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    What can I do with these 10" squares?

    HELP! I love this layer cake I got on sale! But.... what to do with it??? Most I have two of each piece, a few only one. I definitely need a solid black somewhere. Any suggestions on what kinda pattern I could go with? I think something kinda funky since the fabric is a lot funky!
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    What beautiful fabric! Look forward to seeing responses.

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    GORGEOUS Paula Nadelstern fabric.

    All I can say it try not to cut them into very small units
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    If you dont want to cut to much, how about doing a shaggy frayed edge. Ba k it in black, then you have all your goodies in one nice place.

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    Send them to me I love them LOL
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    How about a D9P? My LQS did a sample from a layer cake they call Disappearing Nine patch on steroids. I would put the prints in the corners and black and white in the other positions. Or you could cut it into charms and do a D-9-P. Let us know what you decide and keep us posted on your progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTeachergeorge View Post
    How about a D9P? My LQS did a sample from a layer cake they call Disappearing Nine patch on steroids. I would put the prints in the corners and black and white in the other positions. Or you could cut it into charms and do a D-9-P. Let us know what you decide and keep us posted on your progress.

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    I think this would look good too. Another thought would be to use the blocks whole with black sashing. You could add some marbles, blenders, solids to the mix also. Pretty layer cake!

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    10 minute block with black sashing?

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    I love that fabric! What is the name of the fabric line? Looks like Kaffe Fassett's designs. Check out his patterns as he uses this type of fabric colors.
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    Pattern suggestion for your gorgeous fabrics

    This pattern is free from BENARTEX. you can go to www.benartex.comand find the pattern. The name is DeNQvo. The large squares are 9.5"so your 10" sqs are perfect. You will not have to cut the lovely fabrics into small pieces. What do you think?
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    DeNQvo! I like it! I love the fabrics! That is a WHOLE LOT of funky!
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    Have you seen the Missouri Star Quilt Company's tutorial on the double slice layer cake?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC-0T5lXw4

    It could be fun with those fabrics or you could add a solid in with them.

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    Is this Paula Nadelstern? I bought it from Mo Star and when I visited their shop, they had a quilt made just like I wanted. Black was used with it. The quilt was made with large stars. One layer cake made a star and the small cornerstones. I am making it soon for a 16 year old GS who is into bikes and skateboards. Good luck.

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    Oma66's quilt pattern would be perfect. It's kind of modern like the fabric. Would look perfect. You need something modern to go with the modern fabric, I think. I took a class on modern quilting and a lot of it is empty space. Like you put your blocks in the right hand lower corner and then have black around it and in the empty space. I love that kind of modern look.
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    I was going to suggest Seattle Streets which is similar to the DeNQvo posted above. Ithink that one is perfect for these fabrics.

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    I would also suggest the Missouri Star Quilt company double slice layer layer cake.

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    I would not have a clue, too many prints for me.
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    oma66 has a great suggestion or just sash with black love the fabrics

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    OH MY! that fabric belongs in my house! LOVE it, what is it?

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    Definitely Potato Chip Quilt. Just stitch a 2 1/2 strip around each one. Use 2 or 3 solids including black for these. Sew blocks together. That way you don't have to cut them up. And it is QUICK!! Here's a link to some pictures:
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    Such wonderful beautiful striking fabric. I would just love it too. It deserves to shine in a big way. No small pieces. DeNQvo would set the fabric off, go for that!


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    How about Spaghetti Junction from Anka's Treasures"?
    I love her patterns. This one works with 10" squares.

    http://www.ankastreasures.com/go/vie...adjcropped.jpg

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    Lovely, I hear Jefferson Airplane playing in the background! Have fun with this fabric.

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    Awesome fabric. Love it.
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    That is beautiful fabric!

    Have you checked with your local library? I just looked at ours online and was amazed at how many quilting books were available and quite a few were for pre-cuts. Needless to say I put a hold on two of them.

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