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Thread: QB Block-of-the-Month, July 2013 - Blackford's Beauty - Directions & Discussion

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    Super Member klgreene's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by carol40965 View Post
    Wow, love the block. I'm new to quilting. I would like to see the completed quilt and other blocks along with tutorials, if possible. I think this will be my first attempt at cutting/sewing quilt blocks.
    Welcome to quilting and welcome to the board. This block is one of 7 so far. We won't know what the quilt looks like until December when we get our last block. But this is an excellent way to do a quilt. You can go back and look for the blocks of the month starting in January. You can catch up through out the year. We aren't in a hurry and it's a super way to learn different techniques. And by all means, if you have a question, just ask. I can't believe all I've learned from this board. So just jump in. Most of the blocks have the directions but no tutorials. But if you need a tutorial, do a search and I'm sure someone at some time did a tut on just about everything. Have fun, and post your pictures when you finish.
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    Tks Klgreene. I will do that. I'm very excited. How do I know how much fabric to purchase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carol40965 View Post
    Tks Klgreene. I will do that. I'm very excited. How do I know how much fabric to purchase?
    That's a real good question. And hard to answer. But if you do not have a stash, and are starting fresh, I'd find a fabric you really love that you would like to use thru out the quilt. Maybe 2 yards. Then pick colors from that fabric. Say you found a fabric that you love that has green, red, blue, orange and yellow, and white in it. I would get a fat quarter of each color that looks really good with the fabric. But I would get a half yard or yard of white for background fabrics in some of the blocks. They can be prints, don't suggest stripes for you yet, solids.

    Here is how I decided what to use in mine. I found acute little fabric that was a white background, with black and yellow little daisies. So I got a yard of that because I knew I wanted more than three colors in my blocks. So I got fat quarters of black and white, white and black, a couple yellow print on print, as I got into a couple blocks, I added a period green, so got a couple fat quarters with the green and black and white. I didn't add them all at once, since you are doing one block a month, although if you are going to catch up with us, you may need to. What is left over is your stash.

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    Ugh I need to catch up! I've been working on so many other things!

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    Get ready everyone, as I will be posting the new block pattern & direction's for the month of August 2013. I am hoping to stay up & post it right after midnight on the 1st, so be looking for it. Hope everyone has their July BOM done & just waiting for the August one!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug View Post
    Get ready everyone, as I will be posting the new block pattern & direction's for the month of August 2013. I am hoping to stay up & post it right after midnight on the 1st, so be looking for it. Hope everyone has their July BOM done & just waiting for the August one!!
    I'm ready!!!
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