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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    Jeanie...I also like your blocks. I do have a question about Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street for you and Mirabelle...it seems like a lot of yardage for the size of the quilt....a little over 14 yards! Does she suggest so much yardage for each color so that there is a variety of prints in each color? I understand a variety in each color is nice but how many would you suggest? I don't have any of these colors in my stash so will have to shop if I do this but don't really want to get a lot more than I really need. I really don't need another project but I do love the colors she has chosen!
    Because it is a scrappy quilt, you can pick up more at any time, they don't have to match what you have, the more the better, they say. I have about 5 different prints of each color right now. I do not have my gray or black on white prints yet.
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    Ggal970I managed to view Bonnie on Quiltcam yesterday and she answered your question regarding yardage. She said that if you use approximately 9 yards for the backing of a quilt you will need about 12 to 14 yards for the front allowing for all those seam allowances. She also said that she used about 60 (yes I nearly fell off the chair) different greens and the fabrics she showed on her blog was only a small selection of the colours she used. Another viewer asked about changing the colour scheme and Bonnie said that if you have 3 colourways that place nice together it would work, I think the quilter was thinking of blue, yellows and burgundy, then the grey as the constant. I was wondering if you could just use a selection of creams for the background as I have plenty of them.

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    Hi Everyone, I am online again...I can't really complain with all the suffering and loss all around my state...I had water, propane stove and the fireplace/woodstove so we were warm enough and had plenty of food...I think I did more cooking than usual...Thanks for all your prayers and thoughts....Our home is surrounded on three sides with very tall oaks and only a few branches came down...we did have the canopies thinned out several years ago... I think that helped...Now to delete all the emails.... Will check in later...Anne

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    Nice to have you back Honchey, we were all very worried for everyone in the path of the storm.
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    Oh my I missed these postings, too! The blocks are all well ahhhhh. Did a little magic wanding on EQ. Is this what you were thinking?Name:  4 corners.JPG
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    Yes, yes, yes! I love the look of those, OK. You are too clever for words when it comes to EQ7-thank you. The only thing I'll do differently is put 4 or 5 blocks in two corners and 3 or 4 blocks in the opposite corners; sort of unbalanced if you know what I mean. Those pics make me more confident in my choice of adding small blocks; I was afraid it would look too busy. I got the idea because I don't think I have enough fabric for solid borders but now I'm glad I don't. Thank you!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    Yes, yes, yes! I love the look of those, OK. You are too clever for words when it comes to EQ7-thank you. The only thing I'll do differently is put 4 or 5 blocks in two corners and 3 or 4 blocks in the opposite corners; sort of unbalanced if you know what I mean. Those pics make me more confident in my choice of adding small blocks; I was afraid it would look too busy. I got the idea because I don't think I have enough fabric for solid borders but now I'm glad I don't. Thank you!!!
    Oh I love that idea. When the small blocks are evenly spaced like in the second pic it looks so stiff. I wish I were more clever with EQ--don't know how to space those little squares off center. If I were you, I'd put 1 to 1 1/2 inch sashes between the border blocks to help define them.
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    WOW OKSGlad ... those EQs look great!
    Are those all your blocks ... can't wait to see how you put yours together!

    While it would change your border widths, have you thought about putting the smaller blocks on-point JanRN? I think that would take away from the stiffness that OKSGlad mentioned. I do like your idea about putting groups of the blocks on the corners! I like borders that are not just strips of fabric!
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    QE, tried it both ways: mini-blocks on point and straight. For some reason they look better straight. I'm just going to use small sashing between them, maybe only 1/2" wide; the 1" wide seemed too large. Will decide when and if I get that far. Besides working extra, I'm finishing up cleaning my mother's house and hope to have it on the market in the next week or two. Not a good time of year to try to sell a house.
    I pray for peace today and hope I don't have to tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    QE, tried it both ways: mini-blocks on point and straight. For some reason they look better straight. I'm just going to use small sashing between them, maybe only 1/2" wide; the 1" wide seemed too large. Will decide when and if I get that far. Besides working extra, I'm finishing up cleaning my mother's house and hope to have it on the market in the next week or two. Not a good time of year to try to sell a house.
    Yes, 1/2" will probably be better than 1" being that the blocks are smaller.

    Good to know you are almost ready to put the house on the market.
    Let's hope someone wants a new Home Sweet Home for Christmas ... and give you a quick sale!
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