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Old 09-22-2012, 02:20 PM
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I found a pic of this fabric online and became obsessed with it. Spent 2 days trying to find any store that wasn't sold out if it! I now have 5 yards in my possession and need to buy matching fabrics to make a quilt.

http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail....f-43ce06413af1

The reason for my obsession: I have a friend who is a realtor here in town that specializes in the Mid Century Modern homes. He also lives in a mid mod home and is in the process of restoring and redecorating the home. He has all this fabulous 1950s funiture and appliances, and a wonderful paint job in the house in the great colors used during that time period. I saw this fabric and wanted to make him a mid mod quilt.

Now I am trying to decide what kind of quilt pattern would look Mid Mod. The print on this fabric is kinda big so right now all I can think of is maybe a simple D9 patch with maybe the black diamond and orange dot prints used in the blocks of the 9 patch that will be cut. Any other ideas out there before I order matching fabrics?
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:27 PM
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I was going to suggest what you said, keeps the prints integrity, you dont want to loose it.
if you really l o v e that fab, you can app a few of those do dadz on and do some funky quilting.
Have them kinda float. Make them out of your coordinating/contrast fabs, vary size then app on.
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My son bought a home built in the 1950s.
I googled "1950 quilt blocks" for ideas
try that
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You might try looking at the Michael Miller website to see if they have a pattern featuring these fabrics.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:37 PM
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Look at some of the "Modern Quilts". Modern Quilt Guild has examples on their flicker pgs. Something with a good bit of negative space would highlight any of that fabric line (which I love, by the way!). Lots of white and or gray would be perfect. Love, love, love your fabric. Oh, look at Moda bake shop for ideas as well.
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Could you use it as a backing fabric so the pattern is preserved, and use complementary fabrics to make a pieced pattern on the other side?

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How about a wide band (12-15") horizontally OR vertically of focus fabric with chevrons in coordinating colors perpendicular to the band of focus. cheverons kinda remind me of 50's
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That site that showed the piece had several companion pieces, I would go with some of those, the colors will be true to the main piece.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Linda Loo View Post
Look at some of the "Modern Quilts". Modern Quilt Guild has examples on their flicker pgs. Something with a good bit of negative space would highlight any of that fabric line (which I love, by the way!). Lots of white and or gray would be perfect. Love, love, love your fabric. Oh, look at Moda bake shop for ideas as well.
I agree with all she said!! Lots of negative space to highlight the fabric. Use the remainder of the 5 yards for the backing (with perhaps the same design in reverse??).

Here's a few I found that could be terrific for this quilt.

http://hiptopiecesquares.com/blog/modern_quiltalong/ the "Big Dots" quilt

http://www.allquilting.biz/quilt-blo...ative%20space/ "orbs way" - I would use your fabric as the background

http://www.handmadebyalissa.com/ several idea's in her blog. I like the "Pink greater than".
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:13 PM
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I think a D9P pattern would look very good with that fabric!

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