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Thread: Colors for Christmas Fabrics?

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    I hate to admit how much my age reveals itself, when I look at the colors of Michael Miller's fabric collections. I suspect their designers are a lot younger than I am (and we're all ages here so I'm not too embarassed to say that).

    Anyway... they are coming out with two colorways of their new Christmas 2010 line, and I'd really like to know what you think of these. Please chime in!

    The first six pictures are called the "traditional" colorway, and the last six are "spice".

    Opinions?
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    More "traditionals":
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    These are "spice":
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    I really like the first one! The red color is vibrant and the pattern crisp. The other two.... well... pretty but not my taste. Plus I have a hard time seeing how you'd use the last two with the first in a quilt.

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    and more spice:
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    Okay, I jumped the gun.. your other posts just came up. Again, the prints with trees and such are wonderful. The circles... look muddy to me.

    Thanks for the preview. This is interesting.

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    And one more "spice"; they call this color citron.
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    Personally I dont like any of them. I dont care for the designs at all. They are not traditional enough for my quilting projects, and I usually go with darker, richer colors for my Christmas decorations/quilts/gifts. I do however like the design on the snowflake one and the tree one, but not so much the colors.

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    I love it.... I especially love the scrappy one with all the bright colors in it.

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    I don't like any of them...at least not for Christmas! I guess I'm just too much of a traditionalist and would rather stick with the red and dark greens...

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    They call the circles "snow dot", 'cause they sort of have a snowflake in them.

    Now this one, I think is definitely "muddy". Looks kinda like oreos to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    I don't like any of them...at least not for Christmas! I guess I'm just too much of a traditionalist and would rather stick with the red and dark greens...
    Ok, they do have one dark green trees which is pretty traditional.

    Well, the trees aren't green, it's the background that's green.
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    I'll be the odd man out here. I like them all "except" for the last one (snow dot)- Oreo Cookie looking one. I'm not sure that I would do a quilt with them, but I can see them in table runners, pot holders, the odd pillow cover.

    Thanks

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    I love them all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    They call the circles "snow dot", 'cause they sort of have a snowflake in them.

    Now this one, I think is definitely "muddy". Looks kinda like oreos to me.
    Yummy in the tummy but not in the quilty wilty! But, I digress. :-)

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    they look like walmart wrapping paper - must be appealing to the sophisticated wallyworld shoppers

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    I like the first one and this last one. The others are just not something I would buy

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    I guess I'm old fashioned but the rich reds and greens still are the ones that catch my eye. Turquoise blue just has never seemed liked a Christmas color. That is a stretch....

    (thank goodness, we have stashes and have been hording for quite awhile)

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    I like all the Christmas trees and snowflake prints. My favorite colors are Burgundy, pinks and greens...they match my decor better than the bright reds/greens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJs
    they look like walmart wrapping paper - must be appealing to the sophisticated wallyworld shoppers
    They remind me of wrapping paper, too. Though not necessarily wallyworld. Actually, I saw more of these "modern" designs on gift wrap than I did the more traditional ones this year.

    Are the more modern designs for the younger crowd? Am I too old to "get it"? My daughter would tell me so... but then, we don't share the same tastes in anything except ice cream anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan
    I guess I'm old fashioned but the rich reds and greens still are the ones that catch my eye. Turquoise blue just has never seemed liked a Christmas color. That is a stretch....

    (thank goodness, we have stashes and have been hording for quite awhile)
    And thank goodness for Hoffman fabrics. You can always count on them for traditional deep reds and greens.

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    I don't like numbers two, three or the last one. They make me dizzy. The others are okay, I guess it would depend on what you'd want to make. The would make neat gift bags.

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    Those are all great fabrics , except the brown one, but that might have a use in small doses. I think it would be fun to find a pattern to use those neat fabrics with.

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    I think I have wrapping paper like one of those. I do like the more traditional reds and greens of both collections, and the mittens...definitely not the citron color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momto4
    Personally I dont like any of them. I dont care for the designs at all. They are not traditional enough for my quilting projects, and I usually go with darker, richer colors for my Christmas decorations/quilts/gifts. I do however like the design on the snowflake one and the tree one, but not so much the colors.
    uber-ditto!

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