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Thread: 50th Wedding Anniversary DWR

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    50th Wedding Anniversary DWR

    Hey everybody! I am in the process of choosing fabrics for a Double Wedding Ring quilt I am going to make for my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary. I am making Eleanor Burns version of the DWR and it calls for 6 fabrics. I am trying to save, and use from my stash, but, I am open to buying new fabrics. Does the bottom fabric stick out like a sore thumb? That is the only one I am not sold on yet? Would love to hear some opinions from you all out there in QuiltingBoard land! Thanks in advance for your advice!
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    It will end up being a very small piece when you put it in the wedding rings, so I think it will end up blending just fine.

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    It's a larger print than the others. I think I would go for something else. I did just a wall hanging of the 2 rings for my friends for their 50th in gold. I think I bought 3 times as many fabrics as I needed. Just couldn't decide what went together and how they should shade. Were they the right value and everything else. Good luck and have fun.
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    I think it is a bit bold compared to the rest, just my opinion though. The rest are gorgeous, should make a pretty quilt.

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    Love the bottom fabric.
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    I think your choices look great together. If I had all that in my stash, I would consider myself blessed. Like the other lady said, the pieces are small and about anything would blend in. I really like the look of the one in question. The design in it seems to have a bit of metallic look to it so I think it would be perfect. Good luck and wishing your parents a Happy Anniversary. I've had 57 of them. So blessed.

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    I would use the bottom fabric.

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    The bottom one is my favorite. use it. all will work together.

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    Use it, it will blend well. Can't wait to see it finished.
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    I think they go together well. I agree with the others that you'll have only a small piece showing in your pattern.

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    I agree they blend well

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    I agree, I think it will work just fine as you need different textures and colors! It will be beautiful!!!!
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    It will end up being a very small piece when you put it in the wedding rings, so I think it will end up blending just fine.
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    The bottom one works because the 1st, 4th and 6th are in the same color family/intensity...I'd go for it!

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    I think ALL those fabrics will make a fantastic golden wedding ring...............for a 50th anniv.

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    I think it will be just perfect with them. I love them all and think you were so lucky to have them all on hand.

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    I like all of your fabrics, the bottom one included. I think they are all perfect for a golden double wedding ring quilt, and the bottom fabric will make it even prettier!

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    Several of those fabrics look like Fairy Frost, so a bolder pattern like your last one will give your DWR a nice pop. Please post pictures when you are done. It's going to be spectacular!!!

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    i like all of the fabrics - go for it
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    Beautiful fabrics please share the quilt when done!
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    I like the bottom one, kind of gives it pizzaz

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    I think it will work beautifully.
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    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!

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    yep, don't like the bottom one

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    Looking at your fabric pile all the colours seem to blend pretty well. Yes the bottom one is bolder, but you will only be seeing small pieces of it. I think it will look lovely.

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    Please use the bottom fabric it will help make the whole quilt pop a little - otherwise it will be too blendy.

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