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Date: 5/7/12 12:55 PM

I am trying to decide on my next project. One of the choices is:
stepping stones

Another choice is this:
rail fence

The colors for both would be the in the browns and dark greens.

So, how do I decide which to do? I think the finished size should be 24x36 or something like that. Not more than 40x40. I have not checked (lately) the finished sizes.

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
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Date: 5/7/12 1:20 PM

Rail fence is easier, if that's what you need to know. Other than that, it is your preference.

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Date: 5/7/12 1:35 PM

Is this for hubby's wall?

I like the stepping stones best, but it's really just personal preference.

What works best with your fabrics? Do you have bigger prints or smaller prints? Think of the size of each individual piece you need to cut, and which design best shows the fabric.

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Date: 5/7/12 1:55 PM

yellow tones

green tones

brown print

These are the fabrics I have bought. I planned to do the rail fence first, but the bento boxes call my name too. Decisions, decsions...

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
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Date: 5/7/12 1:58 PM

The rail fence would be a lot easier, but I like them both. Hard to decide! :)

ETA: On second thought I'd do the stepping stones.
-- Edited on 5/7/12 2:02 PM --

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Date: 5/7/12 2:18 PM

Quote: Learn To Sew
yellow tones



green tones



brown print



These are the fabrics I have bought. I planned to do the rail fence first, but the bento boxes call my name too. Decisions, decsions...

I think these small prints fabrics would work great with the stepping stones pattern.

They'd work great with the rail fence too, but just about anything would work with it.

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Date: 5/7/12 4:32 PM

I see all of you can't decide either. I feel so much better knowing others can't make the decison any better than I can.

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
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Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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Date: 5/7/12 5:11 PM

The obvious solution is make them both!

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Date: 5/7/12 5:16 PM

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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Date: 5/7/12 5:29 PM

The rail fence project is the first one in the Quilters Academy Freshman Year. The strips are cut 1 1/2 inches wide. The blocks are 3 1/2 inches in size. Seems small to me. I am not sure how I would true it up. Do they make a 3.5 square?

I have 1 yard of the yellow and 1 of the brown. I have 2 yards of the green. I planned on the green as the border.

This project (no border) is 33 inches square. Add the border and binding and it grows about 10 inches wide and another in high. It amazes me how much larger a quilt becomes when you add the border. Yes, the border can be smaller in size. It does not have to be 4 inches wide.


The bento boxes are 12 inches or so in size. I would make 3 in a row and 3 rows deep. The strips are 2 1/2 inches wide.

So, suggestions?
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Editied to add:
I am taking the mastery classes on Monday for my new bernina. I have no clue how to use the machine and it took me 4 tries to just correctly wind a bobbin. I'll take class 1 and possibly class 2. Later on, I can take class 3.
-- Edited on 5/7/12 5:34 PM --

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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