What a gift!!

loisflanJune 23, 2012

Hubby and I were at our neighbors for dinner tonight. She is a fellow quilter - mostly hand applique. After the meal she brought out a back of scraps that a friend had given her - a whole grocery sack full of Marimekko scraps. As I was oooing and ahhhing, she took half of them and put them into a sack for me. They are bold, often huge prints in mostly primary colors, in heavy cotton fabric. I immediately thought how much fun it would be to make a scrap quilt from the MaryQuilts website that Dawn showed us. I think I might make the Amish Stripes and Strings or the Half Log Cabin pattern. The fabric is so heavy that I'll use paper foundation, not muslin though.

If anyone else has a pattern that they think would work with my treasure, I'd love to hear about it. Lois

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teresa_nc7

What about a quilt made with large blocks of the fabrics to show off the large prints? I have one on my to-do list that is 10-inch blocks of indigo prints sashed with wide bands of white - it is stunning.

Or something like this:

Here is a link that might be useful: modern quilt with large blocks

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 8:26AM
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teresa_nc7

Or this Atlantis Baby quilt, scroll down....

Here is a link that might be useful: atlantis baby quilt

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 8:30AM
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teresa_nc7

This Mod Mosaic design would work well too....

Here is a link that might be useful: mod mosaic quilt

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 8:31AM
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calliope

"As I was oooing and ahhhing, she took half of them and put them into a sack for me." Now, that's a friend!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 11:43AM
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loisflan

Thanks, Teresa. What a lot of good ideas. I'll be sure to consider all of them. And yes, Calliope, that is a friend.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 5:42PM
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K8Orlando

Wow, enjoy your wonderful gift!

I really like the Atlantis quilt linked above, or Stepping Stones or Kaleidoscopic Kites - both from the Fresh Lemons site.

Kate

Here is a link that might be useful: Fresh Lemons Quilts

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 5:59PM
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loisflan

Kate, thanks for the great link. I think several of the patterns might work. I have to sit down and analyze exactly what I have. Some of the patterns are so huge that I only have a chunk of two or three colors with no distinquishable pattern. I really like Atlantis and Stepping Stones too. I guess it will depend on how big the blocks can be.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 10:58AM
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magothyrivergirl

Lois~great, generous friend and gift. I would love to see the fabrics - please post a picture if you get a chance.

I think I would have been giddy at dinner from the fabrics!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 11:08AM
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rosajoe_gw

WOW!! I agree she is such a generous person - I find it very hard to give away fabrics!
Rosa

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 12:07PM
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