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    Now that I have the all of the material for some material I have had for a while I need a pattern. Below is a pic of my main and the second is the main with all the ones I found to go with it.
    I want the main to be the bigest pieces and I am thinking something not to busy. I don't have to use all of the material, I was thinking just the first 5 or 6.
    Here are the amounts..
    Main African- almost 3 yrds
    the triangles - 2 yrds and the rest are one yard each.

    I will be looking threw all my patterns to see what I have and I have alot.

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    I love all your fabrics :-D

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    Excuse my sounding a bit like a broken record, but these would lend well to a Just Can't Cut It ( http://www.tropicalquilter.com/awu04.html ) or a Turning Twenty - you'd get to really showcase your main fabric, and include the rest of them. I'm sure you could swap around the fabrics for the Just Can't Cut It so they'd all be included, easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladygen
    Excuse my sounding a bit like a broken record, but these would lend well to a Just Can't Cut It ( http://www.tropicalquilter.com/awu04.html ) or a Turning Twenty - you'd get to really showcase your main fabric, and include the rest of them. I'm sure you could swap around the fabrics for the Just Can't Cut It so they'd all be included, easily.
    I agree with u plus i would show of the beauty of the masks, may be making big blocks will be enough
    and u have wonderful colors. Is it viscose or thick cotton?

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    Sorry I don't haev any suggestions, but wanted to say that I can't wait to see what you do with these fabrics, I love them!

    You might try blankquilting.com tho.

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    I like, I will put it in the file with the others and then I will have to choose.

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    WOW :D love the mixture of the fabric, can't wait to see the finished product :thumbup:

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    Where did you find the fabric second from the left??? I love it!

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    can't wait to see what you choose, love all of them

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    Boxer Mom Maybe the masks as centre pieces blocks with flying geese around them. Also the fabric (bright blocks triangles) would be the bottom hut walls with the 5th fabric stripes for the huts roofs. Also you could use the 3rd fabric for the sides of the flying geese. fabric 4 and 6 for some ground pieces and join all with sashings of fabric 7 then border with the last one. Maybe you should see if you could get the book of Quilt Africa by Jenny Williamson and Pat Porter nr ISBN 1919790802 (2004)

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    the fabrics you have here are great. I can't wait to see them put together in your quilt project. I would be tempted to save some for a quilted tote bag, too!
    DeeDee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer mom
    Now that I have the all of the material for some material I have had for a while I need a pattern. Below is a pic of my main and the second is the main with all the ones I found to go with it.
    I want the main to be the bigest pieces and I am thinking something not to busy. I don't have to use all of the material, I was thinking just the first 5 or 6.
    Here are the amounts..
    Main African- almost 3 yrds
    the triangles - 2 yrds and the rest are one yard each.

    I will be looking threw all my patterns to see what I have and I have alot.
    That is some beautiful fabric i designed me a quilt of African dolls with the kufi hat i did not have a main fabric. do a square in a square but use the main fabric the center square but cut it a little bigger. Good Luck
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    This will be a beautiful quilt!!

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    Those are all wonderful fabrics. What a great eye you have. I can't wait to see the quilt.

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    It is from the store up in Woodland Park, CO. by where I live. It matched purfectly.

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    ooh, good idea!

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    I like your quilt. I have a friend who is from South Africa and thought she would love a quilt made from the main material which I have had for quite awhile now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer mom
    Now that I have the all of the material for some material I have had for a while I need a pattern. Below is a pic of my main and the second is the main with all the ones I found to go with it.
    I want the main to be the bigest pieces and I am thinking something not to busy. I don't have to use all of the material, I was thinking just the first 5 or 6.
    Here are the amounts..
    Main African- almost 3 yrds
    the triangles - 2 yrds and the rest are one yard each.

    I will be looking threw all my patterns to see what I have and I have alot.
    Hi Kimberly,

    Well... since I had just a little bit to do with you finding those fabs, :lol: I thought I better jump in here with an idea. What do you think of this pattern?

    http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/Under..._Laura_Denison

    Can't wait to see what you do decide on. Those are all awesome fabs!!

    Karla in CO

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    That's going to be beautiful.. and Jerrie.. I LOVE your quilt!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer mom
    Now that I have the all of the material for some material I have had for a while I need a pattern. Below is a pic of my main and the second is the main with all the ones I found to go with it.
    I want the main to be the bigest pieces and I am thinking something not to busy. I don't have to use all of the material, I was thinking just the first 5 or 6.
    Here are the amounts..
    Main African- almost 3 yrds
    the triangles - 2 yrds and the rest are one yard each.

    I will be looking threw all my patterns to see what I have and I have alot.
    Hi Kimberly,

    Well... since I had just a little bit to do with you finding those fabs, :lol: I thought I better jump in here with an idea. What do you think of this pattern?

    http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/Under..._Laura_Denison

    Can't wait to see what you do decide on. Those are all awesome fabs!!

    Karla in CO
    I love the pattern, was looking for something with big blocks and to kind of have a African look to the pattern. I have gone threw almost all of my patterns and have a few in mind.
    Keep looking, I am sure we can find something.

    Kimberly

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    Here is a link to some African inspired quilts. I really like the It Takes a Village pattern (in the gallery is one made up titled Maluti Mountain Night. You could us the the mask fabric for a border.

    http://www.pippamoore.ca/patterns_kits.htm

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    here's what i found:

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    Have you seen Laurel Burch's Secret Garden?" It might be something to consider.

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    i just went back and clicked on download. did anyone get anything there? or on their screen at all, like a regular download?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i just went back and clicked on download. did anyone get anything there? or on their screen at all, like a regular download?
    Yes, I got a 23 pic/page Power Point slide show, but since I don't have M. Office, my Open Office Impress opened it. Nice!! Everything looked as it should from what I can tell.

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