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The last, and I do mean last, fabric buying for months. And the border decision for the floral LC.

The last, and I do mean last, fabric buying for months. And the border decision for the floral LC.

Old 07-31-2009, 12:31 PM
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These are all from Patchwork Plus--an 8000 bolt store over an hour away. They were featured in one of the latest shop hops...

The only sale item--I love Red Rooster fabric--this is soft and shimmering.
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1578.jpg[/img]

Some black and white--just half a yard each. Good ones are hard to find.

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1577.jpg[/img]

I liked these better--so got a yard each.
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1576.jpg[/img]

Splashes to go with the above. The red is the only batik I bought; it was on my list. None of the others caught my eye.
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1579.jpg[/img]

I needed some Civil War lights for a planned Broken Dishes with my leftovers from Mark's CW quilt. These should do--one medium, two lights. I got a yard of my favorite one (upper left), and just half of the others.
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1580.jpg[/img]

This was my one--gotta have it--buy. I wanted to look at them longer, so had to bring them home. I bought 2 yards of each--and will try to work them into a Blooming 9-patch, maybe.
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1575.jpg[/img]

I took the floral log cabin with me because taking two squares just didn't seem like enough to call a border a YES! I had it pretty folded up--but three times women walked by and wanted to see it unfolded. There were several ladies working there--and they wanted to make sure they all saw it. I felt like a celebrity. :lol:

Okay--the final decision on the floral log cabin is--two borders--the first will be about 3-4" of the light fabric..and the second will be a 2" border of the green with vine... and the binding will also be the green. I cannot find a floral that passes the test--there were several that matched, but they were all a specific color--and each would have made the log cabin a yellow, or pink, or green quilt. A few were possibilities, but there were red flowers in them--and I couldn't add that-too bold. I love the third option I had--but I think now it's just too busy to add that much. So--I simplified my idea. I didn't want to go with no border because it's too abrupt. The little extra will make the garden float. :wink:

Here's it is just laid out--
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1581.jpg[/img]
Close up of two blocks next to it:
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1582.jpg[/img]
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_1583.jpg[/img]

I like it! :D

Overall--my visit there was fun, but a bit disappointing, I'll admit. This is based on prices alone. The Mennonite shop I frequent has the same quality for more than $3.00 less per yard. I appreciate the shops I have available--and will tell them again when I visit next. BUT--that won't be for awhile. :wink: I need to sew now...

The fabric is getting washed as I type...

Thanks for looking!!
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:37 PM
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YES! That will look perfect! :D
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:54 PM
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Very nice...great selection :D
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:06 PM
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Oh ! Oh! Oh! You touchier me every time I see this beautiful quilt! I love it... I want it! I just can not start another project... I've got to stop buying fabric and looking at Quilting Board to many new idea! But it looks like this could possible use up a lot of my stash. "!"

Loved all the new fabrics you purchased too....

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Old 07-31-2009, 01:17 PM
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Great finds! I love the black & whites, especially the piano keys and the heart/scroll ones below it. Can't wait to see the finished log cabin! You will be even more of a celebrity when you post the finished pictures!!! LOL
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:23 PM
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I LOVE< LOVE< LOVE<
the black & white hearts & flowers :)
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:09 PM
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I think your choice of greens are just right for your floral log cabin, and I love the other selections you made.
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You should feel like a celebrity, its going to be so beautiful.
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Love your new border choices, they really compliment your quilt :D :D :D
The other fabrics are gorgeous!!! Are you absolutely sure you're done???LMBO :roll: :wink:
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Great fabrics!! Was that store featured in the Quilt Sampler magazine?
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