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Thread: Bargello makers and others--will these colors work? More Choices on Page 2

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    First photo is the pattern. The suggestion is to go with 6 creams to yellow, then 9 autumn colors, to 5 greens...
    Some of the creams are not batiks, all the rest are. That's fine with me. I don't want to buy anything! :-D I'll just be making a wall hanging or two... so no big deal if it doesn't work well. I want to try a small one to get the hang of Bargellos.

    See anything glaring I should switch?

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    WOW,gorgeous fabrics.Cant wait to see the bargello,it;ll be beautiful.I;m not brave enough for that yet

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    Ooh, these are my colors!!! I am planning on making my first bargello after the holidays for my bed, and I am going with oranges, green, browns and tans. I think yours are lovely!

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    No they won't work, so I think you should send them all to me.... LOL JK. They are absolutely gogeous! I love them all!!!!!

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    I have always thought you had a great sense of color and I think you have chosen a winner yet again. I have never made any bargello beyond a small wall hanging as a learning piece, but I am sure that someone with experience will have an answer for you soon.

    Happy Holidays! How are those sweet minis?

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    Those fabrics will make a beautiful Bargello quilt.

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    Beautiful assortment of fabrics. I have not ventured doing a bargello, yet. The more of them I see, the more I want to try one. Maybe after Christmas

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    Oh good lord yes they will work. I can not wait till we get to see the finished quilt... great looking fabrics wowzers.

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    That is going to beautiful.

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    It's going to be gorgeous!!!

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    Woo hooo!!!! Your in the club!!! Are you ready for the addiction?????????

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    What a beautiful selection :D:D:D

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    Great choices, can't wait to see it. :lol:

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    Well--I switched the 11th and 12th fabrics...but will that be too many "solids" in a row then too many prints in a row? And are the creams different enough?
    Sigh... I need to stick with something at some point but with 20 pieces, there are so many ways to change it!

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    Naughty naughty Katie ! Dont try to trick us! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Well--I switched the 11th and 12th fabrics...but will that be too many "solids" in a row then too many prints in a row? And are the creams different enough?
    Sigh... I need to stick with something at some point but with 20 pieces, there are so many ways to change it!
    When I made my Swish Bargello, I needed 24 fabrics. I chose 30 to 35, laid them on the cutting table. Everytime I walked in the room I looked at them. If one slapped me in the face I took it out and put it away. When I got down to about 26, 27 fabrics I cut 2 1/2" strips from each of them and put the bolts away. I pinned the 2 1/2" strips on the design wall in the order I had in mind at the moment.
    Again, each time I walked into the room I looked at them. If one of the strips slapped me in the face I moved it closer to a cousin, sister or brother. Looked again each time I came into the room. If one strip kept jumping out at me and didn't disappear anywhere I put it, I took it out and put it away. When all the strips disappeared within themselves I felt like I was ready.
    In Danmar's instructions and tutorial she says the fabric only has to work with the 2 fabrics on either side of it. That rule and my disappearing act worked for me. Good luck.

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    I think you have a perfect mix there. This description of the disappearing act sounds like one I will use when I do mine. I have been playing with an online "pallet" of colors on one web site, doing the same of keep going back to it later to see if I still like it.

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    It should be beautiful with your color choices.

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    I am not normally drawn to these types of fall colors - I'm more of a blue/purple/green fan myself. That being said - I LOVE your fabric choices and think this will be an incredibly beautiful quilt!! Or as others have said - you could just pack them up and send them all to me-LOL! Good luck on your journey with this fabulous quilt!!

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    I changed my mind!!! I'm allowed, right? :lol:

    Now I think the creams are broken up a bit--and the prints aren't so in a row... see the new fabrics in the cream section? LOVE them!! I don't think I'll be changing my mind. :thumbup:

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    I love the pattern you have chosen. I'm a lousy color selector so I'm staying out of that!

    Please keep us posted. I'd love to try that pattern some day and would appreciate your thoughts on it.

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    Wow, so much info from our friend in Tn. I have got to bookmark this one for sure. Your colors are beautiful and I'm sure it will be beautiful. Make sure to post pictures aloing the way for us.

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    Love your choices..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    When I made my Swish Bargello, I needed 24 fabrics. I chose 30 to 35, laid them on the cutting table. Everytime I walked in the room I looked at them. If one slapped me in the face I took it out and put it away. When I got down to about 26, 27 fabrics I cut 2 1/2" strips from each of them and put the bolts away. I pinned the 2 1/2" strips on the design wall in the order I had in mind at the moment.
    Again, each time I walked into the room I looked at them. If one of the strips slapped me in the face I moved it closer to a cousin, sister or brother. Looked again each time I came into the room. If one strip kept jumping out at me and didn't disappear anywhere I put it, I took it out and put it away. When all the strips disappeared within themselves I felt like I was ready.
    In Danmar's instructions and tutorial she says the fabric only has to work with the 2 fabrics on either side of it. That rule and my disappearing act worked for me. Good luck.
    Oh gosh--that is great advice... I'll get on that this weekend!! Thank you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    When I made my Swish Bargello, I needed 24 fabrics. I chose 30 to 35, laid them on the cutting table. Everytime I walked in the room I looked at them. If one slapped me in the face I took it out and put it away. When I got down to about 26, 27 fabrics I cut 2 1/2" strips from each of them and put the bolts away. I pinned the 2 1/2" strips on the design wall in the order I had in mind at the moment.
    Again, each time I walked into the room I looked at them. If one of the strips slapped me in the face I moved it closer to a cousin, sister or brother. Looked again each time I came into the room. If one strip kept jumping out at me and didn't disappear anywhere I put it, I took it out and put it away. When all the strips disappeared within themselves I felt like I was ready.
    In Danmar's instructions and tutorial she says the fabric only has to work with the 2 fabrics on either side of it. That rule and my disappearing act worked for me. Good luck.
    Oh gosh--that is great advice... I'll get on that this weekend!! Thank you!!!
    No, stop! I think you are done!
    Let's wait until Barb_Mo gets here but I think you are where you want to be. The way I am counting your fabrics, you are done. Beautiful fabrics. In your second layout they look perfect to me for the pattern. Barb will need to know: on the pattern, the light colors are ?5? rows and the yellow on the pattern is the ?6? th row? And in your 2nd fabric layout your 1st 5 fabrics are light to creme, then you have an ?orange? so that orange will be where the yellow in the pattern picture is? Right? If so, I think you are ready to cut. Good job! I am going to love it. Let's see what Barb says.

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