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    Which pattern would you choose for this fabrics

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    I got this fabrics as a christmas gift. They all are the same style but different colours. I want to have them all in one quilt, but am uncertain with a pattern. So what would you choose? My last quilt took me several months because of a lot of appliques and handquilting. Now I would choose something simple and a pattern where i can stitch in the ditch with sewing machine. Oh, and I don't want to make a bargello (too mans tiny pieces). I am thankful for every idea.

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    Fat Quarter Shop just blogged about two of their patterns which I think these would look great in: http://www.fatquartershop.blogspot.c...ttle-time.html
    They are designed for a fat quarter bundle but I think they'd work well with your fabrics. If you go with just these fabrics, you'll have a nice modern looking quilt. Is that something you want or are you looking for more traditional?

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    I would find a good rich true black and made either a Jacobs Ladder or a Jewel Box quilt. These 2 are almost the same pattern but look fantastic with rich deep colors for the pop factor!! I would use the dark fabric, 5th from the left side in the photo, for the borders. It would be great if you could find the same fabric pattern in a few more colors, maybe yellows, greens, blues, and a cream tone....ask the person who gave it you if they would share where they bought it. I've done many quilts with this pattern and make them totally ''scrappy'' with the black to give balance....you will like it!!

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    You can do an Irish chain with the different colors and a white background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    You can do an Irish chain with the different colors and a white background.
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    Yes, an Irish Chain would also be good!! I love to use fabrics like you have been given.....same pattern but different colors in a controlled scrappy quilt. You ''know'' all the fabrics will play well with each other....same color values....you just need to add the one solid...black or white....I prefer black for that added WOW factor. I would still check with the gift giver, to see if you could add a few more colors. It might be you would find the same color values but with a different pattern....I've done that many times and the color values stay the same but they eye will catch that slight difference in the fabric patterns. It will be a stunning quilt........

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakotha View Post
    Morning

    I got this fabrics as a christmas gift. They all are the same style but different colours. I want to have them all in one quilt, but am uncertain with a pattern. So what would you choose? My last quilt took me several months because of a lot of appliques and handquilting. Now I would choose something simple and a pattern where i can stitch in the ditch with sewing machine. Oh, and I don't want to make a bargello (too mans tiny pieces). I am thankful for every idea.

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    How about a rail fence with the colors arranged in two different stratas and alternating them. This will make it like a ribbon effect. For instance the purple, pinks and maroon; then the coral, orange, brown and perhaps repeat one of the oranges or pinks. BTW, the fabrics are luscious!
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    Beautiful fabric! How much yardage in each color?

    How about this beautiful quilt that JNCT14 made: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...te-t54046.html

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    I saw a log cabin with colors like this. You have beautiful fabric

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    How about a sampler quilt?
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    I know you said no bargello but quiltville has a scrappy bargello that is really easy.

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...-bargello.html

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    Yep, rail-fence or log cabin was what I was going to suggest.

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    First of all, without knowing the amounts of each of the fabrics, it's hard for us to know what patterns would be appropriate.

    Being that you don't want small pieces ...
    you could choose your piece size and make a dramatic Trip Around the World!

    That being said, the smaller the piece the lovelier the quilt! IMHO

    Another simplistic one that would show off these fabrics would be Anael's

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...d-t209624.html

    and use the two darks where she used the black.
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    How about a zig zag quilt. You could add black or white if you wish
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    I'd do a Trip Around the World
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    I would do tumbling block. You could do the easier version with HST instead of set in seams. I would pair the two oranges with the brown then the magenta/purple group. You had a light medium and dark of each color family. It would make a stunning TB.

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    Look up Belfreybat 6 hour quilt in main and my thread it has an upturned thumb rail fence with a difference. This quilt is quick and very easy and all you need is black.
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...p-t208703.html IMO this pattern would be superb to highlight those wonderful fabrics and so easy to do, I put the instructions for making it in this post: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t198357.html

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    What about the "Joseph's Pinwheel" that was in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting May/June 2011? I think it was on one of their TV segments, too. It had several brights in a pinwheel against a background of dots in each block, solid sashing, and a bright patterned border.

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    Maybe a Trip Around the world quilt.

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    Love this fabric -- would you mind sharing any info on it. Gorgeous!

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    Pair it with a solid white, black or light grey ... see 5th one down - the triangles

    http://moderndiary.blogspot.com/2010...ans-to-me.html

    8th quilt down ... looks kind of like puzzle pieces

    http://thechicagomodernquiltguild.bl...1_archive.html
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    Gorgeous fabric!
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    Hi Fay, What about a "Strips and Strings", a "Log Cabin" or maybe a "Half Log Cabin" and use a white or black in the "neutral" spaces. Can't wait to see what you end up with.
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    I did this one with colors similar to yours. I did mine with jelly rolls for the colors and just cut the strips for the brown. I liked it so much I did another one is another color theme and gave this one and the other one to each of my daughters for Christmas. It went together really quickly. I think your fabric would be stunning with this pattern. It's called wavy log cabin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Pair it with a solid white, black or light grey ... see 5th one down - the triangles

    http://moderndiary.blogspot.com/2010...ans-to-me.html

    8th quilt down ... looks kind of like puzzle pieces

    http://thechicagomodernquiltguild.bl...1_archive.html

    Good suggestiond, DHMom

    I'd also wonder about the diamond quit following the puzzle piece one.
    Perhaps with a coordinating floral for the outside setting blocks and intermittent in the smaller centre diamonds.
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