Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 26 to 48 of 48

Thread: What kind of quilt can I make with this?

  1. #26
    np3
    np3 is offline
    Power Poster np3's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    14,032
    Blog Entries
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by cherylynne
    Purchased pattern - Just Can't Cut It
    This one is great for large focus fabric!

  2. #27
    Super Member boohoofish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Georgetown, TX
    Posts
    2,434
    How about a large center square log cabin with the strips going around - 2 sides greens and 2 sides reds. Or an offset large square with 1 side green and 1 side red.

  3. #28
    everybody's mother's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Staples, Mn
    Posts
    177
    Blog Entries
    2
    I like the attic windows idea.

  4. #29
    Super Member luckylindy333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Snohomish, Washington
    Posts
    2,045
    how about Warm Wishes?

  5. #30
    QuiltDraggon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Jackson, MS
    Posts
    185
    A turning twenty with that fabric as the 10 inch block in each one would look great!

  6. #31
    tooMuchFabric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    1,275
    Blog Entries
    3
    I agree - Just Can't Cut It is PERFECT for this kind of stunning focus fabric. I recommend it, I recommend it.

  7. #32
    Super Member Teacup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    2,330
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    http://www.maryquilts.com/quick-strippie/

    This is my favorite pattern for using a fabric that needs to be showcased.
    I like this idea too, adding another fabric to the two you have :D:D:D
    I think this would be perfect...strippy would keep the feel of the street scene. Another idea migth be in between the street scene put rows of your favorite stars in holiday colors, or vary each row. Do stars in one. Trees in one. Snowflakes and mittens another, stockings and gifts in another, etc.

    That fabric reminds me of the song Silver Bells: City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. Children laughing, people passing...

  8. #33
    Super Member grma33's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Southern Ontario Canada
    Posts
    1,371
    Great fabric
    I also agree BQ by Maple Island Quilts!
    Gale
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #34
    Super Member craftiladi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Nv.
    Posts
    2,231
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    http://www.maryquilts.com/quick-strippie/

    This is my favorite pattern for using a fabric that needs to be showcased.
    Thanks for the suggestion as I too have a piece of fabric I fell in love with and have had the same concern as Lallyann trying to decide how to best use it.

  10. #35
    Super Member craftiladi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Nv.
    Posts
    2,231
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by sandybeach
    I love the fabric where did you find it on line? I would love to buy some and make a couch throw for my DD and yes I would do an attic windows.

    I found it, it's called Christmas Time - Merry Main Street, by Alexander Henry. Fabric Shack carries it.[/quote]

    Here is a link for his site.
    http://www.ahfabrics.com/collection.php

  11. #36
    Super Member craftiladi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Nv.
    Posts
    2,231
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by imjustme
    How about a hole in the barn door block
    http://www.quilt-lovers-guide.com/ho...barn-door.html

    I didn't recall seeing this block so I did a search, I thought I would share in case anyone else hadn't seen it.

  12. #37
    Senior Member lallyann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    937
    Quote Originally Posted by sandybeach
    I love the fabric where did you find it on line? I would love to buy some and make a couch throw for my DD and yes I would do an attic windows.

    I found it, it's called Christmas Time - Merry Main Street, by Alexander Henry. Fabric Shack carries it.[/quote]

    I bought it at Joann's! My daughter and I took a trip to look for backing for another quilt, and of course, we had to get this :)

  13. #38
    Senior Member lallyann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    937
    Thank you, thank you for all the suggestions! I am going to show all these ideas to my daughter and see what she thinks. As always, thanks for your help! This board has the best people :)

  14. #39
    Super Member knlsmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West central Illinois
    Posts
    2,968
    My vote is Yellow brick road or turning twenty

  15. #40
    Super Member annieshane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    St Pauls, NC
    Posts
    2,602
    Blog Entries
    2
    I also like the attic window, looks like you are looking out onto the street

  16. #41
    Super Member MaryStoaks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    La Quinta, CA
    Posts
    3,925
    I love the print too. I wouldn't want to cut it up much. Large pieces would show the print best. :thumbup:

  17. #42
    Super Member SharonAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA
    Posts
    1,464
    I like the wide strips. You could alternate with strips of your fabric and strips of a green Christmas fabric of some sort - maybe a blender or another novelty fabric that was similar in theme to your red one. Would kind of look like a promenade down 5th Avenue.

  18. #43
    Super Member Kitsapquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Port Orchard WA
    Posts
    2,290
    Where did you order the fabric from? I sure do like it. It will make up into a fun quilt.

  19. #44
    Super Member sewingladydi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Woodhaven, Michigan
    Posts
    1,983
    Quick strippy or warm wishes. you could really have fun with that strip quilt, adding maybe some metallic reds or greens

  20. #45
    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Upstate NY, north of Syracuse Area
    Posts
    5,638
    I like the idea of making a simple 9 patch using colors from the busy sidewalks fabrics. Besides the dark green, I'd get lighter green, red, pink, and small size holiday prints to make the 9 patch. Then I'd use the sidewalk fabric for the alternating setting squares between the 9patch squares. If you cut your 9 patch squares at 4 1/2", it would make a 12" block (after all seams are sewn) then you could cut your sidewalks fabric at 12 1/2".

  21. #46
    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Upstate NY, north of Syracuse Area
    Posts
    5,638
    A black border and binding would pick up the bits of black in the print and set off the top.

  22. #47
    Super Member madamekelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
    Posts
    6,884
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by lallyann
    My daughter and I both LOVE LOVE LOVE this Christmas fabric. She has requested a quilt and picked out matching solid dark green. The trouble is--what kind of quilt is good to make using big scene fabrics like this one? We were initially thinking just a simple squares quilt with maybe 9-12 inch squares just alternating the green with the print. Any suggestions?
    Thanks!
    Here is a pic of the fabric so you can see what I am talking about--
    I love your fabric! When I look at it, I see that it has natural divisions that you could frame with the dark green for a sort of 'panel' look. You could just use sashing strips as the frames...{HUG} Good luck!

  23. #48

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    England & North Carolina
    Posts
    284
    I love the attic windows idea!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.