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Old 11-07-2008, 03:23 AM
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Iíve been inspired by the below pattern from www.fatquartershop.com . I am going to use it to make a quilt with no wadding type duvet cover for my Mom.

I am a bit unsure about what size to make the blocks. The instructions for the pattern end up being 6Ē blocks, do you think this will be a bit small? It will be a twin bed size cover?

Iím concerned about any pattern on the fabric getting lost in such small pieces. But I donít want to do a very big block and lose the intricacy.

Iíve not bought the fabric yet, Iím thinking of chunky florals Ė probably poppies and sunflowers.

Your opinions would be appreciated Ė what size block would you make it with?
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:35 AM
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I think a nine inch block would be fine. It would show off your fabric and you could make less blocks. Just my thoughts.
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:40 AM
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Love the pattern. Depends on the print. If small keep it that size. If larger try cutting out the pattern out of clear plastic. and put on top of fabric to see how it looks. Make different sizes too.
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:31 AM
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I was thinking 9" too. :)
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:55 AM
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Hello,
I f you wondering what fabric would look cut up you can use this method
http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/12489.page

Also you could fussy cut the center of the block and cut it where a flower can be seen.. Use a big floral some polks dots and other coordinating not all floral it will make it too busy.

Have any idea what fabric you are thinking about. Maybe if we see it we can give you more opinions.
I have made that block in a 12 inch size. It leaves nore room to use larger prints that way.

Well that is my opinion!!! :D :D
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:02 AM
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I'd probably go with 9" blocks. You can cut a 3" square hole in an index card and take it with you to the fabric store to audition your fabric. Just hold the card over the fabric and you can tell if you'll lose your design or not. I have one I keep in my purse...you never know when a fabric opportunity will arise! :D
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Depending on the size of the prints, but I would make it definitely 9" or larger.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by bj
I'd probably go with 9" blocks. You can cut a 3" square hole in an index card and take it with you to the fabric store to audition your fabric. Just hold the card over the fabric and you can tell if you'll lose your design or not. I have one I keep in my purse...you never know when a fabric opportunity will arise! :D
What a good idea!
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:14 AM
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Thanks for that tip Bebe, and bj. I will def do that.

I was thinking my Mom would like the poppies/sunflowers/floral fabric here:

http://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/acatalo...r_fabrics.html

Instead of red and blue like on the pattern, the blocks will alternate red and yellow based. Using one type of fabric for the whole squares and a different fabric (but same shade) for the half squares.

Iím thinking 9Ē too. I have just drawn out on a piece of paper so I can visialise it. Twelve inch seems too big, not sure why!
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A variation of your block
http://www.quilterscache.com/G/GoldenGateBlock.html
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