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Thread: My very first online fabric purchase

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    Super Member Marcia's Avatar
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    Pam, your fabrics are beautiful and I so not think the 4 patch pattern is too plain and simple for them. In fact I think you should pick the one you like best--or another one in the line--and buy yardage for the border. It does not matter if the quilt "goes" in any of the rooms in your house. All quilts "go". Sometimes we just make one because we like the fabric or the pattern speaks to us. I think whatever you do it will be wonderful.

    By the way, your guest bedroom is gorgeous and I love the chair rail and molding. You have inspired me to take my guest room to the next level!!

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    I can see why that fabric called you. It's really beautiful.

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    That's my other hobby, decorating. I think it's an extension of a love of fabrics and colors and how they go together to make something pleasing to the eye. Now that I think about it, it comes together in much the same way. In quilting I might see one particular fabric and then build around it. In decorating I might see a particular furniture piece or accessory and get ideas about incorporating it.

    For that guest bedroom it started with the paint. It was supposed to be beige but when I put it on the wall it was very yellow. Ok, I'll go with yellow but I didn't want pastels so I thought... black and white. I kept an eye out for anything in black and white when I was in stores and I would pick up a piece here and there. I got the black with polka dots and the striped fabric and made the bolster pillows. I saw the chair at a furniture store for $50 with a yucky pickled finish and painted it white, used the polka dot fabric to re-cover the seat. I wanted a black headboard and couldn't find one I was willing to pay the high price for so I made one out of wood I had and painted it. I found the yellow and grey floral fabric and made the square pillows.

    I bought the cat picture online. The champagne poster is from Michael's and the ones above the bed was a poster that I cut in half, framed each half, and hung side-by-side instead of verticle. I had all the frames from old pictures and painted them black.

    I did all of the chair rail and panel moulding (I have power tools and know how to use them) myself and framed the window.
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    Beautiful room!

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    Love your fabrics. What did you decide to make with them

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    I made a giant dahlia with the fabric. It's still not done as I couldn't decide on a border. I finally did just recently and I'm working on the blocks for it, maybe half of them are done.

    Luckily I was able to find a couple of the fabrics online to order more. I already had a lot of the background fabric. I hope to have it done this month and even though I just got a long arm machine I don't want to mess this up. I will probably have it done by someone on the board that does fabulous LAQ work.
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    Very nice fabrics!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quite contrary
    Love the fabric. Isn't online dangerous shopping? It is toooooo easy to push that button.
    I agree.

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    Some of my fabric fabrics have been purchased on ebay. These are gorgeous. Love what you've done with them. I'm bookmarking this thread so I can see the finished quilt.

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