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    Super Member Happy Tails's Avatar
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    I am going to try to make a queen size quilt for my daughter for Christmas. She loves plaids, so I bought a bunch. I kinda had it in my head I would like to do the friendship star with the plaids, what do you guys think? Here are the first 3 pictures of my plaid fabric. I'll post the others in a sec. Thanks so much for your help.
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    Beautiful fabric! and cute puppies!

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    Wow! Lots of beautiful plaids! Lucky daughter.

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    I'm not sure if I want to do a star on every block or something else I'm totally lost. Do you like the blue background or the cream, or would all different colors of green on each star be better. Of course after I bought all this fabric, she tells me she'd LOVE a quilt with earth tones!!! HELP ME
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    Wow! They are beautiful. Has someone made a little trip to Avonport? LOL! Just in case you don't already spend time here check out the link to quiltville. I wanted you to see something plaid right away, but the whole site is wonderful. My favorite next to the board. http://quiltville.com/scrapsandshirttailspreview.shtml

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    I love your plaids. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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    I saw the new pic after I posted. I like the blue back ground best but I like darker colors. Lol. But if your DD wants earth tones then you should use the cream. Did you tell her that you already bought the fabrics?

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    Well, I love the blue, but there is really not enough contrast to be your backing. The white or creams seems like too much contrast, so your greens might just be the right choice.

    Try making a block with each and see how you like them then..

    I love the plaids by the way

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    Super variety of plaids! It will look great. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I always have to be different. I like the cream!

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    Hi again,
    Here's another site I like a lot: http://thethriftyquilter.blogspot.co...e-thrifty.html
    It's madly plaid!

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    A thought - the plaid in the center (if the center is proportionately large) - the blue for the points - the cream for the background - narrow border in blue - and plaids in the border

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    You sure have a lot of them. I think it would look good with just solid blocks of the different plaids with sashing in between.

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    And a last thought: you've got lot's of earthtones in your plaids. You could always warm the whole thing up by going with a gold or tan background.

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    i would pull out all the plaids that don't have any blue in them. the red and green and the orange and yellow might not go real well. but that is just me. I like things to have some thread of similarity in them.

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    I love plaids. i made one with plaids, cks and stripes.
    those are lovely fabrics!!
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    I love all the plaids. My choice would be the blue for the background. The tan doesn't do the plaids any justice. But if your daughter wants earthtones you will have to redo & buy more earthtone plaids & the background fabric. You still should make one using the blues too! It will be great!

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    I won't be of any help. I would use the blue for the backing, plaid in the center, blue for the points on say a neutral, and plaids in the borders. If you are binding it, I would just put strips of plaids together and bind.

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    Our quilt group is doing a log cabin block in plaids. Light on one side and dark on the other, with a red center. I think it's going to be neat. You might want to consider doing that with your plaids:-)

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    Some of these look like homespuns. Make sure and wash them first because they shrink. I made some blocks with plaids for the boomerang swap. I was really surprised at how nice they looked together. Somehow I thought it would be a pattern overload but it wasn't.

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    I vote for a cream print background. Alternate the star blocks with a plain one. Do lots of quilting in the plain blocks to soften the stars. It'll look fabulous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilliebee
    Hi again,
    Here's another site I like a lot: http://thethriftyquilter.blogspot.co...e-thrifty.html
    It's madly plaid!
    Oh, I like this quilt! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Tails
    I'm not sure if I want to do a star on every block or something else I'm totally lost. Do you like the blue background or the cream, or would all different colors of green on each star be better. Of course after I bought all this fabric, she tells me she'd LOVE a quilt with earth tones!!! HELP ME
    I like the blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilliebee
    Wow! They are beautiful. Has someone made a little trip to Avonport? LOL! Just in case you don't already spend time here check out the link to quiltville. I wanted you to see something plaid right away, but the whole site is wonderful. My favorite next to the board. http://quiltville.com/scrapsandshirttailspreview.shtml
    The center quilt is fun. I'll have to keep an eye out for this book! Thanks for the link

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    Love plaids! I think the cream is just a bit light, and agree a tan would work better. The blue would make it too dark for me.

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