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Looking for a pattern to use african/tribal looking fabric

Old 10-15-2017, 05:02 AM
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Default Looking for a pattern to use african/tribal looking fabric

Hi there,
I want to make a quilt for a friend. Her husband is African and she is very fond of colorful tribal prints. I found a collection that would be perfect for her taste (Tribal from Snow Leopard Design). Here's an exemple.

But since it's not at all my usual style, I just don't have any clue about what kind of pattern I could use. Any idea? I would like to keep it quite simple as I want to finish this quilt rather quickly.
Thanks!

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Old 10-15-2017, 05:56 AM
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put a batting and backing to it and zig zag on the vertical stripes.
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:01 AM
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I would put them together in strip like you have them laid out. That is so pretty!!!
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:05 AM
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I had a piece of tribal-looking fabric but it wasn't enough for a quilt. I bought a 24X 36" painter's canvas and wrapped the fabric around it and hung it on the bedroom wall as a piece of art. It looked really nice (at least I think it did). At night, DH and I always keep a glass of water on our small nightstands, so I used a few small leftover pieces to make 2 double layer circular cloths to protect the wood.
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I should have mentioned that I have a collection of fat quarter of this collection in my stash. Enough to make a lap size quilt but not enough to make a wholecloth quilt :-)
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Since most African fabrics are usually very busy I would keep it very simple.
Either sew them in squares or rectangles. If you want to go a little
fancier, add a black sashing. Check Google Images for African quilt.
Lots of ideas there.

If you want to go fancier, make a Double Slice. Check Missouri Star
for the video.

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I immediately thought of the BQ quilt patterns. They showcase large prints in squares with a background and accent colors. The company is Maple something. Let us see what you decide to do!

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I think it is Maple Island. Linda
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:33 AM
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This one with black sashing
https://www.anniescatalog.com/detail.html?prod_id=94737
Also google the name of the pattern Big Blocks and you can see it in all kinds of color combinations.
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Have you ever looked at www.quilterscache.com for free patterns? You print them off on your computer. Its very handy, I think Marsha has over 1600 blocks now. I do like the way you have it laid out, and think the strips would be a great choice and very quick to do. Do show it to us as a finished quilt, please, so we can admire it too.
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