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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 04 Dec 2011 10:18 #71857

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ChristineBBD wrote:
Hi Rosemary! I think I found the colors I want to use, or at least the main colors. Shown here:
http://www.ttfabrics.net/cgi-bin/fabricshop/gallery.cgi?Category=583
I'm going to build on these colors I think. I love the aubergine!
Those look good, personally I started my collection of fabrics for this quilt from a, those left over from Dog Rose 1, because I thought there was a lot of potential in the colouration of a dogrose flower, then a charm pack that I aquired that sort of fit the bill, the fabric which I used as setting triangles for the feathered star centre then sort of took over as the focus fabric and then I started filling in different values, particularly some darks for contrast, if you look at the photos on my profile, you will see that my pinwheels were not as successful as they could have been, due to some low contrast but this is more evident from the camera than in real life. I was certainly buying fabrics for it well after I started sewing it. I think I have enough pinks/yellows in my somewhat small stash of quilting cottons, to finish this quilt; but I want to get this quilt finished so I can find out what is surplus before I let my daughter loose on 'spare pinks' :wink:

You will also see how I kept the pinwheels under control by using small folded paper boxes, I have continued with this system for the stars that you start making from April/month 4 and is really easy to do and uses up scrap paper that is lying around.


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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 04 Dec 2011 03:00 #71848

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Great colors, Christine. I am stuck on the last border on mine. I think I have all of the stars completed, I just need to find time to sew them together and onto the quilt. I also need to decide if I am going to alter the quilt size in some manner to bring it closer to a queen size. I know Sue gave ideas on that so will have to go back and find that video. But for now I am finishing up a Christmas tree skirt and then need to get back to work on the HST quilt.

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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 03 Dec 2011 19:37 #71840

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Christine,

Something I found essential to have when working on mine was a mini iron put out by Clover. It was great to press open the seams of all those little pinwheels on one of the borders!
cheers
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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 03 Dec 2011 15:51 #71827

Hi Rosemary! I think I found the colors I want to use, or at least the main colors. Shown here:
http://www.ttfabrics.net/cgi-bin/fabricshop/gallery.cgi?Category=583
I'm going to build on these colors I think. I love the aubergine!
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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 03 Dec 2011 15:26 #71826

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clhdabb wrote:
Christine~ May I just take a moment here to say that if Rosemary wants to be a quilting buddy on this project you just fell into a pot of jam! Check her profile. She's amazing!
Thanks for the compliment, I suffer from the problem of whilst my quality is good, my quantity (especially finished quantity :wink: ) is fairly abysmal :oops: . But this is one top I really want to get finished, and hopefully having a quilting buddy 8) will stop me dragging my feet :roll:

The good news is that I treated myself to a walking foot last weekend at the Harrogate Knitting & Stitching show, and after a small play with it in the week I cannot wait to get quilting the 'too loud/dogrose I' quilt - as a practise piece for my sottt quilt :lol:


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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 03 Dec 2011 05:26 #71804

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Christine, thanks SO MUCH for catching that error and reporting it to tech support!!
If you will send me an e-mail through my profile, I will have your e-mail addy and can forward you the list for the 2009 BOM fabric requirements.
THANKS!


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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 02 Dec 2011 22:58 #71793

Thanks Kathy, your quilt is lovely! The colors you chose are close to what I'm looking for. An elegant purple is my favorite color, I want to use purple, green, rust/burgundy, blue-all in country colors. I'm impatiently waiting for the fabric list to get here, LOL. In the meantime, I'm working on a Christmas present for my daughter. It's an asian theme wall hanging.

I need to get photos of my quilt projects uploaded... there aren't that many. I've never made a bed-size quilt, the Stars for a new day will be the first one.
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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 02 Dec 2011 22:03 #71789

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Christine, welcome to the TQS family! I did the Stars for a New Day with my own fabric choices. I do remember that I had quite a lot of the background fabric left over. I made flying geese instead of two half square triangles for the sawtooth stars so perhaps that was some of it! I used lots of scraps for the rest, so I can't tell you how much that was.

Everyone is correct, cutting and piecing accuracy is so important. Between 2009 and now I've improved a lot on my piecing :) . Starch and frequent measuring of pieces as you go will make a huge difference. It's a gorgeous quilt when it's finished and you'll have a treasure.

Kathy
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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 02 Dec 2011 20:23 #71784

I found the link to this pdf file on the Stars for a New Day page, shown here:
[url]learn/all-boms[/url]

It's included on the Stars for a new day page in error. I checked the BOM 2011 page, and it is indeed a materials list for the 2011 BOM quilt. It's a good thing I asked! The pdf file doesn't have the name of any quilt on it, not even the date of the BOM it was created for. Whew! I'm very glad I asked. Including this on the BOM 2009 page is certainly confusing!

(I sent a note to the website tech support just now.)
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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 02 Dec 2011 19:33 #71780

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Christine, that list is for the 2011 BOM, (Ruffled Roses) not the Stars For a New Day.


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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 02 Dec 2011 19:01 #71778

I found a pdf file that suggests substitutes for yardage, would this be the materials list for the quilt?

[url]learn/all-boms[/url]
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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 02 Dec 2011 18:37 #71777

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Christine~ May I just take a moment here to say that if Rosemary wants to be a quilting buddy on this project you just fell into a pot of jam! Check her profile. She's amazing!

in 'Yes, I Know the Way to San Jose...', California, USA
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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 02 Dec 2011 16:43 #71770

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Christine I bet being a woodworker you are already pretty precise. Whenever I make something out of wood I am quickly reminded I can't "ease" it in and fudge it at all!
Lyndhurst, Ohio USA - East Side Suburb of Cleveland, Ohio
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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 02 Dec 2011 10:34 #71757

Thank you for the advice! I watched the first video last night and saw the part where we need to keep 4 things in mind... measure right, cut right and I forget the other 2. LOL I'm a woodworker, Norm drilled this into me (I've watched a ton of "This Old House" through the years) "measure twice, cut once". I'm sure I'll make a few mistakes along the way, but in the video Sue gave an example how to fix mistakes. She used one of her own and that was priceless, if she can flub up it's ok if I do the same. She's pretty classy.
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