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Old 12-05-2019, 09:53 AM
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Macy—that is a beautiful quilt. You do such beautiful work and are so prolific.
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:22 PM
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If I were going to do it with 1\4” borders instead of stitching on bias piecing after, I would do it using the Acorn Precision Piecing #AP10064. Seam Align Glue.I used it for a half inch frame as basis for hand stitching felt appliqué . I even matched plaid on the wider border and it came out perfect. This product is great for so many things.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:17 PM
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I once used Eleanor Burns book 'Kaleidoscope' using jewel tone colors and black for a stained glass look. Turned out quite nicely imho. Good Luck
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Old 12-06-2019, 02:48 AM
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!!! Beautiful work! I love looking at stained glass work. One day I hope to learn how to cut the glass, I already know how to solder from when I worked in electronics assembly

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Old 12-06-2019, 04:48 AM
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I used tone on tone cotton...will post a picture..
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:59 AM
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Default My stain glass

This was a pattern thru a designer called “poppers”.
I used fq’s and found all diff types...marbled, spackled, tone on tone
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:14 AM
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Default More fabric

These crackle and swirl fabrics I found at Joanns.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:59 AM
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2019-09-18_11-11-04_329.jpgMade from one layer cake pack and black skinny strips.
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:05 AM
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All these pretty pictures make me want to sew another one. When I did mine, I didn't know about using glue, but I'd sure do that if I did another one. I did a lot of fusible web and some parts got pretty stiff.
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Cropcircles_5 View Post
How do you select the fabric (colors) for a stained glass quilt?
I am still selecting batiks for my stained glass quilt. I want a bright quilt, so most of my batiks will be jewel tones, but I feel that my pattern also needs some paler tones. I have seen some lovely quilts where a different color was used for the leading. I will use black because I love the sharp contrast and want a traditional look.

I want different patterns on each batik, as this is how the stained glass window from my youth was created. I am in no rush to make this quilt when I find a batik that I love, I buy it and add it to my gradually growing collection. My challenge is to buy colors that I don't normally buy like purples, yellows, pinks, oranges, and to choose fabrics that are not jewel tone. I plan on using the 2016 BOM - Ray of Hope blocks from by Ula Lenz. I will not be following her color choices but will use them to guide.

Hope this helps you.
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