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Thread: Which Fabric?

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    Which Fabric?

    I have an anniversary quilt I am putting together for friends celebrating 5 years. The fabric with the blue, green and brown designs is the the background, but I am having trouble choosing a fabric for the silhouette I am going to applique onto it. I am on a VERY tight budget, so what you see is what I have. What would you do?
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    Dresdens would compliment the back ground fabric especially since you're going to applique.

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    I realize you said that you're on a budget, but I would go with a white or off-white or even a pale gold for the background. I think the background is too busy for a silhouette quilt. Just my opinion.

    I looked up some pics of silhouette quilts & most have a light, "un-busy" background.

    http://www.google.ca/search?q=silhou...w=1024&bih=605
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    I like "A" .... Love to see the finished project when you get it done .
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    A for a very soft look. C (my preference) for a more traditional silhouette but still on the soft side. D is a little darker? Hard to tell actual shades on the computer screen. Good luck, lovely idea for a gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger View Post
    I realize you said that you're on a budget, but I would go with a white or off-white or even a pale gold for the background. I think the background is too busy for a silhouette quilt. Just my opinion.

    I looked up some pics of silhouette quilts & most have a light, "un-busy" background.

    http://www.google.ca/search?q=silhou...w=1024&bih=605
    Normally I would agree but the friend i am making it for specifically requested this as the main fabric, apparently she and the husband to be really liked it.

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    I like the green best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reb View Post
    A for a very soft look. C (my preference) for a more traditional silhouette but still on the soft side. D is a little darker? Hard to tell actual shades on the computer screen. Good luck, lovely idea for a gift.
    i know i have a terrible camera. C is a marbled gray and D is solid black

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    I like the last choices the best.
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    I lean toward the third fabric, but I also think any of these would look good. What a nice thing you are doing for your friends. I like the background fabric.

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