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    The colors are great. It's the contrast that is missing. I would add a couple of very dark to the mix.
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    i'm not keen on the yellow-green in the bottom left. maybe bring in a blue/purple - whichever is the color in the flowers
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    I think the fabrics go together just fine...maybe use a bright royal blue to get some ummppphh? (is that a word? lol)
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    I like your choice of colors

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    It's a good start, but they seem all pretty much the same tone, so zing it up a bit with a couple of darks and a bright or two (maybe pick out the brightest blue from the floral print).

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    I like your fabrics. I am doing the same BOM. What background fabric are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyelphaba View Post
    I like your fabrics. I am doing the same BOM. What background fabric are you using?
    I am using an off white - sort of cream color. I agree with all of you about the lack of contrast. These are just the first few fabrics I picked. I also want to find fabric with different patterns, but when I was at Joann's they didn't have any.

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    I like the colors and think they'll go well together.
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    I love the combination!!!!! Always remember - "My quilt - My rules."

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    They work well in my opinion except for the bottom right color. It seems dull compared to the others.

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    They all go together but need some pop - add a fabric that isn't so grayed.

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    I like the colors, but I think the two pinks (?) (top left and top right are too similar, they would blend into each other. Others said it, perhaps more contrast between colors. I am guilty of choosing too-similar colors and while I like it pre-quilt, I have been very unhappy with the result... Good luck on this, we want pics!

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    that looks pretty close to the colors i used in my peach cobbler quilt....

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    Not wild about the yellow or brown with the other 3, I do agree it is often hard to tell on the computer. Maybe a purple/blue and a cream on cream. It also depends on the block. I like all of them individually!! Alas I am a fabriholic and have not done the 12 step program....
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    I quess it may depend on the block your doing. (?) You have 2 peachy colors that appear the same, the green and yellow are similar, and the brown just doesn't fit.

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    I agree with some others that the yellow isn't best with the others. I'd replace it with a fabric that is much lighter or much darker, but in the same color family with one of the others, perhaps another green. I like the print with the rest because it "happys" it up.
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    I am thinking about doing this one myself. I don't like the scrappy look, so I am going to find one focus fabric and pull 5 or 6 colors from that and call it good.

    Your colors all look like they are in medium value range. I would think we would need everything from darks to lights for that project. It doesn't look like you have enough contrast between the colors. I like them, but some need to be darker and some need to be lighter, does that make since?

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    Nix the bottom 2 and pull colors from the pink with the blue dot and the one next to it.
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    I think it is your block and you should use what you want to. These are all lovely and I would put them together. You will get many opinions on this so just use the ones you want and do not worry about the rest.
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    the real questio is...Do you like them together........

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    On my monitor the colors look fine together, however they are all pretty much the same value, so if you need contrast might want to rethink it.
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    They all look good, especially if there is some pink in that brown. Hard to tell from the picture on my screen. They will all look nice when done.

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    I would go with the colors you have chosen, and add some pizazz also with contrasting sashing, borders, etc.

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    ...not sure what you're going for - but agree that the brown is a bit out of place - any chance you have something that will pick up the turquoise in the swirly pattern upper right hand side? Love to see what you come up with!
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    I like the colors together..if I removed any it would be the last one (bottom right) and I would use white for sashings. You have to understand I love 30's quilts and those colors would work great for me but it really would depend on what you are making...just my opinion. Mother's neighbor's husband used to say all fabric goes together when you put it in a quilt and I must say her quilts were heavenly!
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