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Thread: Fabric for a vintage quilt

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    I've wanted to do a vintage looking quilt and I saw some pretty fabric today with roses and gingham, etc. I did this tonight after a lot of playing with the fabrics but not totally sure about it yet. I think it needs to be simple with classic elements. What do you think? Any suggestions?
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    Well I think this pattern and the fabrics are perfect together.
    It looks great to me. Beautifal. :thumbup:

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    I love this! Do you think you would consider sharing the pattern??? I think I even have some fabric that looks like the border fabric. This is a very romantic and 'feel good' quilt. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Wendy

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    Very pretty!

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    WOW! I really like that. It has a lot going on but the blocks are not difficult and there is lots of open space for fancy quilting.
    I say don't change a thing.
    Please post pictures of your progress on this quilt.

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    Good luck

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    it looks shabby chic to me, and i just love it!
    Robyn Pandolf (sp) type of fabrics...

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    I cant wait to see the finished product! I love it!!
    How large will it be?

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    I LOVE IT!!

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    I love your design! And it does feel 'vintage'. Reminds me of bedding my mother used to have when I was little - and that was definitely a long time ago!

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    That's going to be gorgeous!

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    GORGEOUS!!!! Don't change a thing!

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    Beautiful! Love it!! ;) :D ;) :thumbup:

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    Lovely choice and combination of fabrics.

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    Thank you for the votes to not change anything. :-) I let it simmer and it's growing on me. Looking at the fabric requirements there are a LOT of difference fabrics in the collection that I used so I cut it down to just 8 of them. It doesn't look any different really, just used the same blues, same greens, etc. I kept the main fabrics the same. I will need two darker blue pieces for the birds from my stash and brown for their legs.

    Yes, I can share the pattern. I'm thinking about which way to do some of the blocks. It's a toss up between what is "easiest" or what's "neatest". I think it would look better with one white triangle rather than using white squares.
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    The small pieces would make your quilt look older..think of back then the size of fabrics and how hard to get.
    If you want any helps when you get it done there is always a bed that needs a new quilt here.
    hugss

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    I love too, the only thing I would change would be the orientation of the fussy cuts, I would turn 2 of them to be facing the other way.

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    Ok, final cut. :P This shows the patched triangles and only using 8 fabrics. I am not totally sure that the scale of the large floral is right but I will fussy cut it so that the motif is centered and oriented the right way. I'll get them ordered today.

    The overall size of 72"x72" is dependent on what size the border repeat is, which I haven't really looked for yet, but this is based on 6" wide. The next row is 6" blocks, then 12" blocks. The inner red border is 1 1/2" and the center medallion is 21".
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    That is going to be fabulous. What great fabrics and I love your pattern. I can't wait to see the quilt.

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    That's a beautiful design Pam!!! Looking forward to seeing it put together.
    I got EQ6 for Christmas and had my first class on it Wed night. I had fun "designing" quilts. You seem to have a great grasp on how to use the program!!

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    It's a pretty simple design and shouldn't take long to do once I get the fabric. I like EQ6 (I didn't when I had EQ4). I often play with designs on my laptop while sitting on the couch and listening to the TV. It is a big help in figuring yardage too!

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    Is the center motif a panel or is it appliqued?

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    The center motif is an applique design from the Folk Art add-on that I got for EQ6.

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    I think it's beautiful, Pam. I am going to learn how to use my EQ6 this year...I've had it for over a year and never used it yet. My friend blessed me with it, and at the time I was overwhelmed with other stuff. Seeing how everyone uses it really is inspiring me to learn it.

    I love how you mixed the block patterns, the applique center and the fabric selections. Really nice placement and color choices.!!! Love it!! Please post it when you do it. Janice

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    Oh wow... I just got the email that the fabric order I place this morning for this has shipped. :)

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