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Thread: finding a pattern

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    okay I am in a quandary. I am making a quilt for my DD and have been collecting fabric that I like for her for about 6 months now. I just have not found the right pattern for it. I thought that I had a layout for her but it just wasn't going to look right. I have to make is a full size quilt because that is what her bed is right now. I was wanting to do pp for most of the blocks. and am toying with a couple of carol doaks blocks. but still not sure what to do. what do you guys think? here are the fabrics that I have so far.

    none of these are set in stone except the fairy fabric
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    this is one of the block patterns that I was considering I jsut want it to be about 20" instead of 12" when finished.
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    Wow! I love that block! I wanted to make the Gypsy Garden quilt by Kaffe Fasset for my daughter, but she wants Darcy Ashton's horses appliqued instead. I collected the first set of fabrics for 7 years! So I will have to make the GG quilt for someone else.

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    Beautiful fabrics.

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    This is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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    What about a storm at sea pattern?

    This is what I am making for my father in batiks. it is my first quilt I design in EQ7. It is all paper pieced.

    The block is called Jungle Star.
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    Wow...love it. I also have been starting a collection of fairies for my someday granddaughter.

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    I really love that block and the way you fussy cut the fairies! Gorgeous!!!

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    how pretty!

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    can't you supersize the block? Blow it up 167%.
    Alernatively make 4 -10 inch blocks plus seam allwamces to make a 20 inch square. Love the fabrics.

    Rita

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    This block looks fabulous as is. I'm wondering what would happen to the fairy pieces if you made it bigger. They look in proportion right now, but if you do want a bigger block, try enlarging it as Rita said and do a test block.

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    I have enlarged it to be 16" finished that is as big as I can get it on my home printer. I plan on cutting up the fabric for one of the blocks to see how it looks. I can't wait to see how it will turn out. it is like having a baby. you are all excited about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahm4605
    I have enlarged it to be 16" finished that is as big as I can get it on my home printer. I plan on cutting up the fabric for one of the blocks to see how it looks. I can't wait to see how it will turn out. it is like having a baby. you are all excited about it.
    I can't wait to see how this block turns out.
    Ria

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    Do you want all the blocks to be the same pattern? http://www.quilterscache.com has lots of pp blocks to pick from. Maybe you could change it up by having the fairy in the center in some blocks and on the spokes in others. Just a thought.

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    with the fairy in the center it looks like she is in the middle of a flower. I plan on doing a couple of blocks in the quilt. this is just going to be the medallion in the center. i have never been one to be scared to cut fabric, but I am scared with this quilt. I think because I only have a yard of the fairy fabric so far.

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    Beautiful block.

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