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Thread: Is this too soft?

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    Is this too soft?

    I am not sure that is the right question, but I want to make a quilt that isn't bright, where nothing really "pops." (My last two have been so bright that I almost needed sunglasses when I sewed.)

    I have laid these five inch blocks on my design wall, and I like it. I even like how the two fabrics tend to blur together.

    But now I am wondering if it is too "soft," colorwise. I have been looking at it for a day now, and I am ready to actually sew the blocks together....but I am wondering if I am stalling because it is too soft?

    So, I should proceed, right? If I like it, it doesn't matter what my guild would say about it? (My quilts always seem so different from the others in Show and Tell.)

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    Hey, that's because you are you. Be yourself! That's how new things come about. You don't follow the crowd. I like it. You have a dark, a medium and a light. Go for it.

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    There's nothing wrong with "soft" coloring - I think it's very pretty.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I really like the color's you chose. It will be a beautiful quilt.

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    I think its really pretty and if you like it - why not - you're probably still dazzeled by your previous quilts !!!!!

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    It's great ... even though it's "soft" you still have good contrast to bring the pattern out.
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    I like it. If you think it needs a little more you could make a narrow border with a darker purple then soft again, that would add a liitle pop.

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    I like it, the darker purple is just a hint darker then the other purple. It doesn't pop but it's still nice. Sometimes nice is good. You're eyes will thank you when you are quilting.

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    Now THIS appeals greatly to me! I love comfortable colors and your design has enough contrast to make is stand out, but not SCREAM....

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    I like it, that is the fun of sewing/quilting...one day you can be loud and one day you can be soft and then one day you can be just plain silly
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    I like your quilt and it's good to try new things.
    You don't need to please others...just be yourself.

    I have always loved scrappy quilts.
    The more colors, the better.
    Then I decided to try a quilt that was 3 shades of one color.
    I couldn't believe how much I liked it!
    Scrappies still make my heart sing but I am so glad that I made the other one.
    Since then, I have made 3 other 'soft' quilts.
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    I like it as is. If you want to "punch it up" just a little bit, I would maybe add a narrow sashing type border. Perhaps cut 1.5" strips of a deep purple fabric and run that along each side between the last two blocks. Repeat that fabric in the binding. The quilt would stay soft, but there would be an added design element in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    I like it. If you think it needs a little more you could make a narrow border with a darker purple then soft again, that would add a liitle pop.


    I love the softness of it. The contrast of your lovely fabrics is just right.

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    I like it - sometimes soft and soothing is very pleasant to have around.

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    I see no reason why every quilt has to 'pop'!!

    That's what guns do! That's what pants seams do when there is more a** than fabric to cover it! That's what Rice Krispies do! That's what some chewers do with their gum! That's what knuckle crackers do to their joints!
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    I love it just the way it is, of course purple is my fav color. Saying that I really love Rangers blue quilt also.
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    i think it's wonderful just the way it is!
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    I like the softness of this one. I tend to vary from darks to brights. I don't know what keeps me from the soft colors. They are so comforting looking. Maybe add a darker binding if you want that little pop.

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    I love it!
    Ranger, your quilt is lovely too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I see no reason why every quilt has to 'pop'!!

    That's what guns do! That's what pants seams do when there is more a** than fabric to cover it! That's what Rice Krispies do! That's what some chewers do with their gum! That's what knuckle crackers do to their joints!
    My thoughts exactly!! I like your "soft" quilt.

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    I think it is very pretty and "soft" but I like pretty and "soft." I think a dark purple border followed by a light border would be stunning!

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    Thanks for the comments, ladies. I think I am ready to continue now. Ranger, I love your blue quilt!

    Dina

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    It's beautiful!!! I find it refreshing, to see quilts that don't "pop" one into a migraine! I LOVE your colors together!!!
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    I like it. I also agree with everyone else about the darker border. Don't ever let anyone tell you what you like. Go with your heart, it knows best.

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    Nice dark purple boarder would make it look prettier to you

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