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Thread: Need help with Idea

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    I have these two pieces of fabric that I want to use to make my daughter a quilt But I am having trouble trying to think of a pattern to use or any way to put them together I know I will need more fabric . any and all ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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    How much of each of your featured fabrics do you have?

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    I have a great piece of fabric that is lavender/raspberry tone that I want to sell if you are interested. It has fish and seaweed print on it. Will send a pic if you are.

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    I would do some kind of pattern that allows for large squares to show of the big print... then I would use one of the pieces for the backing if you have enough. Great fabric!

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    I have around 3 yards of each

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyquilty
    I have around 3 yards of each
    How about you make one side of the quilts bright and use the blue fabric as background and make stars or something, and then use the pale peach/beige for the backing (might have to supplement it depending on the size of the quilt). That way, you can have a two-in-one. And not have to know yourself out trying to find a way to put both fabrics together on the front?

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    I just got this pattern to use with some pretty batiks. It would be great for larger prints. I think the larger squares are 9" finished. The shipping was very quick - 2 or 3 days and no shipping fee!

    http://www.fourpawsquilting.com/imag...iamondsPtn.jpg

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    I think the Warm Wishes pattern would work. I would use solid colours for the sashing to isolate the two feature fabrics. Or use one fabric for the front and the other for the back with additional fabric.

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    I could see it as an appliqued quilt with pieces from each of the two fabrics you've shown on a blue batik for the sea.

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    I would use the blue as the main fabric and use the peach colored in a large border. Add more fabrics not necessarily in the theme fabric for blocks--maybe disappearing 9-patch would be something that would work up nice with the blue and another fabric.

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    If the actual colors are fairly represented online, I worry that the two fabrics are so different from one another.

    If that's the case (and seeing as how you have 3 yards of each), I'd consider doing a One Block Wonder (OBW). I think the two fabrics have just enough color in common that you could organize the resulting blocks into a stunning display where you transition from the one color scheme to the other.

    Of course, be sure to find a place on the quilt to show each of the original fabrics - borders, backing, etc.

    Good luck!

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    Turning 20 or even better disappearing 9 patch here is a link http://sewwonderful.blogspot.com/201...o-9-patch.html

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    If you are doing a quilt about 45" square I would use my favorite "Speedy Baby Quilt II".

    http://schoolgirlsamplers.com/pdftut...peedyBaby2.pdf

    The 16 1/2" center square would be great for the dolphins, maybe a blue batik for the 1st border, and pick up the different colors in the 5" charm squares. The sand and sea shells would be great for the outside border and use the dolphin fabric again for the corner squares.

    I hope you show pictures after you decide and finish it.

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    thanks for the link

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnmore
    If you are doing a quilt about 45" square I would use my favorite "Speedy Baby Quilt II".

    http://schoolgirlsamplers.com/pdftut...peedyBaby2.pdf

    The 16 1/2" center square would be great for the dolphins, maybe a blue batik for the 1st border, and pick up the different colors in the 5" charm squares. The sand and sea shells would be great for the outside border and use the dolphin fabric again for the corner squares.

    I hope you show pictures after you decide and finish it.

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    If you do a snowball or something, you can fussy cut the blue ocean fabric and it will almost look like portholes in a ship - and you can use the seashells all around like a border and sashing between the rows. That's what I would do. It's screaming to me to be a window quilt of some sort but now an attic window. You need to do more like portholes.

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    Why not make a simple block pattern in batiks of blue-greens and then applique the motifs from the first fabric onto it. Use the second fabric as the border. A sort of sandy beach next to the sea type of coloring with the beige/warm tone bordering the blue-green ocean appliqued center. That way all the emphasis would be upon the theme and motif of your fabrics and the pattern of the quilt would be secondary and stay in the background.

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