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Please Help! With picking pattern for fabrics from Ghana!

Old 07-30-2013, 11:03 AM
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Please help me figure out what pattern to use for fabrics that my niece brought back from Ghana. I want to use all fabrics (if possible) in a lap quilt as a gift to her.

There are seven different fabrics. Fabric #1 is one yard long and she designed and printed it while she was in Ghana. Fabric #2-7 are 1/2 yard each. I really appreciate any suggestions or ideas you have.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:16 AM
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I have no idea what pattern to use, but I would use the same solid in each block (like white or black) tie the overall quilt together.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:17 AM
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You might be able to do something like this. It would show off the gorgeous fabric.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZfnR8K9rCs
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:20 AM
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Hmm, they really don't appear to go together. 5 and 6 are very large scale prints and don't really seem to go with the others but would make a very nice quilt as focus fabric on their own with some solids in orange, lime green, yellow and that deep purple. I'm not sure they would work at all with the others in any way.

The fabric your niece designed seems to go with #7 and maybe #4 but not so sure 7 and 4 play nicely together. It is hard to tell without being able to put the fabrics next to one another.

I am thinking you need some sort of solid to unify them. Black maybe?? Rather than making a quilt, you may be better off making a couple of sets of placemats and a table runner with the fabrics that play nicest together and keep the others for your stash.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:36 AM
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Maybe some sort of a puzzle quilt? The ones I have made lean toward one color, but I have seen them in many colors. Let me see if I can find any pictures of mine. Perhaps one will start an idea for you...

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:44 AM
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Love the place matt Idea!!!!
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:51 AM
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No help whatsoever but the fabrics are beautiful!
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:17 PM
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I think I would use the first turquoise fabric with the last bubble gum pink and turquoise fabric. I would maybe add white and the same bubble gum pink from the last fabric and see if MSQC had a pattern that would work with 4 fabrics. I would save the other fabrics for other projects.
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I have no idea sorry, but the fabric is beautiful!
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:54 AM
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This pattern would work.
http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin..._baguette_627/ - All the fabrics have black, so you could do the sashing in black like the one on the right side panel, click the middle quilt
http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...o-t133176.html - this pattern made by QB member hudgoddess
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