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Thread: What would I do with this fabric? Suggestions please

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    What would I do with this fabric? Suggestions please

    Ok ladies and gents

    I have these three pcs of fabric about a yard each and I am out of ideas....nil....nothing...brain freeze but I need to sew to keep busy so pls help with any suggestions or patterns or ideas. I prefer it to be a wall hanging but all ideas are welcome.
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    Irish chain? Patterned fabric for blocks and solids for small squares?

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    Attic windows? The Single Irish Chain would be nice also, using the cabin fabric as the center focal block.


    Quote Originally Posted by Charming View Post
    Ok ladies and gents

    I have these three pcs of fabric about a yard each and I am out of ideas....nil....nothing...brain freeze but I need to sew to keep busy so pls help with any suggestions or patterns or ideas. I prefer it to be a wall hanging but all ideas are welcome.
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    Hmmm thank you both. I never did any of these two patterns so I guess it is time. On the Irish chain does it give different looks if I do the green for the five outside blocks and the other color the four squares or the opposite?
    I can't even understand what I just asked but you ladies can figure this out....lol
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    Oh and btw is the attic window easy to do? I think I have a template for it which I never used
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    I would suggest if you use Irish Chain that you choose certain focal points in your print for your blocks and distribute them evenly throughout the quilt. For example: the red barn/house? and perhaps a few different clusters of trees/flowers. just a suggestion. Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgeskine View Post
    I would suggest if you use Irish Chain that you choose certain focal points in your print for your blocks and distribute them evenly throughout the quilt. For example: the red barn/house? and perhaps a few different clusters of trees/flowers. just a suggestion. Have fun!
    If I understood correct you mean to fussy cut a focal point of the multi fabric. Correct? I was actually thinking to get the log house in the middle depending on the size of the square I can get to make enough squares for a wall hanging
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charming View Post
    Hmmm thank you both. I never did any of these two patterns so I guess it is time. On the Irish chain does it give different looks if I do the green for the five outside blocks and the other color the four squares or the opposite?
    I can't even understand what I just asked but you ladies can figure this out....lol
    Okay took me a sec--but I get your question :0). I would just cut a few squares and see which you like best. Either way, I think they would go well together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charming View Post
    Ok ladies and gents

    I have these three pcs of fabric about a yard each and I am out of ideas....nil....nothing...brain freeze but I need to sew to keep busy so pls help with any suggestions or patterns or ideas. I prefer it to be a wall hanging but all ideas are welcome.
    Thanks

    It is such divine fabric that I wouldn't be able to cut it - I would shadow quilt and maybe embroider the flowers and a few other bits and use the red as a small border 1/2" and the green wider


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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    What a pretty quilt pattern!!!
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    If you wanted to do the attic windows, here are some links to do it without the dreaded Y seam: http://www.straw.com/equilters/libra...ticwindow.html

    http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/attic-w...ays/index.html
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    Give them to me! I love that farm scene! I would make a. 3 yard pattern called Strip Tease. By Heirloom Elegance.

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    How about a pineapple block with the house centre and trees and other material in the other places. Would need to think more.
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    Side lite?

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    I think the Warm Wishes pattern with the scene as the focus fabric would be pretty. You don't have to make a whole quilt but it would make a nice table runner or bed runner.

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    Look at post #8 for a beautiful shadow box quilt on this thread:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...ml#post5395942

    Your focus fabric is beautiful, and the shadow box would really set it off nicely.

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    Any of the BQ patterns from Maple Island Quilts would work well to showcase your fabric. Here is a quilt made using (I think) BQ2. You could fussy cut various scenes from your fabric.
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    I like the print fabric enough, that I just could not cut it up.
    I would use it for the centre of the quilt ... and when quilting time came, I would quilt around the outlines as much or as little as I chose.

    I would use the red and black for the borders. Either simple borders of the fabric ... Or perhaps find some block patterns to put at the corners, or all the way around. There are a lot of block patterns that require only two fabrics and could still nicely frame the print up, without taking away from the look while creating a border.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    This is a beautiful pattern - easy to fussy cut your fabric.

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    I love your fabric! It really is too pretty to cut. Maybe you just want to border it? Or it might look good with a four patch of your two solids and then a piece of the focus fabric cut the same size, alternated? I am sure that pattern has a name, but I don't know what it is. I have a picture of a quilt where I just couldn't cut the fabric, and I think I have a picture of the other too. Let me look.

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    I have similar fabric, and I bought it for a kaleidoscope quilt.

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    Wow ladies. You are all amazing. Not only I have enough ideas for this fabric but a lot of cute quilt patterns to add to my list. Thank you so very much. Now I should make up my mind and hopefully I can start today after I get my shopping done for tomorrow's dinner for me and the kids (hubby is overseas so yes it is just us three ):

    Happy and blessed thanksgiving to all of you ;-)

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    Side lights could be very nice, I think you could fussy cut both big and small squares to have an interesting scene on each. Or just use one piece and add some thread painting or FM quilting using interesting threads. i could not cut up that print.

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    I was thinking you should make a barn block out of the red as your center - and use the green as the outside border.... Your quilting could make it really interesting...
    I got fabric.... Now I need time .
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