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Old 12-09-2018, 02:08 PM
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I posted last year about a quilt I wanted to make. It's from this pattern.

I finally decided to make it. I got out all the flannel I had purchased a few years ago at an estate sale and washed it. I have abut 30 fat quarters, plus 25 10X10 squares, all of which are prints.

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I pulled out the magazine I had saved with the pattern and looked again. Most all the flannels used in the sample quilt are solids or read as solids. I thought I'd just have to buy a few solids, but this look will require almost all new fabrics. I have a ton of these prints, which I cannot imagine a use for, and I don't want to buy 10 yards of fabric when I have all this.

Would making this pattern totally scrappy work? I've never made a real scrappy quilt, other than I Spy quilts. Some things are just "too busy" Is this one of those things?

Any suggestions for another pattern? (I don't think this will make a good rag quilt, as it didn't ravel much.)

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Old 12-09-2018, 02:16 PM
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I think the pattern you have picked will look great with those fabrics. I don't think this would be too busy
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:30 PM
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Would you have enough to use all the plaids, along with one consistent purchased solid for one quilt and then the patterns with an additional solid in a second quilt? They are pretty fabrics and will make a cozy quilt.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:33 PM
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The Door Mouse has a free pattern, Plaid Flannel Squares. It's on their old web site but the link still works. It's pretty scrappy and would look great with your fabrics:
https://thedoormouse.com/pattern.htm
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I think your fabrics will look great with your pattern.
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:28 PM
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I think your fabrics will look awesome in the pattern you chose. Of course, I am a huge fan of scrappies, so My opinion is a little biased
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I love scrappies too and would not have a problem using them all together.
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:25 PM
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I also think the bricks pattern you've picked out would look great with your fabrics. Since you have such a variety you could fold your fabrics into the approximate size of your bricks and lay them out to get an idea of how they would look.

If you don't like the bricks pattern, how about a Pineapple or Log Cabin? I have always admired this quilt: https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...e-t254529.html and would love to make one someday, but it hasn't made it to the top of the list yet.
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I think it would work just fine, if you have enough lights and darks to go next to each other. It will be pretty.
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I like the colors too for the bricks. Try using the same color brick from corner to corner for a more controlled quilt top. Another idea is the bear paw that someone just had finished. She kept the same colors in the same 4 bear paws, and the next set was another group of colors, say blue. If I could find it I would show it to you.
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