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TOPIC: Fabric for 2009 BOM

18 Feb 2010 21:00 #43680

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I haven't posted in a while but I did almost finish my quilt. I actually did finish but decided to add two more borders.

Plan on adding 9 patch blocks on point so I bought some complimentary fabric for the setting triangles. I think I have enough left over from the kit for the white background and scraps for the small prints, but I did find some similar tone in background in case I need it.

I have an appt for with my long arm quilter next weds so I have my work cut out for me.

If you haven't started, don't be overwhelmed, on step at a time and you'll make it. It's is a stunning quilt. I'm very proud. I'm very thankful I purchased the kit, it was well worth it.

denise
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20 Jan 2010 12:06 #42612

I have completed piecing my Stars for a New Day using the kit.
It was definitely an advanced pieced quilt but the paper piecing techniques helped use the fabrics carefully.

I had some a little fabric of each pattern left but not much of the background fabric. Wish I could get some more of that one.

By using the kit I think I actually didn't waste as much fabric as I
would have trying to manage so many choices with scraps or new
purchases.

Very enjoyable project and very proud to have it done!
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Re: Every tip helps 18 Jan 2010 11:05 #42547

I hope to finish this week. I am enlarging to king size using some of Sue's suggestions and working things out as I go. My best tip is to Enjoy The Process! This was a learning experience both in methods and patience, mostly the later. Remember that when things feel tedious and you think you just can not face one more star. The results are so worth the internal fortitude it takes. I'm with those of you have said "I can't believe I made it"! It truly is a work of art. A huge thanks to Sue, Margo, and all the rest who posted hints, tips, and suggestions and answers to questions.
Sally
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Re: How many pieces? 18 Jan 2010 06:48 #42536

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JanieSue wrote:
I would guess this might go in this topic. After standing back and looking at this completed quilt top (I made mine a queen with an additional row of stars at the top and bottom), I wondered how many pieces are in this thing?
Anyone have that figured out yet?
:wink:

Enough to make a beautiful quilt! :D


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How many pieces? 17 Jan 2010 21:41 #42528

I would guess this might go in this topic. After standing back and looking at this completed quilt top (I made mine a queen with an additional row of stars at the top and bottom), I wondered how many pieces are in this thing?
Anyone have that figured out yet?
:wink:
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Re: Every tip helps! 17 Jan 2010 12:06 #42515

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Sede-Mae wrote:
Thank you Margo!!
I will look at the sites you provided! It is much appreciated! ACCURACY, ACCURACY, ACCURACY!! I will remember this. And Thank you for the warm welcome!

Sue gives you finished sizes for each element. Be sure to check the first one and make sure that it is right before you make 40 more units!!! :D
However....even if you are off a little, Sue's methods for adding the floater strips will help it all work out. It's just easier if your measurements are close to hers so you don't have to make any major adjustments.


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Every tip helps! 17 Jan 2010 12:02 #42514

Thank you Margo!!
I will look at the sites you provided! It is much appreciated! ACCURACY, ACCURACY, ACCURACY!! I will remember this. And Thank you for the warm welcome!
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17 Jan 2010 11:55 #42513

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Sede-Mae wrote:
Hi ltflyer,
You are not the only one getting around to the 2009 BOM. I just recently joined TQS and after seeing all of the beautiful quilts from everyone... I decided to try this one and not start on the 2010 BOM. I decided that when I needed some advice/help with it, someone who had completed it (ON TIME) :lol: could assist me. I also got some great color ideas for fabric choices after looking at the BEAUTIFUL completed quilts from everyone. If there is anyone running a year behind like me, maybe we can chat together about it. Thanks!!

Welcome to TQS, Sede-Mae!
Sue's directions for the 2009 BOM are great, and I also offer some tutorials for different techniques on my Webshots albums. You can always access them from my profile, but check them out here:

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/569453221xrxRqK

You also might want to start with my "test" to make sure that your seam allowance is accurate. Trust me! It MATTERS on this quilt! :D Be sure that you measure, cut, stitch and press ACCURATELY.

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/569415726bHNKHF

Just try different techniques and find what works best for you.

Good luck!
Margo


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17 Jan 2010 11:27 #42512

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I finished the piecing last night at 11:55 pm. I've got a great machine quilter who will quilt it for me. Looking at the finished top I can't believe that I actually made this all by myself. Thanks to Sue I learned a lot, and am sooo glad how she stressed "accuracy" as it was sure needed for this one. It truly turned out to be my "first" master piece. I purchased the fabric kit at the IQF back in 2008 and I too have a lot of fabric left over, love Mike's idea about using it on the '10 BOM, except that I am not participating this year, need to finish up other UFO's. Heidi
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17 Jan 2010 11:04 #42511

Hi ltflyer,
You are not the only one getting around to the 2009 BOM. I just recently joined TQS and after seeing all of the beautiful quilts from everyone... I decided to try this one and not start on the 2010 BOM. I decided that when I needed some advice/help with it, someone who had completed it (ON TIME) :lol: could assist me. I also got some great color ideas for fabric choices after looking at the BEAUTIFUL completed quilts from everyone. If there is anyone running a year behind like me, maybe we can chat together about it. Thanks!!
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Re: lots of fabric left over 07 Jan 2010 13:43 #42149

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MikeBlueEarth wrote:
Hello -
I had purchased approximate yardage from the chart and had so much fabric left over that I'm considering making the 2010 BOM with the leftovers! This project was a lot of fun - how is anyone approaching the quilting?
Best wishes,
Mike

Hey Mike!
If you will check the Show & Tell page for this BOM, search for the completed quilts and you will see a few close-ups of how Sue quilted her original one. It is awesome!

[url]see-quilts/show-and-tell-quilts/[/url]

BTW....Congratulations on your ribbon for the 2008 Bouquets!!!


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lots of fabric left over 07 Jan 2010 13:37 #42148

Hello -
I had purchased approximate yardage from the chart and had so much fabric left over that I'm considering making the 2010 BOM with the leftovers! This project was a lot of fun - how is anyone approaching the quilting?
Best wishes,
Mike
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lots of fabric... 30 Dec 2009 13:16 #41603

:roll: well... I didnt order the kit, but I did order just about the amount of fabric listed in the initial pages - 1/2 yard of most prints was enough for not one but three quilts! So dont worry about not having enough. [of course I was always sharp in math and have been told to sshh because I looked at the picture and three of us got together when I figured out about how much/little fabric of each we needed] The fabrics were absolutely beautiful! So glad I did this - need to post my picture I guess- only have the last border left and havent posted one yet - sorry :cry: I put an extra LaMoyne star in the middle - I'll have my daughter help me post it! Next years look great too - thanks Sue! :D
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Sue Garman Block of the month 29 Dec 2009 09:57 #41565

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:oops: Well here I am once again at the beginning when I should be at the end.....I have all of the fabric, folded at home....I am visiting in California bay area...with my family and have a few minutes to get online and found this forum. I found the fabric on ebay and got all of it from there. I do not usually wash my fabrics before starting a project...but I am going to make an exception this time and as soon as I get home I will begin to wash and iron my fabric and devote my time to doing this quilt which I just love. Gotta get a customers quilt completed when I get home; but after that???? I must begin. would love to see the completed quilts in the gallery.

Lenore
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