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Thread: I need an easy block idea- 3 fabrics

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    I want to make my grandmother a lap quilt. I have found fabrics that I forgot about in my stash. She loves birds, so when I was digging around and ran across hummingbird fabric I knew it was for her. It's really pretty it has humming birds all over with plenty of flowers. I have pink and blue fabric to go with it.
    I don't want to do an attic window, last time it didn't turn out so well. I am not ready for that again.
    I would just like some simple block ideas.
    thanks in advance

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    Rail fence would be very pretty, and it would work up quickly and easily.

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    My choices for something simple that will show off a fabric are usually a rail fence, D9P, or Irish chain.

    Lynette

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    snowball is always good. you can put the hummingbirds in the center and use the blues and pinks in the corners.

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    I like the snowball also because it gives you a large piece of your print in the middle, rail fence would be nice also

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndawn
    My choices for something simple that will show off a fabric are usually a rail fence, D9P, or Irish chain.

    Lynette
    The rail fence would cut up the bird fabric, but how about something that reminds me of the rail fence -- Warm Wishes. It's been a while since it was recommended on the QB. I found it online. It uses a block of 3 strips and a feature block. You could use the blue and pink in the strips and the bird fabric for the feature fabric. The strips could be alternated by doing some blocks blue-pink-blue and some pink-blue-pink. The D9P would also be great. I haven't done the Irish Chain yet, so I can't speak of it's difficulty.

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    First thing I thought of was Warm wishes, that way you have the focus fabric and work around it ! Let us know what you decide :lol:

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    How about Contrary Husband?



    The secondary pattern formed is pinwheels.


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    How about friendship star or Austin from quilter's cache. Any of the stars like Austin would look great. I love the disappearing nine patch too.

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    Churn Dash or the good old basic nine patch

    or an uneven nine patch - has a large square in the middle and smaller pieces around it - small squares in the corners and rectangles on the middle edges


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    I love the Irish chain pattern. It just makes such a pretty quilt.

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    I vote for Snowball. I have never made one but I have seen them. It does show of the center fabric very nicely.

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    snowball will go really quickly and before long you'll see something. if that's your aim, then i would definitely go with snowball. it's perfect for feature fabrics and only requires two other fabrics. voila!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    First thing I thought of was Warm wishes, that way you have the focus fabric and work around it ! Let us know what you decide :lol:
    I decided to do Warm Wishes. I went ahead and got another fabric. So now I have the birds and then 3 solids. I got all the stripes cut last night and most sewn together. I finished that part up this morning. Now I'm off to cut the bird fabric and will get busy putting it together. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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