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lowjane



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PostSubject: I need all the help I can get   Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:41 pm

It is one of those days......... I am packing and sorting for my winter get away to FL, I have built kits to work on some projects, and of course JOANN"S is just up the road.
SO what is my dilema you say?? Well after making several hundreds of quilts over the years I am looking for the ultimate. I have made stars, log cablins, every kind of strip quilt and now I am looking for something different and unique. Of course it is for me so if it is a bomb that is ok. I already know my colors, it is for a specific house that is in a tuscan flavor. SO I will be doing rich earthy tones, golds. ANY IDEAS??? I really want to push the envelope on this one, make it suring the winter and then bring it home to put on my frame to quilt

Thanks for any suggestions
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:19 pm

The minute you said Tuscan, my first thought was the Bella Bella quilts. To me they are the ultimate. I love them. I believe Calico Chris made one. The link takes you to my fav pattern but look around at the website, there are many gorgeous ones there.

http://www.bellabellaquilts.com/venicerose.html

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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:26 pm

Thanks very much I have not seen this site before, I just wanted something different and this looks so interesting!
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Luvsquilting



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:25 pm

I like, too.
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Mamu



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:53 pm

yes the Bella quilt is lovely... another challenge you might consider is a quilt designed by

www.animasquilts.com

I have made several of her patterns, well written and always a challenge...there are LOTS to choose from so grab a cup of coffee and take a look, might find something you really like.

by the way the Montana Feathered Star....was the most challenging quilt I have done of hers to date.....the inside feathers were 1/2" finished size!!!

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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:25 pm

Bella Bella would definitely be a challenge. Or that feathered star. Judy Neimeyer (sp?) has some spectacular patterns also. Try something different than you have done. Years ago someone gave me applique patterns for all the provincial flowers. Haven't done them yet, but they look like a challenge. IMHO, a major challenge should be something that is important to YOU.
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:40 am

I want to make 6 tops this winter . I think that you have given me lots of options and sites I am not familiar with. Thank you so much!! It is hard because I have done so many patterns and looking to improve as I go. I also joined craftsy.com and purchased a online course and all the freebies they had. It was worth the $19 I spent on the course and now I have some direction for negative space when I just winged it on my own before. Now there is no excuse for being better right???

Thanks again for all your suggestions
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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:24 am

TxMaryQuilts wrote:
The minute you said Tuscan, my first thought was the Bella Bella quilts. To me they are the ultimate. I love them. I believe Calico Chris made one. The link takes you to my fav pattern but look around at the website, there are many gorgeous ones there.

http://www.bellabellaquilts.com/venicerose.html

I recommend the bella quilt...it was not hard (well the corners were fussy). Its all paper pieced. My one suggestion is to make a pattern piece for the small sections in the wedge then cut strips and use your little pattern for the section to cut from your strips (much less fabric waste this way.
Here's mine: http://www.quilterslastresort.com/gallery/Personal-album-of-Calico_Chris/Bellla-Bella-Calico-Chris-pic_4018.htm

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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:33 am

Great idea Calico_Chris
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:16 pm

lowjane... have you ever done the fabshophop..... there are close to 200 shops involved and you can visit them and see what they have... and you may be lucky to win something... they have a new one starting Oct. 1... www.fabshophop.com have fun... I have won gift certificates at stores.. grand prize is usually a sewing machine.

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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:31 pm

Golo thank you so much!!
Never heard of it but up for a challenge!
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:40 pm

lowjane, I love those fabshophops. Not won anything yet, but I'm a hoping one of these days I will. Love just looking at all the wonderful shops there are involved. Sew much eye candy....... sew be prepared. And have FUN!
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FiberBabble
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:44 pm

Very traditional, but aptly named the "Oh My Gosh" quilt!

http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/my-oh-my-gosh-quilt.html

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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:00 pm

FiberBabble wrote:
Very traditional, but aptly named the "Oh My Gosh" quilt!

http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/my-oh-my-gosh-quilt.html

I have made this pattern at one time when my daughter went off to University and it was made for a classmate
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:05 pm

good name for it, FB...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:41 pm

I don't see any Mariner's compasses in you album. If you haven't tried any of them, they are definitely challenging, although I would not try one without paper piecing. QuiltPro has 3 MC stand alone programs that are 24.95 each.
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:59 am

Does it have to be pieced or can it be applique? I thought of hawiian quilts, lots of hand work if you wanted and they can be so rich and pretty, just a thought

Hawiian Quilt Images

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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:02 am

Hawiann Quilt is on my list to do....someday.
I like the looks of the Oh my gosh quilt....might have to put me in a rubber room if I ever managed to peice that quilt....really intense project....lovely though.
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FiberBabble
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:52 am

lowjane wrote:
FiberBabble wrote:
Very traditional, but aptly named the "Oh My Gosh" quilt!

http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/my-oh-my-gosh-quilt.html

I have made this pattern at one time when my daughter went off to University and it was made for a classmate

You made this for your daughter's FRIEND? I'd think twice about handing it over to my own flesh and blood! winking

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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:29 am

I am with Tracy on that. You gave it away? Thud

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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:37 am

FiberBabble wrote:
lowjane wrote:
FiberBabble wrote:
Very traditional, but aptly named the "Oh My Gosh" quilt!

http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/my-oh-my-gosh-quilt.html

I have made this pattern at one time when my daughter went off to University and it was made for a classmate

You made this for your daughter's FRIEND? I'd think twice about handing it over to my own flesh and blood! winking

Ahhh yeah, I second or third that, whatever place in line I am to say "I agree"

I want to do a hawiian too one day, what stops me is I simply cant decide what colour to use!
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Krafty Lady



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:39 am

I have all the blocks done for a big one that I did by hand but just can't decide what I want to put it together with. It's in my Webshots if you care to look . It's all needle turned.

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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:59 pm

FB, that looks like a great pattern for doing with batiks. Hmmmm, on the bucket list it goes,
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:16 pm

I am not sure but I think after all of these suggestion we have all come up with a longer list of quilts we may make NEXT!! HAHA IN response to the horror that I made a quilt for my daughters class mate and gave it away, there is a story,

My daughter decided at the last minute to combine her last 2 years of highschool into one. She announced it on her first day of school. schedules had to be changed and she was able to fit almost everything in and where she couldn't she just showed up for the exam ( think that was music) In doing so she ended up graduating with two young men who had the same idea. Daughter wanted to go off to college with a girlfriend who was older so that was the plan. Jennifer and the boys all were rewarded as Ontario Scholars. for all their hard work each of the three received a MOM"S quilt to go off to University with and they never forgot it. TO add to further torture and trying to surprise the daughter... When she graduated with a Masters in Env Sc and an undergrad Chemistry degree, I made a King sized Periodic table quilt for her. I embroidered each element with my embroidery machine onto 5 X 5 squares all in the approrpriate colors. Then stripped them with navy trim , It was a large undertaking but boy was I popular!
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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:52 pm

I would love to see a pic of that periodic table quilt.....I've not made a quilt for my DD, had plans to make it several times and am just in a real rut.
My DD will be finishing school in December and will have grad ceremony in May. She too is a scientist like your DD, the periodic table was a stroke of genius on your part...where did you find emb designs for it?
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