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Thread: Oh what shall it be?

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    Oh what shall it be?

    I have quite a few of these 5x5 squares that I bought at hancocks of paducah years ago when they had a close out of these. I'm just playing with them. I know I can cut one swatch in four and make HST and do something but I will think upon it. There's about twice as much more that is on the ironing board lol...
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    you have quite a few varied colors to do things with. i'm no help, but I love your squares
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I'm not going to be much help either but I did want to say I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    I love all those pretty colored squares.

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    Some of those have really gorgeous flowers that I would hate to cut. Maybe a combo of large squares with smaller pieces?
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    If you used some light or white solids in between, it would look like posies peeking through lattice or a trellis. Great squares!

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    How many are there? What about Falling Charms? Using a white or very light solid in between would work.

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    I have seen a pattern using similar squares with a small sashing between them. The squares just appeared to float on a bed of solid color.
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    Whatever you decide will be gorgeous using those fabrics.

    Keep us updated on your decision.

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    I would put a tone on tone sq. between each one and make a twister quilt with it Beautiful colors

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    What about MSQC Falling Charms. She has many patterns for 5" charms. Don't know how I missed this sale at Hancock of Paducah.
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    they are beautiful.

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    Beautiful squares, so colorful !

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    Disappearing four patch would be interesting and very bright!

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    They would make a beautiful summery bag. I would also put a very narrow white or cream sashing between them.
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    These are so pretty... they would look great just sewn together as is. I would do some sort of 'play' with color, like having the colors melt from one to another across the quilt.
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    MSQC also has a tutorial for a lattice quilt using 5" charms. I am looking forward to trying it.
    Those are gorgeous charms!
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    Use any of the "Nickel Quilts" books for inspiration, they are all specifically for 5 inch squares. I am envious of your beautiful squares !

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    Those are luscious colors...why cut them up? Unless they're large pieces of fabric, but I'd just use them the way they are. Love the designs...which would be lost if cut. Have fun playing and deciding!
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    MSQC has a tutorial on HSTs using Charm packs to make a cute top called "Mini Love Notes." It's the same as "You've Got Mail" only smaller. Just use a white on white or white on cream tonal for the background and it will be darling.

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    I think sewing it up like you have it laid out in the top picture looks amazing. Get a solid or find some creams in your stash, leave them as squares, and fill in those gaps. Nice fabric.

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    They are really pretty. Maybe do a rainbow quilt of some kind. You could do HST with white or cream stars of different colors. Would be pretty no matter what you do with them. They are so summery and pretty! Have fun and keep us posted on what you decide to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    What about MSQC Falling Charms. She has many patterns for 5" charms. Don't know how I missed this sale at Hancock of Paducah.
    I am on Hancock's list so they send me email...this was years ago and such a deal. Normally I don't buy like this but this was a total steal. I think there are 50 squares in each set and I bought 3 or four sets.

    I love all the ideas and will go check those out.

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