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Thread: Should I or shouldn't I??????

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    Super Member trisha's Avatar
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    I bought this beautiful fabric last summer, and I don't know if I should make a quilt as is or turn it into a OBW? It is actually very shimmery fabric, the silver almost glows.
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    I'm not a huge fan of OBW's I like the idea of using it in a quilt.

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    I think it would make an incredible OBW!!! It's a really beautiful fabric!! Who makes it?

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    I don't know the answer. It's beautiful fabric and either way would be lovely.

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    I think it's beautiful as is.

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    I am sure it would be a beautiful OBW but how can you cut it? I am afraid I would just have to love it like it is! (Which explains a large portion of my stash, lol!)

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    Hmm, I'm not sure I would use this in an OBW, but I love it all together.

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    stunning material......good luck figuring out what to do with it. I know, not much help is it.

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    That fabric is beautiful I don't know if I could cut it. My vote is leave as is.

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    OBW for sure! will be beautiful!

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    That is beautiful fabric. I would use it as a cheater panel & put a black border, blue border, gray border to make it the size you want it. Or you could put a black border & piano key a border out of some of the fabric with black in between each piano key. Then another black border. Then quilt it & bind in black.

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    This would be one of the 'uncuttables', if it were mine. It's gorgeous. I like the idea of using it as a panel, then framing it in blocks or borders.

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    It's by Robert Kaufmann, Florentine II
    I know, the more I look at it the more confused I get. It is even more beautiful in person. I may sit here for several more months before I make a decision. But thanks for the input everyone.

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    Wow Trisha that is so beautiful I think I would quilt it whole and really enhance its gorgeous design.

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    I agree with most, very pretty the way it is now..

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    Please, Please, Please, DO NOT cut that beautiful fabric into a OBW!! Not that I am against OBW's but that is just too gorgeous to cut. Depending on how much you have, just quilt it as is and add borders or whatever. It is just too pretty to cut up!! Well, that is my two cents worth!!

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    I agree! To pretty to cut.

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    oh my what a choice to make wonderful fabric sorry i might take years to offer any advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisha
    I bought this beautiful fabric last summer, and I don't know if I should make a quilt as is or turn it into a OBW? It is actually very shimmery fabric, the silver almost glows.
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    I definitely would NOT cut it up for OBW, however, I would consider either fussy cutting those gorgeous designs and doing an alternating 9patch, or the other choice would be fussy cut and a snowball block. If you have enough, use it as a centre panel as suggested previuosly.

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    i would leave that fabric uncut and build around it.

    not only is it beeeuooooteeefaminous, look at all the possibilities it offers for practicing hand or machine quiltings of all sorts. :-)

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    That just cries out to be a OBW.

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    this is my vote also. You might lose the overalll beauty of the piece. Not that one block wonders aren't beautiful, I would pick a fabric not quite as pretty for OBW.
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i would leave that fabric uncut and build around it.

    not only is it beeeuooooteeefaminous, look at all the possibilities it offers for practicing hand or machine quiltings of all sorts. :-)

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    Before I even read message I saw the fabric and thought that would make a nice OBW.

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    lovely fabric. please remind me what a OBW is how is it cut. newbie here. i'm sure it will look lovely either way. if and when you do cut can you show us your progress, i'd be really interested. thank you Unique Creations.

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    Either way, it will be a lovely quilt. I can't begin to offer a suggestion. Go with your heart. Best wishes with this choice you make.

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