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    Senior Member quilting in my60s's Avatar
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    Missouri Star quilt company has a tut on Double Slice Layer quilt. I am getting ready to do that one but because all your fabric is pastel it might not show up. I like looking through their list of how to do tutorials for new ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HillCountryGal View Post
    How about paring all the "like" colors together and making a quilt that fades one color into another?
    This could be something like using a jelly roll OR a star pattern.
    Oooh, I like this idea... put them in rows according to color and possibly make simple strips at a diagonal, or 4 diagonals that meet in the center. Or even a single log cabin that works around, blending the colors inwards.

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    I saw a quilt on a TV show where the designer used pale batiks.She used them as in a rainbow.Soft yellow to green to blue etc She did this in any quilt that needed a off white or neutral fabric as the main fabric.Her quilts ranged from period to modern .She said what was neat about it was you never had to worry about running out of back ground fabric.
    I'm an obsessive compulsive quilter and batik aholic. I make only king size quilts.

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    Red face Pale Batiks

    Quote Originally Posted by germanquilter View Post
    I am not sure if you have batiks in your stash, but I would pair each pale batik with its matching dark sibling and make a two fabric block like Magic Squares...so pale purple with dark purple, pale blue with navy blue etc.
    I have done this with batiks - I used the dark siblings for each pale - it really turns out nice. The colors really complimented each other. Try placing some darks in with your pales to see if you like the way they work together. Let us see what you come up with....
    Too much to quilt, not near enough time....

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    Those are really gorgeous fabrics. Now that you know how to post pictures, you can post the finished quilt!
    Fay

    "You can't help that. We're all mad here." - The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.

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    Those are marvelous. I would pair them with darker batiks, unless you do want a pale quilt/baby something. For me, the easy choice would be something like my "Melons in the Batik Patch"

    Oops, I can't get my pix to upload.

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    I have it posted under:
    Another UFO completed! If you search under Melons in the Batik Patch, you will see it.

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    Why not scan through the video tutorials on Missouri Star Quilting. Jenny has some on Layer Cakes and her directions are great!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.missouriquiltco.com/

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    Jackie,
    They would look wonderful as part of a log cabin block. Here's the link to the Log cabin quilt I made.
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...45965719DlMMXA
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    See Jenny's tutorial for a chevron quilt at Missouri Quilt Co. You will need some darker colors to make it pop. froggyintexas
    Quote Originally Posted by born2quilt View Post
    I was given a layer cake package as a gift. It contains 20 of the palest batiks I have seen. They are very pretty but what do I do with them? Anyone suggest a pattern? What color background would make them stand out?

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    WOW those are beautiful. If you can't figure out what to do with them, send them my way....just kidding. I would pair with same color only darker batiks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    Oooh, I like this idea... put them in rows according to color and possibly make simple strips at a diagonal, or 4 diagonals that meet in the center. Or even a single log cabin that works around, blending the colors inwards.
    Using your layer cake for the light logs and finding dark batiks for the dark logs would make into a gorgeous log cabin quilt.

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    jenny on missouri star quilt co just uploaded a chevron quilt made with layer cakes and plain layer you should check it out

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    sorry froggy didnt see your answer nice quilt though huh

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