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Do these match or clash?

Old 05-31-2013, 09:13 AM
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I want to make a table running using patriotic fabrics and English paper piecing. Some fabric is more "muted"/Americana looking and some is brighter and more vibrant colors. Can I mix them or would that make the muted look dull? Not sure if this pic will show you what I'm talking about or not.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:18 AM
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I think they look great together.

I love the postage stamp fabric

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:18 AM
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I am no expert, but I think they look good together.

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:19 AM
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I would keep the muted ones separate from the brighter ones -
but that's just my preference.

I like the three hexagons that you have together -

I think the muted ones look washed out and 'old/used' with the brighter prints.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:20 AM
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I think the muted ones tone down the brightness. If you like that then keep them in. If you want to keep the brightness level high then do as bear suggested, and take them out.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:31 AM
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My first quilt had this "problem" of bright and dull fabrics, and I didn't finish it for years because of that. When I finally finished it, I loved it! http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t174293.html
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:46 AM
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No, they look good.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:28 AM
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I think they look great! My son was born on the 4th of July I should make him a quilt like this and dunsters... awesome idea
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:08 AM
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Yup - looks good to me! I would go with it!
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:20 AM
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I think the little bit of bright white will add sparkle to the rest of the quilt. I vote for keeping all the fabrics in.
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