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Thread: Clock theme fabric... what could you do with it?

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    These are preview pictures of a future collection called "An Appointed Time" by Janet Wecker Frisch for Quilting Treasures.

    It's definitely different, that's for sure... but I'm not sure what you could do with it.

    Any of the ones with clock faces make me think of retirement parties. The alarm clock, by itself, reminds me of how hard it is to get one of my kids out of bed in the morning.

    Surely all you creative quilters can come up with some ideas...?
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    Here are some coordinates. The words (from Ecclesiastes) also comes in white lettering on black. The gears are also in gray or beige.

    What do you think?
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    I can think of a few: appliques, borders, especially on whimsical quilts...hickory dickory dock?
    yes, it would be great for birthday giftings and to commemorate anniversaries etc.

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    I love the coordinates best. I really like fabric with writing on it..and those are really nice phrases that can apply to so much!! The red is pretty too!

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    As I was scrolling down the pics, I was thinking "I probably wouldn't use that." Then I saw the fabric with the words on it, and suddenly I became very interested in all the fabrics.

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    OMG I can't wait till that is available...I have been looking for this type of fabric for a while now. Yahoo!
    Thanks for sharing, now I really have something else to look forward to.

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    I would make a bag to take papers/lunch back and forth to work in. A work day has meetings, lunch, a start time and an end time, so these fabrics would be perfect for that.

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    I really like this-especially the word coordinate fabric!
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    I like the coordinates best. Love the woring and that red fabric.

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    Cute collection I also like the word fabric the best. That would be a great boarder on lots of quilts.

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    i love them, they look nice

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    I'd love to use it for a genealogy family tree photo quilt!

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    Here is the word fabric on the black background. I think both colorways would work well with religious-themed projects too. Perhaps the black is more masculine? Not sure. I think the ecru ground is easier to read, what do you think?

    Here are two other coordinates. I'm really not sure what the last one is. Reminds me vaguely of weathervanes, or old-fashioned hardware or antique keys. None of that has anything to do with clocks, though, so I'm still puzzled.
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    I think all of these are very appropriate for a masculine quilt; they make me think of a watch or pocket watch. Imagine them in a churn dash or square-in-a-square on point, maybe with black or brown sashing between and ivory cornerstones.

    It's usually much easier to pick fabrics for a female quilt, because there are so many flowers, ribbons, and such. I've seen several requests on this board for a male pattern or fabrics, and these would definitely fit the bill.

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    That last fabric looks like the pointed end of a minute hand on a Grandfather's clock!...I think

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    Wow, those are really nice. One of our friends designed his van with clock themed items and calls it Tick Tock. I could do pillowcases, curtains and a quilt top with those fabrics!

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    Love it! I would make a D9P, use the fabric with the words for border, the red for a small inner border and binding.

    Would also be nice in an I-spy quilt or a signature quilt for a family reunion.

    Gotta get me some of that!

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    I have always had a thing for clocks so I love it!!!

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    not sure what I would do with it, but I love it. I collect clocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    That last fabric looks like the pointed end of a minute hand on a Grandfather's clock!...I think
    You're right! I would have never made that connection. Though the hint was there all along, in the fabrics with the clock faces.

    Another case of looking, and not seeing... thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    As I was scrolling down the pics, I was thinking "I probably wouldn't use that." Then I saw the fabric with the words on it, and suddenly I became very interested in all the fabrics.
    I was the same way. I love that song and the bible verse it came from .

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    Last print reminds me of finials on old clocks. My BIL has taken up the hobby of restoring old clocks.. this would be an awesome line to make him a quilt from

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    I like all the suggestions for the usage of this fabric. There are really some creative people on the board.

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