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From: carman
Date: 05-28-2006, 10:15 AM (1 of 8)
i want to make sure i have themes that you all like so send me a few ideas or write them here and i will let you all know what the next 6 month will bring for fun :bg:
User: carman
Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: lara m
Date: 05-28-2006, 04:30 PM (2 of 8)
I see you are only five pounds away from your goal. Congratulations!!!! :up: I was thinking about plaids or a different color each month. Unless you have done that already. I only have done two swaps with you all.
User: lara m
Member since: 05-06-2003
Total posts: 65
From: esrun3
Date: 05-30-2006, 09:32 AM (3 of 8)
Reds! Lots and lots of reds.

Christmas - to give us a head start?

Always up for bugs, frogs, etc. Horses.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Karebear
Date: 06-05-2006, 05:33 PM (4 of 8)
would be nice.

But as you know I am UP for anything!!!! I love fabric

"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User: Karebear
Member since: 01-24-2002
Total posts: 338
From: Butterflyrf71
Date: 06-23-2006, 01:33 PM (5 of 8)

Textured fabric prints. A range of colors in all different "textures".

I like the red idea a lot, but I prefer the darker deep reds. I was playing with colors and found that these are fantiastic together:

Dark Red in texture, Black, Charcoal in texture, and a multi-tone Tan/Beige Print.

I stumbled onto the color scheme while working on a quilt design and scanning in my fabrics from stash.
You Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm, and place their trust in you. Isaiah 26:3, AV
User: Butterflyrf71
Member since: 05-02-2006
Total posts: 257
From: sharsews
Date: 06-23-2006, 03:32 PM (6 of 8)
How about neutral prints, like creams, beige. Those are always good blenders in quilts and projects.

Reds are good.

How about Christmas prints with the main color in the print being anything other than the traditional green or red (such as blue, yellow, etc). It can still have green and red in it, just with another color as the main. I have seen poinsettas on a dark blue background, gold backgrounds, dark purple stars with holly, etc. Thought that might spark some creativity and fun.

Fall prints are always welcome here, too.

Just some thoughts.
User: sharsews
Member since: 02-25-2004
Total posts: 62
From: esrun3
Date: 06-23-2006, 09:15 PM (7 of 8)
Hey Sarah, I like the Christmas idea-some main color other than red/green.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: bren
Date: 06-24-2006, 05:14 AM (8 of 8)
Way to go Carman ...congrats on the weight loss... :up:
I would like to see a I spy fabric sometime ...I have four grandson's now ...I would like to make one for my trailor...give them something to play with inside when they go to the races with Gram and Papa.
Don't let anyone ...Live Rent Free In Your Head
User: bren
Member since: 11-30-2002
Total posts: 489
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