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Thread: Would this work?

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    Super Member MellieKQuilter's Avatar
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    I have a pattern that is similar to a OBW. I am confused about what fabric works... would something like this picture work??
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    IMHO it doesn't have enough colors or variation in the print... but I have been wrong before :wink: :D:D:D

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    I agree with amma. don't think there is enough variation for a OBW, might work for a 4 patch posey.

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    I have to agree with Amma here. While it is beautiful fabric, I do not see an emerging pattern for a OBW. It's almost like there is not enough free space (color-wise) to give you the visual effect that I believe you want. This is not to be said that it can't be done, BUT, I do not think that you will see the results that your mind envisions. Sorry; I don't mean to be a poopy head.

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    the only way to tell if it would work is to get two mirrors and place on the fabric to see how it would look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    I agree with amma. don't think there is enough variation for a OBW, might work for a 4 patch posey.
    Actually, that is the pattern, a 4 patch posey. Couldnt think of it till you said it. :) So, that fabric may work for that?

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    If it is atleast a medium scale print, I wouldn't be afraid to try it on a 4 patch posey :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    I have to agree with Amma here. While it is beautiful fabric, I do not see an emerging pattern for a OBW. It's almost like there is not enough free space (color-wise) to give you the visual effect that I believe you want. This is not to be said that it can't be done, BUT, I do not think that you will see the results that your mind envisions. Sorry; I don't mean to be a poopy head.
    Not a poopy head at all! I really have no clue what fabric to use. :) Thanks for the insight!

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    I have to agree with everyone, I would want more color. I would be afraid that you would be less than happy.

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    My suggestion would be to find a fabric with a larger scale print.

    Also be sure you measure the repeat to make sure you buy enough fabric.

    Here is a pic of the four patch posie that I did. If you look on the second page you will see the original fabric. Those flowers are about 3 inches across and the uneven design in the fabric resulted in lots of variations in the blocks..

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-119054-1.htm

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