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    I would love to see you all post some pictures as you begin your process of choosing and making the Quilt Blocks for this Swap.

    Show us your fabric choices and your colors!!

    Anything related to the thinking process and the sewing of your Quilt Block would be terrific!

    But of course we want all those gorgeous pictures of the finished quilt blocks too!!

    Hope you all have fun making these!!

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    Thanks, Rhonda, for giving us a place to share photos. This is my inspiration fabric. I don't have enough of it to use for sashing, but I like the way these colors play and hope my partners will use them for my blocks.

    beige, butterscotch, caramel, black
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    Jupiter - that is awesome fabric! Will have to check my stash to see what will work with it. Pretty sure I have ones that will coordinate (one a bit lighter than the butterscotch and one maybe more towards rust than the caramel). Will post pictures later so you can see what you think.

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    To Marcias -

    Here is the picture of the spring blender colors I have to coordinate with. Any springy color will work.
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    Hi mom-6,

    The colors don't have to match exactly. I am just showing this fabric to give you a feel for what I'd like to shoot for.

    Have you decided what you want your blocks to look like? color, pattern, etc

    hugs, Jup

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    Here are some fabrics with spring colors. I know the butterfly would not show but a small portion of it, but that brings them all tog. I have a hard time deciding what fabrics to use. I need some help. I love the wings block so want to do either Grace wk 23, or Elvira wk 21 or Lila wk 16. If I use the blue, I need to throw out the pink, I think. I really think it is better w/o the blue, but not sure.
    If I do Grace, I thought use the butterfly for pink and yellow inside it. Use lilac or lacy light green with pink inside it. HELP! I have never been good at picking colors.
    If I do Elvira, I thought butterfly in bkgrd. and lilac and pink for the blue and black.
    If Lila, I thought butterfly or pink for blue and lilac and yellow for pink and yellow. What do ya'll think?

    Also, should I put all the above writing in the original place and just the pics here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter
    Thanks, Rhonda, for giving us a place to share photos. This is my inspiration fabric. I don't have enough of it to use for sashing, but I like the way these colors play and hope my partners will use them for my blocks.
    I'm totally loving this fabric...where can I get it?
    Do you have a name or designer?
    Thanks,
    Mikki

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcias
    Here are some fabrics with spring colors. I know the butterfly would not show but a small portion of it, but that brings them all tog. I have a hard time deciding what fabrics to use. I need some help. I love the wings block so want to do either Grace wk 23, or Elvira wk 21 or Lila wk 16. If I use the blue, I need to throw out the pink, I think. I really think it is better w/o the blue, but not sure.
    If I do Grace, I thought use the butterfly for pink and yellow inside it. Use lilac or lacy light green with pink inside it. HELP! I have never been good at picking colors.
    If I do Elvira, I thought butterfly in bkgrd. and lilac and pink for the blue and black.
    If Lila, I thought butterfly or pink for blue and lilac and yellow for pink and yellow. What do ya'll think?

    Also, should I put all the above writing in the original place and just the pics here?


    Love any of those colors - surprise me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcias
    Here are some fabrics with spring colors. I know the butterfly would not show but a small portion of it, but that brings them all tog. I have a hard time deciding what fabrics to use. I need some help. I love the wings block so want to do either Grace wk 23, or Elvira wk 21 or Lila wk 16. If I use the blue, I need to throw out the pink, I think. I really think it is better w/o the blue, but not sure.
    If I do Grace, I thought use the butterfly for pink and yellow inside it. Use lilac or lacy light green with pink inside it. HELP! I have never been good at picking colors.
    If I do Elvira, I thought butterfly in bkgrd. and lilac and pink for the blue and black.
    If Lila, I thought butterfly or pink for blue and lilac and yellow for pink and yellow. What do ya'll think?

    Also, should I put all the above writing in the original place and just the pics here?
    You're doing it just right! We need to see the writing and pictures together. Love your colors!

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    Marcias, Where did you get the butterfly material? I just love it. Haven't seen anything like that in Florida.

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    Jupiter - here are pictures of the fabrics I'm thinking of using and of the one that I found that has all your colors in it.

    this is the fabrics for the block except caramel
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    this is the fabric with all your colors
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    Great match mom-6

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream56
    Great match mom-6
    The only concern I would have with the last pic is will this one retain any pattern when you put it in the "Block"? You are working with a 2 1/2" template which will then be seperated into sections within the Block. By the time you have the fabrics sewn together in the one Block you will only have a small section of each fabric showing. You may end up with some Blocks only showing a solid color instead of a pattern when you work with something which such a large print.
    Actually the dark chocolate one is the one that might be a problem. Not to interfere but just to give you something to think about. I do realize bits and pieces in a whole will show the pattern overall. But if you end up with nothing but solids for a fabric you need to be aware you may lose your pattern unless you fussy cut it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OraLee
    Marcias, Where did you get the butterfly material? I just love it. Haven't seen anything like that in Florida.
    OraLee, I bought this fabric bak in the 90s (that's 1990s, not 1890s) and can't remember where I bought it. I have slept way too many times since then. Oops, I stand corrected, This is Chester Field Alley Collection 2000 Design by Auntie Nan for Fabrics by Spectrix

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    Thanks for the info on the material. Will see if anyone might still have some where.

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    Rhonda - The big tropical print is one I was showing Jupiter because it did have all her colors in it and thought she might want to consider it as a possibility for backing her finished quilt as there are about 8 yds on the bolt of it that I have.

    I hadn't figured out a way to successfully fussy cut it to focus on any particular color (except the chocolate which she's not featuring). So I'm still looking for something with the caramel color in it. The two pieces I have that come close colorwise are not suitable (sorta silky home decor fabrics) so still searching. Guess I'll just 'hafta go shoppin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    Rhonda - The big tropical print is one I was showing Jupiter because it did have all her colors in it and thought she might want to consider it as a possibility for backing her finished quilt as there are about 8 yds on the bolt of it that I have.

    I hadn't figured out a way to successfully fussy cut it to focus on any particular color (except the chocolate which she's not featuring). So I'm still looking for something with the caramel color in it. The two pieces I have that come close colorwise are not suitable (sorta silky home decor fabrics) so still searching. Guess I'll just 'hafta go shoppin'.
    Didn't mean to interfere but I just wanted to point out something most don't think about. The pattern can get lost when cut down.

    I am sure you will all make wonderful quilt blocks and quilts.

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    Hi Mikki,

    The fabric is a Robert Kaufman print. I found the link for it.

    http://www.robertkaufman.com/fabrics...ng_collections

    I hope you find some. In real life, my photo shows the colors better than the www. link. Their photo looks drab compared to what it really is.

    hugs, Jupiter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter
    Thanks, Rhonda, for giving us a place to share photos. This is my inspiration fabric. I don't have enough of it to use for sashing, but I like the way these colors play and hope my partners will use them for my blocks.
    I'm totally loving this fabric...where can I get it?
    Do you have a name or designer?
    Thanks,
    Mikki

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    Hi Mom-6,

    Those are all nice colors. Thanks for showing me the backing fabric. I don't think it is quite what I want to use. I am more of a small print or geometric pattern kind of person.

    I am ready to begin on a block for you.


    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    Jupiter - here are pictures of the fabrics I'm thinking of using and of the one that I found that has all your colors in it.

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    Rhonda, Does it matter what color we make the block in? Did we already get a partner? I am having a senior moment.

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    Jupiter - after I realized how much brown was in there along with your colors I figured you'd probably want something else so no problem. But I was so surprised to find it at all. May end up using it for an OBW.

    My colors for most things are blues greens and purples. Here's a picture using one set of blocks that I will most likely use some of the same fabrics in this project. It is my favorite combination so far.



    Picture not cooperating. Will try again later

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    Quote Originally Posted by OraLee
    Rhonda, Does it matter what color we make the block in? Did we already get a partner? I am having a senior moment.
    Yep OraLee you got me for a partner!! LOL

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    Jupiter - you can see a picture of my fabrics in the picture of the doll quilt I did for the Feb doll quilt swap on p.27.

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    defeated...taking ulcer medicine...going to do a simple block. Sorry, Dee. I'll try the wings again in a month or two...or three when I feel less frustrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcias
    defeated...taking ulcer medicine...going to do a simple block. Sorry, Dee. I'll try the wings again in a month or two...or three when I feel less frustrated.
    Looks like you did a good job of that wings block. If it helps any I posted paper templates you can try. It might take some of the pressure off and simplify the process abit for you.

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