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Thread: Heres my fabric, now i need a pattern

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    Good morning everyone! I'm going to try to make a baby quilt for my sister who is going to have a little girl in November. Here are the fun fabrics that I have. Any suggestions on what kind of pattern I should do? I think I may end up back at the fabric store to get either another white or pink fabric so that I can be sure to separate the busier patterns.
    Thanks!!
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    I would do a disappearing 9-patch using all the fabrics. What a great variety of colors and patterns. You could also make a strip tube quilt and that would really showcase your fabrics, too.

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    You could use the fabric pictured in the lower left as a center panel and use the others as borders.

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    so cute! I suggest get a rosey purpleor hotter pink and then to D9P.

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    Thanks :-)

    I'm scared of the disappearing 9 patch. I tried to do it one but chickened out lol.

    at first I thought that I was going to use the lower left fabric for the back but and just do blocks but then I got worried that when it came time to quilt, my blocks wouldn't line up with the blocks printed on that fabric and then it would look bad.

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    Yup, I'm with everybodyelse disappearin 9 patch. Love the fabrics!!

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    Have you seen that Anita Grossman Solomon pattern that uses 3 one yard pieces of fabric to make 3 quilts of an elongated 9 patch? It is available online with the cutting instructions, clear pictures showing how to align for cutting and the sewing is very easy, just 6 seams!!! I've done a couple for baby quilts this year and they go together really fast!! Plus you can improvise the quilting when you sandwich it & it looks so cute! Check it out. I think it was called 3 yards, 3 baby quilts and it might be at the Quiltmaker magazine website. I mean it is really adorable & very fast & easy!

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    Oh those are so cute!! I think that a D9P would be great with them.

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    Rail Fence would be darling with these pretties.

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    D9P would be great. I'd get a very strong pink to fuchsia solid or blender for the center block. That's the one the ends up as the small squares. You won't need much.

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    Where did you find the pink elephant fabric -- it's adorable!

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    All of the fabric came from my local Jo Ann's :-) That's not a very good pic because I took it with my junky phone but there is also a little green bird by a few of the elephants.

    The 3 yard, 3 blanket thing sounds pretty cool. I'll have to check it out.

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    WELL IF YOU AFARID TO CUT INTO GOOD FABRIC TAKE OLD FABRIC AND MUSLIN PRATCIE THEN CUT INTO GOOD FABRIC GO FOR IT

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    If I do the DP9, how big should I make the blocks? (before I turn them into the 9 patch) I want to make sure that the patterns still come through.

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    Are those SKULL and BONES on the upper left? No way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sock_17
    Good morning everyone! I'm going to try to make a baby quilt for my sister who is going to have a little girl in November. Here are the fun fabrics that I have. Any suggestions on what kind of pattern I should do? I think I may end up back at the fabric store to get either another white or pink fabric so that I can be sure to separate the busier patterns.
    Thanks!!
    I think a pinwheel would be adorable, and half square triangles are so easy!

    Here are a few examples from google images...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sock_17
    Good morning everyone! I'm going to try to make a baby quilt for my sister who is going to have a little girl in November. Here are the fun fabrics that I have. Any suggestions on what kind of pattern I should do? I think I may end up back at the fabric store to get either another white or pink fabric so that I can be sure to separate the busier patterns.
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    Oh, oh, oh, or how about a zig zag...there is a wonderful tutorial here (without having to make half square triangles)
    http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.com...t-without.html

    Again...a picture from google images...
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    Yep, but they are girly skulls LMAO. My sister has a pretty good sense of humor when it comes to stuff like that. She's a huge Nightmare before Christmas fan.

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    Those zig zags are fun!! I'll check out the tutorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsGuava
    Are those SKULL and BONES on the upper left? No way.
    Oh, yes they are.

    IHO, if you purchase additional fabric you should consider getting at least one coordinating deeper color solid or blender for contrast.

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    yeah, I think I do need to go and another fabric to go with these.

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    I love your fabrics. Are they flannel? I want to try a disappearing 9 patch soon. By the way I also like your avatiar picture. If you need more John Deere fabric sometime let me know. I have a lot left over from my husband's quilt.
    Quote Originally Posted by sock_17
    Thanks :-)

    I'm scared of the disappearing 9 patch. I tried to do it one but chickened out lol.

    at first I thought that I was going to use the lower left fabric for the back but and just do blocks but then I got worried that when it came time to quilt, my blocks wouldn't line up with the blocks printed on that fabric and then it would look bad.

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    Yep, they are all flannel. My avatiar is the first quilt I ever made (for my kiddo) I made another one like it (but a little smaller) for my cousin. Lately I've only made a few scrub hats and a purse. I'm excited to make another quilt and you guys have all been so helpful!!

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    Now becasue I'm searching images on google I'm starting to think a rag quilt might be fun. Have any of you made one of these before?. . . . There are way too many options out there for quilts lol.

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    Cute fabric.

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