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Thread: Snappy or layed back?

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    When you are shopping for fabric do you find yourself leaning more toward snappy or layed back colors :?: In going through my stash I find that I go for snappy 100 to 1 unless someone has asked for a specific(sp?).

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    Same here. I gravitate toward bright colors

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    snappy,mostly all the time..i love bright colors,
    and i don't care for making baby blankets in the usual pinks and blues..I love them, but prefer to work with brights..!

    my avitar is a baby quilt i made..brights, with balck polka dots on the ends..

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    I did a flannel baby quilt for my youngest dgs that was black with an off blue snowmen, houses and hearts. It was beautiful!!

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    I really like your question, it made me think. I do not have anything in my stash that would be considered bright. The closest I have is 1930's floral prints. I am a little intimidated by the brights, but maybe someday. :-D

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    Me too....those jewel tones grab me every time. Purples, reds. teal etc. I force myself to buy other things to balance them out, but I oh and ah at the "snappy" colored quilts!!
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    I would have to say snappy! BUt I also have to say I am always more attracted to warm colors such as reds...browns and pinks.

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    I'm more of an earthy/jewel tone kinda' gal...but thats not to say I don't love all the other colors too...I need to break out of my comfort zone.

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    Sitting here thinking about it, I tend to buy warm earthy colored laid back tones more often than the snappy brights. I think the only snappy colors I have are in charm pack like Moda's Clementine and Happy Campers or when I buy box lots and bright fabrics are in there.

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    Snappy by all means. Batiks are my favorite. Orange used to be my least favorite color but now it seems everytime I buy fabric it has some orange in it.

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    I would say snappy. I love the brights and the jewel tones, mostly in cool colors. I am severely lacking in earth tones, antique looking and shaded colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgray
    Snappy by all means. Batiks are my favorite. Orange used to be my least favorite color but now it seems everytime I buy fabric it has some orange in it.
    I totally agree :thumbup: I love batiks :!: They have some of the most beautiful and vibrant colors

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    RIch fall colors for me, which leads me to wonder why I bought easter egg fabric with sparkles. I must have been hungry.

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    double post - sorry. don't know why the PC sometimes has a herky jerkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Me too....those jewel tones grab me every time. Purples, reds. teal etc. I force myself to buy other things to balance them out, but I oh and ah at the "snappy" colored quilts!!
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    I mostly buy jewel tones too.

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    I have everything- it all calls my name! And I listen.

    My favorite- I don't know- I love them all. Have some jewel tones, some brights, some 1930s, some Civil War, etc.

    I don't have a lot of browns and greens. I have 3 tubs of Christmas fabric and 2 tubs of children's prints. I'm just addicted to fabric. (Although I am adhering to my resolution of not buying fabric and using from my stash).

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    Mine would be warm colors such as fall colors and oh i love green in anything (:)

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    snappy

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    Snappy! Brights - geometrics - batiks - jewel tones, rich and intense colours.

    Hmm, but I also really like earth tones - fall colours and those gorgeous brick/red earthy tones.

    Oh, and blue and yellow together.

    Lime green just seems to zing up anything.

    And the soft warm neutrals make me feel so cozy.

    Apparently, almost anything works for me :thumbup:

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    both! lol I love civil war and any kind of toile. I have a house full of antiques, so tend to gravitate toward traditionals. However, I also have about 30% HAPPY fabrics and pastel/girly

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    BRIGHTS!!! Or pink floral. I can't resist a pink flower.

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    I like warm and cool colors and have yet to buy anything real bright. But, I'm thinking I may go a little brighter in the future.

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    I dont buy really bright colors unless it is for children. I tend to like soothing softer colors, but also like deep shades. Please keep all screaming oranges away from me lol...they make me nervous.

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    I just bought sever birght prints to finish some UFOs for my g-grand, in hope that will snap them up a bit.
    I usually a layed back person, so these brights (like in the quilts for kids) kinda makes me nervous too.

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    definitely jewel tones--purple is my favorite

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