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    Which fabric?

    I'm making a quick wall hanging for my daughter's bedroom and would appreciate any help with which fabric to use next. The sunflower fabric I've had in my stash since 2011, and would like to use it up! Any suggestions please?
    Sorry, I haven't pressed or trimmed the block down. It will look neater here soon.
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    I like the tan flowers with green background.
    The pumpkins seem too intense, and the blue seems to clash with the aqua in the block.
    But that is just me.

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    The middle one. It reminds me of a lake in the meadow.
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    Sunflowers.
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    The sunflowers just make sense. Go with those.

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    I would go with the middle one, tan with sunflowers. Very cute ~smile~
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    i like the last one... since a waterfoul theme, i think it goes the best
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    I like the way the sunflower fabric lets the block shine.
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    out of all , the sunflowers look best. cute block.

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    I choose the sunflowers.

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    I love the middle one with it but I think I would like to a deeper shade of blue (aqua) for the bottom triangle below the duck.

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    For the subject matter of the block (duck on water) I think I'd look for something else entirely... like trees. Sorry to be a pain in the behind.
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    Of these three I would definitely use the sunflowers.

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    Of these three, I actually prefer the pumpkins for color and intensity, but what's a duck doing in a pumpkin patch? The next best is the sunflowers I think.
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    I"m not a fan of the pumpkin fabric. I like the sunflowers the best, but the last one is okay, too.
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    I agree with sewbizgirl. I think the duck will float best on fabric that does not have a strong theme. I would go for a plain background and add interesting quilting to go with the theme of the duck.

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    I think that this would look great with trees around it. It would be like a lake in the forest. If not that then the sunflowers. Cute block. BrendaK
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    For the subject matter of the block (duck on water) I think I'd look for something else entirely... like trees. Sorry to be a pain in the behind.
    That.block.is.so.cute.I.have.to.agree....find.some thing.else.which.shows.it.off.better...is.the.duck .a.pattern?I.would.love.to.do.one.for.my.brother>
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    I like the fall colours of the pumpkins, but not the print. A duck in a pumpkin patch just doesn't make sense to me. I like the way the colours accentuate the duck, though. I think a print of trees in autumn would be great. (...it's helpful when people suggest fabric you don't have, right?)

    Of the ones you have, I'm torn between the colours of the pumpkins, and the appropriateness of the sunflowers. Either would be good. I really like your duck, though! It will be great in any setting.

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    Another vote for the middle one.
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    I agree with Jennifer. The colors of the pumpkin fabric really highlight the duck block but the pumpkins aren't right. In my opinion, neither of the other two choices work as well color wise, but their subject matter is better. I'd look for something else.

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    Thanks for all your suggestions! I agree with you, a tree fabric would be perfect, but unfortunately I don't have anything that will work...*sigh*.
    Do you think a homespun red checked fabric would work? Kind of make it country looking? Just another idea.
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    I like the blue third one. Nice duck!
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    I like the sunflowers. The green and yellow pick up the green and yellow in the duck and all the other tones balance nicely. I think the blue check sort of disappears and the pumpkins don't really say 'I'm with a duck'. BTW - nice looking duck!

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