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Mystery quilt snag ... would appreciate ideas.

Old 11-24-2015, 07:13 AM
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Default Mystery quilt snag ... would appreciate ideas.

I carefully selected these 12 fat quarters for a mystery quilt sponsored by a local quilt guild. I had a medical issue and was unable to attend the all day sewing event. After seeing my friends' quilts, I decided it wouldn't do my fabric choices any justice. Now I'm stuck! Just can't find a pattern for a lap size quilt using the 6 darks and 6 lights. I need a pattern that doesn't call for any other fabrics, except possibly a border. Does anyone have any suggestions? I really love the fabrics and need to choose a pretty pattern.
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:19 AM
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Is your style traditional or modern or somewhere in between?

I'm thinking Friendship braid, or Log cabin?
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:35 AM
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Quick Quarter Quilts found in Eleanor Burns' Quick Trips book uses quarter yards. It's one of my go to quilt patterns. 12 quarters will make a crib quilt. 18 will make a lap quilt if you want to add a few. You'd just need to add borders.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:10 AM
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Watch MSQC Jenny's tutorial on Disappearing Hourglass and then veiw some of the quilt pictures posted here. This pattern works well with fat quarters in lights and dark. I liked working with the bias edges but if you don't there is a chart for making the pieces on straight of grain on QB. I did a tutorial on how to do the larger block under the title Disappearing Hourglass 12 and 1/2.

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Old 11-24-2015, 09:03 AM
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Yellow Brick Road by Terri Atkinson~~ ?
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:14 AM
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You have the same amount of each fabric? And there are six lights and six darks? That would work perfectly for a Log Cabin! There are many beautiful layouts with this simple pattern - it definitely is on my bucket list! Here's a link to a page that shows just some of the possibilities:

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Old 11-24-2015, 10:36 AM
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You chose some beautiful pieces of fabric. How about a Yellow Brick Road pattern?
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:14 AM
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Nice fabric. You might have to find more coordinating fabric if you want to make a lap quilt. I would just view all of MSQC videos. She has a lot of easy patterns to make.
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:35 AM
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The possibilities are endless using half square triangles which your fabrics would work well.

Enjoy making what you decide and please show us the end result.
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Old 11-25-2015, 03:42 AM
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Missouri Star's doble slice would be a nice pattern for your fabrics. The pieces are large enough to show off your fabric choices!
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