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Thread: Do you have a ceretain color of fabric that you collect?

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    I was trying to sort my fabric's today. I have been collecting black, white and red fab's for a quilt. I had not kept track of how much I have but I think I have plenty. I didn't have a pattern picked out until yesterday. I found 1 in a quilt magazine yesterday that will work perfectly. It is called giant patch work pattern.

    I want to see what you have been collecting for a particular quilt too!!

    Fabric I have been collecting. I may have enough for a couple of quilts!
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    you have the perfect pattern for your collection

    I buy when I am ready to start a quilt. I do not buy for "someday". At least most of the time.

    Rita

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    I think you found the perfect pattern. When I started buying fabric - I just bought jelly rolls from Walmart so I could practice - now I love fabric - I am very partial to green - but also like blues, purples, yellows. But now I will purchase whatever catches my eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritamaew
    you have the perfect pattern for your collection

    I buy when I am ready to start a quilt. I do not buy for "someday". At least most of the time.

    Rita
    I always buy then figure out a pattern later.

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    Carrie, I LOVE your collection of R,B & W and the pattern you selected will be perfect. Any chance of it being done before I get there in April so that I can see it in person? I've been saving the same colors, but don't have anywhere near the amount that you do. This is going to be a very beautiful quilt.
    I'm not partial to any color of fabrics, but have been really building up a stash of Civil War repros and 30's repros.

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    I don't think I will have even started it by then. I have all those charity quilts to get done first but we will see!

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    ORANGE!!!!!! I rarely find it and I love it so when I do see it welllllll
    I love your red white and blacks (another favorite combo of mine!)
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    Carrie... I find myself collecting in certain styles, not colors. I have jewel tones, 30's, civil war, and others. What I don't have alot of is muted like thimbleberries. I like in tropical south florida, so I tend to do high contrast, clear toned quilts. Or themed quilts like civil war and 30s styles.

    Out of those, I especially like blues and greens.

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    Isn't it fun when you get all the pieces together and then you are ready to run! It looks like it will be an awesome quilt! I cant wait to see pics.

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    Those fabrics are going to be perfect with that quilt pattern. Really love the stash.

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    perfect pattern, lovely fabrics, will be a beauty!

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    I also have been collecting red, white and black for a quilt. I dont have as much as you have yet but I will get there. How much yardage did you buy at a time? I have been buying one yard of the prints so I hope that is enough for the top at least.

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    I seem to radiate towards reds and turquois....this years colors are fabulous. That said I can't resist all color ranges...lol. Nice to be addicted isn't it.....lol

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    I love your collection of reds and blacks with white.
    I can see all those pretty colors being used for the pattern you chose.

    I have collected purples and blues.
    I used the purples to make myself a patchwork jacket & a Bow Tuck purse.

    Right now I am making myself a Sampler quilt with the blues. I have two blocks done and haven't and hoping I won't use any one color twice. Yup, I too think I collected too many. lol

    Blessings,
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    Quote Originally Posted by tucsonquilter
    I also have been collecting red, white and black for a quilt. I dont have as much as you have yet but I will get there. How much yardage did you buy at a time? I have been buying one yard of the prints so I hope that is enough for the top at least.
    I think most of it is 1yd. a couple of pieces are 2yd. I bought most of it off the clearance table at WM. It was all stuck in different places so I was surprised at what I had when I stacked it all together. :-)

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    I'm thinking I may have enough for pillow cases and curtains.

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    LOL

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    Thats a great collection. Your quilt will look beautiful :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I'm thinking I may have enough for pillow cases and curtains.
    Awesome! That will be gorgeous

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    Love your fabrics and your pattern! :thumbup: What magazine is the pattern in? I have white pink and black in a basket for a quilt and this pattern would be wonderful. :-D

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    I am constantly on the look out for fabric that has good combinations of colors in it. Then I will add other fabric from my stash or purchase it as I see it and somehow it all comes together.

    I saw and was attracted to that quilt pattern and colors in the magazine. You have collected the perfect fabrics to do it in. And yes, you will probably have enough of a couple of quilts! I'm thinking of doing the pattern in black, red, and touches of hot pink.

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    OOOOoooo I love the new pattern! Go for it cjmomma!

    I usually go the different way. I see a pattern I want to make and put snippets of the fabric colors and sizes I need in a notebook I carry with me. It is also filled with notations on the size needles and threads I need and whatnots. That way I don't have to try and remember what I need when I am there in the store. (I get distracted with all that eye candy lying around to buy.... LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    Love your fabrics and your pattern! :thumbup: What magazine is the pattern in? I have white pink and black in a basket for a quilt and this pattern would be wonderful. :-D
    The name is Quilts. April/May 2011. Step by step with the experts. I got it at walmart.

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    Thank you for the wonderful comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    Love your fabrics and your pattern! :thumbup: What magazine is the pattern in? I have white pink and black in a basket for a quilt and this pattern would be wonderful. :-D
    The name is Quilts. April/May 2011. Step by step with the experts. I got it at walmart.
    Thanks so much for the information!!! Your quilt will be wonderful.

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