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Thread: Recommend pattern for unique fabric sqaures (6")

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    Recommend pattern for unique fabric sqaures (6")

    I have 48, 6" squares of a very unique batik, 3 of each pattern that are very bold colors with lots of black. There will be no more of this Bold on Bold batik. I need a simple quilt that highlights the fabric square without cutting it up further. Black fabric could be used for sashing, but I don't want this quilt to be boring same thing over and over. I want to pay tribute to the makers of the batik in the quilt. I can't think of a pattern. Any suggestions, please? I would buy a pattern if necessary.
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    Oh, a picture would be great. The fabric sounds wonderful.

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    I would do something in stars or HSTs if you don't want boring repetitive squares. Maybe the "All Stars" pattern at the Moda Bake Shop. There are a lot of good ideas there and they're free.
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    Warm Wishes could be adjusted to the size of your squares and would be lovely. There is a free pattern out there.
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    Unique batik

    Here is a design using oriental fabric that might work for you.
    I can send your directions as this is a design I created.
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    Missouri quilt company has a video about taking squares and making 2 cuts with a flip and sew inbetween Its for 10 inch blocks but I bet it would work well with a little adjustment for the difference. It makes a sort of double nine patch and would preserve the integrity of the fabric a good bit. I also like the one posted above. Show us the fabrics if you can Best stitches

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    pinwheels come to mind

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    Shadow square would be beautiful!

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    Many of us are visual thinkers, and it sure would be nice to see the fabrics to come up with some ideas.

    A few that come to mind ...
    D9P
    Boxed Squares
    BQ, BQ2, BQ3
    TATW
    Sawtooth Stars
    Square in a Square
    Square in a Square in a Square


    Hobo ... great quilt and very effective way to showcase those fabrics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000 View Post
    Shadow square would be beautiful!
    Oh, I can just see the fabric you're describing using this beautiful design! This is just beautiful.

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    I had a simmilar problem. I did not want to cut the fabric. This is what I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashana View Post
    I had a simmilar problem. I did not want to cut the fabric. This is what I did.
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    I love the binding you did for this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashana View Post
    I had a simmilar problem. I did not want to cut the fabric. This is what I did.
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    Perfect idea for me! I have some fabric I didn't want to cut either and this is what I need to do. Thanks for showing us all your pretty quilt!
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    Hobo2000,

    Your quilt is stunning! Can you give the dimensions or proportions of the focus fabric, shadow, and sashing?

    Thanks!

    Dayle

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    That shadow quilt is absolutely stunning.
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    How about square-in-a-square? See the tutorial on utube by the Missouri Star Quilt Company. She has so many great projects & ideas.

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    Another might be ........

    Attic Windows

    And still wondering if you are going to share pics fo the fabrics!
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    You have some very good ideas shown here. Go through quilt books and I bet you will find more Ideas. I like the one Holice did.
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    This really pops! Great 3D effect. Just beautiful.

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    I did not expect so many responses! Wow, you are all the best. I will try to attach a photo if I can figure it out.Name:  boldonbold.jpg
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    All quilts shown here are beautiful! Can't wait to see yours too! Omg, seeing fabric pic now, absolutely gorgeous!
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    Tashana, This looks absolutely fabulous, but I was trying to think of something outside the grid. Thank you for sharing such a fantastic quilt.
    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    Here is a design using oriental fabric that might work for you.
    I can send your directions as this is a design I created.
    Holice, this is terrific- I think it is what I am looking for. I did post the fabric. Could I get the directions? I could give you my email if that is easier. Thank you, thank you!
    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by lswan View Post
    Tashana, This looks absolutely fabulous, but I was trying to think of something outside the grid. Thank you for sharing such a fantastic quilt.
    Linda

    Thanks for sharing your pics ... you have been given many great suggestions that will be perfect with those fabrics.

    Sometimes simplicity is better ... than getting too far outside the grid!
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    Check out Black Cat Creations Big Block Quilt Pattern. I have no affiliation with this company, just love the pattern and think it would be perfect for your fabrics.

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