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Old 03-15-2011, 11:13 AM
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I bought this fabric because my mom loves Minis, but I don't know what pattern to use. So my question to you is, what would you do? I wanted to use the twister (I only have the one for 10in squares), but I don't want to cut this fabric up that much. I would like the Mini's to be as intact as possible. Is there a way to frame fabric with the twister pinwheels? Or any other ideas?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:24 AM
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My first inclination would be to use this fabric as a center panel. I'd surround it by a black border with white (or maybe yellow) dotted line going down the middle of the black - so it looks like a street. If you want to do the twister pinwheel, that could be the next border. Because those pinwheels "lock" together, you could tailor the width of that border by how many rows of pinwheels you decide to make. If it needs a final border, I might do another street just like the first.

Just an idea . . . .

PS. I think the twister pinwheel is a great idea with this fabric. It would have a similar movement to the Mini fabric.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:39 AM
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I would use it for an "attic windows" quilt.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:43 AM
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I agree with the attic windows idea. If you have enough left, you could use it as a border.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:46 AM
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Where in the world did you get this? My dad has been mini crazy my entire life - he used to have a '62 Morris Mini for years and now has one of the current ones.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:01 PM
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Prissnboot- I found this on ebay. It is thicker than normal quilting cotton, so I'm hoping it won't raise any problems for me...
My mom has a 2009 Mini in "Mellow Yellow" and is absolutely obsessed with them. She calls her Mini the "Best car ever."
So when I saw this fabric and just had to buy it.
I really like the idea of attic windows, but I've never done one before.
Thanks for all the great ideas everybody!!!
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by lileth1374
I would use it for an "attic windows" quilt.
Exactly what I was thinking! Love the fabric. It's my son's favorite car.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:27 PM
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Ohhhh my favorite car toooo. I love thos little cuties! :-D When ever we are in the lower 48 and see one I get a pix by them. Then I wipe the drool off their car :lol:

Geeze I got carried away with the mini, now for the quilt...ummm I would not cut it and use it for a center panel. or use this pattern...it is so simple. Can be used with your adorable fabric and a few other cordinating fabrics to frame it.

This is the same quilt as above also in watercolor

super easy watercolor quilt, but can easily be used in "normal" quilt fabric choice. You could put your focal fabric where the green bird fabric is.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:47 PM
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I would use the fabric in the centre and so nine patches around it or something.. but keep it intact cute fabric !
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:38 PM
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I like Sew Cornie's idea and would make the pinwheels in the border with
solid colors to match the cars. Nice fabric. My mam had a mini years ago. :-)
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