Did the Stash Dash yesterday. Each shop gave out a fat quarter. Only six shops, but my friend doesn't quilt so she gave me hers. I ended up with 12 fat quarters, all different solids. They are beautiful and I'd like to do something with them. I thought of making 12 Ohio Stars with a soft small print background and played around with EQ7 but wasn't really happy with anything I came up with.
In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Did you see the quilts Dawn posted in the thread about visiting the AQS Show in Des Moines? Lots of ideas for quilts using solids there!
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
What about something like this? It uses more than 12, but you could add the print you spoke of... or make a smaller quilt...
How about trying a modern quilt. Moda has an interesting free pattern called Mind the Gap that uses 12 solid fat quarters plus a solid background.
I used prett much the same colors stars on black, then appliquéd flowers around the center stars, it was pretty cute.
gini in north idaho
Darn it, I can't get pictures to post from here with my ipad anymore. Frustrating. Judy, if you go to my blog on the 5th page you can see the corner of that quilt.
You could get a solid piece of fabric and cut different size circles and just scatter them over the fabric. Makes a very pretty modern quilt.
Gini, your flowers and stars quilt is similar to what I had in mind. I wasn't sure if a dark background would work but it looks great. I have a very deep black/green. Will have to give that some thought.
Thanks for the link Denise. The Wrens and Friends pattern is interesting.
Some great ideas for me to start with. Thanks everyone. Nana, scattering the solid circles over a fabric is rather intriguing. LIke applique? I could cut out squares of background for each one. This might be a quilt to make quilt as you go. Haven't done that yet but been wanting to.
Stiteraz, that is a gorgeous quilt. Might be a bit more involved than I want to tackle with this fabric, but I've bookmarked it.
Nancy, I don't know how I missed the photos of AQS quilts that Dawn posted. Whew, some talented folks. Thanks for the link.
Thanks for the help ladies. I think I found something that just might please me. I saw a post from Kay looking for the name of a block pattern. It turned out to be on McCalls website, Frolic Variation. I played around with it and accidentally found a layout that may work with my solids. Here's the block as I modified it with a couple different colorings. Ignore the background in the blocks. This is just playtime. I tried it out with an on point layout.
Truly, I don't know what I'd do without this group.
Oooo, very pretty Judy, I like it!