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    I fell in love with Jinny Beyer designs and fabrics when I was given the kit and made her " Moonglow" quilt in 2000. I am at present working on her "Designing Tessellations" trying to improve my colour shading ability. Created my own basic pattern and using one of her border fabrics I managed to get the other fabrics from my stash, but I have yet to find out if it works ok.

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    I fell in love with Jinny Beyer creations back in the 80's when she came out with a book called Los Doces.. (I think that's spelled right). It's a book on making a wall hanging or lap quilt out of 8 pointed stars that are fussy cut like kaleidoscopes. I still have some of the striped fabrics that I bought back then. One piece is 8 yards..lol

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    I just love her wonderful colour shading, and so often when I go to buy fabrics I find I am attracted to her fabrics before I realize that they are her creation. This is the first time I have indulged in one of her border fabrics. I used her colour palette to help me find appropriate fabrics to go with it.

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    Jinny Beyer is my absolute favorite !!! I have fabrics of hers from the early 90's that I still love !! Can't say that about a lot of my stash :D
    I took a class from her on soft edge piecing that was so much fun. And I also have the kit Moonglow- still not finished but I got it out the other day to finish. Her colors and designs are to die for!!!
    Actually that Moonglow was a 6 month class I took at my LQS and somehow got behind on.............. :D

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    I love her quilt patterns and fabric. It takes my breath away.

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    Good luck with getting Moon Glow finished. It is just such a stunning quilt. I gave it to my daughter, but I often long to have another look at it.

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    Hello Muriel...I live about 13 miles from Sheffield! x

    Karen xx

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    Hi Karen. Nice to meet you. Do you belong to a quilting group or are you mainly working on your own as I do?

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    I checked out from the library Jinny's early (1980's?) collection of blocks and borders, with the acetate overlay in the back that makes it so easy to see how a block is put together. I had not heard of her before then, but she's now my best friend! I did my latest quilt by just choosing one of her great blocks, and the quilt came out great!

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    I think Jinny has just brought out a new extended book with all her blocks. I haven't got it but I heard her talk about it recently.

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    I work on my own Muriel...Ive always been able to sew but taught myself quilting about 3 years ago. At the moment Ive got a handkerchief quilt on the go. Ive had all my friends and family collecting pretty hankies so its well on its way now! Where do you get your fabric from? I get most of mine online. I have found a place that sells for 5.30 a metre, (that includes the packaging) Its in Scarborough. If you want details please let me know. ...Lovely to "meet" you!

    Karen xx

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    Karen. I buy a lot of fabric on-line. I used to buy mostly from a couple of USA suppliers but of course recently the exchange rate hasn't been so good. I sometimes go to Hannah's Room in Brierley near Barnsley and I love Quilt Essentials at the Arkwright mill at Cromford. Actually after buying twice as much fabric as I really need for most projects I have a big stash of fabric and I will never be able to use it up in the time I have left to quilt. Do you know about the Fabric Guild at Leicester. Good prices and a huge selection.

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    Love Jinny Beyer

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    I love her border prints.

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    I'm a big fan. Working on some blocks currently with some of the border prints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenmay
    I work on my own Muriel...Ive always been able to sew but taught myself quilting about 3 years ago. At the moment Ive got a handkerchief quilt on the go. Ive had all my friends and family collecting pretty hankies so its well on its way now! Where do you get your fabric from? I get most of mine online. I have found a place that sells for 5.30 a metre, (that includes the packaging) Its in Scarborough. If you want details please let me know. ...Lovely to "meet" you!

    Karen xx
    Hi Karen!! Could you post pics when you get your handkerchief quilt done?? I adore vintage hankies!!!!!!!!!! :D

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    I am always so blown away with the subtle colour blending Jinny achieves. I bought her book on colour some years ago but it was too much for me to take in at that stage. I cheat and use her colour palette to help me and for this latest project I bought her border fabric-used the palette to work out the colour range within it and then tried to find other fabrics within that range. So far it looks good, but I haven't finished sewing it yet.

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    Hi
    I also love Jinny buyer but i am having trouble locating her border prints in UK can you help do you know of any stockists in UK,
    Thanks
    Cathy

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    I LOVE Jinny Byer, and anything she has ever done. So far I have been afraid to try any of her things. Stores near me don't sell her fabrics.
    Love hearing from quilters who live in other countries.
    Kat

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