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Thread: What do I do with unfinished Nosegays?

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    I have been given 18 unfinished Nosegays. They are about 11 inches wide and 12 inches long. The cone part are all sage green the spikes are all different. These Nosegays are several years old but seem to be in good shape. They were given me to put in "Love Quilts" for our Church Ladies group. This quilts are given to ladies that are sick, going throug a divorce etc. I was thinking of appliquing them to a 13 inch square , setting them on point and sashing them together. Each Nosegays should have tiny squares between the spikes. I will attach a scanned photo of one. Sorry my scanner not large enough to get whole thing. The scanned one has the strongest colors some of them are much more muted. Looking for any ideas.

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    no picture.

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    Yes, I know I can't seem to get the attachment to attach. I've sent a email to Admin to see if I can solve problem.

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    Try reducing the size of the scanned picture to jpeg and then try attaching it! It's hard to get the larger pictures to upload.

    Sharon

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    I'll try to sent attachment again. Here is photo of nosegay I hope!
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    VERY pretty!!!

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    I love the idea you have for using them, they are very beautiful :D :D :D

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    Very Pretty ! I think you idea sounds great :lol: Keep us posted

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    Maybe applique them on a larger block and make a quilt?

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    I really like that picture where you have your appliquéd nosegay set on point & then the square in a square setting. If you do the squares this way you could actually make 2 lap quilt sizes with 9 blocks in each.

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    So pretty. They were worth the wait. I think they would look great on point in a quilt.

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    Great Idea no reason that I could not do two! I have to decide what color to use for squares and what for sashing. I don't have the same sage material to use for the little squares in between the spikes so will have to try something else. I think the applique idea the best as some of the sewing is by hand, large stiches and the fabric is old . That way the fabric will be strengthened by the square it is attached too. Any ideas for color on squares? I was thinking solid squares and perhhaps very small print sashing.

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    Looks good framed ! I noticed that the little squares inbetween the spikes is same as the long cone. I don't have the same fabric as the cone in my case so I will have to use some contrasting stuff.

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    I wouldn't worry about getting an exact match of fabric.....just something that looks like it "belongs" would be great.

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    I am getting ready to make a Nosegay quilt for my roommate's grandmother.
    I generally make all of the "points" on the nosegay of the same fabric and the squares in either a green or a co-ordinating color.. I think a dark green 2 or 3 shades darker than the "cones" would be very nice on yours.
    Then appliqueing to a white on white background would be lovely. Good luck with your project.. can't wait to see it finished. I think I'll do mine on point also.

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    very pretty. i'm sure whatever you come up with will be perfect

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