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Old 01-27-2021, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
I just went back and checked her picture... it's PINK!
Yep, it is pinks Orange would be pretty though!!
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Old 01-28-2021, 03:35 AM
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Givio , thanks for sharing the image of the Waterwheel Block. It is a nice effect. It reminds me a little of the block used in the Milky Way quilt. Thatís on my bucket list.
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Old 01-28-2021, 04:07 PM
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Finally finished this bag for my DIL's birthday gift. It nearly killed me. I've made 3 of these and I think this is the last! So glad to have it off my plate!

The top section is mesh, and the next two are vinyl.
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Old 01-28-2021, 04:08 PM
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Now I can so some BOM blocks!
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Old 01-28-2021, 05:17 PM
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Hi everyone,

All the blocks are so cute! And the colors are great! I've never done a block of the month before and I want to join. Excited about it! I read the notes about fabric choices but I would like some more info about how many different main fabrics you think I should have and what kind of light, medium, dark to plan on having. I will plan to make a quilt top from this so would like to have most fabrics already picked out ahead of time. I don't have a large stash so am feeling a bit lost. Help! 😕
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Old 01-28-2021, 08:01 PM
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Sharongn ~ Glad to have you join!

In the introduction to this BOM there is a link for “fabric pull” which states “Since I don’t know what each block is going to look like – it’s a mystery and the real goal of this block of the month is to learn techniques – I don’t know exactly how much fabric you should pull. My best guess is 2 yards of about 3 color families with the possibility to add or subtract fabrics from your stash.” There is a picture of the fabrics she has pulled to choose from with an explanation of her process. I hope that is helpful. I’ll bet many of us have the same ambivalence in trying to pick fabrics. It will probably turn out to be a bit scrappy in any event.

Here's something else she posted:

Choosing Fabrics
"How do you choose fabric for a mystery sampler quilt?
Well – my plan is to pull 1-3 main colors and an accent color. Since most of my quilts are fairly scrappy I’ll pull about 2 yards (which could be 8 quarter yard cuts or an equal volume of smaller cuts) of each color, while making sure I have other fabric in my stash I could add if needed."

Here's the link:
https://kimlapacek.com/2021/01/fabri...chool-bom.html

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Old 01-28-2021, 10:43 PM
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DJ, Those comments you found look very helpful!

With my first block, I thought I'd make the quilt using sort of Civil War type fabrics, or any scraps that I thought looked nice with those type of fabrics. My CW fabric stash is mostly smaller pieces and all sorts of colors. I'm not into matchy-matchy type quilts, so scrappy for all the blocks is fine with me.

SBG was doing more than one set of blocks, so I thought I would try another. For my second (January) block, I chose a few prints and will add various shades of brown. I only have FQs, so maybe I will not have enough of the prints for them to extend to all the blocks. I want this one to look 'manly' and I plan to give it away.

I think you could either use this and that, or use some big chunks of fabric where you will be able to incorporate the same prints in all 12 blocks.

Here's my second block--
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Old 01-29-2021, 10:32 AM
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SBG, pretty purse/bag for your daughter!
I am enjoying seeing how everyone's January blocks are coming together, they all look great! Today I picked out my fabric and made the first block, now I have to wait until the next block is released on February 20th. I see a few of you are planning on making additional blocks in different colorways, that is something I might consider doing as well.
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Old 01-29-2021, 05:56 PM
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Thank you DJ! I didn't see that part. I really appreciate the link. I'll rummage around and see what I can come up with to start. This might call for a fabric shopping trip. Poor me, right? Lol.

givio, I will be looking forward to seeing your blocks with the CW prints.

Cheesehead, those are very pretty colors.

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Old 01-29-2021, 08:02 PM
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Here are my fabrics and my January block ...
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