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    What would you do with these fabrics?

    I have these fabrics and can't decide what pattern to use them for. What would YOU do with them?
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    ETA: There is about a yard of each, I think 1.5yds of the solid pink.

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    Mix them w/some bolder fabrics *smiles* OR a soft, yet sophisticated baby girl quilt! oO or!!!!!!

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    I agee a baby girl quilt would be cute with these. But, I would take away the last three on the right. The one floral is not the right theme for this collection and the other two are too stark. They would make a cute purse or tote bag too. Or a sewing machine cover or really any small project. Sewing case and pin cushion. A hang up jewel case or organizer for your closet. Really the application is limitless in a small project.
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    How about a lap quilt. Try the stack the deck pattern.

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    Maybe something like this- it uses simple shapes and allows you to keep your fabrics somewhat large.
    Pattern is called Bailey's quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    Maybe something like this- it uses simple shapes and allows you to keep your fabrics somewhat large.
    Pattern is called Bailey's quilt.
    Oooo...Ahhh...
    Me Likey.

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    I like those fabrics together! It's a nice blend. Keep them all to add some spark!
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    Make one of my 2 grand daughters a quilt! Love those fabrics!

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    Love your fabrics - keep them all. Love Bailey's Quilt. Your fabrics would loook great in that pattern. (Or send the fabrics to me!!!!!) (Like I don't have enough already.)

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    What about this? I am currently using this pattern for a baby quilt.
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    I think with a few more fabrics (maybe a mauve & a pale blue) that they'd make a great bargello, maybe something like this one:
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    i loved your previous quilt http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t212492.html
    if you don't mind doing the same pattern again, i like these fabrics. it will look very soft.
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    I would do a whack and stack lap quilt. I think all the colors blend well. The darker grey is good contrast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove View Post
    Mix them w/some bolder fabrics *smiles* !!!!!!
    So would I. They are nice but I think they need a fabric with the same colors that have a bit more Punch to it.
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    Now this is funny! I wanted to have you look at a really pretty gray and yellow DP9 and when I went to find it, I see that you made that one! I really like your gray and yellow quilt and I think the pink and gray will finish in the same soft look. I suppose you'd like a different pattern for these, sorry I don't have any suggestions for you. Good luck.

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    I might add that I seem to gravitate to lower contrast quilts. Must be why I like your gray and yellow so much.

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    I would put them in my stash until I needed them. It's nice to have things on hand that blend in. All together in a quilt I think would be very bla.

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    I like your colors together. Sometimes it is nice to have a quilt that doesn't shout at you. Gentle can be very soothing. Sorry that I don't have a pattern suggestion. ..Well, Take Five would look good, but it only needs 5 fabrics...so maybe Yellow Brick Road or something similar?

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    I like that pattern, where might I find this pattern for Bailey's quilt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    So would I. They are nice but I think they need a fabric with the same colors that have a bit more Punch to it.
    This would be my suggestion too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilty 69 View Post
    I like that pattern, where might I find this pattern for Bailey's quilt?
    Thank you,
    Here is one store that sells it. You can see that it works with many types of fabrics.

    http://www.henfeathersquilts.com/Pro...uctCode=TCD002
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    I think they would look good with Bailey Quilt.
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    I would add another fabric or two for contrast. These all seem to be the same value to me.

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    I'd make pinwheels - darks on lights, and lights on darks. Put a thin border around it with the extra pink.

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    I'd take the four on the left shopping with me and look for a brighter focus fabric or other coordinating fabrics. Those four are all toned (grayed), but you wouldn't have to stick to toned fabrics for the rest of the group. A green and pink fabric would add some punch. Even a toned green (the complimentary color) would be a welcome addition.

    I'd put the three on the right back into my stash to use for neutrals in another project. One always needs neutrals!

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