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    A mystery is a foot!

    Can you help me solve it? I LOVED "Downton Abby" series and I bought all of the fabrics from the lines when they were out.

    But, I cannot think of a pattern I think would do the Era, or the fabrics justice. It's probably something really simple and easy to do, but I confuse myself.

    What would you suggest as a pattern for my quilt? Ideas? Anyone?

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    Here is what I did. It is from one of the jelly rolls.......downton abbey top.jpg
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      #3
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      I used a free Moda pattern called "Meandering Path" to make my Lady Edith quilt. I tried to post the pattern, but it is too large. If you want it, I'll try to PM it to you. I also think the Double Slice pattern would work well with these fabrics,. Here is a picture of y Lady Edith quilt.

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        Thanks... Those are very neat.

        I actually have 35 Quarter yard cuts of all the various fabrics. So, thinking about making blocks. But, not sure what. I could cut them all into 9 inch "Layer Cake" type squares and go from there... almost anything you can do with 10 inches you can do with 9.

        If I cut them into a Jelly Roll... I would have 100 + strips. I guess I could make a fence rail patterned block with those...

        I also thought about cutting it into charms and doing a falling charms using a honey bun, rather than Jelly Roll for the back ground.

        See my dilemma? I don't want to cut a thing until I find that "right" one for my fabrics.

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          #5
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          With that many fabrics, I would make the X's and O's, aka Goodnight Irene.

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            I think the Disappearing 4-Patch would look great. Dresden Plate would look good, too.
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              Andover fabric published many free quilt patterns using Downton Abbey fabrics, several of which I added to my bucket list a while back. my phone is misbehaving and won't copy the link, as I recall there were a lot from those collections. Google andover fabric free quilt patterns and search the Downton fabric collections, something there might appeal to you.

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                I just watched this fons and porter snippet yesterday - a lovely way to not cut your fabric too small; and would definitely be 1/4 yard friendly (you may need to tweak the block size a bit, but no biggie!). You could make your own templates pretty easily... unless you're not a fan of curved piecing
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO7LSktUGqY
                Last edited by songbird857; August 27, 2016, 06:25 AM.

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                  Cleopatra's Fan comes to mind, especially for the egyptian theme. http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...leopatras_fan/
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                    Originally posted by Deegles View Post
                    Cleopatra's Fan comes to mind, especially for the egyptian theme. http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...leopatras_fan/
                    I'm about halfway through that one. Its.....interesting.

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                      #11
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                      Originally posted by shirleyknot View Post
                      I'm about halfway through that one. Its.....interesting.
                      Love Cleo's fan...can't wait to see it.
                      Cindy

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                        I currently have this one on my design wall: http://needleinahayesstack.blogspot....uilts.html?m=1

                        It is at a standstill as I work on a baby quilt for a niece who is due at the end of November. And due to using precuts and not squaring my blocks between steps. I have some unsewing and squaring up in my future.
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                          http://www.andoverfabrics.com/FreeQuiltPatterns.php
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                            Originally posted by ilive2craft2 View Post
                            I currently have this one on my design wall: http://needleinahayesstack.blogspot....uilts.html?m=1

                            It is at a standstill as I work on a baby quilt for a niece who is due at the end of November. And due to using precuts and not squaring my blocks between steps. I have some unsewing and squaring up in my future.
                            I've actually been hunting quilt patterns from the era... 1912 to 1925 and this one is one I saw. There are a few others I recognized, like "Broken Dishes" and "Around the World"... it's a learning lesson. :-)

                            I was really surprised to find one that was made with Tumblers... Used to make Barrel shaped blocks. I liked it. Now I can't remember the name. But, I have seen Jenny do it... so it would be pretty easy.

                            Now I at least have ideas! Thanks EVERYONE!
                            Last edited by kensington; August 29, 2016, 02:21 AM.

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                              #15
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                              I really like the Cleopatra's Fan pattern - would look very elegant!
                              ***Kathy***

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