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Thread: what to do with Orange flowers..

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    I have 7 yards of the orange flower.. 4 yards of the orange blend .. and one or two yard peices of other fabrics I have laying beside it.. I thought about doing a log cabin with the orange flower strips as the dark side.. strips would all be different.. showing brown, green, or orange.. and light beiges as light side.. but would like to do a big block too of orange flower.. with greens.. browns as sashes and borders

    do not have pattern in minds for blocks.. would need help!!

    some of the fabrics I found in my pile to go with it
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    I'm on a kaleidoscope kick right now so the first thought I had was to use the orange floral print to make kaleidoscope blocks! :lol: I love all of the fabrics. Whatever you do, your quilt will turn out lovely!! :thumbup: ;-)

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    I think the orange flower would make a pretty "OBW" or Kalediscope (sp?) quilt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    I think the orange flower would make a pretty "OBW" or Kalediscope (sp?) quilt...
    Ditto on that!! Please keep us posted on what you do! I can't wait to see pics.

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    whatever you do with them will be pretty with all you have to go with it.

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    I agree with a One Block Wonder for the orange. You could use some or one of the others for a border.

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    i love that!!

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    or even a simplier four patch posie block.

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    that is gorgeous orange fabric, i would make an obw or 4 patch posie with it, use one of the others for sashing. let us know what u decide.

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    You could fussy cut for the focus squares on a french braid, then use the rest for the back. With that much fabric, I like the idea of a OBW better, but wanted to give you another idea.

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    Very pretty fabric!

    How about using the floral for the center of a french braid strip? Not the style in my avatar, but like the table runners with the square in the middle and strips going off of that.

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    I love those fabrics! Right off I thought stack n whack or OBW! But log cabin would be stunning too. Good luck and keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bettyjo
    I have 7 yards of the orange flower.. 4 yards of the orange blend .. and one or two yard peices of other fabrics I have laying beside it.. I thought about doing a log cabin with the orange flower strips as the dark side.. strips would all be different.. showing brown, green, or orange.. and light beiges as light side.. but would like to do a big block too of orange flower.. with greens.. browns as sashes and borders

    do not have pattern in minds for blocks.. would need help!!

    This is what I did with some big flower patterns......It is a easy one and looks great when done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarjaMT
    Quote Originally Posted by bettyjo
    I have 7 yards of the orange flower.. 4 yards of the orange blend .. and one or two yard peices of other fabrics I have laying beside it.. I thought about doing a log cabin with the orange flower strips as the dark side.. strips would all be different.. showing brown, green, or orange.. and light beiges as light side.. but would like to do a big block too of orange flower.. with greens.. browns as sashes and borders

    do not have pattern in minds for blocks.. would need help!!
    This is what I did with some big flower patterns......It is a easy one and looks great when done.
    I really like what you did.

    I also love those oranges, greens and browns. YUM - DROOL -

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    I love the one block wonders that others do.. with my shaking hands.. some how I can't get it done like I want.. the 4 block posie I think I can handle and got lots of choices for sashes and borders..

    googled 4 block posies and viewed a lot of images.. got some great ideas

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    I have a hard time cutting up gorgeous fabric like that. I want to be able to admire a fairly big section of it.

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    Mara Loove yours!! and looks so easy and quick!! so so many ideas.. I was upstairs laying things out to get ideas together.. and playing on computer photo program

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    You could do the Disappearing 9 Patch with the large print in the corners of the original 9 patch. Those are so versatile, and come out looking great!!

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    I think the OBW or a stack-n-whack would be really nice with that material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarjaMT
    Quote Originally Posted by bettyjo
    I have 7 yards of the orange flower.. 4 yards of the orange blend .. and one or two yard peices of other fabrics I have laying beside it.. I thought about doing a log cabin with the orange flower strips as the dark side.. strips would all be different.. showing brown, green, or orange.. and light beiges as light side.. but would like to do a big block too of orange flower.. with greens.. browns as sashes and borders

    do not have pattern in minds for blocks.. would need help!!
    Beautiful Quilts!

    This is what I did with some big flower patterns......It is a easy one and looks great when done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bettyjo
    I have 7 yards of the orange flower.. 4 yards of the orange blend .. and one or two yard peices of other fabrics I have laying beside it.. I thought about doing a log cabin with the orange flower strips as the dark side.. strips would all be different.. showing brown, green, or orange.. and light beiges as light side.. but would like to do a big block too of orange flower.. with greens.. browns as sashes and borders

    do not have pattern in minds for blocks.. would need help!!
    I am seeing a really pretty bargello!!! Love the blend.

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    That looks perfect for a potato chip quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pab58
    I'm on a kaleidoscope kick right now so the first thought I had was to use the orange floral print to make kaleidoscope blocks! :lol: I love all of the fabrics. Whatever you do, your quilt will turn out lovely!! :thumbup: ;-)
    what she said!

    Ditter :)

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    Love that orange print-it looks like it would be a fabulous OBW

    & MarjaMT-your poppy quilt is beautiful

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    What pretty fabric!

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