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TOPIC: Fabric Selection

07 Feb 2009 00:53 #32048

Sheila, if you are having trouble with color selection, go back and look at the December '08 show with Jinny Beyer. She showed how to choose colors. I picked an autum theme for my quilt, so I knew I would go with orange, green, gold, red, brown, and I'm going through my stash and using different shades of these colors. You can also pick a focus fabric and pick colors out of that fabric and various shades of those colors. Your quilt will be beautiful. Remember, every quilt is a learning experience and your time will never be wasted. Judy in Torrance
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06 Feb 2009 07:35 #31992

CreationsbyShe wrote:
I am a month behind already because I have been fretting over ALL of those fabrics! Finally found my focus fabric and just tried to get color/values (not necessarily like those listed) but that I liked and worked with my focus fabric. I decided that because the quilt is so different, it is really not going to matter what patterns the fabrics have! And I didn't want to get further behind. HOPE like crazy this theory works, or I'll have the ugliest quilt in the west.

As you can see in the Show and Tell section, there are all sorts of combinations of colors, prints. It has to be pleasing to you, 'cause you are going to be looking at it a lot for this year! And if it really does come out ugly (which I doubt it will) you can always enter it in Ami Simm's ugliest quilt contest! :lol: LOL!

Maggie in E. Central Illinois
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05 Feb 2009 16:14 #31974

I am a month behind already because I have been fretting over ALL of those fabrics! Finally found my focus fabric and just tried to get color/values (not necessarily like those listed) but that I liked and worked with my focus fabric. I decided that because the quilt is so different, it is really not going to matter what patterns the fabrics have! And I didn't want to get further behind. HOPE like crazy this theory works, or I'll have the ugliest quilt in the west.
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01 Feb 2009 07:29 #31772

Oh - I like that better - fun loving :D It is good to step out of our comfort zones once in a while. I feel like when this quilt is done, it will be a masterpiece for each one of us - so it is fun seeing what everyone is doing.
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31 Jan 2009 21:27 #31758

Sherry, you're not wild & crazy, you are FUN-LOVING!!! :lol: Once I stepped out of my comfort zone and made a couple of things from Amy Butler fabric--I love some of the quilts made with Kaffe Fassett's fabric, too. Judy
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30 Jan 2009 03:24 #31664

Judy, I had to smile when I read what you said about the fabric we chose says a lot about us. I chose a wild & crazy fabric - hmmm, is there something about myself that I've been hiding LOL I just wanted something different than usual with lots of color. Hopefully I'll like the end result. :D
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30 Jan 2009 01:14 #31660

I think the fabric we select says alot about us and our interests. I love Autumn and that's what I chose for my feathered star. I also love history and collect Civil War and 1930's fabrics. I also LOVE blue and white quilts--I find them very calming. I finished my feathered star yesterday and hope to post it tomorrow. Wish me luck--I'm not a computer whiz like the rest of you!!! :lol:
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29 Jan 2009 19:47 #31652

I finally have enough of my fabric washed to start the feathered star! I decided to try to use my stash of purple/pink (both together) plus related pinks and purples with light pink and navy solids for the contast. I had to order those, which is what took the time.

I know what the first 3 fabrics will be, and the rest I'll have to make up as I go along!

Re washing, I ended up with a lot of strings! The worst offenders were the long (not fat) quarter yard pieces that I tended to buy when I first started collecting. Now I try to buy half a yard. There's a lot lower fray/fabric ratio that way!
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29 Jan 2009 18:29 #31647

Better late than never Patti !
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28 Jan 2009 16:42 #31608

Well I guess to have colors attributed to you is better than what my sister attributed to me this week. She said she's going through my mother's papers and found a stack of birthday cards I sent thru the years and almost all of them say, "Sorry this is late." I admit to being severely postally challenged! :roll:
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28 Jan 2009 06:19 #31579

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[quote="BrinkOfNorway...alllthough some say its "typical me" and knows what quilts I have made even if they really didnt know. :wink: [/quote]

Yes! I didn't think about it until the ladies of my guild commented on "those Brita colors" of my show and tell quilts. I love so many fabrics that I have an electic color style. :P

Brita

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27 Jan 2009 14:54 #31542

NancyinSTL wrote:
What do our block fabric choices say about us? Do they reflect our personalities?
Nancy

Thats a greate question Nancy!! One that I never thought of at all...alllthough some say its "typical me" and knows what quilts I have made even if they really didnt know.
One thing I know...I can see by my choise of colors what stated of mind I am or have been in :shock: Some depressing dark colors but mostly happy and smiling :wink:
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27 Jan 2009 13:17 #31533

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What do our block fabric choices say about us? Do they reflect our personalities?

Nancy

Hmmm...Mine is gonna be real scrappy. I'm gonna use whatever I think looks good "at the moment"! I think that indication might be purdy accurate! :wink:

Sherry
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27 Jan 2009 13:06 #31530

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There are so many wonderful and different Feathered Star blocks posted on Show & Tell to give anyone inspiration. Some are traditional, while others are contemporary. Some are bold, while others are soft. There are some whimsical blocks and some are romantic. Some will end up in scrappy quilts and others in well planned coordinated quilts. Either way, the quilts will be beautiful.

What do our block fabric choices say about us? Do they reflect our personalities?

Nancy
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