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    Inspiration needed!

    I bought these gorgeous fabrics. Normally I have difficulty finding fabrics for a particular pattern. This time I found the fabrics w/o a pattern in mind and I'm having a total block on how to best show case these fabrics in a quilt! Please help me find the purrrrrfect pattern! Thank you!

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    The stripped fabric doesn't look like it blends, but it does. I was actually picturing using it as my binding.
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    I just got the "Swoon" pattern download from Connecting Threads and it would be great in these fabrics.

    Here is the link (I hope)
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Pat...__D10253D.HTML
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    Gorgeous fabric! Yep, I have done that also.

    Right now I'm lovin the tumbler pattern. How much of that solid purple did you buy? That's a good separator fabric. Summer Porch by Quilt in a Day would be very pretty using that solid purple for the sashing and it would showcase the pretty prints. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...summer%20porch

    Your stripe fabric would be gorgeous cut on a diagonal for the binding - also easier to match up seams.

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    striped fabric is awesome for binding. Sorry, I have no ideas, but you picked a gorgeous collection.
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    How about Shadowbox with the darker purple as the shadow? Beautiful fabrics and I would use the stripe for the binding too. I usually do straight edge binding but in this case I might do bias binding to get the Barber pole effect.

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    Chopsticks would be cute in this if you had enough of the fabric that reads solid or add one like a white.

    http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2011/04/chopsticks.html

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    When I saw your fabrics I thought of the "Swirly Girls designs" a pattern called "Focus Pocus" - I saw the pattern on this board - one of our members - Tealfalcon - has the quilt as her avatar. Try looking it up on this board - I haven't quite figured out how to link it here.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...on-u26856.html
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    this is similar to Otis' suggestion, but this was my first thought http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...n-t219655.html
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    someone posted this one in the chat room the other night. I thought it was beautiful, and think it would work with your fabrics. You could the stripe as the sashing? http://www.quilterscache.com/images8/nicolesCL.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove View Post
    I bought these gorgeous fabrics. Normally I have difficulty finding fabrics for a particular pattern. This time I found the fabrics w/o a pattern in mind and I'm having a total block on how to best show case these fabrics in a quilt! Please help me find the purrrrrfect pattern! Thank you!

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    The stripped fabric doesn't look like it blends, but it does. I was actually picturing using it as my binding.
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    I like this pattern https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...%3B1600%3B1295 Anyone know where I can find it? Anyone know what the original pattern might have been called? If not, I'm gonna wing it lol

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    You got some really good suggestions. Lovely material. Let us know what you decide to do with it.

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    It's kind of like "Fatty Fatty Two by Four" by Thimbleberries??

    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove View Post
    I like this pattern https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...%3B1600%3B1295 Anyone know where I can find it? Anyone know what the original pattern might have been called? If not, I'm gonna wing it lol

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    Thank you! I found the Fatty Fatty pattern. Omg, the fabrics that the actual pattern used made the quilt look ugly! I'm always amazed at how different the same pattern can look based on the fabric/colors used.
    Quote Originally Posted by sarge1 View Post
    It's kind of like "Fatty Fatty Two by Four" by Thimbleberries??

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