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TOPIC: Choosing colors for the pieced 2009 BOM

03 Jan 2009 20:23 #30550

Not only can you choose your own color for the outer border... think about this: you could make that last border a scrappy one and use any left-over fabric that you need. And don't forget: part of that yardage requirement is because it includes the binding fabric, too.

Happy 2009!
Sue Garman
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03 Jan 2009 10:36 #30495

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Yes, that is what Sue has designated for the outer border and binding, but you are absolutley free to use a different fabric. Make it yours!


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
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03 Jan 2009 10:10 #30494

I am going to try to choose only fabrics from my stash for the 2009 BOM. So.... I don't dare watch the video or else I'll realize that I don't have the right choices for my quilt. I'm hoping I'll be able to pull this together with what I have.

My choices are going to be somewhat limited by what I have yardage to complete borders, etc.

Margo or Sue - Is the outside border and binding the Green flower swirl which has a requirement of 2 yards?

TIA,
Anne in Central Illinois
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01 Jan 2009 12:39 #30338

I am another lover of the reproduction prints - I think I'll have a go at this one - can't wait to start but the printer is out of paper! Will start with studying the directions this evening. Happy New Year everybody!
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01 Jan 2009 12:19 #30337

I think this is what I have been building a stash for. Although I do love the look of the quilt using the fabric in the kit. I Am tempted, but I am in a habit of buying kits and I think I need to branch out in my creativity and pick fabrics myself that would look nice together.

Green is my favorite color and I guess that also made the quilt appeal to me. I was a little sad :( to here that the pic of the quilt was more green than the actual quilt. :lol: Obviously I will use green in mine. I also love Jinny Beyer fabric and reproductions (30's and Civil War) Oh my, decisions, decisions.
Yep, I have acquired quite a stash !

I love stars, but have never made this many in these different sizes and have not made a feathered star. Still not sure if I will use the paper piecing method or not. I really like working with templates and am thinking about doing that if I can adapt my templates to this quilt and still have a pleasing effect.

What fun this will be. I have a lot of other projects in the works, but I eventually get them finished. Imagine the self-satisfaction of having these blocks done this time next year !!!

I was so looking forward to this BOM and I am not dissapointed.
It really exites me.

quiltendeb
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22 Dec 2008 16:37 #29893

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I watched Episode 313 today and now I want to start over with my fabric selections for the 2009 BOM. <sigh> I loved that episode, but now I'm certain I need to take a little different approach to color selection. I'm anxious to see the first BOM pattern and maybe that will help me select a "focus" fabric.
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22 Dec 2008 08:57 #29875

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If you haven't watched it yet, stop whatever you are doing and sit down to see Episode 313 with quilt legend Jinny Beyer!! Her technique for choosing colors is exactly what we need for the 2009 BOM fabric choices, and it makes sense for those of us who don't have formal training in art and/or color theory!


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14 Dec 2008 18:48 #29654

I shopped today and picked up fabrics that will work with my focus fabric. I'm going to have to find other fabrics outside the pink, yellow, green and orange color range so I'll need to consult my book on "using color". I can"t wait.
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14 Dec 2008 07:25 #29634

Jean, that worked well for the 2008 BOM, as I pulled my fabrics from my stash and just let the fabrics and the pattern speak to me. We all know that there are many "right" ways to any one thing!

Maggie in E. Central Illinois
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13 Dec 2008 22:49 #29619

I think I will go with the, I don't have a plan and we'll see what happens. :lol:

Jean

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11 Dec 2008 15:12 #29558

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That sounds great, Barbara! Let the quilt talk to you and tell you what it needs!!


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11 Dec 2008 14:57 #29555

I have added my reproduction fabric selections to my profile. Though I have many more fabrics in the closet I thought it was time to say "enough" and just get on with it. I'll start with these.

The floater strips will be cheddar orange, red, green, dark blue or whatever seems to work at that point in the quilt--they will be different from one another.

At first I was concerned I wouldn't have a large floral-type print for the largest pieces but several of these old prints have strong geometrics like stripes that will work nicely I think.

I had also planned to use shirtings for the background but they were too white so I'm going with beige and tan tone-on-tone or small prints.

Barbara

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11 Dec 2008 06:59 #29536

OOOH! Sally! I love the sound of those colors! It is going to look like a jewel when you are done! Just think, even if you get frustrated with the pattern (which I don't think you will, because Sue gives wonderful directions) you will get to work with all those wonderful colors!

Maggie in E. Central Illinois, who is thinking New Year's Day is going to be better than Christmas! How early do you think they will have the new BOM available!
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I decided on my colors 11 Dec 2008 06:11 #29529

I have been looking for ideas for colorways for this 2009 bom and have decided on emeralds and lapis colors with some gold borders- I can use alot of scraps from the smaller size scraps I have saved. Now that I have my colors in mind I look forward to beginning it!
Sally
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