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Judy T-Bellingham Posted: Sat, Oct 5 2013 8:36 PM

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.

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MNnancy replied on Sat, Oct 5 2013 8:48 PM

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!

http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/forums/t/44097.aspx?PageIndex=1


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What about something like this?  It uses more than 12, but you could add the print you spoke of... or make a smaller quilt...

http://www.studio180design.net/shop/product/star-crossed-love/

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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.

http://www.unitednotions.com/un_main.nsf/free_patterns

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gini replied on Sat, Oct 5 2013 10:08 PM

I used prett much the same colors stars on black, then appliquéd flowers around the center stars,  it was pretty cute.

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gini replied on Sat, Oct 5 2013 10:11 PM

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gini replied on Sat, Oct 5 2013 10:13 PM

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.

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Nana replied on Sat, Oct 5 2013 10:20 PM

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.

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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.


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Thanks for the link Denise. The Wrens and Friends pattern is interesting.


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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.


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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.


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Nancy, I don't know how I missed the photos of AQS quilts that Dawn posted. Whew, some talented folks. Thanks for the link.


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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.

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Donna B replied on Sun, Oct 6 2013 12:01 PM

Oooo, very pretty Judy, I like it!

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