Monday, September 23, 2013

Quilter's Block.......

Ever bought fabric with a grand plan and months later - that grand plan has withered away and you're left with a bunch of goodies and have no idea what to do with it?

I have.

Earlier this year, I bought a hard  yard bundle AND a FQ bundle of this delicious Dear Stella range "Cleo".  I bought so much of it because I wanted to make a queen size quilt as a gift for someone very special.  The colours and design of the fabric is perfect for the person in mind - BUT - 

I HAVE QUILTER'S BLOCK!!!!




I have trawled through Pinterest.  I have googled myself silly.  And today, I finally got them back out and stood in front of them, touched them and basically waited for an idea to jump out and smack me in the face.

BUT - it didn't.  I have one idea.  That's it.  And I'm not sold on it.....

Soooooo, in my desperation,  I'm literally throwing open the suggestion box - TO YOU.

What would YOU do with this bunch of gorgeousness?  And remember - it needs to be a BIG quilt!  Please, please - share any ideas you have with me!  And if you happen to think of something, and share it with me - you will go in the draw for a decent sized bag of my much loved SCRAPS!  All you have to do is comment on this post with how you would use CLEO in a quilt.

I'll leave the little giveaway aspect of this open for a week - so be sure to check back here next Monday evening (Melbourne time) to see if you have scraps heading your way!  And of course, whether I have been inspired by your ideas!

GO!


18 comments:

  1. What about oversized HST 8-10" finished, swoon also comes to mind, they are big blocks and you could tie together with a plain colour like pale grey or a pink.

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  2. I love this collection - gorgeous! As soon as I saw them, I thought of the 'Spanish Tiles' pattern from 'Living Large 2' - a pattern I'm personally very keen to try out:
    http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/spanish-tiles/
    I think it would be a great way to show off the gorgeous colours and feature the large scale of the feature print!

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  3. I have plus quilts on the brain right now. The geometric lines might play great with the softness of the fabric. Good luck finding inspiration.

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  4. I have plus quilts on the brain right now. The geometric lines might play great with the softness of the fabric. Good luck finding inspiration.

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  5. First off...this is gorgeous fabric! Wow, my mind goes in several directions. I am thinking a modern chevron pattern with a solid on the second half of the HST. Then I go to Amy Ellis' 'Modern Basics' book and her pattern 'Modern Mirrors' (82 1/2 x 90 1/2) Here again, with two contrasts, light and dark. Whatever you choose, it will be stunning.

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  6. Ooooh perfect colours for Union Jack blocks!

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  7. How about a giant star quilt. I always think that this design shows off the fabric really well.

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  8. Gorgeous fabric!
    What about something like this :
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/133630313916734901/
    {I found it on Pintrest and it only links back to a flickr grp, but it looks straightforward enough :)
    I am keen to have a go at this one myself!

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  9. Pretty! What about a Herringbone or Broken Herringbone pattern? Here are a few tutorials: http://www.play-crafts.com/blog/tutorials/broken-herringbone-block/ http://www.13spools.com/2013/05/improv-herringbone-tutorial.html http://www.craftycupboard.net/2012/05/quick-herringbone-quilt-tutorial.html

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  10. Have you heard of the String of Pearls? It highlights fabric beautifully! http://christaquiltsblog.com/2013/05/22/christas-quilt-along-6-0-string-of-pearls-introduction/

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  11. I see some giant zig zag quilt. Or this one: http://www.acraftyfox.net/tutorial/crossed-paths-a-rail-fence-quilt-tutorial/

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  12. I think something using a Drunkards Path or another pattern that has an illusion of circles would soften the sharp geometrical look of the fabric.

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    1. That would be great! Love that idea :)

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    2. That would be great! Love that idea :)

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  13. I reckon isosceles or 60 degree triangles of a fairly good size would be terrific with these fabrics & would be relatively quick to make.

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  14. These fabrics are so pretty! I think they'd look great in this pattern: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/content_downloads/Whale_s_Tale_WEB_BONUS_Queen_Size.pdf!

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  15. Sue (#1 comment) beat me to it. I was going to suggest Swoon as well. I hope you get some great inspiration from everyone.

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  16. I think "Cleo" would look pretty in the pattern "imagine" from Schnibbles times two, by Carrie Nelson.

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