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Thread: Can you help me design a baby quilt around this?

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    Can you help me design a baby quilt around this?

    I'm......kinda at a loss. Its for a baby. I want it to have some texture. I don't want a flat quilt. Help! I can't even figure out what other fabrics to go with it...let alone a pattern. Also...its a baby girl.

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    My first thoughts are to fussy cut the logo design out with the words and see what size that is as a square. Then add some other squares of that blue, cats, and maybe a pinkish orange as a complement -- also maybe some white or black and white print.
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    I agree with Patti25314, this would probably make a cute quilt!!!!

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    ok I see minky fabric and a rag quilt. what a scary quilt for a baby girl. sorry. the minky is so soft rag dimensional could use the fabric on top, minky underneath, um I would add hot pink to well girl it up, bright as that blue is bright.. dont know. I am all about bright or colorful for little ones. I would design say a pillow with that.
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    I would stick it on the back and use whatever I would like suitable for a baby girl on the front.
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    Have you thought about using this with a blue or black toile. The toile is very feminine. I think I would fussy cut the 3 main designs then look for coordinating fabrics. Try using the Design wall at fabric.com I find that very helpful when auditioning fabrics. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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    IMHO I would never use black in a baby quilt, sorry but black is for adults not babies

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    Here are some ideas. Hot pink is cute with the blue. And the cat paw are cute. Add some of the colors in flannel and fleece. Chenille would be cute. http://www.fabric.com/DesignWall.asp...3-d08d802e86ce

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    I wouldn't use it for a baby girl. I like traditional colors. Use this in a quilt for a man or older boy. Just what I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I wouldn't use it for a baby girl. I like traditional colors. Use this in a quilt for a man or older boy. Just what I think.
    That is my opinion as well. I like strong colors for kids, but try to avoid anything that smacks of commercialism. If you really want to use this fabric, you could measure the actual width, divide by 4 and use that measure as the unit size for a large friendship star on a background of any color that pleases you. (if the usable size is 40". cut 10" squares to start your 9" HST units).

    You could quilt in panthers on the background.

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    Looks like backing to me ;-)
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    I have made several sports team quilts so I appreciate your dilemma. Some team colors present challenges, as does yours. The quilt is not about whether the baby is a girl or boy. It's about the parents being big Panthers fans. I would just scour the fabric store for colors which blend with the blue, use a lot of white and do a three-color quilt. Wish I could be more helpful. Personally, I would have fun with the challenge.

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    I would use this material and make deminsional windmills blocks. Then I would match the blue in the quilt and add a pink and put it all on a white back ground. Mixing the team print and the blue and pink pin-wheels will make it look girly. Use the same material in a check or piano key border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewCrazy4Quilts View Post
    I'm......kinda at a loss. Its for a baby. I want it to have some texture. I don't want a flat quilt. Help! I can't even figure out what other fabrics to go with it...let alone a pattern. Also...its a baby girl.

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    Make this the backing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    I would stick it on the back and use whatever I would like suitable for a baby girl on the front.
    I agree! That's what I'd do.

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    Black n white toile or.... wonderful blues and whites log cabin or court house steps with beautiful red centers on one side and just the panther print on the other side w red binding!!!! This may be a very special quilt for parents and baby. I have a great nephew who still has a quilt I made him 12 yrs ago. I see expectant mothers buying loud, vibrant colored fleece for baby blankets. No hem, no sew. I mean neon lime green, purple, orange. If the mother likes it, she will enjoy caring for her babe even more.

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    Looks like a warm wishes to me

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    I would cut it into squares. Then buy a white charm pack and make a rag quilt. I would probably fussy cut some, but not all of the designs.

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    The pattern Quilts for Kids use would be great. Use this for the big squares and then a 4 patch in blue and white. Also, if this is what the parents want, ignore the folks who say it isn't appropriate. Non-traditional is the new thing :-)

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