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    Senior Member mythreesuns's Avatar
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    I need your thoughts and ideas....

    I am trying to make a Yellow Brick Road quilt for a wedding gift...and their wedding colors are red and yellow. I also don't want it sunglass bright either. How do you think all these colors will be together in this quilt...
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    Hi and good morning! I think those fabrics will be great, but if they start getting brighter than you want, you could coffee dye them to tone them down a bit

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    Looks great! but the third one on the top row seems to me, a bit bolder than the others. i guess because it has a bigger solid design than the others that have more of a thin line design. BUT.. you are the quilter and if you like it then I am sure the recipents will love it!
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    I think they are great. I would add one more color...probably a medium gray or brown.
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    I like your colors. If it was me I would add more variety to your selection. There are two (upper left) that are the same print You could incorperate a few more light background prints and some darker. I would also look for a print that has the colors you are showing .. a print with the gold, yellow, red and a touch of black. Yellow brick Road is a quilt pattern you can use lots of fat 1/4 , last I checked the queen size calls for 30 fat 1/4's.

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    I love bright quilts. One thing, the black will draw your eye so I agree to add one more color in grey but with a bold print like the one red one. Then you would have two bold prints so the one wouldn't so different. I think it will be great, can't wait to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally J View Post
    I love bright quilts. One thing, the black will draw your eye so I agree to add one more color in grey but with a bold print like the one red one. Then you would have two bold prints so the one wouldn't so different. I think it will be great, can't wait to see it.
    I agree! Nice colors!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mythreesuns View Post
    I am trying to make a Yellow Brick Road quilt for a wedding gift...and their wedding colors are red and yellow. I also don't want it sunglass bright either. How do you think all these colors will be together in this quilt...
    First off I'm a scrappy girl, this isn't enough fabric for me. And your prints are all the same size, basically. How about throwing in a smaller print, a check, a stripe, something to add interest, some bolder prints? Your last fabric is really gold, there are lots of soft butter yellow colors that will do for your theme.
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    Great colors....I Luv bright colors ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I like your colors. If it was me I would add more variety to your selection. There are two (upper left) that are the same print You could incorperate a few more light background prints and some darker. I would also look for a print that has the colors you are showing .. a print with the gold, yellow, red and a touch of black. Yellow brick Road is a quilt pattern you can use lots of fat 1/4 , last I checked the queen size calls for 30 fat 1/4's.
    This was going to be my suggestion too. Add a print that has all the colors in it - I always feel like that ties all the elements together. It's going to be great though - I like the colors.
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    I think the 3rd swatch in the top row doesn't fit too well. But the other colors (depending on how they are all arranged) could work out beautifully!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissSongbird View Post
    I think the 3rd swatch in the top row doesn't fit too well. But the other colors (depending on how they are all arranged) could work out beautifully!
    We are all so different...I like the 3rd swatch in the top row with your other fabric...and I see a few others don't. So I am no help. I think the fabric you have selected would look good together. Are you still thinking of the Yellow Brick Road pattern?

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    Well, duh. I just went and looked at your fabric again, and you clearly said you were making the Yellow Brick Road. I was remembering your post from yesterday and was pleased I remembered your pattern choice. Now I just feel rather foolish, having read your message too quickly to remember it well. Or maybe my short term memory is going and my long term memory (as in yesterday) is functioning well!

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    I like all your fabrics, except the yellow. First, it has the same pattern as one of the reds, and I don't care for it with the gold. I like both fabrics, just not together. I really like the gold. Can you find another gold to add to the mix? Also, I like the idea of adding a gray to the fabrics. I am anxious to see your final choices.
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