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Thread: Love this fabric... What should I do with it?

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    Hi! I have bought this fabric from the shop in Hannibal over 2 trips. Sales and stuff.

    I love it a LOT but don't have any ideas what to do with it. I don't want anything too easy. I do like a challenge, but I don't want to do a wedding ring either. Patchwork is my favorite and I like prairie points too. I want something at least lap size.

    The first 2 pics are all together. the xecond 2 will have letters and yardage for lights and darks.

    I can't wait to see the ideas. Soo excited! :D
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    here are closer looks with measuring tape and yardage.

    A 2 yards
    B 2 yards
    C 1.5 yards
    D 1 yard (stripes are horizontal... follow the salvedge from left to right)
    E 1 yard
    F 2 fat quarters
    G 2.5 yards
    H 4 yards
    I 2 yards

    I am not worried if I have backing fabric. I almost never buy that until top is done. Unless something talks to me. :)
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    I can feel your dilemma! It is absolutely lovely fabric. I don't know what I would make from it either, but I completely understand why you bought it!!

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    Lovely fabrics! First things that came to mind was a bargello, giant dalia and log cabin. Whatever pattern you do, I'm sure it will be beautiful!

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    Gorgeous fabric! You can make a lovely black and white quilt, I've done a red & white one and it's gorgeous, two or three color quilts really make a statement. I would fussy cut a few fabrics and the rest I'd use designs that would showcase the fabrics, like hourglass, friendship stars, I'd stay away from tiny piecing project, unless it's like an Irish Chain that connects a pattern. And several of your fabrics would make fabulous purses and totes! So with the extra fabric, that's what I'd do!
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    PS I'm much like you, I have a 'love affair' with fabric, buy when on sale, and then plan my project.

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    I would put the striped fabric with the lights, add one more light, and do a log cabin. A bolder color for the center (hearth) block would really make it pop.

    I love the fabric, too. What line is it?

    Here is a link to a good log cabin pattern:

    http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LogCabinBlock.html

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    This may be to simple for you but I would love it with your fabrics.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-32839-1.htm

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    That is some pretty fabric you have there!
    Can't give you any ideas, but if you are still stumped, just send it to me! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt
    This may be to simple for you but I would love it with your fabrics.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-32839-1.htm
    actually that one is on my list. If I don't find something more challenging, this will be in the top 3 for choices.

    Thanks for reminding me of that pattern.

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    I posted this picture the other day of my quilt stacked coins. Your fabric would work great for this.
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    Love the colors. Would do a turning twenty , log cabin or maybe scrappy.

    Scrappy you cut 20 -14 1/2 inch squares, lay them on top of each other and randomly cut shapes. Then you use a shape from each block to create a new scrappy block.

    You can have Squares,Rectangles,Traingles,etc.

    Reason to cut 14 1/2 inch squares is you need to divide into 3 or 4 eqaul parts across and down. This will allow seam allowance of 1/4 inch to sew back together.

    Then sew 4 blocks in each row to form 5 rows. do a 1/1/2 inch close boarder and a 4 inch boarder to complete top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillie
    Love the colors. Would do a turning twenty , log cabin or maybe scrappy.

    Scrappy you cut 20 -14 1/2 inch squares, lay them on top of each other and randomly cut shapes. Then you use a shape from each block to create a new scrappy block.

    You can have Squares,Rectangles,Traingles,etc.

    Reason to cut 14 1/2 inch squares is you need to divide into 3 or 4 eqaul parts across and down. This will allow seam allowance of 1/4 inch to sew back together.

    Then sew 4 blocks in each row to form 5 rows. Do a 1/1/2 inch close boarder and a 4 inch boarder to complete top.

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    Define "challenge"? I'd use it for a Storm at Sea...

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    Beautiful fabrics. Looks like a bargello waiting to happen.

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    I know, I know. Send it to me and then you won't have to worry about what to do with all that fabric. :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

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    If you really want a challenge.. how about a lone star.. I'm thinking that would be really striking. or perhaps a broken star. You could pull a contrast for background out of one of your fabrics.. like beige or lt blue.

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    quote=Charlee]Define "challenge"? I'd use it for a Storm at Sea...[/quote]

    OOOOOOHHHH! Storm a sea is in the top now!
    I forgot about that one too!!
    Don't have a book for it yet, but paducah is coming up right around the corner.

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    Very nice for an all black and cream color quilt, but I would add a little bit of red with it or even a rusty color red, I agree about making a log cabin quilt with it.

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    oh I love those but have no ideal what you could do with them

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    Those are all beautiful fabrics. I wouldn't have any idea either.

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    How about a D9P with A, B, and H. Love all of them.

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    I cant see any thing you could do with it...guess you should just send it to me...LOL!!!

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    I see a lovely French Braid quilt!

    http://www.amazon.com/French-Braid-Q.../dp/1571203265

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    Does anyone have a patchwork star idea? I already have lucky star by atkinson and would like something different. I don't want to use this for a lonestar. I am saving some fabric for a lonestar now.

    Thanks for all the ideas. I am still not sure what to do. I have the Half Log Cabin book and like the Storm at Sea Idea. I have someother fabric I am going to do the french braid with.

    Thanks a bunch everyone!

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    You might check Blocksgalore there is lots of free patterns there for easy to challenging.

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