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Thread: I need ideas on what patterns might work better for these kinds of prints

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    I need ideas on what patterns might work better for these kinds of prints

    I was given several Asian prints and need some ideas on what quilt patterns might work better for these prints or even what kinds of projects to put them in...

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    Can you post pictures of the fabrics?

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    without the fabric images, it is hard to say. One of my favorite uses for an oriental FQ is as background for what I call "Initial Success". This is a single initial applique as a quick gift wallhanging. I also bought a printof a very large egret in flight. I merely put corners on it to make a diagonal placement. This was a twin sized quilt that sold for good money at auction. In the qulting, I outlined the feathers. I did feathered triangular 'wreaths' in the corners. The scale of you prints makes a huge difference. Someone on this board used a number of smaller scale prints, mainly florals, in 9" or so circles appliqued to a black background. That was lovely. I designed a table runner tea set using a small floral print and a couple of co0rdinating plains. They gave a nice impression of an oriental tea set.

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    Here is a link to the awesome Asian quilt mentioned above. It is beautiful!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...c-t207883.html

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    Scroll down to Happy little lanterns, http://www.lecienusa.com/free-patterns/ or a quilt using the Chinese Lantern quilt block
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    I too have some Asian fabric. Bought it with the intention of doing a "stack and whack". The repeat is fairly close.

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    Stack and whack is usually a good option for these.
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Here's one that makes up a real pretty quilt -
    https://spotlight.com.au/inspiration...-garden-quilt/

    I have made it using non oriental fabrics - and I will keep it in my list of 'proven' patterns!

    Good luck and please share your end results!

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