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Thread: Hawaiian fabrics from my friend what shall i do with it......

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    Junior Member bugsmom's Avatar
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    One of my best friends just went on vacation to Hawaii and brought me back this cute little block of Hawaiian printed fabric. They are small rectangles and there are around 4 or 5 of each print. Any suggestions? I love the prints, and I love that she not only thought of me on her vacation but thought of something i would truly appreciate. Gotta love your girlfriends right :D The prints are so bright and pretty!

    Thanks for your help,
    Carrie
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    wow, could you make yourself a cute tote bag???

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    What about one of those cute little bow tucks purses or the little charm pack purses. That way you could take your friends gift wherever you go! They really are pretty!

    (Hee Hee, Craftybear, you beat me to it!)

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    here is a link that I started on reversible totes for free patterns that I found online for all of us to enjoy

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-48880-1.htm

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    Very pretty! I'd square them up (get them all the same size) and add sashing, maybe cornerstones too. You could use it for a wallhanging, center of a quilt with additional Hawaiian print for borders, table runner, etc.

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    LOVE your blocks!!
    you could leave them as they are and add sashing to them?
    check out some the patterns for charm squares, they seem to be similar.
    just sit back and enjoy them, the right pattern will come along.

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    I think we were typing at the same time

    Quote Originally Posted by RatherB Quilting
    What about one of those cute little bow tucks purses or the little charm pack purses. That way you could take your friends gift wherever you go! They really are pretty!

    (Hee Hee, Craftybear, you beat me to it!)

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    If you are showing all you have, I would definitely do a tote bag. Find some complementary fabrics to go with them and you could even make two - one for you and one for the friend who gave you the fabrics.

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    I would bind/sash them in black. Look on line there is a pattern called Seattle Streets or Seattle Sunset and your fabrics would look beautiful in this type quilt.

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    I would get some black fabric and make a lap quilt with them. If the blocks are all the same size just add sashing and borders.

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    I saw this quilt I love called Postcards from Hawaii. I have been collecting fabrics to make one similar. Here is a link:

    http://lisaboyer.blogspot.com/2009/0...-giveaway.html

    I love your fabrics!

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    would be great for the charm pack purse, then u wouldn't have to cut much off of those beauties

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I saw this quilt I love called Postcards from Hawaii. I have been collecting fabrics to make one similar. Here is a link:

    http://lisaboyer.blogspot.com/2009/0...-giveaway.html

    I love your fabrics!
    This looks beautiful

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    Whatever you do, it would so great with solid black sashing to make them stand out even more. The picture just jumped into my head.

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    Wow what a great friend!

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    What about an origami quilt making little shirts out of the Hawaiian fabric? I saw one once that just shouted "Fun in the Sun"!!

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    I love the Postcards quilt idea! I also have some Hawaiian fabrics from a trip with a close friend who passed away earlier this year. She spent 18 yrs in Hawaii and so we went twice. The post card idea seems perfect to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I saw this quilt I love called Postcards from Hawaii. I have been collecting fabrics to make one similar. Here is a link:

    http://lisaboyer.blogspot.com/2009/0...-giveaway.html

    I love your fabrics!

    WOW!!! That would be a beautiful quilt, I like the idea of this in black too!!!

    What a great friend you have!!! :D:D:D

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    Oh i love the postcards quilt. I think I will set it in black for a little something different. It will make all of the fabric pop :D she is a great friend :D

    Thanks for all the responses,
    Carrie

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    Quote Originally Posted by ann clare
    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I saw this quilt I love called Postcards from Hawaii. I have been collecting fabrics to make one similar. Here is a link:

    http://lisaboyer.blogspot.com/2009/0...-giveaway.html

    I love your fabrics!
    This looks beautiful
    Wow! Those fabrics are bright & cheerful! This is a great idea to use them!

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    the post card idea is great and i would do it in either black or a color that goes well with all the colors, maybe a dark gray, you want something that is muted and will help the colors to really pop. you could even do two wall hanging size ones. one for her and one for you. just a thought.

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    Oh Carrie- those are beautiful!!! Where is Middletown? I'm in Columbus :D

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    What beautiful blocks. I would frame them with black and make a wall hanging. Every time you looked at it you could think of your friend.

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    The post card quilt would be cute using this technique to make them "float". Happy sewing!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-48453-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Very pretty! I'd square them up (get them all the same size) and add sashing, maybe cornerstones too. You could use it for a wallhanging, center of a quilt with additional Hawaiian print for borders, table runner, etc.
    Katier825, I didn't know how to describe it the way you did and this is just what I wanted to suggest. Each square is most likely representative of something native to Hawaii. They are special.
    Regards, Dorothy

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