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    I can't decide. Need some help

    I am making a quilt for my brother and his wife. Guess this is what I get for starting with a stash fabric that is about 3 years old, but I need a second complimentary square and cannot find fabric with the correct color shades. So the dilemma is, should I use the same large print for the focus fabric, with different borders, or use the second focus fabric for the alternate squares. I cannot decide. One day I like the blue to bring out the tiny blue branches in the original print, the next I think the combination is too busy.
    The light gray will be sashing between square, then there is a 9"wide dark gray print strip between the rows.

    Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.
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    I don't have any suggestions, just wondered what this pattern was called. I like it.

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    I like the first pic. The blue seems to catch too much attention and draws my eye away from the prints.

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    I like the green print with the black, the bottom pic in the last strip.
    I am having this problem too.The newer shades are different than the older ones.I plan to make scrappy quilts when I can't a good match.
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    I really like the first picture. I think the blue pops and the fabric print is very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    I like the first pic. The blue seems to catch too much attention and draws my eye away from the prints.
    I agree about the blue ... perhaps if you used a medium grey in the small squares of the darker focus fabric it will tie them all together.
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    1st picture.

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    Me too. I vote for picture#1.

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    I really like pic #1very rich looking.
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    I like the green, the blue is a little too bold. My opinion only.

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    The first picture seems to me to be more cohesive.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    I like the first pic a lot!

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    The pattern is called Ode to a New Century. It is in the spring 2013 Fons & Porter Easy Quilts

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    I like the blue! It gives interest and a nice accent. To me the other choices are kind of monotone. If that is the look you want, there is certainly nothing wrong with it, and it looks good. I just like the other better.

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    I like the first picture. Not crazy about the ones with the blue.

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    I like the first picture too, I think the small blue squares distract from the beauty of the rest of the fabrics.

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    I also like the first picture. The blue with its print fabric would be lovely in another quilt by themselves, too.

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    I think the one that has blue in the flowers and dark blue in the squares is terrific.

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    Interesting quilt pattern! I am finishing one today. In fact, I am making two of them because I have two grandsons graduating from high school this year. The second quilt is all pieced and ready to quilt. I hope to post pictures as soon as I finish. I used some soft colors in the small squares but did add some strong red randomly and will use the same red for the binding. Otherwise, it is grays, black and deep green. I really liked the masculine and modern look (at least that is how the pattern struck me).

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    Liking the first photo.

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    I like first match.
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    Number 1 is my favorite.
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    I personally like the first picture with the green within the black or white small sashing. The blue seems a bit too bright, but that's just my personal opinion.

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    I like the first picture.

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    I'll join in it's #1

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