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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I should be receiving these fabrics any day now that I got on eBay. I ordered 10 FQs of each color. I don't have anything planned for them, I just loved the fabric.

    Any suggestions of patterns that are particulary suited to Asian fabrics?

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    WOW Pam

    Those look so scrummy, the colours are so beautiful - I wasn't a huge fan of Oriental prints but I have to confess they are starting to grow on me. :lol:
    Sorry I don't have any suggestions for their use. Good luck with what ever you decide to use them for. :D

    Tisha

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    I have no doubt that you will once again amaze us with something quite spectacular.

    The fabrics are really lovely, enjoy the planning!!

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    I'm using a oriental lantern and chinese quilt block with the fabrics I am waiting for. Found oriental lantern on about.com and the chinese quilt block on quilterscache.com.

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    Oh Pam,
    Those FQ's are absolutely gorgeous!! :D I don't have an idea, to share with you, but I will certainly be looking forward to see what you come up with. Keep sharing, we love your postings!!
    Cheryl
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    Those are beautiful! Asian fabrics always seem so peaceful, even the bright colored ones. I love fat quarters.

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    Beautiful fabrics. I have several of those I bought at my store that was closing. There are many options for quilts. Don't have a specific suggestion.

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    I can't wait ot see what you make with those... asian fans comes to mind!

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    I hadn't thought of fans but that sounds good. Could use some of the fancy stitches on my new sewing maching to embellish the curved edge in gold. I think there is gold in the fabrics.

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    Where did you get the fabric?? My mom has some beautiful artwork from when she lived in the philippines and it is in greens. She planned her bedroom around those paintings. That green fabric would make something wonderful for her room!

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    Wow, those are gorgeous! Nice find!

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    I got it on eBay from debsews.

    http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Debsews-...__W0QQ_armrsZ1

    There are some really beautiful fabrics there. When I decide what I'm going to do I may get something very subtle for a background and something for a border.

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    Oh my goodness. So pretty. I love them.

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    I went to your posted site. Big mistake on my part cause I could spend lots of money there. Her fabrics are beautiful. I'm going back after payday.

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    Thanks for the link. I was thinking earlier about a pattern that had the little end of the fan instead of the traditional 1/4 circle and there is one there. I like the idea of the solid fan to show the fabric but I think it would be cool to actually take that solid and cut it into the fan wedges, sew them back together so that the fabric pattern is interrupted at each wedge like an actual fan might be when it is opened.

    I was also thinking of embroidering a black tassel where the fan meets the triangle base and runs out of the block onto the border, like it is hanging outside the "window" of the block.

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    Beautiful!
    I have some of the red that's there. Got it at Walmart. I do have a couple pieces of the yellow color too!
    It's really pretty stuff!

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    Pam, Shiboridragon.com sells a great fan ruler along with some great patterns for that fabulous fabric and there service is great - quick and very responsive to feedback.

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    Pam - how about the silhouette of a woman and child carrying parasols or fans, standing in a flower garden? You could make a back view - hair and kimono - so you wouldn't have to worry about the faces. Border the quilt as they are walking toward or are in a garden.

    Also check out Kumiko Sudo's books. She has meticulous instructions and some very creative ideas.

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    Love them.

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    I like the idea of parasols but I don't know if I want to do people. I'll think about it and do some doodling.


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    Do you have the March/April issue of Fons and Porter, there is a lovely quilt with Asian fabrics on the front cover and if you go to
    www.FonsandPorter.com
    look for the quilt called Kimono Rose. I love it.

    What do you think???

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    PS I am just waiting on some Asian Fabrics coming from E Quilter, canīt wait.

    They have an amazing range there if you want to check on them

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Do you have the March/April issue of Fons and Porter, there is a lovely quilt with Asian fabrics on the front cover and if you go to
    www.FonsandPorter.com
    look for the quilt called Kimono Rose. I love it.

    What do you think???
    this is what i was going to suggest. i have some blocks that i need to piece (block-of-the-month - all different colors) and i bought this magazine for some ideas. don't know if it's still on the stands, but you might be able to get it at your library? if not, let me know.

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    The Fons and Porter one is beautiful. Lots of ideas forming but they'll have to simmer for awhile since I have my oldest daughter's quilt to do. I really hope the fabric comes today, can't wait to see it and touch it in person.

    I wish my local Walmart had fabric still, I didn't know they carried things like that.

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