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Thread: Twist n Turn Bargello Fabric Help

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    Senior Member Leann's Avatar
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    My sons bestest friend loves penguins, orange, black, and purple. I wanted something really special for her, so picked out Cosmic Twist from the book.

    Can any of these fabrics work? I'd like to add a couple more purples, if I could find any.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Wow! Fun fabrics!

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    I love them and the penguin fabric is going to make it so fun.

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    I think they all work. Beautiful collection and I love the penguins!

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    Nice selection. She will love it.

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    I love your fabric choices! If I were doing this, I'd make the penguins a nice wide strip - and maybe the instruments too. What fun :)

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    It will be lovely. You are going to check the values of your fabrics, right? going by the photos, #15 is way lighter than 19. And there's something about 8 & 9, switch, maybe?

    They are beautiful choices.

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    That will be a gorgeous bargello!!!

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    This is going to be great! Keep us posted on your progress. Love the penguins.

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    Just a few comments ...

    I viewed the pictures with my red and blue color value viewers.

    Move #18 to between 15 & 16.
    Move #5 to between 9 & 10.

    All other values look correct where they are.

    Last comment though is about #1 & #19. While I love the fabric and the colors do blend a lot, note that the variance is pretty drastic between the light and dark and the patches of color are large - probably larger than most of the finished size bargello squares. The result will be some that are totally light, some that are totally dark, and some will have both. I'm guessing your slips of paper are 1.5 x 1 (or thereabouts). What is the smallest size strip you will cut? If 1" or less, your going to have different colors in the same "place" on your bargello.

    If however your set on the penguins you might overcome the black/white issue by restructuring the "orange/yellow" blends so that the penguins have dark fabric on one side and light fabric on the other. So the top 1/2 (orange/yellow stream) would be 15, 18, 19, 17, 16, 14, 13, 12, 11. The color flow is now light to dark then back to light - and the light and dark variance of the penguins will blend better in the stream.

    Hope this helps - definately want to see the finished product! It's going to look like a sun set :)

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