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Thread: Bright and flowers... what to do with it.

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    Junior Member bettyjo's Avatar
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    I was given 7 yards of this.. it is so so bright.. I would love to put it in a queen size quilt for my bedroom to brighten it up... trying to find a pattern that will sort of tone it down a little..

    anyone got any suggestions..

    Here is a 12x12 sample
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    Lots of black will help.

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    It is BRIGHT! - pretty! How about choosing a pattern and using coordinating solids with the print as an accent?

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    You could fussy cut the flowers and applique them to blocks........I'm kidding!! :lol: :lol:

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    I did a warm wishes type quilt with that kind of fabric and I loved it. You could make the three strip with quiet fabrics or even a solid. I wish I had gotten a picture before I gave it away.

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    yellow brick road, use a little in the quilt and a large border. or 7 yds would make a backing.

    Or use the lovely print for alternate squares and border.

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    whack and stack, one block wonder..

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    I think it would look pretty with big blocks and sashings in black.

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    I have at least a yard of solid of the light yellow, the gold and two different pinks that match... the pinks are actually very small prints that look solid from any distance.. only up close can you see the slight variance in color of the print. HAve a Black with small white stars.. and green that would blend

    Thought about alternating strips... the flowers.. the one of the solids.. then the flowers.. etc.. or flowers and two solids the back to flowers.. what ever it took.. also though about a large center panel.. with blocks or strips.. set on point.. the a small border of a green border.. then a wide border of the flowers... center panel points intersection the green and into the flower border..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bettyjo
    I was given 7 yards of this.. it is so so bright.. I would love to put it in a queen size quilt for my bedroom to brighten it up... trying to find a pattern that will sort of tone it down a little..

    anyone got any suggestions..
    I think it would be awesome to make a kaleidoscope quilt and use a wide border of the same fabric. Perhaps use black as the background to have the kaleidoscope blocks float.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat
    whack and stack, one block wonder..
    I agree 100%

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    my first thought was OBW.

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    The OBW or stack and whack would be my suggestion too... I think it would be amazing..

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    I agree, One Block Wonder with black borders.

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    Definitely a One Block Wonder.

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    OBW is my vote!

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    I vote send it to me and I'll make an OBW :) :) :) :)

    Love it!
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    Would that work for a OBW? I have never made one so I don't know what kind of print you start with, but I do like the way they look.

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    OOPS! Guess I should have kept reading. LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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    My first thought was a kaleidoscope quilt. It would be so pretty. I am in love with your fabric.

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    This would make an awesome stack-n-whack quilt. I like the idea of using a solid black background and then a wide border of this print. I'd love to see a picture of your finished quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat
    whack and stack, one block wonder..
    I agree, I have been looking for a a bright fabric like that to do a OBW!! Its beautiful, I can't wait to see what you do with it!

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    HMMMM got to make a template to lay over quilt to find just how I want to Whack the stack!!!! Good idea.. I played all day with drawing board on computer..

    did not come up with anything useable..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat
    whack and stack, one block wonder..
    my thought too...although it wouldn't tone it down, it would be really interesting!

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    OH, sweetie...Don't tire yourself. Let me take that off your hands, just spare yourself all that worry! I promise I'll use all that beautiful fabric, and you won't have to concern yourself any more. Let me HELP you!!! (are you buying any of this?)

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