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Thread: what blocks to make with this fabric?

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    I bought this beautiful seahorse fabric and a solid teal fabric to go with it and wish to make a 2 color quilt maybe even a sampler quilt? my question is I want to fussy cut the seahorse fabric to get the best parts out of the fabric but only know of one block (the square in a square) that works well with fussy cutting do you know of any blocks that would work with this or should I just look for 2 color blocks in general? I just really want to be able to see the seahorses somewhere in each block thanks for thinking about it :idea:
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    I would do a "snowball" block using the fussy cut seahorses, then alternate that with a "9 patch" block using colors from the seahorse fabric.

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    That is gorgeous fabric! Where did you get it from please? (I'd be too afraid to cut it up, so don't tell me how to get it. :-))

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    That is gorgeous fabric! Where did you get it from please? (I'd be too afraid to cut it up, so don't tell me how to get it. :-))
    it is made by hoffman and comes in light teal too (which I also had to buy) I bought them off of ebay :mrgreen:

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    Maybe fussy cut the seahorses. Then cut up both fabrics into squares and piece them together. Then applique the seahorses onto the top and borders?

    Or fussy cut some of the seahorses, make a hunters star top, and use the seahorses appliques in the border.:D:D:D

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    Make a Log Cabin Block, with a big square center featuring a Seahorse. You will only need two strips around (8 pieces) to make it the size you want. If you have a small square with a really little Seahorse, you may need 3 strips around (12 pieces).

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    gorgeous fabrics! what about this?

    http://www.straw.com/equilters/libra...in-square.html

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    That is gorgeous fabric! I love it! How about an attic window? You could fussy cut the sea horses and put them in the attic window.

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    storm at sea quilt

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    I love seahorses! Can't wait to see the quilt you make!

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    Well, you could send that beautiful fabric to me and I will come up with something to do with it!!!!!

    Hoffman, I wonder when it was made.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    That is gorgeous fabric! Where did you get it from please? (I'd be too afraid to cut it up, so don't tell me how to get it. :-))
    Same here. I'd have to look at it a while before I even thought of cutting it. That's beautiful!

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    I like the snowball quilt with the 9 patch idea. Or make a jacket for yourself....A Little Something Jacket is a nice one and easy to do.

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    Wowzers! That is exactly what I need for a border for my seahorse log cabin! Sorry I don't have any suggestions for you better than those others have made. :-D

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    I think the Kathryn wheel would look neat, but depends on what else you'd do. similar to storm at sea.

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    I took a look at this website--thanks--it has a lot of good info.

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    Look at Kaye Wood's videos, she does a lot of stuff with fuzzy cutting.

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    Sorry, I don't have any new suggestions. but I did want to thank crafty gal for the link for the square in a square. I wanted to do this pattern; it has been so many years that I couldn't even think of the name of the pattern. You never know what you will find if you read in this site, lol.

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    Depending on the size of the sea-horses, Judy Cisneros' Patchwork Pizzazz method might work. She cuts rectangles and squares of the theme fabric (61/2, 121/2 sq. and 61/2x121/2 rectangles, if I remember rightly, and uses the remaining fabric along with her other fabric choices for nine-patches and occasional fill-in strips. It is straightforward (literally!) and you still end up with something original and personal. Can't lay my hands on the book right now, so please check those sizes.

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    I just purchased 3 yds of this from Hancock's of Paducah. I'm gonna make a sundress! SO CUTE!

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    I think you've gotten a lot of good tips here and don't have anything to add, but that is gorgeous fabric. Too bad I just posted in another topic that I will only buy backing, batting and finishing fabrics. Good luck and please share pics of your finished projects!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seahorsesanna
    I bought this beautiful seahorse fabric and a solid teal fabric to go with it and wish to make a 2 color quilt maybe even a sampler quilt? my question is I want to fussy cut the seahorse fabric to get the best parts out of the fabric but only know of one block (the square in a square) that works well with fussy cutting do you know of any blocks that would work with this or should I just look for 2 color blocks in general? I just really want to be able to see the seahorses somewhere in each block thanks for thinking about it :idea:
    You can do a star with the seahorse squares in the middle. BTW beautiful fabric -- where did you find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limey
    Depending on the size of the sea-horses, Judy Cisneros' Patchwork Pizzazz method might work. She cuts rectangles and squares of the theme fabric (61/2, 121/2 sq. and 61/2x121/2 rectangles, if I remember rightly, and uses the remaining fabric along with her other fabric choices for nine-patches and occasional fill-in strips. It is straightforward (literally!) and you still end up with something original and personal. Can't lay my hands on the book right now, so please check those sizes.
    I also like the idea of cutting rectangles of various sizes of the parts you want to show off - and framing/filling in with other fabrics.

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    I agree, the attic window would be great

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