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    Pattern and fabric

    I am making a king size quilt for my daughter in law. This is my 4th quilt and I feel like I have a lot to learn yet! She wanted a quilt in black and brown. I put together different fabric and came up with the attachment. Someone mentioned that with the mix in fabric, I will lose the pattern. King size really scares me and I think i maybe should have went with a simpler pattern (this is a lot of sewing), and I am willing to change the pattern if it would be for the best. I really want it to be special and I'm just afraid that I will get it done and it wont have the wow factor. I would appreciate any thoughts and suggestions.
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    It already has the wow factor!! I really like it alot!!

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    I like it as is! You have enough value difference so the pattern shows. It will be beautiful. Just squint to see the impact.

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    I love it, don't change anything!!!!
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    I think it is looking very nice so far.

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    I agree with the above. It has the wow factor. I love it.

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    hmmm... I love it. The person who thought you would lose the pattern will be amazed when it's finished and you have a lovely pattern and a lovely quilt.

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    I think it is fabulous! When I read your post prior to viewing the picture, I couldn't imagine a black and brown quilt. But your picture just says "WOW"!!!!!
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    WOW!! Love it!
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    Very nice, I wouldn't change a thing.
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    Leave it as is!! Great job

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    I like it!

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    I think it's going to be great. You have a wonderful start on it and the pattern is very easy to see with the fabrics you've chosen. Don't let the size get to you either, it's just more fabric after all. I always feel like I've accomplished something when I complete a king sized quilt, much more than a wall hanging or some other small item. Gives you a real sense of pride. Good Luck!
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    Beautiful!! Don't change a thing and you will have a striking quilt that your daughter in law will be proud to show off! Excellent job!!
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    I agree with everyone else. Don't change anything--your quilt is going to be breathtaking. Don't let the size scare you and take your time. It will be beautiful.
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    Did they actually "see" the fabrics you chose? Maybe in their mind they weren't looking at the "lights" and "darks" you were using. Could be they were picturing darker browns? Beautiful!
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    Its beautiful and she's going to love it!!!!

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    This is going to be one gorgeous quilt! It is looking really, really good. Keep going as is - and be sure to post a finished picture. Lucky recipients.
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    It has the wow factor right now and all the potential of being a family treasure once your done. I don't think you lose anything using the material you already are using; Your doing great. Can't wait to see it finished.
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    Fabulous! Definitely a WOW factor in the making. She is going to love it.
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    I love it! I squinted (blured my vision) and I could see the pattern clearly, it looks great!
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    It's wonderful. I love the pattern and the colors!

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    I think it is a lovely choice of fabrics and a great pattern. Did she choose the fabrics? I like what you've done!

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    That looks good to me. For a quilt of that size, you want to avoid excessively challenging patterns so you have a chance of completing it in a reasonable amount of time. Try for really challenging quilts when you are a bit more experienced and comfortable with them.

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    If you had said to me that you were doing a quilt that was black and brown (only), I might caution to pick fabrics carefully so you didn't lose the design/pattern. You tossed alot of fabric with white background. That made ALL the difference. It looks incredible. I wouldn't change anything. Enjoy the process... oh and if you can chain piece for the 9 square blocks and then use the tube method for the HST to make it all go a bit faster and easier, especially based on the size of the quilt. It won't make the quilt look better. It will just make it go faster.

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