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Thread: Help me shop for fabric!!!

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    I am planning on making a baby quilt using the attached pattern. I have already selected 5 different prints from Robert Kaufman's Creatures & Critters collection.

    I need help selecting fabric for the filler squares and the strips. I will probably just use a solid colour for the boarder (not pictured in the pattern).....the boarder will probably be blue.

    Thanks quilting friends!

    I am shopping at http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/index.aspx

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    Here's the pattern and 2 pf the prints
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    Orange....yellow....varigated shades of green in stripes, swirls, and dots. Lots of potential using the fabrics and pattern you picked.
    You picked bright and colorful fabrics...very good choices.

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    I agree totally with auntluc - love the fabrics you have chosen and the colors she suggested seem to me to be wise ones. Don't forget to post a pic when you get it done.

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    what gorgeous fabrics you picked out!!! I can't wait to see the finished product!

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    I can't wait to see it done. It is going to be a fun one.

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    I ordered the fabric I posted along with 2 different shades of blue. Would you suggest I use a print for the filler blocks, or would a solid look okay?

    Thanks!

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    Solid would look fine, or a tonal that would appear solid from a distance. Looks like all the prints you chose are the same scale, bringing in another print could get a bit "busy"

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    Ditto what Moonpi said. If you have all the same size prints you lose the affect. It will look like one big piece of fabric. Notice in the picture how the offset block has a small overall pattern.

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    I see about 9 different prints in your photo....you can do that or reuse the 5 you have picked out.....myself I very seldom use solid print of anything...just don't like solid.....I use a lot of tone on tone.....that pleases my eye better.....I guess it just depends on what you like as a quilter.....it's kinda like coloring.....just lay the colors out and they'll let you know if they want to play together or not....good luck and keep us posted....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcathie
    I guess it just depends on what you like as a quilter.....it's kinda like coloring.....just lay the colors out and they'll let you know if they want to play together or not....good luck and keep us posted....
    I need to remember this....I've never thought about my fabrics wanting to play together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcathie
    I guess it just depends on what you like as a quilter.....it's kinda like coloring.....just lay the colors out and they'll let you know if they want to play together or not....good luck and keep us posted....
    I just figured they lived in the same neighborhood and had to get along. lol.

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    :-) nope gotta play together..........Oh yeah they can get along....but why bother huntining that special color of pink....:-)

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    I got a hole room of get along but they just don't play.....:-)

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