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    What to do with this??

    So I've got these three, and I love them, but have NO clue what to do with them. I would love it to look really nice. I don't really like to use fabric just for the sake of using it, but I'm definitely the kind that buys the pattern THEN the fabric. Help!
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    Oh my goodness what lovely fabric! I'd be hard pressed to find the pattern to use them, too. It will come to you eventually.

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    Beautiful fabrics!!!
    I would want to showcase that awesome large print.
    My first thought is either attic window or D9P.

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    Add a soft pink for the background for this one http://artgalleryfabrics.typepad.com...quilt-dad.html
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    If it were mine, I would definitely accentuate the floral print either by adding two sets of triangles around the original square (using the coordinating fabric) or add strips of the coordinating fabric to a square. I don't usually use a pattern but make up my own layouts when I see a certain fabric.
    When I add triangles to all four sides of a square, I take the original square (whatever the size) and add one inch to the measurement of that square to cut a square from the coordinating fabric. I then take the square from the coordinating fabric and cut it corner to corner, thus giving me 4 triangles to add to the original square. After sewing the 1st set of triangles to the square, I would do the same process to get 4 triangles from the second coordinating fabric. Don't know if I am explaining it correctly. Sometimes I know what I mean to say but putting it into words is another story. I would then add a coordinating pink sashing between the squares I have created. Good luck.

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    My first thought was D9P. (Probably because I just finished one with 3 fabrics.)

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    I love all three.
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    Love the fabric.

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    I think it would make a great purse or bag, but then again you didn't say how much yardage you have.

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    I don't have any official pattern recommendations but I do have a couple of easy suggestions.

    How about large squares of the large scale fabric (probably fussy cut the same). Get a yellow and a green to match, use the other 2 fabrics you have and make 4 patches. Depending on what size quilt you're making, you might have to toss in an block or fabric to make it work.
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    Make the top of 4 patches (or 9patches) and use the large scale fabric as your backing! It'll be a TWOFER then! TWO looks FER the price of one!

    Love the fabrics!
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    Oh my, what gorgeous fabric. Hope to see whatever you chose to do.
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    I would fussy cut squares from the large print, then border them with a green or pink fabric that reads solid. I'd use one of the geometrics for sashing and the other for the backing. One thing I would do, is fussy cut the geometric used for the sashing, making sure that I kept the pattern straight rather than just cutting length-wise or width-wise strips. The print is so strong on both the geometrics, it may be distracting if they are cut off pattern.
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    What gorgeous fabrics. You might consider cutting a VERY large square of the floral print to serve as the center for a medallion style quilt. Then bring in some of the yellow and green and add concentric borders of 4-patches, pinwheels, etc., and maybe a final wide border of the floral print again. I adore large-scale floral prints, but then I never know how to cut them up and use them!
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    I would use the large print for a center panel and then using the other two for borders. The print is to large to really cut up into pieces. Multiple borders can be added to make the quilt top as big as you want. A green and yellow HST as an idea for one border, etc. I like the idea of making a bag with the large print, using one for the trim and the other for the lining.....oh the possibilities!!!!! Good Luck in making a decision . Whatever you make will be beautiful!!
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    Love the fabric.....and I am also loving all of the creative ideas suggested. Thank you for posting!
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    I saw D9P too, with maybe pink or brown as your center square, depending on which color you want to bring out. OR WarmWishes.
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    Beautiful fabric!

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    Pretty; I think it would make a great tote bag, laptop bag or something of that sort. The colors are great. I can't wait to see what you make of them.

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    my thought is a Turning Twenty......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    Beautiful fabrics!!!
    I would want to showcase that awesome large print.
    My first thought is either attic window or D9P.
    D9P was my first thought also!! Ann

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    I agree with focusing on the large print and using the others with maybe a solid to accent it with. Square in a Square?
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    Sorry no suggestions. Love the fabric. As others have said, bringing out the yellow and green if you need more fabric or if you just want to calm the prints would really work. Please let us know what you decide.

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    They would make one side of a log cabin quilt. Maybe blues on the other.
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    Bag or purse???
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    I REALLY appreciate all the suggestions, but I'm having a problem visualizing some of the ideas. (I'm WAY too much a visual learner for my own sake. :-/ ) I don't supposed anyone might have pictures of your suggestions?
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