Quilting Forum

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Latest Forum Posts

Collapse

  • MONTH 3 -- Show Your Progress Here
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the flower blocks! You are so creative! Thanks for always sharing. Your Color My World quilt is magnificent,...
  • MONTH 3 -- Show Your Progress Here
    Just finished the border fans….whoopie…and started on month 3 (block is visible if one clicks on the photo). The inner...
  • MONTH 3 -- Ask Questions Here
    Barb. Thanks for todays video. If one is machine sewing the ‘gentle curve’…. You wouldn’t need to stop at the dots...
  • MONTH 3 Blog is Up
    Here we go, my ripply rainbow!...
  • MONTH 3 Blog is Up
    Obviously, I have no idea what I am doing!
  • MONTH 3 Blog is Up
    Helen W here is my rainbow block. Perhaps you or Barbara can help me to do better!...
  • MONTH 3 Blog is Up
    Helen W I would love to show you my rainbow block, but I can't seem to figure out how to post a photo in a comment!
  • Please post photos and describe your method on the Forum so others can benefit
  • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
    You are welcome. Today’s LIVE mentions you do only need 6 of each of Block 1 and 2 to get the middle complete. The others...
  • I had better luck with Month three blocks by putting it together almost like a nine patch and then adding the outside pieces....
  • MONTH 3 -- Show Your Progress Here
    LEARN/ 2024 BOM/ MONTH 3

    Be certain you are logged in as a Star member....
  • Month 3 block is not in Barbara Brackman's book because it is a Jen Kingwell drafted pattern. Those slight curves give it...
  • MONTH 3 -- Show Your Progress Here
    Thank you Helen!
  • MONTH 3 -- Show Your Progress Here
    Where do I find original blocl 3? It is March 1st.
    Thank you
  • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
    My piecing is going slow! I'm using the templets that I cut from templet plastic and then hand piecing with my ton of Lori...
  • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
    Beautiful work!
  • MONTH 3 -- Show Your Progress Here
    Thank you, Connie! That made my day....
  • MONTH 3 -- Show Your Progress Here
    Jo Anne, Your blocks look great. I like your color palette. HelenW
  • Loading...
  • No more items.

Trending Forum Posts

Collapse

  • Happy Dance! I won ribbons!
    Home from the Maine Quilts show where my Color my World quilt, rename ‘Home,’ received 3 ribbons. I’m overwhelmed...
  • What I learned
    Well, here it is, the end of 2022, and I finally have finished my 2021 BOM quilt! I apologize that the photo is not centered....
  • Late at this but having difficulty
    Hi There,

    I hope you can help me. I know I'm very late in getting to this point but life is finally allowing...
  • Adding house numbers
    I'm quite behind on my BOM, but now have all the tall buildings of the outer ring done. I would like to add some house...
  • Ahhhhh.. almost done! Have a question!!
    Hi all.. I am behind in my Color My World and just starting the skyscrapers... Does anyone have the finished size (with...
  • My Colorful World With Parks by Duffy
    My quilt is finish
  • Printing for paper piecing question
    For anyone paper piecing, is your quarter inch a tiny bit larger? When I’m trimming up the finished building, I line...
  • Paper piecing color my world…anyone else?
    I decided early to do paper piecing instead of the wax…I’m more comfortable . However, I have a few questions…anyone...
  • Video Access
    Will we have access to the Color My World videos after December 31st? I can't seem to find info on this.
  • New to The Quilt Show
    I am BRAND NEW to the Quilt Show and fell in love with this pattern. I downloaded all of the instructions. My concern is......
  • How to download pattern?
    I'm a new-ish star member and would like to download the "Color My World" pattern...but I can't find where to...
  • Quilting color my world
    See how I quilted Color My World and the added surprise quilting in Wendy’s border:

    https://bbquiltmaker.b...
  • Getting outer circle to lie flat
    Hello - I know someone has solved this problem...I seem to remember a question arising when we put the inner circle together...
  • Great new way to see all the photos!
    Cap'n John showed me a new feature--you can see all the photos posted on any particular topic--at once.

    Open...
  • Color My World Pattern - Download Heads Up
    I know Barbara has reminded us to download all files prior to the end of the year. I finished my downloads today and decided...
  • Color my world — your finish here
    Please use this topic to share your FINISHED top or quilt here. This will make it easy to see all the great quilts everyone...
  • Quilt is complete. Fun!
  • One World — This is Brilliant!
    Sunday Sew and Sews met today. Pam R. came up with a brilliant way to make One World—she used striped fabric!...
  • Loading...
  • No more items.

Show Us Your Fabrics

Collapse
X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Show Us Your Fabrics

    Use this Topic to show the fabrics you plan to use for your Pick A Petal.

    There is a Topic with help for posting photos if you have trouble.
    Barbara Black
    Huntsville AL
    https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
    "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

    #2
    I just ordered the kit and am very excited for this Bom but the templates are out of stock. Do you know when they will be available?

    Comment


    • Barbara B. commented
      Editing a comment
      Yes, they are expected in this week so should be available by December 8 or so.

    #3
    Here are my wildly beautiful Jason Yenter fabrics. I have done several of his quilts and love, love, love his color palettes.
    Now to decide on a background white, or grey or blacks tone on tone. They would probably all look good. Can't wait
    for Jan. 1, 2024. HelenW
    CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE A FEW MORE THAT DON'T SHOW IN THE CROPPED PHOTO
    Found a bundle of pastels called Pastel Petals, how
    is that for a name for a quilt called Pick A Petal.
    Last edited by Helen W.; 12-30-2023, 02:41 PM.

    Comment


    • Barbara B. commented
      Editing a comment
      What a gorgeous palette! I love everything about these colors. Currently I am in love with his Dit Dots and have a quilt I have to get made using them for a new class.

    #4
    As a newbie (yes, I’ve NEVER completed a pieced block, let alone a quilt!) my stash is extremely sparse. This will be the second time choosing colors for a quilt. The first one was wool and you know how that turned out. Hoping to have similar results this time around.

    These are mostly Alison Glass fabrics from fat quarter bundles I ordered online. Need to do some filling in. I have a fat quarter bundle of Moda Bella solids coming, but thinking I want prints. Thoughts? Best part for all these fabrics is I had gift cards so I only have $11 for shipping out of pocket thus far.

    Anxious to start my first pieced quilt! Planning to do as much hand piecing and applique as I can. Still not comfortable with my machine.
    Carole B. aka nhbaskets

    Comment


    • Barbara B. commented
      Editing a comment
      This is a beautiful palette Carole. More light fabrics for the log cabins will help. And a few busier prints will add pizazz.
      You will love the hand piecing of this quilt.

    • soniasimone commented
      Editing a comment
      I predict you will love it! My first quilt was Jen Kingwell's Wandering Wife. You can absolutely do this.

    #5
    Originally posted by nhbaskets View Post
    As a newbie (yes, I’ve NEVER completed a pieced block, let alone a quilt!) my stash is extremely sparse. This will be the second time choosing colors for a quilt. The first one was wool and you know how that turned out. Hoping to have similar results this time around.

    These are mostly Alison Glass fabrics from fat quarter bundles I ordered online. Need to do some filling in. I have a fat quarter bundle of Moda Bella solids coming, but thinking I want prints. Thoughts? Best part for all these fabrics is I had gift cards so I only have $11 for shipping out of pocket thus far.

    Anxious to start my first pieced quilt! Planning to do as much hand piecing and applique as I can. Still not comfortable with my machine.
    Carole, Just another reminder of how that first wool quilt turned out. Page 63 of American Quilter Jan. issue has your Color
    My World...Home pictured. Once again. Whoo hoo to you!!!

    Love your Alison Glass fabrics. I bought a bunch of her Perle Cotton #8 Eleganza for this year Homeward Bound. I also found
    a new way to store my DMC floss on their plastic bows and the page holders can be put in a notebook. I can use all the
    organizing tools I can get. Wish my fabrics were as organized as my threads. Really looking forward to learning a lot this
    next year. I am planning on trying to Big Stitch quilt my current Homeward Bound After Dark. I am hoping I just love the
    hand stitching. HelenW

    Comment


      #6
      I got these African prints from a lady that was clearing out her stash. I'm wondering whether or not these would work for thePick a Petal project? Any advice, Barbara or fellow quilters?

      Comment


      • Barbara B. commented
        Editing a comment
        Yes, they will work. Supplement with a few solids to calm things down a bit.

      • soniasimone commented
        Editing a comment
        If you want to bring out the vibrancy, you can pair these with a background of white or black. if you want them to "meld," gray is your friend. I think it would also be amazing to find some solids in one of the colors found in the prints. A selection of solids from yellow to gold to amber would be very beautiful!

      #7
      I took a photo of the new fabrics that I've picked up in the past month or so as well as my cabinet showing all the batiks that I already have tucked away. The 3 light pieces on the new fabric photo at the bottom are what I'm planning on using for the pale blocks in the new BOM. I was too lazy to move my serger out of the way of the cabinet so I took the photos through the glass which was probably not the best way to do it. I didn't realize that the cabinet on the other side of the room and an envelope with a pattern inside would show up like ghosts on the glass. I always thought I had lots of blues but when I started putting fabric in the cabinet it turned out I had more greens than anything else. I'm pretty sure I have more fabric in a pile somewhere from a couple quilts I did with Ricky Tims that never made it back to the cabinet. I'll have to dig those out as well.

      Linda

      Comment


        #8
        I am not at home right now so I can not take a picture. I have a whole dresser drawer filled with Kaffe and Tula fabrics, mostly fat quarters but some scraps. (My "studio" is a bedroom with the machines in a large walk in closet.) I am looking forward to this project.
        I knew Barbara would come up with a way to do machine piecing instead of all hand work.

        Comment


        • Helen W. commented
          Editing a comment
          Evelyn, Kaffe and Tula fabrics will be perfect for this quilt. HelenW

        #9
        Originally posted by mgratrix View Post
        I got these African prints from a lady that was clearing out her stash. I'm wondering whether or not these would work for thePick a Petal project? Any advice, Barbara or fellow quilters?
        Monique, I agree with Barbara, some fabrics that are tone on tone that read solid, like grunge fabrics, or solids. Some of your African fabrics look
        like they are really big prints. That can be hard when the blocks have a lot of small pieces. You might find it a challenge to
        get a pleasing look to the block unless you fussy cut so the pieces look like they came from the same fabric. You will be
        spending a lot of time doing all the curved piecing. It would be a shame if the design of the block got lost because you can't
        tell where one piece ends and the next begins. It is the same as doing fancy quilting on the fabric with lots of color and design,
        you don't even see it but you spend a lot of time doing it. If you separate the African pieces with solids or contrasting
        colors you will see the design of the block. The only person you really need to please is yourself because you will spend a
        year making it. You should love the fabrics because you will work with them for so many hours. If you bought the templates
        and already have them, you could see if you can cut out a block that you really like the looks of. You don't have to sew it
        together. Cut out a Block 1 and a Block 2 to auction fabrics. Just an idea. If you are committing to it, see how easy or hard
        it to work with. Could you take a picture of one or two of the big design fabrics so I can see what you are working with?
        HelenW

        Comment


          #10
          Thank you Barbara for your generosity in helping us with another BOM. For those of us who live abroad and have to make the quilt with our own scraps, would you have any suggestions on how to pick out the fabrics? I’m having trouble trying to figure out what colors and how many to use. Also, will it be too difficult to do without being able to buy the templates?

          Comment


          • Barbara B. commented
            Editing a comment
            This quilt is so scrappy it’s perfect for using your scraps/leftovers. I have used photos to help plan a quilt fabric palette. I have a photo of a beautiful rooster from Kauai that I used for two quilts. Another good place for inspiration is the paint section at the hardware store. There are paint flyers showing complementary color themes. Once you settle on 2-4 colors, simply pull a wide variety of each. All greens go together. All reds work together. All purples, etc.
            Here is a blog I wrote that shows the rooster and a fabric pull from it
            :
            https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com/20...-finishes.html

            It will not be too difficult to make Pick a Petal with your own templates, you will simply have to make yours from template plastic, taking care to be as accurate as possible. You will trace around them and cut out the pieces with scissors or rotary cutter. I will have more information on my blog that will post December 31, 2023.

          • Angie W. commented
            Editing a comment
            Hi Lynnanne, I am fortunate to be able to have the templates but I have worked on applique before where I needed to make my own out of template plastic. One huge tip Karen Kay Buckley told me in her class was after you have cut your template, take a fingernail file and go over the edges, it will get out those areas that are not as smooth as you want and will help with your final applique piece having crisp edges. Enjoy!

          • Lynnanne commented
            Editing a comment
            Thank you Angie W.!

          #11
          I often use photos with colors I like to pull fabrics for my quilts. Here is an example, this rooster has inspired at least two quilts.
          Barbara Black
          Huntsville AL
          https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
          "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

          Comment


          • Helen W. commented
            Editing a comment
            Barbara, What an inspirational post!!! Just love it. And what a magnificent rooster. HelenW

          • Judith A. commented
            Editing a comment
            Love the chicken colors!

          • Jackie M. commented
            Editing a comment
            I live on Kauai and thought that rooster looked local! Great photo and I never thought too much about how colorful our local chickens are.

          #12
          Thank you so much Barbara. Those are terrific ideas! I will start looking through pictures.

          Comment


          • Helen W. commented
            Editing a comment
            Lynneanne, So glad to have you back in the BOM part of the forum. 2024 is going to be a really fun year. HelenW
            Last edited by Helen W.; 12-10-2023, 08:44 AM.

          #13
          Thank you Helen! You are an inspiration for us all.

          Comment


            #14
            I used Kaffe for the last two BOMs, so I thought I wanted something different this time. I am thinking about the Liberty fabrics I've been collecting. I think they look like nice prints and colors for this quilt. i have a lot of low volume creams and whites I can use with them for the lights.

            Comment


            • Beverly C. commented
              Editing a comment
              Beautiful fabrics, Amy. I used Liberty prints when making my daughter and grandaughter dresses when they were little. Soft and classic colors. I bet your quilt will be gorgeous.

            • Judith A. commented
              Editing a comment
              Amy, Your Liberty fabrics are beautiful!

            #15
            I have a large collection of civil war /reproduction fabrics that I am thinking to use for Pick a Petal. The way that these fabrics are put together is amazing especially by Judi Rothermel, but I might need some help! The blocks speak of the old style patterns. Since last years projects were done in the modern fabrics, I want to use the civil war fabrics from my stash. Any suggestions ?

            Comment


            • Barbara B. commented
              Editing a comment
              Civil war repros are some of my favorites. This quilt will look great with them as these are traditional blocks. But it will look much different than Jen’s quilt. I encourage you to go right ahead and use them.

            • soniasimone commented
              Editing a comment
              Agree with Barbara, I think they will be wonderful

          What's Going On

          Collapse

          There are currently 1440 users online. 319 members and 1121 guests.

          Most users ever online was 20,162 at 03:06 PM on 02-20-2024.

          Forum Stats

          Collapse

          Topics: 8,187   Posts: 154,588   Members: 25104   Active Members: 1,628  
          Welcome to our newest member, [email protected].

          Latest Topics

          Collapse

          • MONTH 3 -- Show Your Progress Here
            LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the flower blocks! You are so creative! Thanks for always sharing. Your Color My World quilt is magnificent,...
          • MONTH 3 -- Show Your Progress Here
            Just finished the border fans….whoopie…and started on month 3 (block is visible if one clicks on the photo). The inner...
          • MONTH 3 -- Ask Questions Here
            Barb. Thanks for todays video. If one is machine sewing the ‘gentle curve’…. You wouldn’t need to stop at the dots...
          • MONTH 3 Blog is Up
            Here we go, my ripply rainbow!...
          • MONTH 3 Blog is Up
            Obviously, I have no idea what I am doing!
          • MONTH 3 Blog is Up
            Helen W here is my rainbow block. Perhaps you or Barbara can help me to do better!...
          • MONTH 3 Blog is Up
            Helen W I would love to show you my rainbow block, but I can't seem to figure out how to post a photo in a comment!
          • Please post photos and describe your method on the Forum so others can benefit
          • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
            You are welcome. Today’s LIVE mentions you do only need 6 of each of Block 1 and 2 to get the middle complete. The others...
          • I had better luck with Month three blocks by putting it together almost like a nine patch and then adding the outside pieces....
          • MONTH 3 -- Show Your Progress Here
            LEARN/ 2024 BOM/ MONTH 3

            Be certain you are logged in as a Star member....
          • Month 3 block is not in Barbara Brackman's book because it is a Jen Kingwell drafted pattern. Those slight curves give it...
          • MONTH 3 -- Show Your Progress Here
            Thank you Helen!
          • Loading...
          • No more items.

          Trending

          Collapse

          • MONTH 3 -- Ask Questions Here
            Still a few days early but please use this TOPIC to ask questions about Month 3....
          • Template availability
            I normally use Jen’s acrylics but they are currently sold out… I put my info on email wait list. Waiting to start in...
          • MONTH 3 -- Show Your Progress Here
            Please use this TOPIC to share your progress on Month 3 blocks.
          • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
            Please use this TOPIC to share your progress on Month 2.
          • MONTH 3 Blog is Up
            A few days early, better than late. Blog for Month 3 is up today. Pattern will be released by March 1. LIVE will air Friday...
          • Loading...
          • No more items.
          Working...
          X