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    Quilt question

    I have some fabric that has large figures of wildlife.Do you have any suggestions how to make a quilt out of it. Thank you, Lorraine

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    My new favorite pattern for large scale prints is "the craftsman" by Sweetgrass Creative Designs
    http://www.quiltwoman.com/The-Crafts...t-Pattern.aspx
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    Thanks, I love the pattern!

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    me too...will bookmark it!

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    I saw a pattern this week called Focus Pocus that uses large squares of fabric. It is by Swirly Girls designs if you Google it.

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    I have made several quilt with "just can't cut it. Name:  varios 087.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by lorraine43 View Post
    I have some fabric that has large figures of wildlife.Do you have any suggestions how to make a quilt out of it. Thank you, Lorraine
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...b1d1959444.jpg
    This wildlife photo might help you. If you google about making panels into quilts, you can see various ways to cut your fabric. Have fun!

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    I like both of the patterns that are linked, depending on how large your figures are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    My new favorite pattern for large scale prints is "the craftsman" by Sweetgrass Creative Designs
    http://www.quiltwoman.com/The-Crafts...t-Pattern.aspx
    That is a great pattern. Looks super easy to make but has a very distinctive appearance.

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    I like Attic Window quilts (though I've never made one myself). Some are done to make it look like a continuous scene outside the window, but others are done with different panels in each frame.

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    I'm seconding the use of Attic Windows for your wildlife fabric. It's an easy pattern to make and there are lots of examples on Google.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Thanks for sharing all the great pattens!

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    Anything that highlights a center square. On a basic level, think of a churn dash where the outsides frame that center. And you can make the center any size you want. Any sort of modified log cabin that starts with as large a square as you want (even different sizes in different blocks) and build the logs to finish to the desired block size. This is also very handy if there are a lot of colors in the focus fabric because you can use them all and in different blocks. This allows for each block to highlight the critter and yet for a cohesiveness to the whole quilt top.

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    There are some patterns by Maple Island (think that is the name) and they use big squares that might work for your large figures.

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    I like the BQ2 pattern by Maple Island I also like that quick strippie quilt - but I don't have a link to it

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    lorraine43.....I have been looking for a pattern like this for a beautiful large print fabric that I have. Thanks for the info

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    Thank you everyone for all the great suggestions.I have some great idea's now!!!!

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    I love View from the Cabin. It combines room for a large scale print with the traditional log cabin blocks. It can be purchased through Twin Cities Quilting, 651-340-8263. They don't sell their patterns on-line.

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    Nice patterns!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitty View Post
    I like Attic Window quilts (though I've never made one myself). Some are done to make it look like a continuous scene outside the window, but others are done with different panels in each frame.
    That was my first thought too.

    You can also treat it like a center panel and add assorted pieced borders around the center.
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    I have not used this yet, but thinking it would be nice for an easy quilt with a center I was not happy to slice into!

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/12/...ing-quilt.html
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