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Thread: Which quilt block showcases the fabric the best?

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    I have some fabric thqt i want to showcase or fussy cut but most of the blocks I know chop it up to much any suggestions?

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    Warm Wishes :D:D:D

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    the pattern called "Just Can't Cut It"

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    Use your special fabric for the "plain" alternate blocks, and do whatever for the other ones.

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    Some ideas come to mind like attic window, big snowball blocks or just enlarge a star like a friendship star and make super sized blocks. Also alternating pieced blocks with plain large squares can help keep display larger patterns in fabric.

    Here I alternated stars and large plain squares to display the large Australian prints. I did fussy cut some of the large print squares as I did the centers of the star blocks. Have fun!

    The snowball block quilt I am still making but the snowballs are about 12x12 and the 1/2 SQ triangles I cut off were used to make a very cute small border.
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    What size block do you want to showcase. Take a look at the quilt on the cover of this book

    Speed Quilting book with large block pattern
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    Ohio Star and Attic Windows are both good patterns for showcasing fabric.

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    I once did a sampler with blocks that had a center square that was at least four inches. It turned out great. Try quilterscache.com for some patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Some ideas come to mind like attic window, big snowball blocks or just enlarge a star like a friendship star and make super sized blocks. Also alternating pieced blocks with plain large squares can help keep display larger patterns in fabric.

    Here I alternated stars and large plain squares to display the large Australian prints. I did fussy cut some of the large print squares as I did the centers of the star blocks. Have fun!

    The snowball block quilt I am still making but the snowballs are about 12x12 and the 1/2 SQ triangles I cut off were used to make a very cute small border.
    That is a very cool quilt! I love those prints. I only have a couple of them, though.

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    I am making Courthouse steps, i think it is called. and It has a nice 4.5" center block I am putting a pretty pink rose in.

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    i like the BQ quilt pattern for large prints shown off.
    http://www.mapleislandquilts.com/quiltpatterns.asp

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    For the batik swap, one of the blocks I did had a 6-1/2" (cut size) center square with framing strips 1-1/2" (cut size) and 2-1/2" cut size.

    For the other block I did a D9P with the squares 4-3/4" cut size. The feature fabric goes in the 4 outside corners of the original 9 patch block.

    Both sizes showed off the fabric really nicely.

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