good wedding quilt idea

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Lately I have seen several quilts made entirely from neutrals (white,
off white, light creams to creams and light golds). They were great
and brought an idea to mind.

Sometimes I want to just sew something without much thinking. I am
planning to choose a simple pattern and start making blocks in these
nuetral colors. No planning, just sewing lots of blocks. The next time
I need a wedding gift I will not spend so much time worrying about the
bride's colors. I will choose ready made blocks from the "neutral"
box, sew them together, add a neutral border and send it to the long
arm quilter with a neutral backing.

This also gives me an excuse to look for more neutrals when at the
LQS!

Susan

Re: good wedding quilt idea
Susan, I love your plan.  Since you're collecting neutrals, have you seen
Nancy Crow's  'Crush'.  There's an ivory one and another that reminds me of
toast.  Sort of like keeping a substantial supply of new needles, I like to
keep some Crush in the pantry.  Polly


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Re: good wedding quilt idea
No, I have not noticed it. Thanks for the suggestion. I will take a
look. As soon as I have chosen a pattern I plan to sort through my own
neutrals and start cutting. If I have a cut stack sitting my the
machine I am more likely to sew on those "just can't do anything that
requires thinking" evenings than to mindlessly watch TV.

Susan

On Sun, 24 Jun 2007 22:33:39 -0500, "Polly Esther"

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Howdy!

This reminds me of an article in July/Aug. QNMag:
 She's using her interpretation of "taupe", another neutral.
http://qnm.com/articles/feature302 /

There's a growing collection of creams & off-whites in one of my stash
baskets; I'm still thinking LogCabin for this.

When it comes to gift quilts I don't much worry (care) about
the "bride's colors".  Not everything should match.   And quilts
coordinate so easily.  ;-)
Also thinking of the gift bows: some of my friends saved them as a
big wreath (god, where would you hang this monster?), some decorated
a Christmas tree w/ the bows; I stuck mine in a bag, took them to
church school for kids' craft projects (guess I was kinda' neutral about
the bows <g>).  

R/Sandy


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The last time I had an over-abundance of neutrals (is there REALLY such
a thing?? LOL) I did a crazy quilt ... there wasn't enough yardage
(mostly scraps) to do a traditional patchwork quilt. It really turned
out better than I expected ... and best of all, I didn't have to follow
a pattern! :)

Oh, and my daughter, about 6 at the time, got to pick out the charms
and doo-dads for it ... made a very nice "bonding" session! :)

Does anyone here enjoy crazy quilting? :)
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Connie :)

Re: Neutral tones Re: good wedding quilt idea
Nnnnnaaaaaaaaah...what's that? Ya gotta be crazy to quilt or the quilt ends
up being crazy cause you quilted it?

Butterfly (rolling eyes, looking the other way)

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BOTH! :)

Pfft ... don't you know? We're ALL crazy!

We spent our last summer vacation in the Keys and what did I obsess
over? The water? The food? The half-naked college boys?

Nope ... where's the nearest quilt shop?!!! Hadn't even picked up a
needle in 2 years and STILL I obsessed over the nearest quilt shop! :)

Show of hands ... how many people here can go on vacation without
searching out and visiting at least 3 quilt shops??? :)


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Connie :)

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Was the fabric manufacturer still there? I remember water being on the floor
the weekend we were there--they were closed since it was early Sunday. I'm
thinking you had to go down a coupla steps to enter into the store? Been 34
yrs so I may be wrong

Butterfly (Ahhhh, Key West : )


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HandPrint Fabrics? Yep, that's the place! I got to SEE them dye their
fabrics! It was absolutely amazing!

Even brought home some yardage! :)

And yep, the entrance was a bit tricky ... but it was FABRIC so it was
more than worth it. :)
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Connie :)

Re: Neutral tones Re: good wedding quilt idea
Neat! Thanks. I'll have to let DH know its still there:)

Butterfly

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There and positively BOOMING!  I was there July of last year and it was
elbow to elbow! :)

So is Sloppy Joe's, the Blonde Giraffe, and my all-time fave - Blue
Heaven! You HAVE to eat there! It is possibly the most Key-est
restaurant there! :) You'll love the myriad of cats, roosters and
chickens! :)
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Connie :)

Re: good wedding quilt idea
I never thought I would like a quilt made from all neutrals (creams, beiges,
ecrus, etc., etc.) until I saw a Yellow Brick Road quilt made from all
neutrals.  It was really elegant looking.
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Donna in Idaho

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Re: good wedding quilt idea
Don't you think that any bride would like a quilt in all neutrals?

Susan

On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 19:17:33 -0600, "Donna Aten"

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Re: good wedding quilt idea
I think it is a fantastic idea Susan.

I like using calico (muslin) in quilts as a neutral but a whole quilt
made with deutrals would be stunning.

Dee in Oz




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