Monday, March 31, 2008

I need some ideas.....

I found this fabric and I absolutely fell in love with it! However, I have no idea what to do with it. I need some ideas! The floral print is very big and very busy, I'm afraid it will get lost in a pattern with tiny pieces. And the stripes....what was I thinking?!? I'm afraid of stripes and I try to avoid them at all costs...but I couldn't resist this time.

Any ideas? Anyone, anyone? Bueller? Bueller?



Helen in the UK said...

Welcome to the world of blogging!! The fabrics are lovely and cheerful. How about using the floral for a stack and whack style quilt - there is one called Four Posies (I think) where you cut squares and 4 squares make the block. You could use the stripe for a border?? Lots of possibilities :)

mkhquilts said...

Do something really "Springy"! I don't know what, but those fabrics sure say SPRING! They are very pretty.
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Kathie said...

I would suggest something simple like the floral large squares then get another fabric to go with these and use the green and a yellow maybe in 4 patch blocks, then use the stripe as the border. Similar to what I did on a frog baby quilt, you can see it on my blog.

NancyE10 said...

Maybe a pattern that is called 9-patch pizzazz. It allows for large patterned prints.
Have fun with the blogging. I didn't think I'd keep up with mine, but I am getting a few posts written every week.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

A pattern that comes to mind is called Bento Box. It is very easy - but you woudl need to find a few more fabrics to go with whta you have - which woudn't be hard to do :c) THose are some fun colors! I love the lemon and lime together!

Welcome to blogging.. I am sorta new at it too... and I have two blogs -one for quilting, the other for goal is to post weekly but being a mother of 3 little ones, that is a hard commitment to keep. but I do what I can when I can.

I've never been invited to a web ring but don't feel I need it - I find that simply leaving comments brings in a lot of viewers to my site. :) and I found yours from your signature line in a heartstrings post. :) good luck to you!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Joanna said...

Well I'm glad you commented on my blog or I wouldn't have found you! I'll be back that's for sure:)

As for this fabric, I love it too - so gorgeous! To me, it's screaming out to be made into a bag. I'd do it half and half, (I did one on my blog a little while back) with the floral and the stripe - half on top, half on bottom, and the plainer one as the lining or maybe a strip dividing the other two. You must show us what you do with it! A quilt would be great too!