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Thread: Can you help me tone down this print?

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    I really need help! I started this car quilt for my son months ago and have yet to finish it because I'm not really happy with how it looks!! I tried using a different pattern and redid it to this. The car blocks are 8inch squares. I still think it's a little busy and I don't know whats missing... I am now thinking of doing the warm wishes pattern on it with maybe blue, grey, and red? Or maybe with blue grey and green. What do u think? I thought I would use the flags as a border along with maybe a dark grey and maybe green border? I don't know... What else can I do to it though? Maybe to even make it larger? I have some larger car prints that maybe I should use as applique in between the other car print??

    I still need to finish the car and "road" applique.
    I hope to have it done by this winter! Any advice would be great! Thanks!
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    I love it! It isn't too busy to me, but I love bright colors. Good luck with whatever you decide.

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    I don't think it needs to be toned down. It ids bright and fun looking, just right for a little guy. Darling!

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    I think it looks fine the way it is! Just needs a border.

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    Would you be up for taking it apart and remaking it using the car print alternating with the blue as a solid block without the red, yellow, blue and green squares? Maybe you could applique the larger car prints on some of the blue squares. Or do a disappearing nine-patch with the car print in the corners, the red in the center and the blue squares in the "north, south, east and west" positions. This will be a darling quilt for your son.

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    It is darling teh way it is! He will love it!

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    I love it as it is, maybe another border in green and a larger one of the flag fabric.
    Your DS will love how bright and cheery it is :D:D:D

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    I think it looks great. So do my two Grandsons. ages 5 & 9 years old.

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    don't change a thing, its colorful and cheerful. Just add the flag fabric for the border.

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    I think it's fine as is. Kids love bright prints and lots of busy colors. Boys especially. It holds their attention.

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