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Thread: McCalls Quilting Jan/Feb 2012 / 3 month mystery quilt along

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    Moonwork, yours is very pretty. I like it a lot. I still haven't finished mine..... Just have to put the borders on after enlarging it to king size. I don't care for my choice of fabrics either, Bobbielinks, so you are not alone!
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    karate ladya nd moonwork nice quilts. your colors play so well together. i decided that i didn't like the pink fabric i choose as a main fabric so it is back to the drawing board for me. i made up one block and it was not working.
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    Very nice. I really like your color selections.

    I will post my top soon. Still have a few more things to finish as I didn't like the pink I put in and have modified the pattern quite a bit until I like it.
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    My Completed and Revised Mystery Quilt Top

    Well here is my pieced quilt top from the McCall's Mystery Quilt series. It looks quite a bit different from the pattern as I added a containment border, different wider border and then machine applied fussy cut flowers on all the larger interior squares.
    These were an attempt to calm down the ugly pink fabric I put in the quilt. The pink wasn't too bad until it went into the quilt and then it overpowered/and didn't work with the other fabrics. Oh well...
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    nice work catsnchina. your quilt is very pretty and happy looking. i too had a pink fabric and it too started to not look right with the other fabrics so i cut the whole project off until i can figure something else out. but applique won't be one of those things.

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    How clever to add the flowers as applique I think you did an awesome job toning down the pink
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    i love the addition of the flowers! i still haven't finished cutting mine, but i have the excuse of having several with a higher priority. will get to it as it is dh's everything present this year (b'day, father's day, groundhog day, etc)
    love seeing all the cousins to my quilt! really neat!
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    Thanks for the nice comments. It was definitely a learning experience for me and that is good. Pink can definitely be a problematic color as it doesn't always "play" well with other colors.

    I usually love mystery quilts and will make more. I have a jelly roll mystery that I plan to start next (found it here on the board), but I'm trying to get some quilting done on my UFOs which keep increasing in number.
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    Well it is finally put together and I am wondering why I spent so much time on such an ugley quilt! Sure wish I could put together colors like the rest of you have done - then I would have had a pretty quilt, but, color combinations are not my strong area. Maybe I can come up with a way to quilt it that will change the looks. If not it will probably end up in a box somewhere to be discovered by future generations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catsnchina View Post
    Thanks for the nice comments. It was definitely a learning experience for me and that is good. Pink can definitely be a problematic color as it doesn't always "play" well with other colors.....
    while i can find something good in and love most all colors, i know there was a reason that i didn't incorporate pink fabrics in my stash or my projects. i just didn't know the reason why at the time. yep i think you are right pink does not play well with others unless of course it is a main addition or star of the show.
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