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Thread: Time to make a choice--HELP!!

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    Time to make a choice--HELP!!

    I need to make a final decision on fabrics for my niece's triple Irish chain. I have two lighter coloured fabrics and cannot decide which one will blend better. I have been looking at them for so long, that I am beginning to hate both of them. I am really hoping that all of you have better eyes than me! So which one blends better??

    The first photo is the two fabrics in question. In the second and third photo, the rose fabric is not as harsh a colour as it looks, and will be used for the center of the chain.
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    I like the first choice

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    And I like the second.

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    I'll break that tie. The first looks better with the dark rose solid. The lighter looks washed out.

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    I like both. If I was making it, I would probably go with the 1st one.

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    I prefer number 1 because the flecks of color pick up the darker tones in the other pinks. In number 2 the pink looks a little washed out.

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    I like the darker one.

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    I like the first .... the mottling in the light pink and green seem to compete in the second set. This should be a beautiful quilt.
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    I like the second one better. Both will make a beautiful quilt.
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    I like them both but would choose the first with the darker speck to bring out the darks in the floral.

    Nice fabrics! It's going to look lovely!!
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    First one for sure for me!! Pretty fabrics!
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    I like the lighter .. because when the size of the sqaures are complete.. the lighter pink will appear to be more dominate than it does in the photos. I think if the darker/with specs is chosen you might over power the floral once the pieces are formed. If it was me I would cut the strip size and then look, showing only the size square of each color. Then choose. Look at the fabrics in the same scale as the final product , step back a few feet , it could make your choice easier.

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    am glad this is your choice and not mine. I like them all. and the voters look tied.
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    IMHP they look like they are almost the same shade of pink, so I would go for the 1st one with more texture. A Double Irish Chain is on my to do list, so I am very jealous that you are making one. Good luck and keep us posted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I like the lighter .. because when the size of the sqaures are complete.. the lighter pink will appear to be more dominate than it does in the photos. I think if the darker/with specs is chosen you might over power the floral once the pieces are formed. If it was me I would cut the strip size and then look, showing only the size square of each color. Then choose. Look at the fabrics in the same scale as the final product , step back a few feet , it could make your choice easier.
    This is a great idea. Could solve your problem very easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I like the lighter .. because when the size of the sqaures are complete.. the lighter pink will appear to be more dominate than it does in the photos. I think if the darker/with specs is chosen you might over power the floral once the pieces are formed. If it was me I would cut the strip size and then look, showing only the size square of each color. Then choose. Look at the fabrics in the same scale as the final product , step back a few feet , it could make your choice easier.
    I agree with this. I like the lighter if it is going to be a blender/background color. just because it will help to pop the other fabrics while the speckled one is more of an eye catcher. I agree also that it would probably take away from the floral and the other two fabrics. just this is just me. hope it helps.
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    I'd say the first one if you want a bolder look, and the second one if you want it to look softer.
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    My first thought is that the first one offers more texture but since I haven't done an Irish Chain I would probably step back and make sure there is enough value difference. The second one might be a better choice if you need a lighter value. Then when I was finished with the top I would consider the one I didn't choose in the main top to be a thin border... They are all beautiful fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsbmr View Post
    I like the first choice
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    the first. If you only had the second, it would work, but given my druthers? I'd druther use the first

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    I think the last one the colors just flow together and look like they belong together. That would be my choice.
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    I think you need a darker green.

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    I really like the first, but if I were unsure I would make a test block with each and then choose.
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    i vote for the first one
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