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Old 12-14-2009, 10:59 AM
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Hi, I am needing advise how to put these 2 fabrics into one quilt. Its going to be a lap quilt for my mom. I thought at 1st to fussy cut a panel from the birds but then maybe from the butterfly's and cut out the birds and add as squares????

I wanted to just do a panel then add borders but dont know if i can get away with the butterfly's in there also
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:00 AM
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:01 AM
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Could you use one as the back? or the butterflies as a wide border??
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:03 AM
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I was wanting to use the gold that is next to the butterfly's for the back, I have 10 yrds of it. I dont have enough of the 2 focal fabrics for the back
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I could do wide border with the butterfly's I also have a cream paisley to uses to help separate......
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Loretta
I would leave the bird fabric as a whole cloth and hand quilt around the scenes to make them stand out. It is pretty!
I agree - too pretty to cut.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:24 AM
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problem is I am not a machine quilter let alone a hand quilter, and I dont have the time to hand quilt. I was just going to tie this. I am letting the bird's talk to me.

Maybe take the butterfly and make a panel out of it then fussy cut some of the birds out as corners, part of a border????
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:22 PM
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I like the birds as the center pannel.
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Can you do a panel on the front and back, and use the other fabrics as borders?
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Originally Posted by amma
Can you do a panel on the front and back, and use the other fabrics as borders?
I like this idea.

Any particular reason to HAVE to use the butterflies and birds on the same surface?

They are both lovely fabrics, but the butterflies seem "big" compared to the birds and not in good proportion to/with each other. Just my opinion.
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