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Are you ready to start another new day with a new pattern? I hope so – life is great and affords us many opportunities to start fresh and new – and today is a great day to start making a new quilt: Ruffled Roses. Each month, you will find the pattern for part of this quilt online. Just print the instructions, cut, stitch, press… and before you know it, time will have passed, and you will be ready to enjoy your own Ruffled Roses quilt. What a wonderful way to start each month!

TOPIC: Fabric Choices

Re: Fabric Choices 10 Jan 2011 14:35 #53053

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pam7040 wrote:
OK, I'm in too!! For the past 3 years I have looked at the BOM and thought, 'much too advanced, too difficult, not enough time etc etc etc'. I have been following all the threads for this year and am aware that I have lots of WIPs, but also know that the previous BOMs have been major learning curves for people. I need to step out of my comfort zone, I dont like paper piecing or applique. So with encouragement from DH, I have printed out the instructions this morning and over the next few days will sort through my stash. Wish me luck!!

Yea, Pam!!!! Good for you! I'm happy I'll be sharing this journey with you! I have sooo much enjoyed our phone conversations over the past few months. Maybe this will give us an excuse to keep them up :D Hugs, Robin
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Re: Fabric Choices 10 Jan 2011 12:06 #53046

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Pam,

I was a fence-sitter like you, but decided that this was the year to get in the game. I have learned a lot from the tutorials at The Quilt Show
(such as the videos that Sue did for the 2009 BOM), and figured that if I actually made the quilt this time I would learn even more! :) The other great thing about this project is that since it is medallion style, you could choose to stop after the center block and a few borders and still have a lovely quilt.


from the Piedmont of North Carolina
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Re: Fabric Choices 10 Jan 2011 09:51 #53029

Pam,

You are going to love it. I'm new to applique - this is my third project and I'm loving it. I'm doing needle turn for this one but after reading Margo's instructions for machine applique I want to try that also. I have a project in a book that I want to do for my sister and I'm going to try that after I finish my medallion block. I'm working on the leaves now.
SueW
Upstate NY(Near Plattburgh)
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Re: Fabric Choices 10 Jan 2011 09:28 #53026

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Yay Pam! This year is my year of exploring new techniques and this BOM is perfect. I think we all are in for a wonderful year. Can't wait to see your fabric choices. :)

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Troutdale, OR
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Re: Fabric Choices 10 Jan 2011 09:06 #53024

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OK, I'm in too!! For the past 3 years I have looked at the BOM and thought, 'much too advanced, too difficult, not enough time etc etc etc'. I have been following all the threads for this year and am aware that I have lots of WIPs, but also know that the previous BOMs have been major learning curves for people. I need to step out of my comfort zone, I dont like paper piecing or applique. So with encouragement from DH, I have printed out the instructions this morning and over the next few days will sort through my stash. Wish me luck!!


In leafy Berkshire, south of England.
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Re: Fabric Choices 06 Jan 2011 11:06 #52827

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Mary Anne, I was able to get by with 7-1/2 yards when I did my Beloved Beauties version. I also thought it looked like a lot of fabric, but there are so many little pieces that there is a lot of fabric taken up in all the seam allowances. I did find that with my scrappy version that it worked out fine to have lots of different fabrics to use for the backgrounds as long as I paid attention to the value (lightness or darkness) of the fabrics. If you will check with my supplemental instructions for the January block, there is a chart included there to pre-cut some of the fabrics so that you may decide to use some other fabrics for parts of the quilt instead of matching all the backgrounds.

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Re: Fabric Choices 06 Jan 2011 08:55 #52824

Hi Margo,

I have most of the fabrics for the Ruffled Roses, but am wondering about the 8 yards of white on white listed. I can't see where there would be 8 yards used in this quilt, unless it is also used for the backing? Is that the case? Is that an accurate amount? Thanks for all your help. I've enjoyed reading all the posts on all the different topics and am learning new things.

Mary Anne in AZ
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Re: Fabric Choices 05 Jan 2011 11:32 #52778

Thanks, everyone.

It's my first BOM with TQS, also. Looks like a fun group so far with lots of helpful tips and information. I'm looking forward to making this quilt. It's such a pretty pattern.

linny t
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Re: Fabric Choices 05 Jan 2011 08:13 #52770

Beautiful Fabrics Linny! Margarita I hope you join in with the BOM. This is my first year, and I need all of the help I can get. :lol:
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Re: Fabric Choices 05 Jan 2011 06:42 #52761

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Linny, your colors look luscious! They're going to make a great quilt.

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Re: Fabric Choices 05 Jan 2011 02:20 #52754

Linny wonderful colours and Margarita you are so right we are going to see some fantastic colour combinations in this BOM 2011 quilts this year 8) 8) 8)


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Re: Fabric Choices 04 Jan 2011 21:17 #52747

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Linny, it looks wonderful! Can't wait to see your first month's applique!


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Re: Fabric Choices 04 Jan 2011 20:57 #52744

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Lin your fabrics are great, there are going to be some really great quilts from this years, BOM.
I still do not know if I will make it this year or not?

Margarita in Auburn, CA
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Re: Fabric Choices 04 Jan 2011 20:34 #52740

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Oooo Lin, your fabrics are wonderful!! They will make a very pretty quilt!
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