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Friday, November 21, 2014

The ones that didn't work........

When I was choosing reds for the trip around the world groups I found fabrics that won't work.  They are beautiful fabrics and I obviously liked them or I wouldn't have bought them.  It is hard to decide what kind of quilt they would work in.
 







I love this stripe fabric and really would like to use it.


I love the colors in this one.

I'm sure I'm not the only one buying hard to use fabrics.





 
This would probably be the easiest to use in a quilt but the color isn't consistent enough across the width for TAW.

25 comments:

B Hunter said...

Oh I love that crane one....and the poppy one... and and the scribbly stripe and the chrysanthemum... Ok I like then all too!

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Lostinspace said...

I love the second one, I know I will love it whatever you do with it!

Millie said...

I know what you mean. I have several fabrics that ended up being hard to use. It's very aggravating. I absolutely ADORE that new TAW quilt, and if you are looking for a buyer, please let me know.

Lynne

Debbie said...

The crane is absolutely beautiful! I would have a hard time cutting into it for small pieces. It is the type of fabric that I would use in a slashed style block or as a large focal block/square.
The others are of the type I usually find myself using for bindings.....yet I know you will find much better uses for them.

Chris said...

Love all - the stripe would make an awesome border, used piano key style - you could do an awesome TAW fabric pull based on that color scheme.

Paule-Marie said...

Oh my, the cranes and the mums make my heart sing. I buy cranes whenever I see them.

Lori said...

I, too, have the stripe ... love it .... but keep putting it back in the stack after auditioning it for various quilts. Hmmm. someday it will make the cut (no pun intended)!

Hedy Hahn said...

These are all beautiful fabrics. I also have some fabrics that I pull out and then put back because I have no clue what to do with them.

Mari said...

I do that all the time too, so now I have all of these orphan fabrics stashed, waiting for a project. Those mums would make a really nice backing for TAW since you can't use them in the top.

Roxanne said...

Is there enough crane fabric for the back of your Keiko Goke TAW? Good symbolism there.

Anonymous said...

My sister just finished a quilt using Sidelights by Mountainpeek Creations. It looks great.

That might be a way to feature your main fabric and be able to use all the others shown in supporting roles in a quilt.

deb

Needled Mom said...

Interesting. Beautiful fabrics, but I can see why they didn't work.

normajean53 said...

These would be great for fossy cut appliqués. Pretty.

normajean53 said...

Make that "fussy" cut. 😊

Nancy J said...

I like the stripey one, but the larger patterned ones, how about backings? That way, the cranes, and flowers stay intact, lovely colours, you have a special eye to be able to choose what is always the best. Jean.

JJM said...

What a grand stash of awesome fabrics. With all the suggestions coming in... I am sure you will create some magnificent pieces with them. Thanks for sharing.

JJM

Mystic Quilter said...

Cranes and Chrysanthemums are my favourites and yes I too have a few fabrics tucked away that are difficult ones but I fell for the colours!

Muddling Through said...

Fortunately there are plenty of places for those beautiful fabrics to shine. I have every confidence that you will find the perfect place for each and every one of them~!

Havplenty said...

That crane fabric is a winner for the back of some quilt. I would just wanna look at it whole. All of the fabrics are wonderful and I know you will find a place for them in your creations.

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Jeri Niksich said...

I love everyone of them, of course my favorite colors are Red & Black, if your really having a problem using them I would gladly buy them from you if only to pet them **grins**
Jeri oldtisme@aol.com
PS I look forward to your email postings everyday!

Sheila said...

Those are beautiful! I buy them too. Sometimes I use them as a focal fabric in strip lap qults. More often I piece them into backings. I like the backs of my quilts to be interesting.

Jean said...

They are all pretty, but I really like the stripey/color blending one.

Charlotta said...

They may not work in the TAW, but that doesnt mean you cant use them in some other quilt. I have the cranes in purple along with some other Asian fabrics, and one of these days they will make an awesome quilt. I havent decided on the pattern yet!! But at least now i know it wont be TAW! Thanks!