Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Freshcut

Freshcut (not so new or new-ish fabric line)

If you were given a bundle of fat quarters as part of a challenge, how would you use them? (The bundle has about 10 or the peachy/greeny prints - no brown or purple.)

Immediate idea - YBR or TT (Yellow Brick Road or Turning Twenty) but the shop owner (challenge hostess) has already completed a YBR...

I though about this pattern by Aardvark quilts, but I only have one stripe & what drew me to that pattern was the stripe...

I think simpler is probably going to be better...
Maybe a log cabin that does not have a light & dark (if that makes sense) or a framed charm...

Back story... My mini-group meets in the quilt shop once a month to sew & eat... (That should be eat & sew... ahem...) The shop has an assortment of quite a few different things... But nothing like Freshcut. The shop owner over-rode both of her managers when she purchased this fabric... So she decided to challenge us to make something with it - to help sell it ;o). The winner get a GC...

15 comments:

Patti said...

Lucious fabric! There are several books out with patterns for fat quarters - I have 3 or 4 of them. That's where I'd start - and that's no help to you at all. Of course I love to make half square triangles, hour glass blocks, etc. so I'd probably pick something with lots of those.

Nancy said...

Do you have to use only these fabrics? Or can you choose a couple solid/TOTs to frame the fabrics with? In that case I'd do a simple framed squared or maybe a combination of framed squares/rectangles. Atkinson Patterns has a pattern out that would be great but I can't remember the name of it (even though I own the pattern - how sad!)

If you can't add anything to this you're on your own as I can't figure out anything that would work with just those fabrics without it being VERY busy.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I think those large scale prints would be fabulous in the "4-patch stacked posies" the pattern is by HD designs. Look at Judy's blog today:
judylaquidara.blogspot.com to see examples.

Hedgehog said...

Beautiful fabrics.

Kaleidoscope?
Big 9/25 patches using just two fabrics in each block of 9/25?
Something like your green bricks?
Chinese coins with one solid in between?
Dragon's Teeth like posted a while back on Klein Meisje?
Simple snowballs?
Squares squared from Ardvark Quilts?

Can you tell I have a bunch of ideas stored away?!

Have fun!!

Fiona said...

I like the Aardvark design - it would look good without the stripes.

Javajem said...

I LOVE freshcut. I just bought a bunch online. I wish my local shop carried it!

atet said...

ok, since you've been to my blog you KNOW I love this fabric! Lucky, lucky you. Have you checked out Heather Bailey's blog (the designer) to see some of what she's done with it? Might give you some inspiration. Otherwise -- I'd say go with something modern. Big blocks mixed with smaller stripes. I'm probably going to do something similar with all of my aquisitions!

Shelina said...

I like the fabric too. You could do half square triangles and just arrange them the way you like.

Norma said...

A pattern that shows off the print would be on my list of what to do with this fabric--like Wicked Easy! The fabric is too lovely to cut up!

Shelina said...

You could also do a framed four patch, or ninepatch or a cobblestone block, to have something simple.

Kathy Wagner said...

I like these fabrics. Can you add more FQ's to the quilt? Maybe you could add some coordinating stripes from other fabric lines to make that wonderful Aardvark pattern.

Kathy Wagner said...

Hey...what about the pattern idea over at Cynthia's site?
http://aussiequilter.blogspot.com/

Marisa said...

Of course I would cut them up into squares, and applique a bunch of the other ones in circle shapes all over the place. But, maybe I'm just up too late and my free-form side is getting the better of me. Best of luck, I'm sure you'll do something beautiful, as usual!

YankeeQuilter said...

I have to admit to having a hard time using all the big prints that are out on the market. I have bought an entire shelf-ful but to date have only made a couple of bags! One of the bags was a very large one patch log cabin (ended up about 30 by 48 which was then folded in half and made a great bag...you could just used it as a wall hanging...how big do you need to make the challange piece? How about just making some "bricks."

Andi said...

I like the Harlequin pattern by Aardvark...or a 9-patch pizzazz!