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Thread: Need help choosing pattern

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    Super Member missgigglewings's Avatar
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    Need help choosing pattern

    I need your suggestion for a pattern for this fabric.The butterflys and the purple & blue solids have to be in the quilt...the yellow and orange are optional. Its for my daughter's best friend and she loves butterflies and purple, blue, etc. I have played around with EQ and nothing clicks...I have been all over the QB and the usuall web sources. I am stumped on how to showcase the butterfly fabric. Backing and binding will be Kona black...so please help me my friends! I know you all will come up with some great idea! Thanks!
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    How about a finished 6" block of the butterfly with a 4 patch block out of the blue and purple. This would showcase the butterfly then make a diagonal pattern of the two colors. Probably not painting a good word picture but you could scan the fabrics into EQ7 and make a mock-up of the pattern using a 4 patch block and a plain block. I have used this type of pattern for showcasing embroidery designs on plain block.

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    Maybe a fussy cut snowball out of the butterfly fabric and 9patch using the solids.

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    I'm thinking the shadow quilt would be cool! Not only showcasing the fabric in about 4x10 inch pieces, but the illusion of a shadow with the purple. It's usually done with a lot of different fabrics, but would be stricking with just using the butterflies. If you are interested, I could send you a picture of it. PM me if you'd like the picture.
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    Lucky stars. you could use the butterflies for the center squares or all over like the other fabrics. If you want more of a challenge, use the make dresden plates and use the butterflies for background, or a NY Beauty and have all kinds of fun with placement.

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    My idea depends on the size of the butterflies - if they are larger than about 2.5 inches it wouldn't work. What about making an asymetric log cabin pattern, with the dark strips all butterfly fabric, so you would get a butterfly-rich dark diagonal with (sort-of) curvy edges surrounding diagonals of the colors? Or curvy square (!) rings...Since I am sure my description is not very clear, here are some exampleas of what I mean:
    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-BU-CRLC (but with the "white" section done in butterflies and "dark" in multi)
    http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com/...log-cabin.html

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    Granola Girl has a pattern called Fisherman's Catch. It really showcases the 'fish' fabric that was used and it goes together nicely. I think the butterfly fabric would be really pretty with it. I believe it's an enlongated version of the churn dash pattern.

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    this is a simple design, but showcases your fabric
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    The butterflys are too big for the log cabin patterns...I like the quilt picture and the snowball idea! I love to PP, but not on this quilt...I have a deadline and I think PPing would cut the butterflies in really small pieces. I think I want to use all 4 fabrics in a sorta rainbow look! I am not sure how to explain what I would like to see overall! The quilt above this post would work...I think! I will play around with EQ again tonight!

    Thank you all so much...keep 'em coming!

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    Warm Wishes would be a great pattern for this fabric and it is fast and easy. It would really showcase the butterflies.
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    The 10 minute quilt block would look good, too, with each of the four colors and the print in the middle.
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    I made a quilt with fabric similar to this. I'm attaching a mockup using your fabrics. It's so easy to doName:  NewLayout.jpg
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    The yellow and orange in small amounts will be great. Don't leave them out!

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    A Turning Twenty pattern would look really nice. Then there are the twister patterns. Depending on how much of the butterfly fabric you have, you could use that for your twisters and the other colors at the background. I just got a new quilt book called Fast and Fun First Quilts 18 projects for Instant Gratificaion by Sara Diepersloot. In there the patterns Cupcake Delight or Summer Camp would be PERFECT!!! You could also do solid squares of the butterfly fabric and then a star block using the other colors and alternate them with a solid color sashing and alternate color corner stone for each block.

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    I have two old kits that I think would make up really nicely in your fabrics if you can find pictures - One is Michael Miller's Garden Princess and the other is also Michael Miller, Tea Time in Tokyo. They make good use of a large piece of focal fabric. Good luck, shyleigh
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    Thanks for all the great ides! I am leaning toward doing the 10 minute block with the 2 butterfly corners, a blue corner and a purple corner. I will use the yellow and orange for the centers. I think this will show enough of the butterflys AND her favorite colors.

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    10 Minute Block would look nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings View Post
    Thanks for all the great ides! I am leaning toward doing the 10 minute block with the 2 butterfly corners, a blue corner and a purple corner. I will use the yellow and orange for the centers. I think this will show enough of the butterflys AND her favorite colors.
    I'd probably do the butterflies as the centers and outer border and use the other colors for the squares behind the butterflies and use a solid as an inner border.

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    What about a disappearing 9 patch? It would go together super fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    I'd probably do the butterflies as the centers and outer border and use the other colors for the squares behind the butterflies and use a solid as an inner border.
    The butterflies are big..if I use them as the little center squares they will be lost. I think I will do an inner border of purple and an outer border, binding and backing in black!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    I'd probably do the butterflies as the centers and outer border and use the other colors for the squares behind the butterflies and use a solid as an inner border.
    The butterflies are big..if I use them as the little center squares they will be lost. And I really only want small amounts of the yellow and orange.....I think I will do an inner border of purple and an outer border, binding and backing in black! Thanks for your thoughts....I really appreciate everyone taking the time to share your ideas!

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    OK..The quilt is done! I did the 10 min block with 2 butterfly corners, 1 purple corner and one bright blue corner. The center little square is black, Borders and binding are purple and the backing is the butterfly fabric because I know she will love it! I have the FMQ done and will bind it tonight. Will post a picture to morrow! Thanks for all of the great ideas...I do appreciate your input!

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    I just love this board for all the ideas and suggestions. I'm glad you finished your quilt, can't wait to see a picture. Your butterfly fabric was beautiful, would you be willing to share the name of it, designer / manufacturer ? thanks

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