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Thread: Mystery quilt snag ... would appreciate ideas.

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    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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    Is your style traditional or modern or somewhere in between?

    I'm thinking Friendship braid, or Log cabin?

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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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    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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    Yellow Brick Road by Terri Atkinson~~ ?
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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:

    http://www.lynbrown.com/log-cabin-doll-quilt/

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    You chose some beautiful pieces of fabric. How about a Yellow Brick Road pattern?

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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    Yellow Brick Road by Terri Atkinson~~ ?
    This is the pattern I was going to suggest.

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    Love your fabric choices. Whatever you make out of them will be beautiful. Enjoy the process!!

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    Ok your fabric is beautiful. I'm looking for something like that to make a Christmasy quilt.

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    Annie Unrein of www.byannie.com has a free pattern called "Wickedly Easy" quilt. It uses FQs, and you figure 1 FQ equals 1 block. I used the pattern to teach some co-workers to quilt, and they turned out very nice.
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    Beautiful fabrics! Hope you will show us whatever you make with it.
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    I love the fabrics. I would do a log cabin. That was my first thought. I think it will be so pretty

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    love the idea of a log cabin. I made one and it turned out beautifully.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Some of the designs in M'Liss Rae Hawley's "Fat Quarter Quilts" should work. Just use the assorted lights and darks instead of all the same "background". Good Luck!
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    You could do a Turning 20/12. I have done a few of these with 12 FQ & they are a great size. Large sofa quilt & could even be a twin size topper.

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    Create your own pattern. If not sure, start with a DNP (disappearing 9 patch) using fabric in separate blocks. Sash and you've got a beautiful lap quilt, or it may grow to a lap plus 1 or 2 wall hangings, or even a full size quilt. Never hesitate. Just start doing it. I find much enjoyment of creating my own patterns, especially when I ask the Lord God Almighty to help me. We work together as a team - a great way to start and finish your project. Oftentimes I change the design in the middle of my project because He suggests a better way. The end result is always beautiful! Enjoy!

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    Log cabin was my first choice, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommyA View Post
    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.
    Those are beautiful fabrics- you could make a gorgeous star table runner with those- have fun! Check out Bonnie Hunter's web site with all of her beautiful patterns
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    Log cabins are my favorite! But there are lots of fun easy patterns your fat quarters would work well in! Have fun!!

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    The fat quarter fizz calls for 10 light and 10 dark. If you can come up with a few more fat quarters this looks nice.
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