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Thread: 50th Wedding Anniversary DWR

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    I like the bottom fabric - a lot. What fabric are you using for the (usually) white space in the quilt? If it's white, I wonder whether fabrics 2 and 5 will show up. All the fabrics need to be looked at with the background fabric to see the contrast.

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    While 50 years is associated with 'gold' - will a quilt in those colors go with the rest of their things?

    (Not trying to discourage you here, but yellow/gold can be a bit 'tricky' to use in large amounts)

    Maybe a wall hanging or table topper if 'gold' is not used much otherwise in their home?

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    Nope. I think it is just fine. That is going to be gorgeous.

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    I think the colors are perfect and that your parents are fortunate to have a son like you. Don't forget to post the picture when the quilt is done. Will be looking forward to seeing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    I like them all and would use it. It may be my monitor but, the 3rd fabric from the top looks more like the 'odd man out' as it looks more sunny yellow than gold. It is going to be gorgeous!
    Ditto, I agree that the third looks more yellow, but when the small pieces are together the gold may come out to play. Can't wait to see the finished product. BrendaK
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    Cut one patch from the fabrics or cut a window in a piece of paper the size of the patch and put it on the fabric. It will give you a better idea.
    DEB CAVAN

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    Love the silver and gold, I think it might add some spark in places.

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    Beautiful combination of fabrics. I love the bottom one also!
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    Think your selections are PERFECT!

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    I think that fabric is great they all are. I would use the darker color in the middle where the rings come together.

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    They are all great together!
    If anything I would say the 2 "whites" don't go!!!!
    The choices must depend on which fabric/s is/are background?
    Whatever u decide it will be wonderful and much loved.
    Heather
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    love all the fabric leave bottom one in

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    I like it.

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    I think it is fine.

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    I think the last one will add depth to the quilt.
    Jeanie

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    I like it and think it will look great

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    I love the contrast and the GOLD of the bottom fabric. I really do. I'm always surprised when I think a fabric won't work and it seems to be an eye catcher.

    Once my sil gave me a bunch of fabrics she didn't think she really liked or would use. I put them all in an around the world quilt and it was awesome! You just never know, until you sew!
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    I would use the bottom fabric too. You need a little punch for the eye to see.
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    I love the bottom fabric for the movement it will give to the quilt. They are always more interesting with more fabrics and not all the same size pattern. Love the fairy frosts - all so appropriate for a golden wedding anniversary. Good luck!
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    They are all just terrific and thank you for sharing, life is about taking a chance use the bold one.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Thank you all! You have been so encouraging with your comments! I am going to make a test block and use that last fabric!
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    No, it won't be a problem at all. It will give you your dark. You have light, medium and the two darker pieces will serve as your dark. I think it will be gorgeous. The fabric is.

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    Love the bottom fabric. I don't have any experience with DWR but it's a gorgeous fabric that complements the others. I can only think it will add a punch to the whole project.

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    Gorgeous fabrics!
    I haven't seen the particular instructions for DWR that you are referring to, but if it were mine to do, I would use the second fabric in the stack as the 'background', and the bottom one as the 'corners' (the parts where the rings interlock).
    I think I would add a few more fabrics to the mix, but I grew up with one that had probably 9 or 10 segments to each ring and it was very scrappy...no two rings exactly alike, although all the fabrics were used in several rings.

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    BTW you really need to do 4 blocks to get a full view of what it looks like put together
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    I think they all blend very well

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