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« on: January 18, 2009 10:06:26 PM »

I recently fell in love with the new Heidi Grace collection on sale now at Joann's.
Hopefully you can see them here: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat1243846&&_DARGS=/joann/sections/cat/CatListingMain.jsp.1_A&_DAV=48

If not, here are the fabrics I picked out: (clickable)

I made pillowcases using the green floral for the main body and pink dot for trim (2 of them) and the turquoise floral for the main body and pink dot for trim (2 of those too). Now I want to make a quilt to match them. (I'm also planning on making a patchwork throw pillow) So I was trying to look through quilt patterns to find simple, elegant, not too busy, girly pattern. I like the rail fence look if I make the blocks huge so it doesn't look too busy. What do you all think?

I need help coming up with simple, elegant, still girly quilt block. Also how should I border it? Should I use no border, small border, big border, strips, blocks, etc?

Here's the quilt block I made in photo shop:

Here's whole quilt:

I think it looks way too busy.

Here's a little less busy with bigger blocks:

I was also thinking just squares with the pink dot trimming them.
Like This:

But I'm not loving those either.

Any Ideas?


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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009 03:38:53 AM »

great colors! I love it when we see a collection and that inspires us! Smiley My favorite one is the second to last one with the pink sashing Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009 04:45:59 AM »

That is a beautiful collection of fabric.  Personally I like the rail fence layout I don't like quilts that have sashing between the blocks, I find them rather boring.  With the railfence layout, a piano key border looks great.  That is done simply by cutting thin strips of fabric (usually 2-3 inches) the entire width from selvage to selvage and chain piecing them together then cutting them into 6 icnh pieces and sewing them together to make the border
Here is a great tutorial on how to do it
Good luck!

« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009 06:14:24 AM »

I really like Amy Butler's Brick Path quilt (one of her free patterns on her website).  But she uses 11 different fabrics in it so I don't know how it would look with just 3 colors.

I love Heidi Grace fabrics too!  I used a lot of them for Christmas presents this year.

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