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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 28 Nov 2010 07:13 #51624

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Deb, check it now...


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Re: Fabric Choices 28 Nov 2010 05:31 #51621

Margo on your Fabric choices I am able to click on the picture and blow it up but on your quilt I am not...do you have a picture that is not resized so that we can examine it closer..if that is okay of course.
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Re: Fabric Choices 28 Nov 2010 02:06 #51620

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Yeah...I figure that if I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep for 30 minutes, I'm allowed to get up and see if anything's happening here!

I hate when that happens!! And I won't have time for a nap tomorrow....I mean today! :?


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Re: Fabric Choices 28 Nov 2010 01:52 #51619

Oh just perfect Margo thanks for the visual candy. I will have to take a picture of what I would like to start with!! Love your "collection" of fatquarters that you have!! and thanks for posting your lovely quilt it is great to have a different view of the quilt. :o
I love the idea of using different background values and like you I think along the lines of lights, mediums and darks to me all fabric goes together it is how you put it together to get the different dimensions. I buy yardages and FQ but have promised now to just venture into my stash for the next 2 years and not buy anything. I have many many kits, projects and fabric so I have many many choices.

You are right I love this group because you get so much different visual stimulation on the same design!!

Now are you having trouble sleeping?? my excuse is working and on break :)
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Re: Fabric Choices 28 Nov 2010 01:37 #51618

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Deb, you are absolutely right about this being a great stash-buster project!

My first version is totally scrappy. What I did was start with a "focus" fabric that had several values of 4 different colors, and then just pulled a lot of fabrics from my stash that reflected colors and values similar to the focus fabric. I usually buy fat quarters rather than yardage, and I save all any left-over pieces when I finish a project, so I have lots of little pieces. For this quilt I probably focused as much on the value (darkness or lightness) of the fabrics that I chose as much as I did the color.

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This is the pile I started with, about 100 fabrics, and I used each fabric at least once. The kit fabrics are wonderful, but I'm really looking forward to seeing what other color combinations everyone decides to work with.

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Fabric Choices 28 Nov 2010 01:05 #51617

I know that some will be buying the wonderful fabrics from The Quilt Shows Kits but for others we have a huge stash and this quilt is suggesting that we use those fabrics is there any theme you might be using to like batiks, or civil war or just very scrappy.
I myself think I will just pick as I go along there is a wonderful focus fabric that does have a yellow background that I might be using and then go from there. I think I may be using alot of yellows and blues for some reason I can see this in the Ruffled Roses. This quilt looks like it could be very victorian
So what's your fabric plan??
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