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Thread: Need Suggestions for Pattern to Show Off Fabric

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    Senior Member EdieClay's Avatar
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    I am making a quilt for a friend who has just retired. She likes dark taupe, brick red, and olive green. I found this fabric at my LQS and bought a couple of yards. The stripped fabric will be used in the border somehow. Does anyone have an idea for a pattern for a quilt that would showcase the red fabric? I will add the other colors as the pattern requires. Needs to be fairly easy! Thanks for your help.
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    Beautiful fabric. How about the warm wishes pattern?

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    A simple nine patch would definitely showcase the red if you use a white alternating fabric.

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    I think that a two color quilt would look best and i would use the brown/black (can't tell from photo) as the second color. If you use 3 colors, maybe a double irish chain.

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    Warm Wishes or 9 patch blocks alternating with snowballs. No white - maybe a soft tan or gold print and muted green.

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    square in a square?

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    Love that fabric.

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    I like the fabric. What about rail fence - pretty easy & only requires a few colors. Should be a tutorial in the search or topic area of the board.

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    here's a link to a tute for a quilt that would look great with this fabric

    http://hyacinthquiltdesigns.blogspot...den-fence.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    here's a link to a tute for a quilt that would look great with this fabric

    http://hyacinthquiltdesigns.blogspot...den-fence.html
    Love that!

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    Use that red fabric in a square in a square, with a beige background. You need about 3/4 yard to make 12 blocks. (Your red pieces will be 9" squares, and the addition of beige can make the blocks 12".) Then make another 12" block to alternate with it.

    In the quilt I am making, I also wanted to showcase the large scale floral fabric, so I just put white around it, and used what is called an "Indian Square" to alternate blocks with. Not difficult.

    Your other colors can be golds, beiges, olive, dark brown.
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    I love it! I would use it with the folded hydrangea method shown on this site in a tutorial and call it geraniums instead. Add some lits and darks in the red and several shades of green for geranium leaves and it will glow! I just got done reading a book called fabulous folded fabric and there are some simple roses you can make in fabric and sew into regular blocks in a quilt! sharet

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    Jenniepenny that pattern is gorgeous, it would be perfect.

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    Great ideas ... thanks so much for your help. I'm heading to my favorite LQS tomorrow to look for more fabric to go with the red.

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