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Thread: 8:00 PM and I need boy fabric!

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    8:00 PM and I need boy fabric!

    So where do I go? Wal-mart. Where I find expanded shelves AND a clerk on duty! She said that after Sept.1 there will be a remodel - a larger department and possibly a full-time clerk.

    Yes, I prefer my LQS. But ... this is for a high school grad from our church. I make a quilt for each graduate and this one fell through the cracks. Even his own uncle - who is our youth director - forgot he was graduating. So .. I tried my stash, but nothing felt right. I'm going to make a point of picking up more guy fabs when I find sales.

    Side Note: I had some great guy fq's, but when I put them together they didn't feel like this young man - they felt like our dear preacher whose 10th anniversary with us will be this fall so ... they certainly couldn't go to this grad! (Anyone know what I mean there... I even started quilting it and told my husband ... this is not Garrett's quilt. It's John's.)

    So ... the far right fab is the center of a block, framed with the black. The next 3 are borders and the last one is the backing. Paid from $3.94 to $5.44/yd.

    Off of here and to the cutting board!
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    I understand - when a fabric talks to you - you have to listen and it is even worse when the whole top is telling you where it belongs LOL

    The fabrics you have picked are great ! Can't wait to see the whole new top together
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    I love those fabrics together! Can't wait to see a picture of the finished quilt!

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    Great choice of fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    I love those fabrics together! Can't wait to see a picture of the finished quilt!
    Ditto! Those fabrics look great together & I know the finished product will be fabulous!
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    Those fabrics look wonderful. It is so great that you make quilts for the graduates -- what a wonderful memory you are giving them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    I understand - when a fabric talks to you - you have to listen and it is even worse when the whole top is telling you where it belongs LOL

    The fabrics you have picked are great ! Can't wait to see the whole new top together
    I know exactly what you mean about your fabric talking to you. Eons ago when I taught my BFF to quilt, she wanted to know how she was going to figure out what fabric to buy for her first quilt. I told her not to worry -- they'd pick her, not the other way around. She thought I'd lost my mind (which may be true, but... LOL!) but after our trip to our LQS, she knew exactly what I was talking about. She thought she wanted blue floral but she ended up being lured in by some fabulous burgundy paisley... it said "I want to go home with you & make a fabulous quilt together"... LOL!
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    Pretty fabs! I made my mom some curtains with that fabric on the far right!
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    Lovely assortment of fabrics. I have the same southwestern print on the right for years and still haven't decided what to do with it. Someday it will talk to me as yours has. I look forward to seeing the quilt when it is done.
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    Here's a little tease for you ...
    I'm not liking the light blue border, but without it everything is quite dark. When I get the top finished we'll see.
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    WOW you're fast! I love what you're doing. Loved the fabrics you picked!
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    Love it if you wanted to lighten it you could add a few turquoise blocks randomly throughout it. Fabulous!
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    Know the prob finding boy fab. I sew Quilts of KIds and have trouble find young man prints...seems all I find are floral. Love you fabs!
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    Love your choice of fabric. Will look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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    Thanks so much for posting an "in progress" - although I loved your fabrics when you first posted, I had no idea what I would have done with them. Your choice is so much better than anything I would have imagined. Keep posting!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    I understand - when a fabric talks to you - you have to listen and it is even worse when the whole top is telling you where it belongs LOL

    The fabrics you have picked are great ! Can't wait to see the whole new top together
    So I go into quilt shops and it sounds like I'm hearing a whole Brooklyn Tablernacle CHOIR!!! lol Now I know why. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx View Post
    So where do I go? Wal-mart. Where I find expanded shelves AND a clerk on duty! She said that after Sept.1 there will be a remodel - a larger department and possibly a full-time clerk.

    Yes, I prefer my LQS. But ... this is for a high school grad from our church. I make a quilt for each graduate and this one fell through the cracks. Even his own uncle - who is our youth director - forgot he was graduating. So .. I tried my stash, but nothing felt right. I'm going to make a point of picking up more guy fabs when I find sales.

    Side Note: I had some great guy fq's, but when I put them together they didn't feel like this young man - they felt like our dear preacher whose 10th anniversary with us will be this fall so ... they certainly couldn't go to this grad! (Anyone know what I mean there... I even started quilting it and told my husband ... this is not Garrett's quilt. It's John's.)

    So ... the far right fab is the center of a block, framed with the black. The next 3 are borders and the last one is the backing. Paid from $3.94 to $5.44/yd.

    Off of here and to the cutting board!
    These will look great together. I love the southwest look fabric.
    Carla Stewart
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    Like the darker border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingCrazie View Post
    Love it if you wanted to lighten it you could add a few turquoise blocks randomly throughout it. Fabulous!
    Rachel - I love that idea, but this is a zippedy-doo-dah quilt -- gotta get it done FAST -- and I bought just enough for each piece. I used Robert kaufmann's Quilt Calculator - an app on my phone - to figure the borders and it was a TIGHT fit! Trimmed them even to start the cuts and then had a sliver left over.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Great job, gorgeous quilt. Love the colors. Turquoise is my favorite stone as well as my favorite fabric.

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    It will be great!
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    First off, I like your fabric choices, but I do agree that the light blue dulls the quilt. I'd shelve the light blue for another project. Other than that, I like the block you've designed and am confident the young man will also love it. Please show us your finished project. Thanks for sharing.
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    I'm just sitting here looking at the beautiful colors and thinking the same thing. Oh, I wish she would take out the very light turquois and then look at it again. I think it would be gorgeous without the light one. The darker is perfect for it. JMHO

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    Great fabrics! Can't wait to see what pattern you use. Is it done yet? lol (j/k)
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    Nice fabrics!!!! Great Job!

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