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    OK...maybe I have no business doing this, since I am a brand new quilter...but I went to a quilt show on friday, and the local guild does the coolest ( to me) challenge. You receive an envelope with 2 paint chip cards...and you are only allowed to use the colors on the cards for your quilt ( no black or white added) Anyone willing to take me up on this? PM me with your address and I will send you the cards, or I can give you the card numbers and you can pick them up at your local hardware store:)

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    Did you get Admin permission to do this? If they allow it and you give me a few more details, I'd do this with you. How much fabric goes into this project, is it a wall hanging, lap size or bed size quilt and what's the time frame? Do you use only the two colors or do you get to use different shades of the two colors? Prints or solids? See I have questions.

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    I don't really understand what it is you're wanting to do.

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    Give us more details, might be fun.

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    Recently did this with a group on line. We were given initials of the person we were making for and told to get paint chips in those initials then match the fabric to those chips and make something. We were able to use one alternate color like for a background. I made a tablerunner and received a wall hanging--it was fun project. I don't have time right now for something like that however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    I don't really understand what it is you're wanting to do.
    Sorry I didn't realize I needed permission to post that:( I saw the idea and thought it would be fun
    If people want to try the challenge, I can send either send themthe color chip cards...or tell them the brand and color numbers and they can pick them up themselves. after that it is up to them for the size etc...but they can only use those colors...does that explain better?

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    this sounds like fu, i need more deails, what are the ules in your guild, maybe we could flooow those.

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    a two-color quilt would be fun. And... would justify a Shopping Trip! lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    Did you get Admin permission to do this? If they allow it and you give me a few more details, I'd do this with you. How much fabric goes into this project, is it a wall hanging, lap size or bed size quilt and what's the time frame? Do you use only the two colors or do you get to use different shades of the two colors? Prints or solids? See I have questions.
    Once you get the colors, the only rule is you can't use black or white as an additional color...the strips have 4-6 colors on each in varying shades...so they go from a lite to dark, and you get 2 strips in the same colors...blues or reds etc.

    since I am a very new quilter...I would say a minimum of 6 months:) ( I want to be able to complete the project myself)
    My thought would be for each person to give me a basic color they like...then I can pick colors to suit each person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    a two-color quilt would be fun. And... would justify a Shopping Trip! lol...
    ahhh...but it is a single color with various shades...just to complicate things:)

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    Sounds like fun...get a few more details and perhaps more will want to do this...

    Perhaps get the brand name of the paint sold at, let's say, Lowes...and then give the paint numbers...

    Give a size of a square...say 12" x 12"

    A time limit...say, 1 month to finish and post or mail away

    just some ideas... firm it up and I wouldn't mind joining in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbs
    Give us more details, might be fun.
    OK...my thought was...you tell me your favorite color...then I choose 2 color strips for you...they each have 4-6 shades on them. You can only use those colors...but you dont have to use all 8-12. NO BLACKOR WHITE ALLOWED TO BE ADDED!!!. After that, size , patterns etc. are up to you. Since I am a brand new quilter, I would think a minimum of 6 months, so I can participate, without getting frustrated.

    OH...I guess I should tell you, the color thing is not a prob for me as I am an artist already...just the sewing lol.

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    I would be interested I will watch for details.

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    I'm in Judie, and if you don't mind my suggestion, why don't you leave the color choice up to the person giving the paint chip, that way some of us (me) who tend to stick to the same colors may have to leave our comfort zones and use colors we normally wouldn't. Just let me know when and where to send my paint chips. Do you have Home Depot or Lowes where you live? That's what we have here.

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    OK...I figured a minimum of 6 months to complete...each person can give me a fave color and I can give them the brand and number. size is your choice , as well as pattern.

    ps whereabout in Plano? I moved back to Cali 2 yrs ago from Garland...but worked at the Mall off the 75:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    I'm in Judie, and if you don't mind my suggestion, why don't you leave the color choice up to the person giving the paint chip, that way some of us (me) who tend to stick to the same colors may have to leave our comfort zones and use colors we normally wouldn't. Just let me know when and where to send my paint chips. Do you have Home Depot or Lowes where you live? That's what we have here.
    OK...I will go to lowes and post you the brand and color number for yours:) the question is ...do you trust me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymc
    I would be interested I will watch for details.
    OK...give me your fave color and I will send you the brand and color number for the chip...after that it is up to you:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by babydragon
    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    I'm in Judie, and if you don't mind my suggestion, why don't you leave the color choice up to the person giving the paint chip, that way some of us (me) who tend to stick to the same colors may have to leave our comfort zones and use colors we normally wouldn't. Just let me know when and where to send my paint chips. Do you have Home Depot or Lowes where you live? That's what we have here.
    OK...I will go to lowes and post you the brand and color number for yours:) the question is ...do you trust me?

    Of course I trust you

    :XD: :XD: :XD: :XD: :XD: :XD: :XD:
    what's the worst thing that can happen, I find I have a "new" favorite color, or I hate what I do and I give it as a gift to someone I know that loves those colors? Seems like a win/win to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    Quote Originally Posted by babydragon
    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    I'm in Judie, and if you don't mind my suggestion, why don't you leave the color choice up to the person giving the paint chip, that way some of us (me) who tend to stick to the same colors may have to leave our comfort zones and use colors we normally wouldn't. Just let me know when and where to send my paint chips. Do you have Home Depot or Lowes where you live? That's what we have here.
    OK...I will go to lowes and post you the brand and color number for yours:) the question is ...do you trust me?

    Of course I trust you

    :XD: :XD: :XD: :XD: :XD: :XD: :XD:
    what's the worst thing that can happen, I find I have a "new" favorite color, or I hate what I do and I give it as a gift to someone I know that loves those colors? Seems like a win/win to me.

    OK...will be after 2 pm pst:)
    :twisted:

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    count me in

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    I think it sounds like fun. I would join but I'm currently in 2 round robins and a local guild challenge, the President has challenged everyone to bring in a finished item every month. So far I have been able to finish 2 projects per month, (Since I am VP this year I thought I should step up and do the challenge) I have to find a project to finish this week!

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    this sounds fun. Time right now is super short, but I'm sure I can do something in 6 months.

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    Just wondering, would this be a quilt-a-long or a swap? I would be interested, if it was a quilt-a-long. I think it would be great to get the paint chips and start the first of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    this sounds fun. Time right now is super short, but I'm sure I can do something in 6 months.
    pm me with your fave color and i will tell you the paint brand and chip #

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    quilt along:)
    pm me your fave color and i will tell you the paint brand and chip #

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