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Thread: Yellow Brick Road question.....

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    Senior Member mythreesuns's Avatar
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    Yellow Brick Road question.....

    I have searched, looked and googled... to no avail...to get an answer to one question...so I am hoping the board can once again help me. lol

    I ordered the pattern for the Yellow Brick Road...and I see how many fat quarters I would need for the size quilt I need to make... BUT...

    How many different colors are used???

    When my kids were in school, and I was a manager of a restaurant, we had a worker who also happened to be best friends with my son. Long story short...one day my son called me to ask if he could stay at our house because his mom kicked him out and he is sleeping in his truck.. (16 at the time). My DH and I said yes.. well he ended up living with us for 3 years straight..with his moms permission.. it was never done through the courts..never got paid for it...so he is very special to us...like a son..

    I am making this quilt for him for his wedding.. (I am so excited..as he asked us to share being his parents with his moms blessings). Their colors for the wedding is yellow and red... and I was going to make a quilt in their wedding colors until I heard the colors... ha ha ha..but I still want to use this pattern...
    Faye

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    I would use at least 3 colors. 5 or 7 is my fave number to use. IMHO i think using an odd number is best design-wise.

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    That boy was lucky to find you and your family.

    Why not use red and yellow? http://www.etsy.com/listing/91796381...d-yellow-quilt This one has lots of orange tones, which I think I would leave out, and maybe add a little black (if the bride approves) or more white. I prefer scrappier quilts, so I would probably go with at least 7 fabrics.

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    two colors would work but use multiple shades of each color. or even tones and patterns. did you look in the phjoto gallery here? it always helps me.
    when life gets you down go and talk with a little kid. They will help you work out even the worst problems with their simple logic.

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    Here's a red and yellow quilt. Not sure if it's 100% YBR but you can get an idea.
    http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/images/quilt1.jpg

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    I agree about the odd numbers. Depending on how big you are making. A variety of prints in different scales looks best IMHO.

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    Here's one done in yellow and red. http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/happe...ck-road-quilt/

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    I got chills reading the story. How does a mother just kick a kid out? Thank God he found you. Good luck with the quilt.

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    I think it calls for 12 colors? I remember I did mine in 6 though. Let me see if I can find a picture... Okay, here is a picture of mine in 6 colors. I looked at the pattern and I did the lap size, which called for 12 fat quarters. I guess that is where I thought it needed 12 colors. I'd say use whatever you want. I am very pleased with mine, and I made it before I had a lot of quilting experience.

    I agree, this guy was lucky to find you....and you are a pretty special person!!

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    I'm watching this thread- because I thought each fat quarter had to be a different fabric.

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