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    Bought the focus fabric and coor fab. Only one yard of foc fab and bought 1 yrd of 4 coor fab. So does anyone have ides which two blocks I could use? Thought about squ in a squ for focus fab and one coor but no idea about secondary block. Going back to a dif JAs today and see if I can find more focus fab.
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    Those are pretty.

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    What a beautiful group, love it!!!
    I am in a similar predicament with a quilt I am working on. I have been searching through Quilters cache for blocks that have 4" centers for my fussy cut. I do not know the size of fussy cut you want for your focus fabric.

    I would suggest 2 extra fabrics, one a solid teal for some small accent squares, and a black for contrast. That would give you 5 fabrics to work with to compliment that beautiful fabric.

    May I ask the name or manufacturer of the fabric?

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    I forgot to mention, one block that I made with a fussy cut was Sulabugs Jan 2010 BOM.

    It might take me a while to find the names for the others as this has been a WIP for a while. Let me know if they would help.

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    Those fabrics would make a beautiful warm wishes quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bones mom
    Those fabrics would make a beautiful warm wishes quilt.
    Yeap. I think so too. Beautifal. :thumbup:

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    Beautiful combination.

    The last time I purchased some fabric "on sale" I made sure to pick up fabric that went together....now I just have to figure out what to do with it - just like you.

    I'll follow this thread to see what develops.

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    you better get more fabric while it is available if you are going to make a quilt larger than a wallhanging.
    Any pattern with large center will work.
    Also suggest you get one coordinating fabric that is darker than those you show.
    Since fabric comes and goes by nightfall you need to decide on pattern and get what you need NOW as it might not be available tomorrow or next week.
    You will need more if you plan on doing borders.

    Swquare in a square would look good in these fabrics. With that large a print it realy doesn't need amall detailed pieces as you won't be able to see it in its full beauty

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    Quote Originally Posted by dglvr
    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bones mom
    Those fabrics would make a beautiful warm wishes quilt.
    Yeap. I think so too. Beautifal. :thumbup:
    Great minds thinks alike, I was thinking warm wishes too.

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    That focal fabric is just screaming at me!!! I love it :D:D:D
    Any star block would be pretty with this group of fabric, too.

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    I love that focus fabric! Definintly reminds me of NM! Cant wait to see what you do with it! Best of success!

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    The fabrics are lovely.

    I second the suggestion to get another coordinating fabric that is darker than the ones you show.

    Right now, the overall effect is "medium"

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    I love your choice of fabrics they will make a fabulous QT Theresse

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    Off to JAs. Shopping for more fab. Such a sacrifice. Will look for a dark fab...maybe brown or brownish black. bye!!

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    The things a quilter will do to make it work - - -

    Enjoy the shopping trip - hope you find what you are looking for.

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    That is the prettiest fabric..I love it..

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    I got a book yesterday....quilts for dorms..that may be a good quilt for that fabric...uses big chunks of fabric...and goes together quickly ..kind of like turning twenty.

    Or I would use it in a Big and Bold quilt pattern by cozy quilts designs.

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    I might be able to get some. I think we still have some in my local store.

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    Just got back from JAs. Found all the fab but had to go to 2 stores..what a pity. Now get it wash up and ready to go. Even decded on a pattern. Two dif sizes of flying geese. Made the pattern before so I know it's easy and no surprised. Took everyone's suggestion and bought dark brown fab, too.

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    Let's see?

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    Wow, those are beautiful colors. I'm drooling.

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    Went on the web site and looked at cozyquilt.com for the pattern you suggested. Right..similiar to turning 20..easy,fast, but looking for a more "organized" pattern...but did book mark for future projects...Thanks

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    Love your colors. Be sure to post when you start. I would really like to see you finished quilt.

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    wow I love your focus fabric and the other fabrics match up nicely :-D

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    What great fabrics! I agree with Sweet; teal for contract but I would try a dark/chocolate brown. Good Luck and post pics as you go along. Thanks.

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