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Old 05-24-2017, 11:31 AM
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So, about ten- twelve yrs ago I took a class to make this quilt.. I think I must have used some of the fabric for another project..so when I wanted to finish this, I only had 1/4 yd. I need at least another yard for small border and binding.

I ordered online from PA ..too light, Fabric.com too dark, from a quilt store too bright, from a friend also bright. I think I know what the correct color is..Moda Marbles--Denim, but I have already spent over $50. is it worth continue to order online, just in case?? The second from left is the correct fabric. What would you do?

These are my options:100_2460.jpg
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:46 AM
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I might go with one of the other colors in your print just to keep things interesting...like the pink/peach or green. Might add a little extra pop.
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:06 PM
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You have blue in the floral print does your border have to be a perfect match to the blue lattice??? I would use the second from the left I wouldn't risk getting another blue you are unhappy with.
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:18 PM
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I think you could do the second but I think the third one would work too since it appears to have some lighter blue in it.

By the way, love the quilt!
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:27 PM
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i vote for the second from left... i think it will ground the dark lattice strips
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:30 PM
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That pattern has been on my bucket list.

I do understand the reluctance to spend more money on a project - but if you have located the "right" fabric - and can afford it - I would buy the "right" one.

Have you posted in the In Search Of section - or tried www.missingfabrics.com

Someone might have some in their stash.

Do you remember what the fabric line was when you purchased it?

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Old 05-24-2017, 01:37 PM
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I like the left, or 4th from the left.
What are you planning to use for the binding. That might be a good choice too.
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:58 PM
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I think the second from the left has the right value.
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:02 PM
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I didn"t word this post correctly. The second from the left is the one in the quilt...I only have 1/4 yd.
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Moda Marbles do not have names or numbers on the selvages. So trying to match online is difficult.
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