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    Interesting and wonderful fabric

    Look what I found on the sale rack of our local LQS for $2.00 a yard. Michael Miller "Belize Breeze". I have about 2-3/4 yards. I fell in love with it -- just wish the floral bands weren't on the diagonal. Any ideas for quilt patterns that will accent those gorgous flowers? I make lap - throw sized quilts and am hoping this will be enough fabric to "do something" with.

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    No ideas but pretty fabric!
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    Pretty fabric! Perhaps you could make a table runner centering the design~~
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    It's beautiful.
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    Do you have enough repeats that you could do a "Stack and Whack" Dresden? It ends up looking like kaleidoscopes, and I think that would be super fabric for it.

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    It's so pretty you could just cut it to a nice size and quilt it.

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    I agree with lisa just ue it like it is and quilt it! Gorgeous!!!:-)

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    I agree with Lisa & Pianiacs. You could quilt the different flower shapes and using thread colors pulled from the flowers quilt the blue areas with lines of decorative stitches on the diagonal or FMQ these areas with the different thread colors. Beautiful material! I lived in Belize for a few months doing part of my student teaching. It's a beautiful country with friendly, wonderful people.
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    The fabric is pretty and I think I would do a large block that wouldn't cut it up too much.

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    I agree with others. I would use it as a panel and piece around, pulling some of the colors in the flowers.
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    I think I'd make large, fussy cut blocks and surround them with interesting sashing or something.

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    How about the Just Can't cut it quilt pattern.

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    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I actually found a quilt pattern using this fabric. The floral motifs are cut out and appliqued. Not sure I want to do that, but it's an idea to ponder. I don't much care for the other fabrics used in the quilt, but the floral wreath is quite striking. http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/...ize.Breeze.pdf

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    I think I would use it as broderie perse - those flowers are beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I actually found a quilt pattern using this fabric. The floral motifs are cut out and appliqued. Not sure I want to do that, but it's an idea to ponder. I don't much care for the other fabrics used in the quilt, but the floral wreath is quite striking. http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/...ize.Breeze.pdf
    That is beautiful. but I agree about the other fabrics. They detract from the floral. Maybe do the appliqued wreath on a solid fabric and border it with squares.

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