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Thread: Second thoughts!

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    I'm not sure about this sky background....I think that it looks too busy. I have a piece of pale plain blue that would work too. What do you think too much?
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    The sky is too busy. The slope of the ground is very nice and gentle. You may want to try using a plain blue and adding clouds. That is what I did with this one. Pm me if you want to know what I did.

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    I think that a more subtle blue would probably be better for the sky, the fabric in your picture would be greatfor an ocean though... and I think that it looks great in the blocks so maybe it can still be incorporated in some way?

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    I agree - too much for the sky but great in the blocks. I fear if you sue it, it will distract from the rest.

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    Great piece of fabric but I agree too busy for the sky. I can't wait to see the finished product!

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    Softer blue I think , so as not to pull your eyes from the focus of the signature blocks :wink:

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    well I am stuck then. The only solid piece of blue I have is very light blue that I don't think looks any better. So I guess I quit for the day and do housework and hope I can squeeze enough from the budget to buy another yard this weekend. Oh well that's how stash is built right?

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    That is right, now you will have some interesting sky fabric for the next wonky house block swap! Happy shopping.

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    I bought a yard of a very soft blue with clouds that were soft and shaded.. one time I took a soft blue and poured deluted bleach on it to give it some visual texture.. worked great for a sky

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    96% of the sky patterns I have seen are way to dark. Usually you want the sky as background not in your face kind of.
    I like the idea of a very pale blue and then add some clouds and a bird or two.

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