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Thread: Fabric for baby quilt

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    Super Member Lori Peercy's Avatar
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    Picked up some fabric for a new baby quit I need to have done for a friend who is due in June. They tried for 7 years and finally they are pg. They are having a girl and decorating the nursery in butterflies. Will name her Alyssa Faith.

    What do you think would be a good block to use?

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    LOVE the colors and the butterfly matterial....

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    Thanks

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    I like pinwheels for baby quilts for some reason. The yellow & white could be the pinwheels and the butterflies could be a block on their own. You wouldn't have to cut them up too much.

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    I can see that it would be pretty wouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori Peercy
    I can see that it would be pretty wouldn't it?
    I think so-I would just hate cutting those beautiful butterflies!

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    i think those butterflies are ripe for the fussy cutting. Maybe some fusible applique? square in a square or something like that? I would love to see the finished product

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    I'm thinking the same thing...anything that allows you to show off the butterflies without cutting them up too much. Really pretty fabric!

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    I agree with others, something where you won't have to cut the butterfly fabric in too small of pieces. Maybe warm wishes with the butterfly fabric as the focus squares? All very pretty fabrics!

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    OOOO... so sweat. I'm envisioning blocks with a few fussy cut butterflies appliqued onto the white/vine fabric, windowed by the yellow floral, set on point or not. Then I'd try auditioning outter borders using a thin strip of the purple flannel and wide strip of the butterfly fabric. I'd also use the purple flannel for binding as well as backing. Then I would think about maybe tye quilting it using multiple strands of embroidery floss.

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    What about Hole in the Barn Door - (you can find it at Quilterscache.com) fussy cut the butterflies..the other two colors would be great compliments!

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    Beautiful! Besure to post when you are finnished. I have no idea on block but I would not cut the butterfly fabric too small.

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    I think the beautiful butterfly fabric might look good in an attic window, where you wouldn't need to cut it up much, but leave it in large squares.

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    Beautiful fabric. I think a 3D pinwheel would look great with these fabrics using the butterfly as the background & the yellow & white as alternating pinwheels. The 3D is fast & easy to put together.

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    Nice fabric and I love the name

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    How about this one (it's a free pattern): http://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.co...arityQuilt.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo
    Beautiful fabric. I think a 3D pinwheel would look great with these fabrics using the butterfly as the background & the yellow & white as alternating pinwheels. The 3D is fast & easy to put together.
    I agree with you on the 3D pinwheels. That would be so pretty!

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    Love the fabrics!!!

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    The fabric choices are very pretty. Others on here has very good ideas of blocks to use.

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    The star one I have just posted here is really quick and easy! Fussy cut the butterflies, star points in the yellow with yellow/white as background!

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