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Old 08-19-2010, 03:19 PM
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Hi, I'm new here.

I made an impulse buy at a quilt show and found out I'd bought the exact same fabric the previous year!

So I have 2 sets of 16 fat quarters--hand-dyed in the most intense colors of the rainbow from a brilliant yellow to deep purple.

This year I have vowed to avoid buying new fabric and use up my stash, as the cupboard doors can no longer be shut.

Fat quarters limit my options--I saw a pineapple pattern in Fons and Porters magazine this month, but I don't know if you can do pineapple blocks with FQ's.

This fabric is so beautiful, I'm afraid to cut it, but it isn't doing anyone any good in the closet.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:36 PM
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I'd like to see it in a jewel box with a black background!
I'll going to do one of those someday.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:47 PM
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How hard a pattern do you want? Double wedding ring comes to mind, so does a log cabin. Another one is a floral applique or a double pinwheel. A good place to look for patterns would be quilterscache.com

OR you can just send all to me!!!!LOL!!!
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:52 PM
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Can you do log cabin with FQ's?

Oh, nonononono applique!. *shudder*

I like the idea of double wedding ring, but am afraid of curves, as I am a beginner.

I will check out your website, thanks
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by IreneAdler
Can you do log cabin with FQ's?
You may have to add lights or other contrast. Are these FQs all high intensity?

Oh, nonononono applique!. *shudder*
OK, no go on that one!

I like the idea of double wedding ring, but am afraid of curves, as I am a beginner.
Curves just take practice.

I will check out your website, thanks
Be prepared to spend hours!!
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:23 PM
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If you have two sets make a bigger quilt. There are many beautiful patterns out there for rainbow fabric selections.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:34 PM
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A simple sampler quilt with a bunch of 12 inch squares, white or off white background- show off those colOrs you loved when you bought them!
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:04 PM
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I think the "Summer Porch" pattern by Quilt in a Day and using black for the lattice would be gorgeous!

http://brendasredbarn.com/summer%20p...ed%20glass.JPG

Or, a Double PinWheel by Quilt in a day. It's fat quarter friendly and easy once you make the first block.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...XxaQicjifIFaGw
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:07 PM
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You must really like that fabric!
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:25 PM
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I think some of the more geometric patterns, like a French braid quilt, would work well.
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