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    What pattern would you use

    Hi all. I must confess I am one of those people that start my day reading QB, but never-rarely ever post.I love and admire all the beautiful quilts everyone makes and all the wonderful advice so freely given. I am hoping someone will be able to help me figure out something with this wonderful fabric. I look at it almost daily and love it but it also makes me sad that I've had it for over 3 years and haven't done anything with it yet. There is 5 yards of the print and about 3 yards of the purple. I'm open to adding possibly the pink or a taupe but that still doesn't help me with determining a pattern. All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. LindaName:  IMG_20130428_110643.jpg
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    Yummy fabric, I think a little pink would add a sparkle to your pallet. Sorry no pattern ideas come to mind.

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    What about a D9P?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
    What about a D9P?
    I agree D9P came to mind when I saw this too! Beautiful fabrics!
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    If there were two I would want to do a Boxed Squares. I wonder if that would be something you'd like to try. Or are you looking for something a bit more complicated than that?
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    Those fabrics are scrumptious! I did a purple and white Night and Day quilt using the paper pieced pattern at http://www.quilterscache.com/N/NightandDayBlock.html. Please perform your own fabric calculations but I think it took less than three yards of two colors to make the center (I did a 4X5 block layout of 12" blocks. It was a total of 20 blocks for a center of 48" X 60"). Then, I added three borders taking the final size to 69" X 81". I'd play with the purple and print to the right for the blocks themselves and then play with combinations of your fabric to the left along with other fabrics for the borders. . (please abide by Terms and Conditions of Use when using patterns from quilterscache. :-) )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    If there were two I would want to do a Boxed Squares. I wonder if that would be something you'd like to try. Or are you looking for something a bit more complicated than that?
    Actually I'm open to all suggestions. I just want to get something made. I don't want to keep holding onto this fabric for someday and then someday doesn't happen

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    I thought D9P right away too. Don't think that adding pink would do well, but I am not a pink person. If you want to add another color, I would do the taupe, very elegant I think.


    Quote Originally Posted by trennag View Post
    I agree D9P came to mind when I saw this too! Beautiful fabrics!
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    My concern with a D9P would be that the floral and bamboo fabrics are so close in pattern and value that they would get lost. If you aren't a pink person, what about a medium brown/taupe to pick up the other bamboo leaf.

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    That is beautiful fabric. Please share the finished product.

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    If you do a dnp then I would do the prints in the corners and the purple in between and then maybe a pink or taupe for the center square to be cut up. that would keep the two prints from blending too much. but that is me. I would also do either a tonal or another batik for the smaller square. I have used that dark purple in about 10 different quilts. I love it to bits. It is really nice to work with and keeps its color well. I have about 5 more yards of it to be used in other quilts.
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    How about a chevron? Like this one. Replace the polka dot with the purple, add the brown/pink and alternate the floral and the bamboo. It's all HST, so it will go quickly. http://luciethehappyquilter.com/tag/...-quilt-design/
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    What about afternoon delight
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    How about a drunkards path with one of the blues used as binding and backing.

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    Lots of good suggestions - sometimes we just need to look at our favorite fabric and enjoy it! Your combination maybe needs a light to set it off.

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    Rail fence would be an easy pattern. If you make the strip sets with the dark purple on both sides of the strips, your rail fence ends up looking like a basket weave if you alternate the squares (vertically and horizontally). I also thought of a pretty Braid quilt. I think I'd add a pink fabric to the three, though. It would add a spark and pick up that delicate pink flower nicely.

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    Hey neighbor, you live just up the hill from me.
    I just finished a quilt using a disappearing 4 patch. It was really fun and I loved how it came together. Would love to see you post your quilt and the satisfaction you will have, then carressing a lovely quilt in those yummy fabrics.
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    That fabric is beautiful. I would not want to do a small design pattern as it would lose the print on the fabric IMHO

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    I love those fabrics! I'm with twinkie...I wouldn't want to lose the prints on the fabric by using a small design. I'd also add a pink or another color to the quilt. I was intrigued about what I would do so I did some looking and thought these would look good.
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    or maybe a Courthouse steps variation.
    I'd love to see what you decide to do with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorgiNole View Post
    My concern with a D9P would be that the floral and bamboo fabrics are so close in pattern and value that they would get lost. If you aren't a pink person, what about a medium brown/taupe to pick up the other bamboo leaf.
    Cheers, K
    That's my thought also. Love the fabrics. If you do a DP9, you would need the brown/taupe for contrast. I would add a 4th fabric, use the floral as a border. Here are a couple of pics that show what happens when there's not enough contrast. I love the look of the quilt and the fabrics, but it doesn't work for me. Love the border treatment.

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    Beautiful fabric. Have you considered the Garden Twist Quilt by Sharon Yenter?

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    If you added a background you could do a carpenter's star/wheel, maybe save one of the fabrics for the border.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/c...et-b11012.html

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    Contrary wife or Jacob's Ladder come to mind, as those are my favorites. You might check quilterscache.com for more ideas.

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    Love those fabrics. Though I like pink, I think that the taupe would be a bit more classic. I do think that the night and day quilt blocks would look beautiful.
    Enjoy!

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    Your first and last fabrics are very similar in value. If you squint your eyes and look at them they appear to be practically the same. I would add a light fabric to the group. I don't really have a suggestion for the pattern.

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