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In the Border Creek line up ( http://www.bordercreekstation.com/mysteryquilt.html ) these 3 are looking very similar, with just a bit of difference. In that muted green look. If you look at mine they are all browns. Mine are small patterned in browns with 8 being darker. If you look at Krista's they are very similar as well. Her three have a bit of a colour variation but the patterning is similar.
Your three go together but are not similar. #4 is a brown with a large busy pattern in purples. Your #5 is brown with a less busy patterning and not much colour variation, and then your #8 is dark purple. They go together on their own and would make a great quilt but I think what is making you rethink is that the 3 are too different.
Does that make sense?
The hints say that 4 and 5 can be the same fabric if you like, which cuts down the stress of choosing...and 8 is just a bit stronger. These 3 fabrics make the quilt the colour it will be...so if you are looking at a purple quilt...you can leave 8 and change out 4 and 5 to something similar, with a bit of a print, just a bit lighter.
Does that help (I have lost my question marks for some reason when typing this)
I'm sorry I didn't answer, somehow I didn't get e-mail notice there was posted here.
Yes it makes sense. It would be so nice to pick fabric with a quilting friend but I guess the trip is a bit too expensive just to do that I now understand what makes the main colour of the quilt!
I will go through my stash again tomorrow and see what I can come up with. I might have to do some shopping as I mostly have 1 yard pieces and that's not enough.
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Is This a free mystery from our local quilt shops?
beautiful fabric choices Good luck and great fun on your mystery quilt project.
How big is this quilt going to be?
I am envious, your Quilt Shops seem to have a lot going on and often, would love to do a Mystery. I'm in Oz and your shops are sooo far away from me. I'm rural and not that close to a quilt shop ,any mystery they have you have to do
in a shop class and they are not cheap.
To those that have shown their material I love them all. Happy sewing cann't wait to see them finished.