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Thread: Which fabrics to choose?

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    Wink Which fabrics to choose?

    I want to make a DP9 and am trying to use mostly fabrics from my stash. Which of these fabrics would you use? My fav is the beige with the flowers, but what would you put with it? Choosing fabrics has never been my strong suit!

    Please help! Quilt Inspector is keeping my sewing chair warmed for me while we await your input..........lol
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    I like them all. Personally, I'd leave out the polka dots to make it a more "calming" quilt, or put them in for a little pizzazz; just depends on the effect you're going for.
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    I like the 1st 4 from left to right. Good luck choosing
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    IMHO all except the red. Lovely lovely fabrics. Good luck.

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    I would use 2, 3, and 4 just using the 3 colors or 3, 4 and 6. I'm sure whatever you use will be beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieH View Post
    IMHO all except the red. Lovely lovely fabrics. Good luck.

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    I might use the polka dots a little on the front and a LOT on the back! Love the left 4!

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    I like them all, but I also lean to the 1st 4. How many fabrics do you want in your D9P? The inspector doesn't look like he intends to move, at least not until dinner time.

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    Since the inspector isn't looking, I would use the 1st 4 or 5 . The red is beautiful, but looks too red.

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    I think they all would work

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    I would use the first four fabrics.

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    How many fabrics do you need? I like them all and I think I see both the red & the orange in the polka dot, but I'm thinking they might "fight each other" in a D9P? I'd go with the red over the orange if it were me- but it's not, so what does your artist eye tell you when you close your eyes?

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    Use them all! And add in one that is darker yet than any shown because you're good in the light and medium value range. Gonna be a darling quilt, can't wait to see it!

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    I would use them all. I can hardly wait to see it when you are finished
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    I would use all except the red. Put the strongest color in the center and make sure the dots go in a center position on a side so they get cut in half. If you do use the red, put it in the center so it becomes smaller squares.

    Reposition your 'audition' so the red is not showing as much with the beige floral on top. Maybe we are just seeing too much red in the current pic.

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    I have made 3 D9P and the last one I used a "rule" from a talented lady on this board. I would use the first6 4 of your fabrics left to right. I would make the corner squares blue and the centers gold and use the two lights for the other squares. Can't tell if that is rust color in the first print and far right print. Polka dot could be used along with the two beiges, but it looks more white background ?? The "rule" I used is make all corner squares dark or light and the center square dark or light and do the other squares opposite of the corners and center, I love dark corners and dark middle square and the rest light. This makes a definite pattern and not scrappy looking. This is just my opinion and whatever you choose to do will be special. Sorry I don't have a pic to share.

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    They all would look great. I think it just depends how many colors you want to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Use them all! And add in one that is darker yet than any shown because you're good in the light and medium value range. Gonna be a darling quilt, can't wait to see it!

    Jan in VA
    I agree with Jan in Va. I think a dark fabric would add depth and pop.

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    I like them all. The red could be your zinger.

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    I like the first four and if you needed another do you have a green you could add?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckalou View Post
    I want to make a DP9 and am trying to use mostly fabrics from my stash. Which of these fabrics would you use? My fav is the beige with the flowers, but what would you put with it? Choosing fabrics has never been my strong suit!

    Please help! Quilt Inspector is keeping my sewing chair warmed for me while we await your input..........lol

    Using just 3? I'd use the beige flowers for the outside corners. The orange for the inside square and the blue for the middle edge pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beckalou View Post
    I want to make a DP9 and am trying to use mostly fabrics from my stash. Which of these fabrics would you use? My fav is the beige with the flowers, but what would you put with it? Choosing fabrics has never been my strong suit!

    Please help! Quilt Inspector is keeping my sewing chair warmed for me while we await your input..........lol

    Add to last post----------------(edit is a pain!)
    Maybe red instead of orange for the center block
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    If #1 is you favorite, I would select #2 from the left as the center of all the 9 patches. It will bring in a neat secondary design in your quilt. The polka dot may have too much white and jump out at you unless you 9 patch is quite large.
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    all of them IMHO

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    orange, blue and polka dot

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    I like the first three personally.
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