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TOPIC: 2009 BOM

02 Nov 2008 06:31 #27823

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I am not the person to give you the yardage, but maybe if several people send requests to the CONTACT page, they can be made available before the end of December. I HOPE SO!
I can tell you that except for the large triangles around the center star, backgrounds and "floater" strips, you can get by with very small pieces!

I also want you to know that if you are intimidated by the multitude of small pieces in the quilt, Sue's directions include alternate, less complicated replacement blocks for almost every unit! I am going to make a simplier version for my niece!


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
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02 Nov 2008 06:27 #27822

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The fabrics that Sue used were chosen by someone at TQS. She used what they sent....just like anyone who buys a kit can do! Her directions will tell you exactly which fabrics she used in each block, so you can exactly duplicate her wonderful quilt. And trust me...it looks ever so much prettier "in person" than it does in any of the photos I've seen of it.
The kit fabrics were not available to me, and personally I like a much more scrappy palette. I just happened to find a floral that had colors that I wanted to work with, but you certainly don't have to use a floral. In fact, after seeing what was done with the Bouquets blocks, Sue and I are really looking forward to seeing what the bomettes come up with for this design!

OK...I've just posted pictures of all of the fabrics I used, but I've got to tell you that the color is WAY OFF in the photos. Where's PhotoMan when you need him???


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
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02 Nov 2008 06:26 #27821

Margo, how much of the focus fabric is needed for this quilt? I've seen a fabric I think would be nice for this, but don't know how much to get. Marge
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02 Nov 2008 05:56 #27819

Margo, any recommendations for choosing a focus fabric? I had the impression that Sue used a medium floral.

Maggie in E. Central Illinois
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02 Nov 2008 00:23 #27816

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I have actually already made my own version of the 2009 BOM in order to test the patterns for Sue. What I did was choose a "focus" fabric, and used it to choose fabrics from my stash to make the quilt. Because I don't usually buy large pieces of fabrics I have LOTS of little pieces, I think I wound up using about 50 different fabrics, and love the way it has turned out. It is my understanding that the quilt fabric kits will be available in the TQS Shoppe soon, but because most of the kits that they brought to Houston have already been sold, and the rest of the kits still need to be cut, it could be a while before they are ready.


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01 Nov 2008 08:05 #27799

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And, since I live in Houston, I was able to see the quilt in person at Quilt Festival in TQS booth. It is lovely indeed!
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01 Nov 2008 06:23 #27793

Harriet, a picture of the 2009 BOM was posted on the daily blog a few days ago.
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01 Nov 2008 06:14 #27792

Where did you all see the one for 2009 I am planning to do this one I think I will have more time on my hand next year I hope to any way
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01 Nov 2008 05:47 #27786

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I was able to see the new BOM quilt and it is a wonderful teaching quilt. Some of those pieces are pretty tiny! As in VERY tiny. But Sue assures us we can do it and her directions are very good, I'm confident.

I managed to collect many different fat 1/4ths while walking around yesterday at Quilt Festival so I think my colorway is taking shape. This quilt will be an excellent way to use up scraps and FQ. You won't need to purchase large pieces of fabric unless you just WANT to do it that way!
Lynn
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01 Nov 2008 00:52 #27781

I'm thinking Civil War fabrics.....I can't wait to start! I've enjoyed the applique BOM, but I'm getting very tired of working with the batiks. Wish I had used different fabrics since batiks don't "needle" easy.
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31 Oct 2008 18:02 #27759

This looks like a great project! There's a fabric I've been looking at but didn't know where to use. I think it would be good as the theme fabric here. The rest looks like a good way to use up scraps and fat 1/4's that have been accumulating with no real project in mind.

I hope they give us the yardage so we can begin gathering fabrics for this project. Can't wait to get started on this. Marge
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31 Oct 2008 17:57 #27757

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Mmmmhhh..... There must be a way to get that fabric in time. It's in Houston so some yardage has been produced already......
From the edge of Sherwood Forest, home of Robin Hood
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31 Oct 2008 16:40 #27754

I just looked at the Daily Blog and saw the new BOM!!! Isn't it beautiful! I've always wanted to make a medallion quilt, and here is my chance. Tomorrow we'll get November...down to the wire.

Nancy in NC
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31 Oct 2008 11:15 #27742

They posted a picture of the new line on the Blog from Houston and yes I remembered that later that line said it would be in the spring. Well it's going to take alot of different fabrics for this quilt so maybe Alex's fabric can be worked in as we go along.
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