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Thread: Made fabric selection. First quilt. 9 patch. Material reminds me of Mom

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    Made fabric selection. First quilt. 9 patch. Material reminds me of Mom

    Went to Whittle's today with DW. Spent $24.65 (thank you honey for your gift) on three fabrics I, in my newness think will complement each other. Looking through the fabrics, I was drawn to those that reminded me of Mama and Daddy when I was young, back in the early 1960's. Green for border and sashes. The fine flower pattern has just a touch of green which I think will be brought out by the sash, and the larger flowers have a little green and a buff background I think will go nicely. The purple flowers are there because.....because..... heck. Just 'cause I like em. And It's my quilt.
    $3.50 per yd x 2.5
    $2.30 per yd X 2.5
    $3.50 per yd X 2.5

    6% Kentucky sales extortion (tax)

    Still need to decide on binding and backing. Will be using heirloom batting (in stock in the stash)
    WooHoo!! I'm ready to roll tomorrow. Don
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    Sounds wonderful!!! We would love to see a photo when you've finished it...
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    Make sure you share a picture of your quilt when you finish it. Better yet, share pictures as you begin it. Sounds like fun.
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    Nothing like a fired up quilter!!! can't wait to see photos.

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    Yee Haw sounds great to me! Can hardly wait to see it!

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    Pretty fabric. I love 9 patch quilts. Have fun. Get going.

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    I can't wait to see it completed. May I suggest a purple binding?

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    may I accept your suggestion of purple binding with gratitude? That's a wonderful suggestion. Don

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    Love your fabric choices! Can't wait to the the finished quilt.

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    I love to see someone excited but their fabric and quilts. You are off to a great start!

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    Looking forward to seeing the end result.

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    Great fabrics....I think a nice vibrant purple (one that compliments the deepest purple in your fruit and flower fabric ) would be a brilliant binding and maybe a dash here and there depending how you feel. Look forward to seeing how you progress....happy quilting.

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    How did you manage to go to a store like that and come out under $25? And just 3 pieces of fabric? Do love the prints.
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    yes a purple binding would look great---get set go--pics please

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    How did I get out spending only $25? Well, the less I buy at one time, the less it hurts to see the cost. You eat an elephant one bite at a time I'm told. Plus, the less I buy at once, the more justification there is for returning to the scene of the spending crime! I love the clearance rack, as does my dear Miss Penny, and the clearance rack waxes and wanes so next time there's likely to be more nifty-cool-neato-sharp-oooh-that's-beautiful stuff to get at a deep discount.Another plus is it gives Miss Penny and me a reason to head out together on a mission. We share going to the gun shop to look around, going to the thrift stores to gawk, and now we can share more time together going to Whittles. It's a win-win situation. Civil War prints I found out are kinda high, at $6.50 or so a yard. A beginner like me? I don't need to be hacking and chopping my way through pricey material like that just yet. An experienced quilter who damages or inadvertently wastes premium material can always find a reason it happened that makes sense. Me? It would just be inexperience. I mean, we don't give our new 16 year old driver a Corvette----we give them a 13 year old 4 cylinder rag with duct taped upholstery and mismatched hubcaps to learn to drive. That's my $2.30 a yard fabric and me. Varooom Varooom. Don

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    I like your fabric and I like your enthusiasm! I am a big fan of purple too.

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    You certainly got a great deal on your fabrics! Definitely purple should be in there somewhere - either as a stop border or as the binding.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Hi Tallbald. I think your fabric choices are great. Must admit I didn't know what DW stood for (do now) so I read your profile and blog. I too resist change and hated when the format of this QB changed but like anything new there is a learning curve (I'm still in mine). I agree there is just to much to loose in good people, information, and ideas to let a few ads rule my day. Hope to see pics of your completed project. Also curious will you be quilting it on a vintage machine and sending it out?
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    YOur fabric choices are perfect. Enjoy

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    Great fabric choices. I still get fired up at making quilts and I have made 112 and already started the next one. I finish one and start another, been doing this for several years now.
    I can't wait to see it finished up.
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    I'll be sewing the top on a handcrank 201 or 99. I hope to be doing the quilting on my Janome 532 (New Home vintage 1964 machine Miss Penny got me for my BD 2 yrs ago). DW is "Dear Wife". Won't be able to reach my goal though without her............Don

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    I would love to have 6% sales tax, count your blessings, ours is around 9%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    I would love to have 6% sales tax, count your blessings, ours is around 9%
    In our neck of the woods. sales tax is 9.25%, and wish material was that cheap. My favorite colors are the sage green and purple. I am also making a 9 patch (new at this) for my gdaughter who is deployed. Can't wait to see your quilt.

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    You go girl...nice selection

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    6% Kentucky sales extortion (tax)

    Try 9% tax.....on foods...in Arkansas

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