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Thread: Civil War GFG samples-What do you think?

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    Civil War GFG samples-What do you think?

    I recently posted that I had cut out 2000 squares (2.5") of Civil War fabric to make a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. However, after I cut them out they seemed too dull for that type of pattern. I basted some together and laid them out on top of muslin to see how they look. What do you think? Too dull?Name:  GFG !.jpg
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    They fabrics look nice together.

    A suggestion - if you are planning to put 'paths' between each 'flower' - maybe make all the outside rounds of comparatively light or comparatively dark fabrics? So that it would be easier to choose a 'background' type of fabric?

    Right now, it looks like you are using a medium/lighter fabric for the outside round.

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    I think they look beautiful. It won't be bright but civil wars colors never are.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    Looks great to me. I am also a lover of Civil War era fabics.

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    Ooooh! keep going.......that is going to be a beautiful quilt!
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    I love civil war fabrics. Your gfg is beautiful. The colors are perfect.
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    Looks good from here!
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    Definitely NOT too dull for me, but if you wish to get rid of them, Im game!!! They truly are beautiful.
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    I think they are beautiful and a nice lighter small designed sash or a darker background would make them pop as much as you would need for the Civil war type quilt.
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    Beautiful!

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    So far they look great. Like said before, be consistant in your 3rd round so that you can choose your connecting path fabric and have everything pop!

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    They are gorgeous. Saw one the other day appliqued on light background squares. It left some free space for spectacular quilting.
    It will be beautiful however you choose to set it up.

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    I love them.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Beautiful! I'd say go for it.
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    They are not dull at all....they look fantastic. I would definitely persevere....I see a beautiful quilt in your future.

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    I iike the soft colors that you have chosen, I would say go for it.

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    no Love it

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    I think it's going to look great!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    They fabrics look nice together.

    A suggestion - if you are planning to put 'paths' between each 'flower' - maybe make all the outside rounds of comparatively light or comparatively dark fabrics? So that it would be easier to choose a 'background' type of fabric?

    Right now, it looks like you are using a medium/lighter fabric for the outside round.
    Good advise. Thank you so much.

    They look washed out on the muslin. First I tried them with the lighter in the middle and dark on outside, then tried them with the lighter on the outside like they are now. I may need to lay them a different fabric to see if that makes a difference. I haven't sewn them together yet, can't decide which way they look best . . . I always struggle with that aspect of the quilting process. I am fairly new at quilting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathyd View Post
    So far they look great. Like said before, be consistant in your 3rd round so that you can choose your connecting path fabric and have everything pop!

    I will do that - someone said the same thing too and I hadn't thought of that. I just love this forum - so many wonderful quilters willing to share their knowledge! It has helped me tremendously in my quilting journey!
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    Not in the least dul!! I love the civil war era fabrics..I want to use them for my daughters wedding quilt..Where did you get your fabrics from? I love the combinations and prints!!

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    Very pretty!! You are going to have a terrific quilt when you are done!

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    Gorgeous! I love CW fabrics & this is no exception!
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    A black or dark brown in the paths would be stunning!

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    I think maybe the reason you think the flowers look dull, is because traditionally the pattern was done in 20's & 30's fabrics. But, I love it done in Civil Wars!!!

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