I finally decided on a pink and brown quilt I saw in Houston maybe 15 yrs ago. That's an old UFO.
This is what I found:
That box also had all my border fabrics!
At least they're labeled, thanks to Diane Quale!! So I'm going to wade through the mess, press the scraps and pack it up to ship today. Hopefully I can figure out where I left off. Probably would've taken less time to just have finished it last time! Ugh
Now I have a question for you: what would you make with this fabulous toile-type fabric?? My dear friend Will gave this to me when I saw her in Decrmber and I'm struggling.
Randy, i would take the squiggly lines and make border. Person figurines fussy cut facing each other in the center with butterfly blocks surrounding it. Add tones of the Browns and maybe golds or pinks. Can't quite tell what color it is. Wall hanging size if not a small quilt with the fringe trim hanging on a stick. Thanks, firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I would use it as part of a backing on a quilt.ReplyDelete
Oh! My! Gosh! Randy! Do you know the name of the block in your UFO? I have used this block as my Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015 and for the entire year I seach for the name in vain. You can see the post about my quilt hereReplyDelete
I know it was 15 years ago and I understand but maybe you still remember. I would truly appreciate. This setting with the sashing is beautiful. You have to finish this quilt. I love the darker border with all the pinwheels. Gorgeous!
For the fabric, since I am an English Paper Piecing addicte, I would say fuzzy cut it and make flowers, oh so beautiful and each one different but I don't think its your cup of tea... so I think you could make stars with the Stack and Wack method would be good and simple but very beautiful. You could use the vertical lines as is to make a strippie quilt or use it for borders. Good luck with the decision. ;^)
The pink and brown quilt will be beautiful, keep working on it to the finish. I would use the gifted piece of fabric in the backing of a quilt, it is too gorgeous to cut into little pieces. I'll be watching to see your progress on the UFO and to see where you decide to use the gifted fabric.ReplyDelete
Would make a great fussy cut borderReplyDelete
I would use it as a curved border if there is enough or in a back so you wouldn't have to cut it up since it is so beautiful. Have fun at your retreat. Your pink/brown quilt is very pretty too. Carline, email@example.comReplyDelete
How fun that you get to retreat so often! The life of a retireee...... :)ReplyDelete
I'd use the cool fabric as a backing, but I'm sure there is a more creative way to use it.
what a interesting piece of fabric. I think I would add some wide borders, colors matching the prints, like three different colors and three borders. This way you could make it quilt size or small borders for wall hanging, then you won't have to cut into it. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
The motif's would look great (fussy cut) as the centers of sawtooth stars or economy blocks. It's a fabulous fabric and deserves to be showcased.:)ReplyDelete
Your pink and brown quilt will be wonderful. I realized that the blocks are the same as the mini I am making in blue and brown.ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful fabric, but I have no idea what to do with it. : )
This brown and pink quilt will be gorgeous Randy !ReplyDelete
For this incredible piece of fabric, I would make pillowcases to put on a sofa ! Like this, I will keep all the drawing !
I wish you a wonderful retreat with your friends !
I would make a durham type strippy quilt out of it. But use the fabric as it is for the stripes and do different quilt designs up each column. Then add a complimentary border that still lets the focus be the print. Just curious--how would this look up next to the ufo for a borderReplyDelete
Good luck finishing your retreat quilt. Your pretty fabric would look good sliced vertically with inserts of a complimentary fabric.ReplyDelete
You are just having tooo much fun! Luv the chocolate and pinks.ReplyDelete
For your fabric I would very carefully cut apart the wiggles and use them as a beautiful border. For the flower people, use them as a star center. Butterfly need to be appliqued on tops of some flowers. good Luck to all
Your fabric is really too lovely and interesting to cut up! I'd save it for a backing, or even use it as a tablecloth or runner.ReplyDelete
That's a whole lot of pinwheels going on. It's really pretty.ReplyDelete
So, you ship your fabric. What do you do about a machine for the retreat?
That fabric is gorgeous with the wavy bits. Maybe a center for a back.
I'll wave at you from eastern Wisconsin by the big lake. Looks like the weather will be better next week than it is now. Tonight it's dipping down to -5 degrees! Must stay in and sew, must stay in and sew.
Have a great retreat.
I love the pink/brown quilt! And your fabrics are gorgeous. I would probably use the toile as a backing as I'm not very creative. I love toiles for backings.ReplyDelete
Love the pink and brown quilt ... I've been in your shoes ... takes you almost as long to figure out where you were at when you stopped then it will take to finish it! There appears to be 4 different motifs on your quilt ... a man, a woman, a dog and a bird. I would be tempted to make blocks that were fussy cut so each of those were in the middle of a star and try to use the waves as an inner border. The idea of using the piece as a back is also interesting; depending on its size ... you'd almost have another quilt using it as a back! LindaReplyDelete
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i would love to see the squiggly lines used for a border. You could fussy cut the figures and do so,e sort of hexagon arrangement around them. Then you could match a solid fabric and use it to appliqué your hexies on for another strip between the squiggles. I think it has a lot of potential!ReplyDelete
I think it won't matter what you work on, you will just have a blast! I love pink and brown together and am looking forward to seeing your "finish". As for the toile - wow! I love it. I think I would make a strippy quilt using two strips from the toile and 3 more pieced panels. Have fun!ReplyDelete