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Old 06-07-2012, 09:01 AM
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Default Fabric designs... how literally do you interpret them?

How literally are you inclined to view fabric designs?

Does a daffodil fabric always have to have flowers in yellow, white, and orange?

Would you find a fabric with blue tulips a bit disturbing?

What about fish? Does a salmon have to be ... salmon in color?

Or can it be green?
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:06 AM
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I like the blue fish better. I would even like them on the green background. But then again I am not a fan of Orange colors.
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i think both of those fabrics are great....artistic license should be allowed
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:09 AM
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I like them both - but I would prefer that the blue one would be called 'fish' instead of 'salmon'

I tend to be literal - if a collection is called - 'pretty pansies' - I expect at least a couple of the fabrics to have pansies on them.
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I guess I'd have to consider the use for the fabric, such as it's intended recipient, meaning pink fish for a guy, etc. lol Otherwise, I'd use whatever works well together! In fact, depending on the light and it's reflections, and depth of water, real salmon can appear to be many different colors! I really like both of these prints and wouldn't hesitate to use either of them!
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I would use either of these fabrics. When I'm making a quilt I'm looking for colours to fit the whole, not colours to match what the graphic is representing. I would use plaid fish in a quilt if the quilt required plaid and I would use purple oranges if I needed purple in my quilt.
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I'd use either colorway, but prefer the blue~~
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:14 AM
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I LOVE both of these fabrics. They are beautiful.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:28 PM
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Both are gorgeous!
Blue for those who are making a quilt of 'any' fish in the river/lake/sea; orange for those who are envisioning koi in their pond.

Then again, I have made a quilt, shown on this board, that used a purple fabric with large fish on it as a background and no one has yet recognized it as fish, no matter where I've shown it!

Sometimes the print doesn't matter, the "movement" in it does.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:02 PM
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I should mention... the only reason I would have known the fish was supposed to be a salmon is that it's part of an Alaskan-theme batik group, which Hoffman recently posted on their website.
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