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Thread: need help for wilderness quilt

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    Hello! Look what Cloverpatch got me! I have a plan for it, but i think its not going to be big enough, because i want it as queen sized quilt. I want to find panels of each animal on it and then put some tree fabric in the middle of each. For the finishing border im going to put piano keys of dark woodsy colors.

    I want to know if you guys think its too little, or i need to find the different panels first?

    Do any of you know of any good fabric sites?

    The panel is 35 7/8" x 45"
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    no pic

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    i know im trying it says it is a "zipped" file

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    No pic yet - did I look too soon, or did you "preview" - in which case the picture gets deleted?
    I'll check back again.

    OK - now I see it. Nice panel & I like your plan - good luck in finding the critters you need.

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    its fixed!

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    That panel is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    That panel is awesome.
    I know!

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    I like how your drawing is. It is a nice panel too.

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    It will make a nice quilt

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    I like where you are going with this. I think it will turn out great. If you do not find a small panel for each animal, what about fussy cutting out some from an all over animal print? Just a thought. Can not wait to see how it turns out :thumbup:

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    looks like a good plan

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    I think that will work well.

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    That will make a nice quilt.

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    Try http://www.quiltshops.com/ they have a great fabric search.

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    I really like the setting/layout for your panel.

    Just some random thoughts (from a city girl :mrgreen: ) who never does "wood-sy":

    When you go tohttp://www.quiltshops.com , do a search on "backyard bandits" - it's a fabric line from Fabriquilt that might have a lot of the critters you're looking for - or others you can use that fit with your theme.
    The colorways/backgrounds looks like it would be similar to your center panel.
    And cheaper shipping if you could find it all at one vendor.

    You can also do a search on "trees" - you'll get all kinds - cartoonish and realistic.
    Here's a nice white tree -
    http://www.whichwayquilting.com/cgi-...768&pid=1#3768

    The lightness might provide some nice contrast to all the darker woodsy colors.

    But you'll probably have to put them sideways as the pattern won't be long/tall enough (without a seam) to be placed vertically.

    So whatever fabric you choose, just make sure there is enough yardage to have one piece.

    Or you could use a bunch of (realistic) tree fabrics together in that section - different seasons, etc.
    Lots of options.

    I also found some great owl, bunny, fox. wolf and raccoon fabrics here (scroll down):
    http://www.hotdiggitydog.com/C/Craft...ic_Revised.htm


    A queen size quilt is approx 80"x100" - that gives a 10" drop on all 4 sides (or enough to be used for the tuck/pillows).

    The tree section would have to be much wider than you have it in your sketch - in relation to the size of the panel.
    That's a lot of ....space.

    Here's just another version where more borders/framing beef add around 16" to width/length

    This version brings the quilt top to approx 84" x101" - you can add or delete borders as needed.

    The borders/frames are all 2" FINISHED, just to give you an idea of measurements.

    I think your idea is great - and could translate easily and effectively into a safari or ocean themed quilt.
    I'm thinking I'm might make an ocean one as I know have a ton of fabrics with dolphins/whales/sharks/etc.

    Looking forward to seeing whatever you decide to do:

    ~84" x101"
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    Thankyou for al the support! MTS and sparkys_mom thankyou for the links. MTS i wasnt hinking of measurements when i did the sketch, and yes, that does look unproportionate. Adding more borders and such would be better thinking.

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    Check out the trees on this quilt:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-161378-1.htm

    Very, very woodsy.

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    How about a tree pattern block instead of a panel?

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    Nice quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngeorgia
    How about a tree pattern block instead of a panel?
    what do you mean by tree pattern?

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