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Pattern to use 10 fabrics?

Old 08-03-2010, 04:50 AM
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Ok, so I bought 10 fabrics that I fell in love with. They are varying shades of purples and blues. 1.5 yards each. I want to make a king size quilt for my bed but I want the sides long enough to look more like a bespread. My mattress and box spring is really thick and this is going to have to be a really wide quilt!

The top I would like to piece somehow - the sides I could use wide strips length-wise and be happy.

I don't want the top to be too intricate - cutting fabric into tiny pieces (anything less than 3") and then sewing it back together - not my thing. I do want something interesting tho. I just haven't been able to decide on a specific pattern yet.

So I'm looking for suggestions. I'm still pretty new at quilting and I am still working on perfecting my 1/4" seams and squaring up, etc. So the less tiny stuff I have to do, the better.

This is a project that is going to be awhile in the making as I have several other projects I want to get done.

I also think I'm going to have to incorporate lighter colors, either white, or cream, into the pattern but I'd rather not I think. I don't know! I just knew I had to have this fabric for the bed. LOL

Thanks in advance for any ideas you might have.

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Old 08-03-2010, 05:08 AM
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I had done a color wash Irish chain that called for 10 fabrics.

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Old 08-03-2010, 05:09 AM
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maybe make a carpenters star in the middle with a bunch of 6" squares around it. when you make it really large it will be easier to work with. the points on the star i would do in the lavender and the two lightest blues and then use the two darker purples and the blues around it. I would then use the last two pinky purples on the back. they are more of a hot color than a cool color. but that is just me. hope this helps.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:10 AM
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WOW these are gorgeous. I really like log cabin, fun, easy and it looks great!
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Nancy S.
WOW these are gorgeous. I really like log cabin, fun, easy and it looks great!
I think a log cabin in those colors would be awesome!
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:20 AM
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How about a Turning 20?
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:23 AM
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I agree a log cabin would be great!
PM me if you need a pattern.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:26 AM
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i have pretty much the same idea of about 10 fabrics in a french braid.
French braids look gorgeous with the different gradient colors
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:33 AM
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Gorgeous fabrics! I can understand that you want to use them to their best advantage.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:47 AM
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I think a french braid or a Bargello would be nice.
Great fabrics!!
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