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Thread: any pattern suggestions for this material???

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    Junior Member Leah Stewart's Avatar
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    My niece is the first grandchild in my family to graduate high school and her mom asked me to make a quilt. Her favorite colors are blue and purple. I found this material right after she told me that, I literally sent her a text that was simple and said what is you favorite color she replied blue and purple, I walked around the corner, at a flea market and this was sitting right there waiting for me! LOL. It was ment to be. Now I have to find a pattern big enough not to destroy the pattern. The only thing I could come up with is a snowball and a four patch. I was just wondering if anyone had any different ideas before I start cutting!

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    That is the coolest fabric! Could you find one more and do a Disappearing 9 patch???
    Just a thought.

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    That's beautiful fabric and I like the snowball idea.

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    Just add a few more fabrics and make a take five. I made one with fabrics similar to this for my gd's graduation and it turned out great. Love your swirls fabric. I put that on the back with some on the front.

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    Love the fabrics!

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    How large is the design? Can you lay a ruler on it? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    How large is the design? Can you lay a ruler on it? :)
    Only ruler I could find, hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    That is the coolest fabric! Could you find one more and do a Disappearing 9 patch???
    Just a thought.
    I like that! Thanks

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    Take 5 sounds like a great idea. Can't wait to see it all done!

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    I don't think I have enough material for take five. I have seven yards of the 70s looking one, 1.5 of the gray and 1 of the purple stones. I don't think I have anything else that would go with it, I have a very small stash, LOL. Thanks for all the help!

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    Wow, that is one big design. I would agree with Leah about the D9P. I'm behind the times, what is a Take 5?

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    Turning Twenty would get your focus fabric a lot of display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Wow, that is one big design. I would agree with Leah about the D9P. I'm behind the times, what is a Take 5?
    Take 5 is a pattern by teachers pet. it looks like this. It uses 5 different fabrics, 1 yard of each. there is also a Take 5 gets on point. The pattern says take 5 yard and in 5 hours have the top finished. I did one and it was more like 7 hours... I didn't like the same fabrics touching so I had to rotate some blocks.
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    I think this would be perfect. LOVE that print!

    http://www.maryquilts.com/quick-strippie/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripped on Scotch
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Wow, that is one big design. I would agree with Leah about the D9P. I'm behind the times, what is a Take 5?
    Take 5 is a pattern by teachers pet. it looks like this. It uses 5 different fabrics, 1 yard of each. there is also a Take 5 gets on point. The pattern says take 5 yard and in 5 hours have the top finished. I did one and it was more like 7 hours... I didn't like the same fabrics touching so I had to rotate some blocks.
    Thanks for the education!:)

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    Oh I like that too! :D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    That is the coolest fabric! Could you find one more and do a Disappearing 9 patch???
    Just a thought.
    I have to say, right when i looked at this fabric...D9P just jumped into my head before i say your post LOL

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    My personal preference would be a stack and whack. However, since you don't want to cut up the fabric to much that may not work.

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    Yes Do something 60's, Its so 60's it really should be used that way! 8-)

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    I would do the square in a square quilt... Use the print for the center and the other two on each side... Plain as mud, I know.
    here is a photo which might help explain what I mean
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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your fabric!! I don't have any suggestions, but at the risk of offending anyone here, I think the D9P is always a standard suggestion. If you are a beginner, the D9P would be great, so would the turning 20, or Yellow Brick Road (a personal favorite of mine).

    Oh, did I mention I love your fabric? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leah Stewart
    I don't think I have enough material for take five. I have seven yards of the 70s looking one, 1.5 of the gray and 1 of the purple stones. I don't think I have anything else that would go with it, I have a very small stash, LOL. Thanks for all the help!

    I just had n epiphany. Since you have so much of the big print fabric, you could do Lucky Stars and use it as the background fabric and the smaller prints for the stars. oooo.. Or you could do a Carpenter Star (there are several no Y seam patterns available) and use it as a background for that too.

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    I like the idea of the Take 5 too. Hadn't seen or heard of it before, but I really like it and love the sound of how easy it is to make. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    Quote Originally Posted by Leah Stewart
    I don't think I have enough material for take five. I have seven yards of the 70s looking one, 1.5 of the gray and 1 of the purple stones. I don't think I have anything else that would go with it, I have a very small stash, LOL. Thanks for all the help!

    I just had n epiphany. Since you have so much of the big print fabric, you could do Lucky Stars and use it as the background fabric and the smaller prints for the stars. oooo.. Or you could do a Carpenter Star (there are several no Y seam patterns available) and use it as a background for that too.
    I will definitely do that for the one I make myself but this one needs to be a quick one I didn't realize graduation was so close. Then again I am famous for being a procrastinator... LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your fabric!! I don't have any suggestions, but at the risk of offending anyone here, I think the D9P is always a standard suggestion. If you are a beginner, the D9P would be great, so would the turning 20, or Yellow Brick Road (a personal favorite of mine).

    Oh, did I mention I love your fabric? LOL
    If I ever get two quilts made from it I could send you what is left over, if you would like.

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