Discussion and Questions regarding Step 1

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Karla replied on Sun, Mar 24 2013 2:56 PM

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Wonderful combinations of fabrics.  My light is actually a very tiny check like pattern and it is basically tan - some of the checks look almost burgandy but read as a tan. The fabrics on the left and right sides are for the borders - either one or both or pieced with the two basics, don't have a clue.  At least I know I have plenty of all of them.  Oops, thought I had cropped this better - quite the mess showing up on the table behind the long arm.

Marge, that is beautiful fabric choices.  I'm trying teal and gold, which I'll post sometime today.  I think I've picked out my strange border fabric, but I'm not sure right now.  The teal and gold are out of my normal color choices so I'll just have to wait to see if I like it.  I've been trying to get them cut today, but also babysitting the 7-1/2 month old grandson who seems to have other ideas of about how I should be spending my time.

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Nana replied on Sun, Mar 24 2013 3:52 PM

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I always use a light gray or other neutral for my piecing and haven't had a problem.

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Dara replied on Sun, Mar 24 2013 4:58 PM

 

My Light                                                                           my Dark

and here are all of pieces cut and ready to go...   The orange looks more like it is supposed to in the bottom pic.  :-)

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Jean replied on Sun, Mar 24 2013 6:13 PM

Dara, like your colors.

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Raewyn replied on Sun, Mar 24 2013 8:55 PM

I am ready for the next step on Friday. I have cut all of my fabric although after seeing all the beautiful choices made I changed my original colours to cream and a dark raspberry colour. I'm really looking forward to Friday.

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Annie replied on Mon, Mar 25 2013 1:17 PM

Nana, I just received my fabric in the mail.  I was ready to get started when I saw that I need 3 yds of light fabric.

I only bought 2.

I counted out the cuts and it seems that if I'm careful with my cuts, I can get away with just 2 yds.  Am I reading it wrong?

Light Fabric - 7 (2.5") = 18"  5 (2") = 10, 13 (1") = 13, 10 (2.5") = 25

18+10+13+25 = 66 ???

 

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Still debating if I'm going to do this one. I found a wonderful border fabric in my stash and have been trying to decide on the two colors. Never made a two color quilt and I'm kind of uncertain about this. Here are a couple of my options. Suggestions are welcome

Option 1, pink and tan (the tan is darker than it shows here)

Option 2  Pink and soft white

 


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One more option. This is green and soft white


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Jan replied on Mon, Mar 25 2013 2:12 PM

Annie,

I cut 15 of the 1" strips to get the 72 rectangles but I have over a yard left. Not much over a yard, so it would seem if you need no re-cuts you should be able to make it work. Just finished about 10 min ago.

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Nana replied on Mon, Mar 25 2013 2:19 PM

Annie

I used part of the light fabric in my border.  You will see this later.   You can do the quilt center with the 2 yds....I think.....as long as you are really careful with your cuts.  You also may want to cut 15 (1") strips instead of the 13.  I have decided that we have a typo at that spot.,

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Nana replied on Mon, Mar 25 2013 2:21 PM

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I am really liking Option  1.   Those colors are distinct enough that you will still have the design show up and they look fabulous with the border fabric.

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Judy, I like the first option - pink & tan - best. Just my 2 cents...

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Annie replied on Mon, Mar 25 2013 4:27 PM

Nana,

Thanks, I'm off to begin cutting.

Judy, I like them both.  I tend to favor green, so I think I might like option 2 just a little more.

 

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I kind of prefer the tan and pink myself. Hey, maybe green and pink.  May have to look at that combo


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beve99 replied on Mon, Mar 25 2013 5:12 PM

Option 2  Pink and soft white

Hey Judy,

 

This is the combination I'd go with.  Very nice!

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