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Thread: Yellow brick road?

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    Junior Member Joan in AK's Avatar
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    Hello,
    I am new to the forum. I just joined today! I have been reading the messages for a while and feel like this is a very friendly and helpful forum.
    I am interested in doing the Yellow brick road quilt and wondering if those
    who have done it have any suggestions especially as to color since that is one of the things I struggle with. I am ordering the pattern but the back just lists the fabric requirements I think. I will pick a theme fabric and then go from there, but how many different colors does one choose. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Joan

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    Hi Joan.
    I've never made a yellow brick road quilt but just wanted to say welcome aboard. :D :D

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    I have made many of them.

    Just can't seem to find the pictures at the moment.
    I used it mainly to do quilts for kids.

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    I haven't done one either, but I've seen lots of them. Find a fabric you love and then pull other fabrics that are within it. Welcome to the board--people here are very friendly!

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    Hi Joan, I have made several Yellow Brick Road quilts and I think you can put as many colors or shades of colors as you would like...Where do you live in Alaska?...I am from Anchorage..Welcome to a wonderful quilting group...

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    I've just gotten the number of fat quarters it calls for, but usually use a theme when I get them.

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    Hi Joan, Welcome! I've made quite a few Yellow Brick Road quilts, you can
    use as many or little fabrics with this design. Great choice for a beginning
    quilt as you can't go wrong with it! Good Luck! You now know where to look
    if you need help. :roll:

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    Hi Joan Welcome
    I have made two of them, will post pics when I get home from work. The number of different fabrics/colors is completely up to you. My first I only used four or five different fabrics, the second I used a collection of approximately 20 different fats. In fact I have the blocks done, but haven't sewn them together. I might just do that this evening for you :)
    This is a great quilt if you are beginning. The first time I made the quilt I did make some of the blocks backwards but it came out ok.

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    Hi and welcome to the board.
    I have never made one but I am sure as you can tell that there are very helpful people on this board to help with your quilt.
    Good luck and post some pics.
    Kirsten

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    Thanks to all for your wonderful replies. I have been quilting for a while, and wanted to do the YBR because it is easy. But as I mentioned I struggle with color choices because I have bought some fabrics which I at first really liked but then when I began to put the blocks together it didn't look good at all. This has happaned so many times that I have gotten discouraged. But I still keep trying.
    Thanks again.
    Joan

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    Welcome! Where in Alaska are you from?

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    Joan, If you get too stumped about color choices I can make plans to meet with you at our favorite quilt store and help you with choices...I love to play with colors...You might want to take a look at some of their fat quarter bundles...I just bought one the other day and the colors all blend together so well...

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    welcome from sunny spain, good luck with your yellow brick road quilt, I am sure with all the help and advice you will receive here it will turn out great :D

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    Howdy Joan and welcome from Texas. Here is my yellow brick road. It was fun to make and I thought it was very easy. I used lots of different yellow & blues, but I have seen it done in many other colors combinations and with as little as 5 different fabrics. Good luck with yours and just have fun with it. Post a picture when you get yours done, I love seeing everyones quilts. It is a real inspiration to me. :wink:

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    What a lovely quilt...the colours are beautiful, thats for sharing :D

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    Welcome aboard! You will find the friendlist people here! The last yellow brick road I made I used variations of yellow. It is my girl friends favorite color!

    Keep on quilting!
    Renae =)

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    Thanks Jaynie for the picture of your YBR quilt. It is beautiful and inspires me for my quilt.
    Joan

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    Hi I am new to quilting also. Only been doing it for a couple years Yellow brick road is one quilt that is stuck in my mind to do in the future. I have looked for the pattern for it online . I have been hopeing to find it for free. So far I have had no luck.
    I have joined a guild here in north Texas and have had fun learning from all the ladies . I have finished a few quilts but still have one that I want to handquilt and can't decide on how to do it. LOL I figure I will get around to it one day :lol: Right now I am busy working on a minature quilt for the guilds quilt show in September.
    Jigsy

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    I'm anxious to find a patter for ybr also since I'm very very new to quilting. I also have problems or don't feel confident in picking fabrics. I'm from Wisconsin.

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    I've done a few YBR's. They are easy. You can always pick the colors from one designers line - get online and look at what the LQS's are offering 0r you can buy a fat quarter bundle and make several quilts from that. I find just going to a fabric store and trying to match things can be intimidating to do alone. Ask some one to come with you, or a knowledgeable clerk. If you google Yellow Brick Road Pattern you can find the pattern at many stores.

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    Wow....love your quilt Jaynie!

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