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Thread: The FWS Quilt-Along Photo Page for the First 25 Completed Blocks

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    Very nice, OkSewGlad

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    Congrats on reaching this milestone! Very pretty blocks. Love all the pink you're using. Lots of contrast yet nice and warm colors.
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    Thanks GGal and Jan. I was so surprised when I saw all the pink, too. And these have been up on my design wall and I still didn't see it. So what other complementary colors do I need to add to this? I already see blues, purple and brown.
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    You can not improve perfection...its just right.

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    Oh but there's another 75+ to go! Haven't thought about sashings and cornerstones yet either. Know you folks will come up with good ideas, right?
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    I hate to even say this, but I think some yellow. (I always have to be reminded to use yellow-just not my favorite).
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    Okay--some cheddar yellows coming up!!
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    Try fusion line; it was discussed here. And I ended up with that...will photo one for next week.

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    Oksewglad, your blocks are beautiful. Keep on trucking and you'll be done in no time!
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    I love fusion fabric, QNS, thanks.
    Evie, nice of you to stop in--still remember your black,red and cream beauty.
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    OMG ... I missed OKSGlad's FWS first 25 til just now!!!

    .... BEEEEEEEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

    Your pinks and roses are lovely ... and do they go into a deep maroon coordinate too?

    Despite what others have said ... I kind of like the non-yellow. I think your whites and pinks are doing that.
    What about some other shades of mauves, particularly a clear colour. And with using so many floral tones, some greens?

    Though ... with fifty cut ahead ... decisions are made, and perhaps sewn by now?

    *gasp* I can't imagine cutting 50 ahead!

    Again ..... Beeeeeeeeautiful ... OKSGlad!!
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    Thanks, QE. I did get my sashing fabric. It is a soft brown with a little darker brown twisty design popped through it. Almost reads solid. Here's my fabric scan. Then a look with the pinks as cornerstones. Just playing at this point, What you see are browns, not maroons and this sashing fabric blends with every block.Name:  FWS border fabric.jpg
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    I love that!! Very cool!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Thanks, QE. I did get my sashing fabric. It is a soft brown with a little darker brown twisty design popped through it. Almost reads solid. Here's my fabric scan. Then a look with the pinks as cornerstones. Just playing at this point, What you see are browns, not maroons and this sashing fabric blends with every block.
    Ooooooooooohhhhh ... that's going to be beautiful!!!
    It reeeeeeeally is!!

    OKSGlad
    ... for your Civil War Fabrics ... what does the selvedge have on it? I "think" I found them at one of my favourite Mennonite General Stores on Saturday. The best part was they were only $7.99/yard (or metre?). I didn't pay much attention at the time, and then after I left, I started to wonder!!!
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    Thank QNS and QE. My collection of CW is so odd ball. I did a CW swap with another board member with 10" sizes, another with 5" charms, and yet another purchase with several FQ's. So really no info on the selvage. But over time I have narrowed the sources to Nancy Gere, Barbara Brackman, Terry Clothier Thompson, Jo Morton, Judie Rothermel, to name a few. Once in a while you will find information on the selvage ie circa 1850-1870. American Civil War started in 1861 and ended in 1865. Many of the designers stretch that period from the Antebellum (prewar) through Reconstruction (postwar) to fit in that 1850-1870 time frame. Shirtings (white or cream colored backgrounds with little color designs) are generally considered post 1870.
    I was given a gift certificate to a LQS a long time ago and chose a book on fabric dating. It has been so informative and then I follow Barbara Brackman's blogs. She has an exceptional grasp on history and what fabrics were produced when.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Thank QNS and QE. My collection of CW is so odd ball. I did a CW swap with another board member with 10" sizes, another with 5" charms, and yet another purchase with several FQ's. So really no info on the selvage. But over time I have narrowed the sources to Nancy Gere, Barbara Brackman, Terry Clothier Thompson, Jo Morton, Judie Rothermel, to name a few. Once in a while you will find information on the selvage ie circa 1850-1870. American Civil War started in 1861 and ended in 1865. Many of the designers stretch that period from the Antebellum (prewar) through Reconstruction (postwar) to fit in that 1850-1870 time frame. Shirtings (white or cream colored backgrounds with little color designs) are generally considered post 1870.
    I was given a gift certificate to a LQS a long time ago and chose a book on fabric dating. It has been so informative and then I follow Barbara Brackman's blogs. She has an exceptional grasp on history and what fabrics were produced when.

    The fabric had something about a Museum on it ... and I think it was Wyndham Fabrics ... maybe some years quoted too. It had a LOT of words, which caught my attention, as I'm sure it was far more than I've ever seen on a selvedge before. When I'm back that way, I'll have to take a closer look ............ not that I need MORE fabric?
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    How about Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Collection by Judie Rothermel? From my web searches, this fabric is 1880 reproduction not Civil War. Be that as it may, I have used some in my FWS not knowing these were not CW reproductions. I think that there has been so many "reproduction" fabrics on the market recently, that shop owners/retailers get confused of the time lines involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    How about Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Collection by Judie Rothermel? From my web searches, this fabric is 1880 reproduction not Civil War. Be that as it may, I have used some in my FWS not knowing these were not CW reproductions. I think that there has been so many "reproduction" fabrics on the market recently, that shop owners/retailers get confused of the time lines involved.
    I wasn't talking to the Ladies in the store, so the only confusion was self-induced! You see I've never paid any attention to fabric lines, designers, and selvedge edges etc. til I came to the QB ... and I obviously didn't pay enough attention to this one! I know for sure it wasn't Rocky Mountain ... as with our Rockies it would have rung a bell in my pea brain for sure!! What did stick was Wyndham Fabrics , as we have a Wyndham Street here.

    Of course, if I'd only done a few googles (too obvious, I guess!) ........ so I guess Wyndham was really Windham ...
    http://www.windhamfabrics.net/cgi-bi...op/gallery.cgi

    And looks like the stuff probably was the real Cat's Meowwwwww

    Curious?? ... what would you normally pay for the fabric?

    Most here is about $16 (per metre, not yard) and in Menno shops, maybe $13-$14 .... but when you see $7.99 ... you suspect it is a "cheap" fabric (or it's been hugely marked down). And I think that's why I didn't pay much attention as I know this store often has super cheap flimsy cottons that I don't want ... and not so much LQS quality.

    **mumbles to self**
    **not that I need more fabric!**


    Should I check it out when I next pass by?
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    OKSGlad, your soon-to-be quilt is looking lovely! I really like the brown sashing with the pink cornerstones. Very elegant.
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    waves to Evie!!!!!! How are you M'am!
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    You're SO right, Evie ... elegant it is!


    OKSGlad ... There's something about on-point that speaks elegant to me. So are you?
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    Oh I never thought in terms of elegant!! Thanks Evie. I am far from being an elegant person, more of a down to earth modern peasant! HaHa. Yes putting on point does give elegance to a quilt, as well. I wonder if it's because set on the square the block looks solid and stable like walking in a good pair of lace up shoes, whereas on point it's like tripping around in high heels. And I haven't thought that far as to putting the quilt together!

    As fabric here is around $9-$12 a yard, the $8 yardage is equivalent to around $5 or 6 here. First and foremost, did you like it? Check the hand and drape of it--do you like the feel of it? You've handled enough fabric to know if it's good quality so make your decision from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Oh I never thought in terms of elegant!! Thanks Evie. I am far from being an elegant person, more of a down to earth modern peasant! HaHa. Yes putting on point does give elegance to a quilt, as well. I wonder if it's because set on the square the block looks solid and stable like walking in a good pair of lace up shoes, whereas on point it's like tripping around in high heels. And I haven't thought that far as to putting the quilt together!

    As fabric here is around $9-$12 a yard, the $8 yardage is equivalent to around $5 or 6 here. First and foremost, did you like it? Check the hand and drape of it--do you like the feel of it? You've handled enough fabric to know if it's good quality so make your decision from there.
    Like I said ... not that I need any!

    It was just the intrigue, as I don't think I've ever seen "official" CW fabrics here!
    I know a few stores have done the CW BOM ... but of course that's in kits and so I would never see it in the store.

    And no, I didn't handle it as I just wasn't thinking at the time about it ... I had gone on a mission to get something, in the other part of the store, and they no longer have it! I was so disappointed and lost.
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