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Civil War fabrics -okay NOW they're all here. Last few arrived today. Page 1

Civil War fabrics -okay NOW they're all here. Last few arrived today. Page 1

Old 06-26-2008, 02:12 AM
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That will do just fine. The quilt is going to be verey nice. Love the colors.
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:18 AM
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That's going to be one gorgeous quilt! Love the pattern and those fabrics are so cool.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:53 AM
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I love civil war fabrics and patterns. One tip I would offer, if I may is to include several blocks made with a pink/shirting and several with a black/shirting. Including those two colors just makes it pop. I'll attach a photo of a mini quilt I'm doing for you to see. I hope it illustrates what I'm trying to say.


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Old 06-26-2008, 06:12 AM
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Very pretty Helen! How big (little?) is that mini?
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by barnbum
Marcia--what's, or should I say who's, Ruby Beholder??? Is she a friend of quilters? I've never met her.
LOL Karla! I think you picked some great fabrics - your CW quilt will be another in your line of awesome quilts!
A Ruby Beholder is a piece of
RED plexiglass that you look thru' at your fabrics. It helps, um, sort of 'gray' out the colors, so you can see the differences in value - especially with some of the mediums & darks.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:39 AM
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Very interesting on the Ruby beholder. As for the quilt oh my just gorgeous can't wait till we get to see it. The fabrics are to die for okay I can go on and on.

So here I'll sit till I see your completed quilt and I can dream about making a great quilt someday.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:41 AM
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In that picture, 17". I just finished quilting it and its now 16 1/2". I wish the colors showed up better but its due to the lighting in my studio.

Thanks for the compliment, Helen
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:07 PM
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Oh jeepers, Helen, I didn't get any pinks or blacks. I wanted to make it manly, hence no pinks, and the darks are so dark in browns I didn't think to get black. But, I see what you mean about the pop. Your piece is cute!! Maybe husband doesn't want to pop. Maybe it'll keep him from sleeping soundly under it? :wink:

Did you see my link to the new fabric place I found for CW choices in the Main section? It's this one: http://www.quiltbook.com/CivWarRepo.htm

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Old 06-27-2008, 06:30 AM
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Karla, I see someone else answered your Ruby Beholder question before I got back here. (been a little busy with that new baby!!) Thank you for the link to the CW reproduction fabrics. A girl can never have too many in her stash! I may need to order a few more....hmmmmm :lol:
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:37 PM
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The link you provided is great. The owners of Little Quilts are the ones who shared that tip about pink and black and I use it all the time in scrap quilts. I really like all your fabrics and if you ever get tired of having them around, you can send them my way, lol.

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