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Thread: I need input on what colors to use for Uncle Sam

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    I need input on what colors to use for Uncle Sam

    I am working on an Uncle Sam and am torn which color way to make him. Should I make him bright red, white and blue, or more of a primitive red, white and blue? Thanks for your input!

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    To me he should be bright red white and blue, well I think it is navy blue. Guess mostly which way you see him yourself. Sounds like fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    I am working on an Uncle Sam and am torn which color way to make him. Should I make him bright red, white and blue, or more of a primitive red, white and blue? Thanks for your input!
    To me, the muted red and blue, and a sort of slightly off-white are more like "Uncle Sam" colors. The brighter ones are more modern, but I still like the muted colors best for a quilt. It just boils down to personal preference, though.

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    Usually I tend to pick muted fabrics for my quilts. For Uncle Sam I would go with the bright colors. It's really up to how you see him and where you are going to put him. Good Luck deciding.
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    Thanks to all of you for your opinions. I appreciate it.

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    I think this is a matter of which you like best. A lot depends on if you want an up to date Sam or a more retro one. Either choice will be good.
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    Do one of both and see which one you like better. I go for bright!
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    When someone says Uncle Sam, I think of those old posters, where Uncle Sam is pointing his finger "Uncle Sam wants you" Everyone has different taste, but I would do the toned down colors. Whatever you choose, I would love to see it when your finished.

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    I wouldn't do bright, but that is just me

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    i prefer the burgundy and navy blue myself. just as pretty but not jarring.
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    Thanks everyone! I am still torn as to which I like better. Sometimes the color choice is the hardest part!

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