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Thread: What Pattern to Use with 6 Jewel Tone Fabrics - Suggestions Please

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    DH stopped at an area WM to get some oil for the car and came home with six 1/2 yard pieces of these pretty jewel tone fabrics. He said, "I just liked the colors." So, I would love to use them all together...they are bright and happy like a rainbow. I had thought some type of pattern using black as the background fabric...what ideas can you suggest? Would be happy for any thoughts.

    The lady in the fabric department said that they may be keeping the fabric at their store, but at first the manager said that they were getting rid of it because it was a dying art form and that young girls don't do that any more...ARRGGGH! Well, I guess someone complained as they are considering keeping it. He should see how many members this board has!!!
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    A star pattern with a black background would let the colors pop! Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs is a quick & easy pattern. Or Eleanor Burns Jewel Box pattern would also look great!

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    What an awesome Hubster! Quick, go give him a big kiss, he deserves it!
    Hope to see what comes of these! I like the idea of black for the background.

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    What a lucky lady! Great husband, and I love the fabric colors! Good luck, let us see what you do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatherB Quilting
    What an awesome Hubster! Quick, go give him a big kiss, he deserves it!
    Hope to see what comes of these! I like the idea of black for the background.
    Thanks, he is a sweetie....hmmm.....he is kissed! :lol:

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    Those would be perfect for the hot air balloon block swap!

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    The Jewel Box pattern would be perfect for these fabrics: http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...lt-Pattern.htm

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    What a sweet Hubby :D:D:D

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    Your hubby has great taste!!! :D
    Can't wait to see what you do with them. I agree that black would be great with them.

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I am liking the Jewel Box Quilt idea.

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    Oh what great colors!!!! Love them.

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    I think that you have a super husband. Mine would never do that for me.

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    Those fabrics would look lovely on a black background.Check this Block of the Month out.
    http://www.planetpatchwork.com/BOTM/...rs/default.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamaw
    Those fabrics would look lovely on a black background.Check this Block of the Month out.
    http://www.planetpatchwork.com/BOTM/...rs/default.htm
    I totally love the border on that one.

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    Those are such pretty fabrics. I just love the jewel colors. All I know is the quilt has to have black to set those colors off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MISHNJIM
    Quote Originally Posted by mamaw
    Those fabrics would look lovely on a black background.Check this Block of the Month out.
    http://www.planetpatchwork.com/BOTM/...rs/default.htm
    I totally love the border on that one.
    That is a great pattern, don't think I have enough of this fabric though, but I am definitely going to save it and put it on my "to do" list.

    Thanks for the link meemaw.

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    Your DH is a KEEPER & has a very good eye for color!!

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    those are almost the colors in my avatar. The quilt I made for my GD, but mine is polka dots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    The Jewel Box pattern would be perfect for these fabrics: http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...lt-Pattern.htm
    I agree, this pattern would be pretty! What a sweet hubby, he's a keeper for sure! :D

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    Hey..I have these same pieces and an using them in my Black,White and Bright blocks!

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    OK...never mind. I am using mine in Moonlight Dancers! Thanks for sharing the link! And its going to be for ME!

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    I am so glad to see that all of you agree with the black.

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    I think the Jewel Box with the black background would look great. I have some fabric that I have been wondering what to make. the Jewel Box would be ideal. Thanks for also helping me decide. Have fun with the colours

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjean
    those are almost the colors in my avatar. The quilt I made for my GD, but mine is polka dots.
    You're right! How neat! Your quilt is great.

    dkabasketlady - Yep he is definitely a keeper. I seem to be color challenged and he often helps me out when I am stuck on a color(s) for a project.

    DH now tells me he really, really likes Moonlight Dancers. I want to use all my colors and I have a few more than the pattern calls for and a little less yardage...hmmm...I will have to see what I can come up with.

    Thanks for all the input.

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    What a guy! Good for him to think of you.

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