Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How to Put Quilt Fabric Colors Together

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Question “How do you see quilt fabric colors going together?”

I answered very quickly, “You just see it.” 

But the question has stayed with me.
 So, I have broken down how I do it.


Pick your Quilt Colors by The Quilt Ladies1) Start with one fabric. Take this one fabric and work from it. Is that one fabric, a dark, medium or light color?




This is a Dark







Pick your Quilt Colors by The Quilt Ladies





Add the light and medium. Move and change it until you like it.
Lay them out in front of you.














Pick your Quilt Fabric Colors by The Quilt Ladies






Then add, a dark medium, a light medium, until you have the mix of what you like.








2) Choose colors and patterns you love. An average a twin size quilt will take me about a week to piece together, and if hand quilted another, 3-4 months. If tied or machine quilted 3-4 weeks, you have so much time and cost involved you have to love it.


3) Natural or background colors. These are the corner stone. More often than notPick your Quilt Colors by The Quilt Ladies the background color is your light color. Your background color helps bring the blocks together. It does not always need to be a light either, dark or medium work well to, any color can be used.

4) Color Wheel. I’m not a big fan of the color wheel, I do like when colors pops and on most of my quilts the start fabric is not the most prominent color used it in, it is just a starting point.

5) Make one block. This should always be done, a Quilters practice, cut only fabric for one block and live with it for a few days. Especially, if it’s something you’ve never tried before. Most times you will know right away if you like it or not.

6) Have fun. This is the best way to ensure quilt success, when you enjoy the process, your quilt will be fantastic.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Red, Black and White Quilt

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I wanted the color of this quilt to jump off the background and there is nothing better than red to do that. The black was to make it more masculine, as I think this will become a gift.


Red and Black Quilt Pattern in log cabin pattern


Red and Black Quilt Pattern in log cabin pattern


There are four squares used to make this one block.
Red and Black Quilt Pattern in log cabin pattern


Just 6 of these and I have a quilt.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Best Quilt BOOK I've seen in a LONG Time...Only Red and White Quilts

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I shared a few weeks ago, that I had ordered this book  HERE

Mine arrived yesterday in the Mail, you know sometimes when you wait for something.....well... this is GREAT ! I've added the book link for you too.
Red and White Quilts from American Folk Art Museum Book

I had breakfast with it this morning ! 
It is EVERY ONE of the quilts that were in the show. 
Page after page of red and white quilts

Red and White Quilts from American Folk Art Museum

Lunch with it !
No quilt patterns, it doesn't need them. 
It's Wonderful ! 

Red and White Quilts from American Folk Art Museum

Red and White Quilts from American Folk Art Museum Book

Not a paid advertisement, I bought the book ! 


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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

First blog post anniversary - 7 Years Later

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7 Years of doing this Site and a 
Quilt Pattern Sale at The Quilt Ladies Store
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Only at The Quilt Ladies Store.

eBook Put on some Red Lip Stick and Let's Quilt Pattern by The Quilt Ladies

My first ever blog post was today 9-22-2008, I've come along way, this my first post

WOW, I'm starting the road to get the quilt ladies published. Today the project was this blog. I've been asked by friends to get this started and it (the blog) was very easy to get going.

The books are at the book designer and I hope to get them back in the next month and ready for sell, ASAP after that. The next big project will be the web store page.

The decision to do the book myself has been a hard one, but I have to take the leap and just jump. After selling at craft shows and doing pretty good, I hope everyone loves them as much as I do. I have jpgs, of the covers and I'll try to get them on soon??? I've been told I can do it??

I'm learning so much

I need a bit of help with any idea about getting the word out about what will soon be:

http://www.thequiltladies.com/ not up yet, but I purchased the domain ! ! :)

If you have any ideas, please let me know, thanks, Beth


Side note from today, "I'm just exhausted" 


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Saturday, September 19, 2015

September Quilt Pattern Block of the Month

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September Quilt Pattern Block of the MONTH

HOW to Make the Triangle for both sizes out of one fabric square - HERE


This is a pattern you can have a lot of fun with fabric colors, jump and enjoy !

Block Nine

Shoofly

Free Shoofly quilt pattern tutorial
 Larger Block
4 Triangles
5 Squares 5” x 5”
Sew as shown


Shoofly quilt pattern tutorial


Smaller Block
4 Triangles
5 Squares 4”’ x 4”

Sew as shown


shoofly quilt pattern block tutorial



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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Baby Quilt Ready to GO !

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BABY Quilt Time

Machine pieced and hand quilted.
Little Boys Baby Quilt handmade and hand quilted
 Each block is 14 inches by 14 inches. 
Hand stitched with pearl cotton thread and medium stitches

Little Boys Baby Quilt handmade and hand quilted

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Pink Fabric Pillows

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I love PINK, there is nothing better to me than PINK Fabric.

Pink quilt fabric made into pillows
Pink fabric used.

Pink quilt fabric made into pillows using log cabin quilt pattern I'm using a log cabin pattern, these are cut 2" x 2"

Pink quilt fabric made into pillows Sewn together and pressed to the outside. I cut some strips for the outside edges 2 " wide and add them, 
I didn't measure each one.
Pink quilt fabric made into pillows using log cabin quilt pattern
I've added a great border and this will be the backing too !

Pink quilt fabric made into pillows using log cabin quilt pattern

Here's the pattern 


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Friday, September 11, 2015

Photo Friday - Industrial - A Staircase

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I took the stairs and turned around and what a picture.
Playing with black and white and it's a new adventure, learning and learning. 

Industrial - A Staircase
Industrial - A Staircase by Beth Ann Strub in Black and White

Taken at Tampa Art Museum


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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Quilt Pattern Block for YOU

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This is Grand #1's Quilt block pattern and the patterns is here for you

tutorial and pattern to make a quilt block
How to make a quilt block tutorial



Quilt Block Finished size 10 ½” x 10 ½”
               


Cut 2 White           3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Cut 2 Red             3 7/8” x 37/8”
Make the triangles

Cut 5 Blue            2” x 2”
Cut 4 White          2” x 2”

Cut 4 White          5” x 2”
Cut 4 Gray            5” x 2”




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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Red and White Quilts from American Folk Art Museum

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Over Four Years ago an UNBELIEVABLE quilt show was held and these are JUST Two of The Quilts Shown in the Show.

I follow the American Folk Art Museum HERE is their Site
and The Book of the Event is coming out VERY soon, 
So, for us who didn't get to see it in Person???

I'm all Pre-Ordered
and I've put the link below

American Folk Art Museum Red and White Quilts

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  I've not held or seen the book in person, 
but if it's half as wonderful as the show ! It will be great.

American Folk Art Museum Red and White Quilt



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