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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2008 06:56:02 AM »

if you google "quilt fabric calculator" you will get lots of different options.  i use the first two sometimes.
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2008 08:02:03 AM »

I think black and white can be fabulous and interesting..
check out http://images.google.com/images?q=black%20white%20quilt&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

(hope that link works...it's google images of b&w quilts)

But I personally would add just a touch of red...maybe as piping between the quilt center and borders.  Something like that.
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2008 06:19:39 AM »

I'm collecting fabric for one myself!  Hopefully, one day, I'll be doing more than collecting.  Smiley

I don't think you need an accent color.  But if you wanted one... As much as I think red is overdone, I'm leaning that way myself.  But I think turquoise is another good choice, emerald green, or gold.
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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2008 01:46:41 PM »

i love the start you have here and you have chosen some great fabrics.  if you are staying with the black and white (which i love), pay attention to the value and scale of your prints.  pin your fabrics up on the wall and stand back about 7 to 10 feet and then you will really be able to tell which fabrics play well together so that you don't end up with mush.  as for amounts of fabrics...did i miss the size of your blocks and how large you want the quilt to be?  lots of variables to how much fabric you'll need.  have fun...looks to me like it's going to be stunning! 
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2008 03:49:11 PM »

Thanks! I was thinking I needed to count up numbers of darks, lights, and mediums. The one block I finished was 10 inches, but I am thinking I would like to do 12 inch blocks. I'm not sure what size finished quilt, I would love for it to be queen sized to fit my bed, but thinking lap quilt size is a good project.

I like all the colors suggested! I am still leaning towards adding just a bit of red or possibly purple or teal. I'm gonna get some more blocks done and then see. I think I want to do a sampler style with a variety of block patterns to figure stuff out!

Oh, and this is kinda funny, but I was off work for a couple months, and when I went back I found out that a co-worker made a black, red, and white quilt and is raffling it off for a girl who got hit by a car when she was doing the hood to coast race. It is really pretty!

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2008 11:59:33 PM »

I really like the fabrics you have chosen and really can't help you with the amounts you would need - most quilters have an addiction for fabrics and would say more is better. LOL
If it were my quilt I would probably use a black with white for a narrow sashing and teal cornerstones. (teal is my fav color) But that's me and this is your quilt. Have fun with it.
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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2008 08:47:29 AM »

Another comment in favour of  adding a little dark red in the sashing or binding just to give it that litttle something.  It'll be absolutely gorgeous when you've done.  Hope you post some photo's somewhere...... for us all to ohhh and ahhh over.
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2008 04:57:26 PM »

I like that first block!  Nice going.  Smiley 

I had to figure out yardage once for a quilt and it took me forever...  I hated it!  You can figure it out, if you desire but it may not be worth your time.  For example, if you plan on using that same block and just alternating the fabrics, it's do-able.

For a lap quilt, with 12 inch blocks you can probably get away with a 3x4 pattern with either sashing or a border.  Like someone else said if you know what block patter you are using you can use a quilt calculator to figure out how much fabric you need for piece A, piece B, and so on.  Once you have that you can divide it between your number of fabrics and that should help a bit.


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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2008 08:18:36 AM »

I did a black and white quilt myself a while back - nothing fancy, since it was my first and I really just needed something to cover the bed for the purpose of selling the house.

(Yes, it's just fat quarters sewn together. It was my first forray into quilting. It's not bound yet, and was hand-tied instead of machine- or hand-quilted, since I didn't have the right foot on my machine yet, but it works. The binding is all cut out; I just need the time to put it all together.)

I'm not a huge fan of black and white (I'm more of a brown and cream girl), and I still liked how it turned out, and have since been drawn to more black and white projects. I like the pattern you picked out, and would definitely just go for it. Black and white is incredibly versatile.

I like what other people have said about a bright shot of color for the binding, but if you want the piece to remain versatile, then stick with the black and white theme.
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2008 03:01:12 PM »

I did a black and white quilt myself a while back - nothing fancy, since it was my first and I really just needed something to cover the bed for the purpose of selling the house.
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/2564840826_277826b212.jpg

(Yes, it's just fat quarters sewn together. It was my first forray into quilting. It's not bound yet, and was hand-tied instead of machine- or hand-quilted, since I didn't have the right foot on my machine yet, but it works. The binding is all cut out; I just need the time to put it all together.)

I'm not a huge fan of black and white (I'm more of a brown and cream girl), and I still liked how it turned out, and have since been drawn to more black and white projects. I like the pattern you picked out, and would definitely just go for it. Black and white is incredibly versatile.

I like what other people have said about a bright shot of color for the binding, but if you want the piece to remain versatile, then stick with the black and white theme.
Okay I love this idea.  What a quick and fun quilt top!  I may steal this in the future! 
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