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Thread: Civil War GFG samples-What do you think?

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    Civil War GFG samples-What do you think?

    I recently posted that I had cut out 2000 squares (2.5") of Civil War fabric to make a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. However, after I cut them out they seemed too dull for that type of pattern. I basted some together and laid them out on top of muslin to see how they look. What do you think? Too dull?Name:  GFG !.jpg
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    They fabrics look nice together.

    A suggestion - if you are planning to put 'paths' between each 'flower' - maybe make all the outside rounds of comparatively light or comparatively dark fabrics? So that it would be easier to choose a 'background' type of fabric?

    Right now, it looks like you are using a medium/lighter fabric for the outside round.

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    I think they look beautiful. It won't be bright but civil wars colors never are.
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    Looks great to me. I am also a lover of Civil War era fabics.

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    Ooooh! keep going.......that is going to be a beautiful quilt!
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    I love civil war fabrics. Your gfg is beautiful. The colors are perfect.
    Kacy from OK

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    Looks good from here!
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    Definitely NOT too dull for me, but if you wish to get rid of them, Im game!!! They truly are beautiful.
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    I think they are beautiful and a nice lighter small designed sash or a darker background would make them pop as much as you would need for the Civil war type quilt.
    Busy in Ohio

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    Beautiful!

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