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Quilthappy7:
Thanks for sharing your plans, Judy.  I was actually thinking of doing a tone on tone, but all my CW background fabs are shirtings so they have two colors to them.  I'm not sure I've even seen just a tot CW background fabric.  Where do you find them? 

 

I think I may have misspoke a bit. I do have some tone on tone that will work in the project but doubt if they are genuine CW. The CW I will be using as part of the background are neutrals but do have a bit of pattern to them. But I figured they will work fine as background. Here's a photo.

 


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Nana replied on Tue, Sep 3 2013 7:38 PM

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Connecting Threads quilter's candy line would make beautiful background fabrics.   I love their mottled fabrics.   They usually carry some creams and tans in their line at very reasonable prices.

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Thank you Judy!  A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say.  Looks like you've got some great fabrics there for your block backgrounds.  I'll have to poke around and see what's in my stash, but I'm guessing I'll need to buy some, too. ;-)

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Nana:

Karla

Connecting Threads quilter's candy line would make beautiful background fabrics.   I love their mottled fabrics.   They usually carry some creams and tans in their line at very reasonable prices.

Thanks for the tip, Nana.  I did look there tonight and see they are currently out of their cream Mirage fabric, which I think is what you're referring to by mottled.  Please correct me if I'm wrong. :-)

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Nana replied on Tue, Sep 3 2013 11:30 PM

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That is the one.  I couldn't remember  Mirage.

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Just received my book today and i must say I am very excited.  i am fairly new to quilting and have never done anything like this. I don't have alot of stash but I did buy some 5inch squares of CW fabric awhile back without knowing what I was going to do with it. So I am so happy for this group.  Hopefully I will be able to use some of the fabric I puchased.

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P.S.  i hope I did this in the right area because I have not done this either.

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I received my Hancocks catalog yesterday and I found a hand dyed muslin in a parchment color that I might order for my background for $5.98 a yard. All the lights I have are all too dark to go with my other fabrics. I am using Barbara Brackman's Civil War Jubilee primarily, supplementing with some other CW fabrics I have. I spent a good part of yesterday gathering all the fabrics. All I need is my background.

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Karla replied on Wed, Sep 4 2013 4:54 PM

Some of the cream tones I picked out of my CW stash....

And here is some more of the stash I plan on using, there is still more in the CW stash, but this is what I'm starting with.

I know I have some more dark browns and blues and even a purple CW if I can just find where I put it.  For some reason they were not in my CW stash tub.

 

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Really pretty fabrics Karla. Are you bringing this to work on in Oregon?


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Nana replied on Wed, Sep 4 2013 5:53 PM

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I think a parchment muslin would be perfect.  I love working with the high quality muslins.  Need to keep more of it in my stash.

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Nana replied on Wed, Sep 4 2013 5:55 PM

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You have some really pretty fabrics to use.   I love the browns and purples they have in the CW fabrics these days.

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Elaine Phillips:

I received my Hancocks catalog yesterday and I found a hand dyed muslin in a parchment color that I might order for my background for $5.98 a yard. All the lights I have are all too dark to go with my other fabrics. I am using Barbara Brackman's Civil War Jubilee primarily, supplementing with some other CW fabrics I have. I spent a good part of yesterday gathering all the fabrics. All I need is my background.

Hi Elaine,

This is a great idea!  I couldn't find the exact one you mention here, but I did find what I wanted at the fatquartershop.com for a few cents more per yard.  Now, all I have to do is start pulling fabs from my stash, yay!  My book should be here by Friday. :-)

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Karla replied on Wed, Sep 4 2013 7:30 PM

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Really pretty fabrics Karla. Are you bringing this to work on in Oregon?

Probably one of many that will be coming with me...

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Ok:  It's official.  I'm making this a blue and white. I expect that it will look similar to the blue and white in the book, but mine will be a little lighter.  Yay!!  I'm excited.  I feel great, knowing what I'm doing.  I just ordered my background, a few yards each of sky blue and navy solids, and a few more blue and white prints.  :)  I'll post a picture of all my fabrics once those arrive.  I feel great knowing what I'm doing and I love blue and white quilts, so I'm sure I'm going to love this one.  :)

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Bev replied on Thu, Sep 5 2013 4:09 PM

Carolyn, I also like the blue and white quilt in the book and had thought about doing one in blue and white but already have started a blue and white star quilt. I will be looking forward to seeing pictures of yours.

Everyone's fabric choices are beautiful!!

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