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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: Beloved Beauties - Photos!

Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 16 Dec 2010 14:58 #52047

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I did look at some gold fabrics initially but couldn't find quite the right shades. I'll keep looking.

Great ideas of holly leaves! I think I can manage that. The poinsettia flowers however may be a bit much for me because the roses look kind of small and making a poinsettia flower that small might put me over the deep end. :shock: I love the idea though and may play around with drawing once I see the instructions and how much room I have to play with.

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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 16 Dec 2010 14:01 #52046

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Oh, JoJo! That' collection looks great! Your stripes could be used in lots of ways and I love the punch that the black adds! Thanks for sharing your fabric choices with us.

Dawn has some cool ideas too and Pam's suggestion for adding gold is good! You don't have to stick to just 16 fabrics!


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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 16 Dec 2010 13:58 #52045

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JoJo, that's a lovely selection of fabrics. I think that a Christmas quilt is defined by the colors as much as the pattern of the fabric. I always like green reds and gold for Christmas. You have plenty of the first two in your selection. Dawn's suggestion for the centre sounds beautiful too. This is all getting so exciting, even of rthose of us who may not make a BOM quilt this year. :-)


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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 16 Dec 2010 13:20 #52044

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Jo Jo, your quilt is going to be awesome! Very rich colors! I can actually visualize this one! You could actually do a holly leaf heart medallion, and poinsettia flowers in place of the roses, to go along with the Christmas theme. A little more work, but a lot of fun!

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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 16 Dec 2010 12:56 #52043

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I've started pulling fabrics and this is what I have so far. My theme is old-tyme Christmas. Note -- if you click on the picture you can get a better look. I'm even using black which is rare for me.

P.S. It's hard finding Christmas fabrics that are more adult looking.

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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 16 Dec 2010 10:38 #52041

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ritzy wrote:
Margo, once again you have "wowed" us. I love the colors you used on this quilt.

Thanks Ritzy! I just wish I were a better photographer! The colors are really SOOOOO much prettier in person!


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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 16 Dec 2010 10:33 #52039

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Margo, once again you have "wowed" us. I love the colors you used on this quilt.
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 16 Dec 2010 08:59 #52037

Margo you're AMAZING!! The quilting is wonderful and the whole package is a feast for my eyes! You and Sue make a dynamite team!! Merry Christmas!!

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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 16 Dec 2010 08:41 #52036

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Sherry... The Hugs and Kisses in 2011 group keeps growing. I'm glad you will be joining us. April will be here in no time and you will be stitching away...
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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 16 Dec 2010 08:33 #52035

makesgeese, I was going to start the Hugs & Kisses in January and ordered the kit because the TQS Shoppe had it for a really good price. Well, they shipped it to my home in MT instead of here. So I decided that I will just wait until I get there in April to get started on it. I have plenty of things here to do. I'll be looking forward to seeing yours done in those colors.
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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 16 Dec 2010 08:28 #52034

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Dawn...I am excited for you! Your 2011 BOM is going to look great. (I plan on using the same colors, and some of the same fabrics in my Hugs & Kisses that I will be starting in January. Great minds think alike?) It is fun to see how a quilter can take a such a incredible and perfect quilt and make it their own by changing this or that. We have a lot to look forward to next year when everyone starts posting photos of their quilts...as we sew along together.
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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 16 Dec 2010 07:40 #52032

Dawn, I love your colors and your fabrics! It is going to be so much fun to watch your quilt as it comes together! And Margo, I love how you added the piping!
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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 15 Dec 2010 19:10 #52026

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Oh, Dawn, I'm in love with your fabrics!!! Wow! is that going to be a stunning quilt!! I love Erin's designs, too. They're soooo cheerful!
Margo, I hope to have enough of my fabrics to show after this weekend, but if the local quilt store doesn't have what I want, then I'll have to wait until we get to a bigger quilt store -- two hours away -- probably after Christmas.
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Re: Beloved Beauties - Photos! 15 Dec 2010 18:46 #52024

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Scoopie wrote:
I thought I really looked at the cheddar/green quilt in Houston, but I think I'm seeing something now, in your the Beloved Beauties that I had not noticed before! Is there a curved piping in each swag, between the two colors? And, is there one around the medallion in one of your quilts? Or, are we allowed to know these things ahead of time?

Dawn,
In beautiful Northwest Montana

Yes, Dawn! I added the mini-piping to the appliqued swags in the Beloved Beauties version (and in the binding!) and also around the medallion for my scrappy version. Check out these photos that are posted on the BOM Show & Tell page:

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You don't need to add the piping, or you may discover another place to try it. At any rate, I've written a tutorial showing how I did it that will be available next month!


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