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    17 yards of batik

    I purchased a total of +- 17 yards of batik mostly fat quarters and some fat eights from eBay. The colors are blues, greens, pinks, oranges and multicolored pieces with yellow on them. They started arriving yesterday and now I am am looking for ideas for a quilt. I would like to showcase the fabric, so I do not want to cut the fabric too much and I am looking for suggestions. This will be for my bedroom. Thanks a lot!
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    You could do something like this
    http://www.craftconn.com/Main.asp?Ta...roductID=24991
    or this
    http://blueundergroundstudios.com/sh...n-pattern.html
    or this
    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-ATK-138
    or have a look here there are lots that would work, I love the BQ pattern
    http://www.mapleislandquilts.com/quiltpatterns.asp
    have fun, you could also just google images of batik quilts and see what takes your fancy. I also love the jewel box pattern done in batiks
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    Thank you so much. The first one is stunning! Exactly what I had in mind! Thanks again.

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    Square in a square or bento box would be pretty in batiks. I've also seen batiks used for Shadow box and it's beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashana View Post
    Thank you so much. The first one is stunning! Exactly what I had in mind! Thanks again.
    That is a stunning one but you don't need to buy the pattern. It's just a basic design - squares, sashings and corner stones. You determine the size of the squares and the sashings/corner stones.

    Do you have a solid dark fabric for the sashings?

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    I made a double wedding ring w/batits...beige melons and centers...just gorgeous. Used extra fab for pillows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    That is a stunning one but you don't need to buy the pattern. It's just a basic design - squares, sashings and corner stones. You determine the size of the squares and the sashings/corner stones.

    Do you have a solid dark fabric for the sashings?
    Yes, I was thinking of doing it without pattern. It is fairly simple design. I have charcoal gray Kona solid that would be perfect. Thank you! I have about 3 yards which should be ok.

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    bargello comes to mind

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    http://ambrosiaarts.blogspot.com/201...1_archive.html
    something colorful like this, bargello's are pretty simple to make too

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    i used batiks in a d9p. the larger pieces showcase the fabric quite nicely.

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    I made an all-batik in the "It's Good To Be Square" pattern. Great showcase for the fabrics. Bought the pattern from Keepsake for $9 and the next week , bought a mag. and there it was, different name, same quilt. I was not a happy quilter.
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    I just saw this posted here on the QB. I plan on using the same pattern with some batiks my daughter brought me from Alaska.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...y-t202945.html
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    I have made a couple of batik tops. I love both, and I think the most outstanding is a sampler quilt with a beige/peach batik background and sashing, with thin aqua strips as connector bars in the sashing.
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    I found a good buy on blue and white batiks and bought a bunch and then had to decide what to do with them and decided on a snowball block so the white moda snow fabric I had looked great with the batiks!
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    i Am not a scappy person, but just learned to do the New York Beauty. I did it in an "organized" fashion, but now I'm collecting batiks to do another. They are just beautiful with them! In out block of the month section there are pictures and a pattern right now available. There are a lot of easy methods out there of you are not a paper piercer!

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    You might also consider a shadow box pattern. It allows you to show off the batik's colors.

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    I've been working on a "Pineapple Blossom" design for mmmmm maybe 3 years. It's done with white and all colors of batiks. I just looked up the pineapple block and this one starts with the white. The picture is beautiful. I got the pictures from this board but can't locate it again. Good thing I printed it out at the time. I'm planning on getting back to it on our next retreat the first part of Nov. I get way to many ideas from here. That's my trouble. Love this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashana View Post
    I purchased a total of +- 17 yards of batik mostly fat quarters and some fat eights from eBay. The colors are blues, greens, pinks, oranges and multicolored pieces with yellow on them. They started arriving yesterday and now I am am looking for ideas for a quilt. I would like to showcase the fabric, so I do not want to cut the fabric too much and I am looking for suggestions. This will be for my bedroom. Thanks a lot!
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    I liked the first one also

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    So I will make the first one. I think I am going to make a shadow box/floating squares as well because the pattern gives a really interesting dimension to the quilt. I may actually have more than 17 yards, all in fat quarters, and almost all different, so I see even three quilts in my future.

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