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Thread: Would you? (alternate title: fabric obsession)

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    Junior Member mbunny's Avatar
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    I'm making a handprint quilt with my daughter's preschool class. Did all the cute little handprints today with fabric paint on white muslin - so sweet! Anyhow, I plan to make them into wonky log cabin blocks with generous borders/sashing/logs whatever of the cute "make life" fabric by moda (imprinted with various "make life xxx" phrases), inspired by a pic I found on flickr. I ordered the fabric - gray/brown text on white. Then today I realized it comes in a multicolored version - even better looking! But that would mean buying 2 more yards, and my DH is sure to think I'm nuts! Would you buy the second colorway?

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    Yes!!! You'll use the other for something else, and if not, you can share with someone else or you could sell it on eBay.

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    I'd buy three yards just to be safe!

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    Yes!!!!

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    Oh yes! The multi-color is so preschool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I'd buy three yards just to be safe!
    LOL - Spoken like a true quilter.

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    Go for it!!

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    I'm assuming this is a rhetorical question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quite contrary
    I'm assuming this is a rhetorical question.
    :lol: :lol:

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    Better question - why wouldn't you buy it? You like it better, so will be happier with the finished quilt.

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    Of course!

    Actually, if you don't, you will ruin the time you spend working on it and your enjoyment when it's done by thinking "it would have looked better in the other fabric". Don't do that to yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbunny
    But that would mean buying 2 more yards, and my DH is sure to think I'm nuts! Would you buy the second colorway?
    DUH! Of course you purchase the second color. And yes you buy as much as you can. You need extra fabric and more colors to keep the creative juices flowing toward the next quilt. LOL

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    I concur!

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    I know I know!! You can send me the grey brown version and tell hubby you "lost" it and had to buy more ..... :shock: :D :lol:

    Rachel

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I'd buy three yards just to be safe!
    LOL - Spoken like a true quilter.
    I agree :D

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    I vote YES

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    You could always use the first one in the backing. If it is to small just add other pieces to it for a pieced and interesting backing.

    Who will have the finished quilt? We want to see pictures!!

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    yes I would buy the other one.

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    Oh my goodness yes. If you don't you will always be thinking it would have been cuter with the other fabric.

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    why not use the gray/brown text on white for the back of the quilt. I would definitely go with the multicolored on the front.

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    Go on - you know you want to!! :thumbup:

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    If I had money, I sure would, you could do so much with fabric like that. Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    Of course!

    Actually, if you don't, you will ruin the time you spend working on it and your enjoyment when it's done by thinking "it would have looked better in the other fabric". Don't do that to yourself.
    I second that!

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    Buy more material????? Let me think about that.......... I would say yes. If you don't you will not be happy with the quilt.
    Go for it.

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