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    Patterns for big prints

    I am interested in quilt patterns/books that are good for large florals, big prints. I know there are some, but just can't remember.
    Thanks

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    Here's a few that come to mind ........
    * OBW, 4PP, SAW, Grandmother's Fan done as a kaleido, etc.
    * Square in a Square (in a Square)
    * Rail fence with plain blocks inserted
    * Warm Wishes
    and many many more!

    Perhaps show us the fabric you are wanting to use, along with a ruler/tape measure so we can get a sense of the size of the print.
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    OBW is the first one that I thought of. I find them fascinating and a large floral print could be dazzling. Depends on the repeat tho.
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    What doe OBW stand for. sorry I don't know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace creates View Post
    What doe OBW stand for. sorry I don't know
    OBW = One Block Wonder
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    Bq2, bq, etc...

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    I go with this lady who wondered what OBW is. There are many times that initials are used that I don't know what they are and simply can't come up with it, even with all the DH and DSIL etc. There needs to be a page listing all of these that those who aren't as adept at coming up with the words for the initials. I almost won't even say IHOP instead of saying the REAL name, or KFC. I'm no dummy; but my mind just doesn't work with the shortening of the real words. So if we could just have a place to go to see a list of the initials with the words, it would sure be a BIG HELP in getting the true meaning of the posts shared.
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    Thanks for the suggestions. The fabrics are fall florals. What do 4PP and SAW stand for . Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan in AK View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. The fabrics are fall florals. What do 4PP and SAW stand for . Thanks
    4 patch posie and stack & whack.

    There are several posts on the board that list acronyms. I'll see if I can find one of them.

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    I like the BQ, BQ2 and BQ3 patterns from maple hill

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    If you want to do something small using a large print, here's a tutorial on You Tube for table toppers that are about 18" across. Also, here's the posting I did recently on Pictures so you can see what they look like using a large print.

    The tutorial link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbmjFsusdQo

    The link with pictures is http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t169029.html
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    Lavender Lime has a book called Sweet & Simple. It goes together quickly and looks nice.

    http://www.lavenderlimeinspires.com/our-books.htm

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    I don't have pattern names but was just at my local quilt shop and the ladies were in the process of making up samples of quilts that they purchased at Houston. All of them used big prints by cutting, giant rectangles of the focus fabrics and pairing them with giant rectangles of solids.

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    I made the second quilt for my Sister in Law, I had seen a small wallhanging with a similar pattern so I just made it up to suit the large floral print I had
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    Thank you lalaland for the YouTube link. Your table toppers are beautiful. ksdot thanks for the link to the patterns. A couple of the books look interesting. I think I might have to make a couple of the hexagon table toppers.

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    I really like your lap quilt-very striking.

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    Here are all kinds of free patterns. http://www.quilterscache.com/Alphabe...stPageA_F.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammagayle View Post
    I go with this lady who wondered what OBW is. There are many times that initials are used that I don't know what they are and simply can't come up with it, even with all the DH and DSIL etc. There needs to be a page listing all of these that those who aren't as adept at coming up with the words for the initials. I almost won't even say IHOP instead of saying the REAL name, or KFC. I'm no dummy; but my mind just doesn't work with the shortening of the real words. So if we could just have a place to go to see a list of the initials with the words, it would sure be a BIG HELP in getting the true meaning of the posts shared.
    We do. It's at the bottom of this page!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/%...%3C-b3335.html
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    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan in AK View Post
    I am interested in quilt patterns/books that are good for large florals, big prints. I know there are some, but just can't remember.
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    I hope you find what you are looking for!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    Looks like that big block quilt referenced above would be good to showcase large floral fabrics.

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    you can type the initials into a search box on the board and find out what the initials stand for...we all have had that learning curve...sometimes I still have to look them up and scratch my head thinking what-the-heck?
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    There is a book called Just Can't Cut It. It features fabrics that you don't want to cut. Not sure that is what you were asking or not.
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    I have done this one simple quilt using the snowball block and this other one I don't remeber what it's called (churn dash?) that I thought was a good showcase for fussy cut flowers.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...lt-t69514.html

    And there was a mystery started last year by a member on this board that was also great to showcase a beautiful floral http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...d-t114058.html
    you can always make less pieced blocks and add more of the floral fabric in an X fashion or any other arrangements you like. If you are interested in this pattern, do a seach for "Mysi Mystery" on the board, yardage requirments and clues (5 total I believe) will come up, and also a link to her blog where clues are also posted.
    Hope this gives you ideas and I'd love to see what you come up with. I love Fall fabrics and large florals.
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    I agree, the BQ patterns are great.

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