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« on: September 08, 2012 05:37:14 PM »

Recently I picked up a few yards of some very pretty fabric (cotton) that I know my mother-in-law would love. It has medium-sized pictures of Peanuts characters (her favorite.) For Christmas, I would like to make her a small quilt or blanket with that fabric featured prominently. However, I'm not an expert at quilting--most of my projects so far have used basic techniques like 9-patch and strip quilting.

What do you think is the best way to make something nice that features this pattern prominently, using no more than intermediate techniques? (It would be a real plus if I could work this project up in less than a month or so, as I have other gifts to make before Christmas, too.)

What do you think? Any help would be much appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2012 05:52:06 PM »

Cute! The four patch quilts for kids pattern is pretty simple to make and you can make the squares of focus fabric as large as you like (might have to do a big of math, but I'm happy to help if you have trouble with that part).

http://www.quiltsforkids.org/patterns/32/four-patch-quilt-pattern/
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012 10:04:59 AM »

There is a book called Bloom Creak Quilts that has a nice pattern in it called the Big EZ.
It uses extra large blocks so you can showcase large fabric prints.

http://www.bloomcreek.com/store/products/details/?product=157
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012 10:15:07 AM »

Another choice could  be to use the theme fabric in the center of a star or snowball block.  My daughter's school did an amazing quilt for a fund raiser using tigers (school mascot) as the center of the snowball, surrounded by nine patch blocks. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013 07:07:10 AM »

I've also seen some where there's no piecing - I forget what it's called. You just use the big piece of fabric (and lots of borders, frames, whatever) as the quilt top, and then do fun quilting on it. That could work, too.
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