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Thread: Help needed in selecting fabric for a quilt...

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    I can save over $5 a yard if I order fabric online, not to mention have access to a bigger selection of fabric....I just miss the assistance of the shop clerk giving input and being able to see the fabric together.

    I am planning on making my best friend a quilt as part of her wedding gift. I want it to look great, so I am looking for advice of all my fellow quilters here : o )

    This is the pattern I will be using:


    Going from left to right, starting in the upper left hand corner are blocks A B and C.

    Block A



    although I am thinking that this blue might look better


    Block B




    Block C



    Backing



    This collection is by Timeless Treasures and is called Amelia.

    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/ItemSearch--search-amelia--srcin-1

    http://www.burkfabrics.com/cart/search.php?mode=search&page=1

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    I have the same problems with picking out colors to go together. I love all the colors you have picked out but I also think the darker blue is nicer than the lighter blue :)

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    Love the fabrics! That's going to be a gorgeous quilt. Your friend will love it.

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    I like your choices! The only thing I can see is maybe swapping your fabrics in A & B, I think what you have for B will fade into your C block. If you swap them there is a little more contrast. Does that make sense? Just my opinion. (My oldest daughter would love these fabrics)

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    I love the pattern and the fabric you have picked out. That is going to be a gorgeous quilt. I agree with Melissa, though, block A never touches block C and I think the fabrics you have picked for block A (I would use the darker blue) would look better next to C. So I would use block A fabrics for block B and block B fabrics for block A. I think I am saying the same thing as Melissa-is this clear as mud???

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    I agrere with Marcia and Melissa, totally. The fabrics you have for block A (again I prefer the darker blue) are more blenders and would look better used in block B between the very distinctive fabrics in block C and the two you chose for B that would then be moved to A. I think it would have more harmony that way. Nice choices for pattern and fabrics!

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    beautiful colors your friend will adore this ...I agree with the others here I like the darker blue as well...

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    I like the big blue block A, block B with C.

    Let us know what you decide.

    Kyia

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    Thank you all so much! I wish that I had posted here before ordering as I'll have to order extra :P The more fabric the better though!

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    I like the blues (either would be good) but I think the prints are a little busy together because of the bold colors. Maybe a lighter colored prints?

    I can't wait to see what you choose and see it finished, it's going to be so pretty!

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    I love the colors too - I have made 2 quilts with very simlar colors. Might I suggest that you insert a very high contrast color for "pop". Maybe something in the russet (not orangy rust, tho) family. I made a french braid quilt with those lovely teal colors, and added the russet as the accent color - YUMMY!!

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    I really like the darker blue color for Block A. For Block B I like the green background. The fabrics and pattern are going to look fantastic and your friend will love her quilt! Great job!

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    I love your fabrics. I like the deeper shade of blue for your Block A.

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