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Thread: help me choose fabrics for my pig quilt!

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    I've narrowed my design choices for my pig quilt to two...attic windows or warm wishes. Here's the pic fabric, and then the fabrics I bought for the design I was originally going to make. I'd really like to use the fabrics I already have since they're washed and I can't return them...and I spent a good two hours at Joanns picking them out and I don't want to do it again! [IMG]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r...DSC05910-1.jpg[/IMG]

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    I was thinking I'd use the black, one of the 2 light print, and then the brown viney print for warm wishes, with the viney print for the border. Or for attic windows, the tonal dark brown on the left and the yellowish tan at the top, with the brown viney print for the border. What do you think?

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    Sounds good to me. Your fabrics look like they compliment the colors in the pig print. I happen to have a few of those fabrics myself. LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    good choices for the warm wishes. I am not an attic window fan so all I can say is YOU GO GIRL!

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    I like the pigs! The colors go great together but to me the fabric has the same size print and are all the same tone. I would add and use sparingly some interest like a bright gold color or a solid pig color big design print. That's just me though. It will be a great quilt. Pigs are fun focal points. :D

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    I think your three fabric choices for the Warm Wishes is good. (the ones on the right side) I do like the spotted brown one as well. Do you have a second pig print you could use in the larger squares as well. I like using two focal fabrics in my Warm Wishes quilts, you can still use that same pig print for the outside border if you have enough.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/24509.page

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    I like the attic windows pattern with the colors you listed. It will be great. Of course, you you can't resist buying more fabric some that looks like weathered wood would give it a "barn" look.

    Weathered wood is kind of hard to read. Like a tongue twister in your head.

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    Whenever I think of farm fabrics, I think "Hole in the Barn Door"....have you cnsidered that?
    If not, I think the warm wishes would get my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caedmyn
    Or for attic windows, the tonal dark brown on the left and the yellowish tan at the top
    That's what I was thinking too. I definitely love the brown on the left. It seems to pick up the brown from the pig panel. I would make that the window sill of the window panel. The lighter one would be the wall of the window. Not sure of the border though. I would do the center panel first and then see what works.

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    I would go with attic windows I think it would be perfect with the fabrics you have chosen. Can't wait to see it when you are done

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    Attic windows, Hole in the Barn Door, Churn Dash or any other block that showcases that terrific pig fabric would be good choices. Your accent fabrics are great too.
    Where oh where did you find the pig fabric? My DH has raised pigs for years and would flip over a quilt made with it.
    Ellie

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