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    Do these fabrics go together?

    I am doing the block of the month on Craftsy. Do these fabrics look good together? Please be honest, they weren't expensive and I can put them in my stash if they don't. Also do you have other suggestions of what other fabrics and prints would look good

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    I think so. I have the green floral and the orangish dots in a quilt together right now.

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    I'm not real crazy about the yellow, which is odd because I normally love yellow. But in limited amounts it will add sparkle. I love the other four together though.

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    Lovely fabrics. Not sure about the brown.
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    The fabrics go together, but both me and my Mom think they may be too bland. But, it may be due to the camera - the colors don't always come out the same when you post them.

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    A bit hard to tell on my monitor. I think you might preview the grouping with a bit of purple thrown in? Your prints are lovely.

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    I think they go together, if I was to add, I would add a blue like the blue in flowered print.
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    I like the peaches and the brown but not the yellow or the light green. Plus, to me, the light green is a different "genre"? How do I explain it. It looks like a different mood. That make sense?

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    Not knowing the BOM you are doing I feel it makes it a little difficult. They do appear to be bland if it was me I would introduce the colour of the aqua/green of the dot (3rd top row) or maybe a brighter mauve. I am not expert its just what I would do.

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    I like the colors together!

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    if it was me i would get rid of the brown and go with a purple and find a green/yellow in the same tone as the green. it sorta makes the others a little sickly looking. to me.
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    I don't like the one on the bottom right with the others, but maybe that's just me.

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    I've made the craftsy blocks and these will be wonderful together
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    I think you did a good job matching, they will look good together, in a quilt. Please post pictures when you are done!
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    I'd prefer a more clear lavender or lt purple instead of the grayish mauve one on the bottom right. The rest look good to me. The gray tone doesn't fit, IMO.

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    I think the first three go well together. You might add a blue to these. Just my opinion. Please post a pic when you are done.

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    You asked for honest opinions and I guess I would say that I wouldn't make a quilt with the fabrics. They just don't seem to mesh well with each other.

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    I want to say thank you for all your great replies. Looking at the craftsy site again I found that the teacher is planning on using over 30 fabrics. What other fabric color & prints should I be looking for.

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    I agree, I think they are too bland. They need something to make them pop. There aren't any lights or darks, they are all mediums IMHO. I would look for something that would really pop. Maybe a bright lime green or a bright clear blue.
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    I forgot to add--I really like the colors you picked--just not together. I love every one of the fabrics that you picked.
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    I don't see a thing wrong with them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NannaL View Post
    Not knowing the BOM you are doing I feel it makes it a little difficult. They do appear to be bland if it was me I would introduce the colour of the aqua/green of the dot (3rd top row) or maybe a brighter mauve. I am not expert its just what I would do.
    I think you're correct. Not enough contrast. A little muddy.

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    I won't comment on colors because I think they are such a personal choice. In my opinion I think more contrast is needed. Whatever color or maybe 2 colors you want to have the loudest voice(s) need need at least a dark shade to strengthen it (them). For example the brown or green or peach/orange (hard to be sure on a computer)- picking one or 2 and finding a dark fabric to give more contrast. I would also pick at least one and add a very light shade of that color. That's my 2 cents.

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    I don't see a whole lot of contrast.

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    Think the top 3 are really nice. Not sure about the last 2 but from my experience I find that when it's finished things I wasn't sure about look fine. What will be your background fabric? I have done the first 2 blocks.
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