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    Does anyone have any ideas on what block I can use these fabrics with?
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    i really like the nine patch pizzazz with large scale prints. theirs a book on the market about the concept but if you google the name and click on images you'll see lots of examples and can just go by the pictures.

    if you'd like more information on it let me know - i taught the ladies at our church how to make them for hospice quilts.

    i think i still have a word doc on how to make one.

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    9-Patch Pizazz sounds good. Those are beautiful fabrics! My favorite colors! :lol:

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    First of all you can send all of that to me!!! :) The colors will be great in my bedroom and I'd probably go for a Mariners compass a LARGE ONE and fussy cut the big print for the 4 or cross center and then use the others for the other parts of the compass. Then pick out some other type of blocks to go around. Actually almost any block will do. As you can tell I just gave you a discription of my fantisy quilt for my king size bed. I've made one practice block, still needs some tweking. Excuse my spelling.
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    I can't wait to see what you decide. I have two of your fabrics. Didn't they just call to you. I haven't decided what to do with mine either.

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    Gosh those are beautiful fabrics! I think they'd look good with any block. How about a log cabin with a beige for the light color?

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    I was looking through my block notebook and found a block that Jinny Beyer
    designed called Seville.. it is perfect.. as she shows it, it has 5 fabrics in it, and the center would be awesome fussycut. The pattern I have has templates for a 12" block.... It's a free pattern on her website.
    Oh, and I'll pm you my address so you can mail the fabrics to me.. those are gorgeous!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidmona
    Does anyone have any ideas on what block I can use these fabrics with?
    Can't think of anything off the top of my head, but if you send the fabric to me, I'm SURE I could think of something! lol
    It's pretty, pretty fabric!

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    windham fabrics also has alot of really nice patterns that can be used to feature large scale prints.

    here's a link

    http://www.windhamfabrics.com/projects/index.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    windham fabrics also has alot of really nice patterns that can be used to feature large scale prints.

    here's a link

    http://www.windhamfabrics.com/projects/index.shtml
    Thanks for the link - great patterns!

    I love those fabrics - I'm using the beige swirly one in my pioneer BOM!

    I think one of those patterns would suit them to a tee - maybe with stars with a biggish square centre to show one of the big prints.

    K x

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    thanks for the help ladies. I found one I like but it means shopping for another five fabrics to go with what I have.....oh well, guess I'll have to make the sacrifice and go shopping :lol:

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    I think they are crying out to made into a Pineapple Quilt.
    I love them they are beautiful.

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    I love the pineapple block but I don't paper piecing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidmona
    I love the pineapple block but I don't paper piecing.
    i think there's a tutorial on this forum for strip piecing a pineapple block.

    (i love to paper piece)

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    Beautiful fabrics!!! Can't wait to see what you make with them!!

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    I have the same and it looks good in log cabin block :lol:

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    Hi,

    I recently saw a quilt with large squares of flower material stripped in black and set on point. Was very pretty.

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    I have those fabrics myself and they are beautiful. I used mine only 2 for a mystery quilt that i'm finishing, don't know any others at the top of my head!

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    yummmers!!! I'm sure if you send them to me, I could figure out something. Course you'll have to say by byes, to them, lol!!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by sidmona
    I love the pineapple block but I don't paper piecing.
    i think there's a tutorial on this forum for strip piecing a pineapple block.

    (i love to paper piece)
    Sidmona, you owe it to yourself to at least check the pineapple one on here. It's not ppr piecing, You do a square, or is it a diamond, and put one on top, r side to r side, then cut x and open...that's the gist, but it looks like a fun way to make something pretty and use a lot of different fabrics. Have fun whatever you decide :D

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