quilt. I love your fabric. You did well on your choices. BE sure and let us know what you decide.

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    You are getting a lot of ideas here. Look up the 9 patch pizazz. I bought one from Amazon & plan to use it for my next quilt.

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    This may sound crazy but I really like the fabric in the background and would make it the backing so you don't have to cut the pictures. I liked the second style quilt in your picture for the other fabrics. Good luck. Been there with the quilters block then when it breaks I've gone totally manic and can't work fast enough-it'll come when you least expect it

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    sewcrafty said: You want a throw around quilt, not heirloom. So then why not just use the Iris fabric as the whole center as the focus? Add borders and then quilt it around all the different size boxes and around the flowers.
    I'm not one that believes that every piece of fabric is made to be sliced up. Some say, just use me.

    I agree. That floral print is really beautiful just as it is. I am an iris fan, and love all flowers, so I would have a hard time cutting up that fabric if it can be used as is.

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    I have no suggestions for you except, when it is finished, send it to me....hehehe

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    The flower fabric is wonderful....make a smallish square in the center and then do something around the center and then a couple of borders! Use a few of the iris in the outside edge and/border! Simple! Keep it simple!

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    I love the two throws beneath your fabrics. Can you tell me what pattern they are? Thanks. Love your choice of fabrics. No matter what you do, it will be beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    I just saw a gorgeous quilt the other day. It was a log cabin with some broderie perse applique to accent it

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-153855-1.htm
    I would go with this one. This is one of my favorites in a very very long list from this Board.

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    I don't have a suggestion, but I love your fabric!

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    One of my Turning Twenty pattern books had directions for the same type quilt pattern using fewer or more FQ's which would give you various size quilts - lap, throw, twin, full, queen, and kings. That being said - I cut all the FQ's as per layout for the size quilt I was making, and then substituted semi-fussy cut squares for the size squares called for in the directions. Unfortunately, I can't find my Turning Twenty pattern book so I could give you the exact name. Might have been Book II or Book III - but I can't remember which one it was. Anyhow, it's a fast and easy quilt to cut out and piece - and those larger squares are perfect for a fussy cut square or as a background for applique. Just a thought - love the colors you've chosen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by busygranny
    I love the two throws beneath your fabrics. Can you tell me what pattern they are? Thanks. Love your choice of fabrics. No matter what you do, it will be beautiful.
    I don't know the names, found them on google image search; I typed - quilt pic of appliqued center and traditional blocks together. Tons of pictures .

    The tulip one is from this site : http://www.quiltuniversity.com
    it was for a class. The instrutor may have the pattern or be able to help you find it.
    The Baltimore Album was from this site http://www.blossomhillquilts.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCsews2
    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    I just saw a gorgeous quilt the other day. It was a log cabin with some broderie perse applique to accent it

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-153855-1.htm
    I would go with this one. This is one of my favorites in a very very long list from this Board.
    It is gorgeous! I have it bookmarked. Thanks :thumbup:

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