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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 29 Dec 2010 20:25 #52427

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I'm in heaven -- thanks Sue and Margo for the encouragement. I've feel like I've just got autographs from my favorite quilt stars. You are both so wonderful.

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Re: Fabric Choices 29 Dec 2010 20:00 #52425

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Hi Judy! Your fabrics look great, and I like your commitment to get it done on time! :D


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Re: Fabric Choices 29 Dec 2010 19:38 #52424

Judy -
Your fabric choices are wonderful -- I can't wait to see your quilt "grow" before our eyes!!!

Happy New Year -
Sue Garman
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Re: Fabric Choices 29 Dec 2010 19:28 #52423

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I've decided my new year's resolution is to complete Ruffled Roses on schedule despite a busy travel schedule. As part of my commitment, I have made my fabric choices, my cross-reference chart, and started my notebook. I've even pre-washed my fabrics! (not my favorite thing to do). Thanks to Margo and Sue who are such inspirations and give practical tips to accomplishing a BOM.

I've decided my approach will be to follow Sue's pattern / with my color choices.

Background / tan neutral
Lavendar / cranberry
Green / green
Pinks / red/pink
Yellow / tea/brown
Blue/ slate gray/blue

The fabric in the foreground is the one I used the selvedge to pick my colors. I hope to use it in the center block.

Looking forward to the challenge. Judy



Here are my fabric choices.
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Re: Fabric Choices 13 Dec 2010 22:57 #51974

Hi Gang --
I finally found a few minutes to cruise some of the postings on the new TQS BOM -- I am so excited because I cannot wait to see what all of YOU choose for your fabrics! Having seen what Margo did for her "test" quilt... and then with the Elly Sienkiewicz "Beloved" fabrics... all I can say is that there are going to be a whole lot of wonderful options out there for every one of us to drool over. Wheeee!!! What fun!!!!

Sue Garman
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Re: Fabric Choices 13 Dec 2010 18:00 #51963

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quiltbuilder wrote:
Question for Margo. Is the white background actually white? I have bought all my Bear Essentials fabrics just like Sue's, all except for the white. I just wanted to make sure that the background was actually white, as opposed to cream, off white, etc. White, white is a little harder to find and I do not want to have any white-on-white that is painted. White, white is a technical term. :D :D


Quiltbuilder, Sue just sent me a note that says:

"I used a white-on-white….

Sue"


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Re: Fabric Choices 13 Dec 2010 17:24 #51960

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I will check with Sue about this and let you know what she used.


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Re: Fabric Choices 13 Dec 2010 17:16 #51958

Question for Margo. Is the white background actually white? I have bought all my Bear Essentials fabrics just like Sue's, all except for the white. I just wanted to make sure that the background was actually white, as opposed to cream, off white, etc. White, white is a little harder to find and I do not want to have any white-on-white that is painted. White, white is a technical term. :D :D
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Re: Fabric Choices 13 Dec 2010 14:52 #51955

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Thanks, Margo. I've got some thinking to do now. I want it to come from my stash as much as it can. I'm on pins and needles waiting for it-this hasn't happened to me in a very long time :D :!: :!: :!:

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Re: Fabric Choices 13 Dec 2010 14:39 #51954

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Eileen, you might want to think about some of the floaters that will be added. They can all be pieced, but there is one wide one (with the dots) added in month 12 that requires a total length of 72". You might want to think about what fabric you will use there. Sue's fabrics are basically solids. I didn't do the dots and actually used a floral print that I had enough length so that I didn't have to piece it.

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As for how many fat quarters, you will use a total of about 17-1/2 yards of fabric in addition to the background so that would be about 70 fat quarters. It may take more, depending on how matchy-matchy you want your finished quilt to be, because cutting out of fat quarters produces some waste. For my scrappy version I started with about 100 different fabrics, but some were smaller pieces and some were larger. They were all pulled from my stash.


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Re: Fabric Choices 13 Dec 2010 14:02 #51953

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Margo,
If I'm going to use mostly FQs, about how many will I need? Are there any elements that would need something larger? I'm excluding the background.

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Re: Fabric Choices 10 Dec 2010 14:34 #51941

Thanks Margo,
I am not sure of the fabric manufactures just that colors are like peacock colors and one piece has peacock feathers. I would go look at it but we are in Jacksonville, FL with the RV camping in Naval campground. Saw USS Enterprise this morning as well as a submarine. Will be back before Christmas then plan to get back in my sewing room. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!!
Patty
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Re: Fabric Choices 10 Dec 2010 10:34 #51938

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Hi Patty! I'm not familiar with the peacock line, but I think this quilt is going to look great in any colors that you chose! Glad to hear that you are feeling well enough to join us! Hope you and John have a great Christmas!


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Re: Fabric Choices 10 Dec 2010 09:27 #51937

Hi Margo,
I am going to try and join in on this years BOM. The colors I want to use are of the peacock line. Do you think this will work?
Patty
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