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Thread: Do these match or clash?

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    Do these match or clash?

    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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    I think they look great together.

    I love the postage stamp fabric
    Last edited by charsuewilson; 05-31-2013 at 09:35 AM.

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    I am no expert, but I think they look good together.

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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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    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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    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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    No, they look good.

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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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    Yup - looks good to me! I would go with it!
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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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    I like your choices. Where did you get the postage stamp material in the background. That is beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingHaven View Post
    I like your choices. Where did you get the postage stamp material in the background. That is beautiful.
    I have no idea when or where I got the postage stamp fabric! haha. Joanns, perhaps.

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    I like them all except the one on the far right. It seems to be very primary where the others are nice tones, IMHO.
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    I like them all!
    Once you get more of the hexes finished you can play around with placement and see what looks good to you. I'm thinking you could randomize the brights and muted ones for a really nice design.

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    I vote to use all the fabrics. I think they look great together!

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    In the past I'd say that it's okay to mix everything. But lately I have noted that there is a big movement to keep "clear colors" or bright separate. There are no quilting police--so it's up to you.
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    i think it depends how many you are using. if you have plenty of each, i think they will blend. just a couple muted ones, though, will look washed out.
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    I think they are all nice but I like the muted ones much more than the bright. If it were me, I would leave the bright one out

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    They look great!!
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    As I was reading I thought my answer would be to keep them separate. After seeing the picture, I've changed my mind. I think they look nice together.

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    I think they would all look great together. Nice fabric.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I think they look very nice together. The muted ones add interest and will give your finished piece more dimension. Go for it!

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    I believe they neither match nor clash, however they do coordinate.

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    I don't like the mixture.

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    Great combo....

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