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    Help Picking a Pattern

    I REALLY love this fabric. However, I can't find a pattern that I think would work with it. I don't want to cut the pieces too small as it would lose the pattern completely. Could someone please help me find a pattern that would work. Thank you in advance.
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    D9p... i'd use the center fabric for the background, the red for the primary color and the other for the minor squares. then the fabric to the right is borders?
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    I would use a pattern called "Just Can't Cut It". Uses five fabrics ~ my biggest decision would be which one to use a the focus fabric. The largest figured one would be my choice but that looks like it may be a strip in the overall fabric. Do you have that one in yardage? Focus fabric strips need to be 12.5" for the blocks.
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    So many possibilities. Try a block you have never done before.
    It will look good.

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    Check out Nancy Zeiman's big block quilts. Those fabrics would wonderful in any one of them.
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    I have a problem of getting stuck with all mediums and not being able to get the other values. I will be following this thread to see what others suggest.
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    How about a Carpenter Star with the background a dark blue. Each round of points could be another color and make your squares larger so you do not lose the beautiful patterns.

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    How about "Warm Wishes". As I recall, the pieces were pretty good sized. You will not lose you pretty fabric patterns with this.
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    I recently saw the pattern "clambake" and thought it would be perfect so fabric I have that I don't want to cut into small pieces. I found a link at random to show the picture.

    http://thimbleblossoms.bigcartel.com...df-pattern-191
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    i like a D9P or warm wishes for that lovely fabric. Please show us what you do, i love the fabric and wondered what to make of it too.
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    I do really love that fabric. The warm wishes pattern suggested would make a really good use of it.
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    I also think it would be gorgeous in the Warm Wishes pattern.

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    Your fabrics are gorgeous! How about a 3D floating tile pattern? Or a Baby Blocks - you could decide the size of the blocks that way.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    D9patch and warm wishes would be great.

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    I bought that fabric in the black color way in 2006. It took me five years to figure out what I wanted to do with it.
    I loved it immensely and still do. I used the border print as vertical sashing between snowball blocks and stars. I only had enough of the focus fabric for two sashing strips. Name:  image.jpeg
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    i know the pattern was from a magazine - I had two subscriptions at that time. I'm sure I can find the exact one if you are interested.
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    JenniePenny, I have a picture of that quilt also. It is one that I was seriously considering, and may still do. But I cut the fabric for a different one yesterday and will add pictures when I get a couple blocks done.

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    I think a large tumbling blocks would work.

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    Well, here is the final layout.
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    I love your final layout, sandybeach!
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