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Thread: Fabrics - opinions please!!

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    Super Member Pamela Artman's Avatar
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    I was commissioned to make a double wedding ring quilt for a woman's daughter who is getting married in September. She specified the colors of turquoise and copper. I thought it was a strange color combination, and a little hard to find fabrics in these colors, but after shopping at two stores, going through my stash and my friend's stash, I came up with these fabrics. I spent the last couple of days cutting out all the pieces. What do you think of the fabrics and colors?
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    I can't wait to see the progress. I like the color scheme, almost a Southwestern feel to me.

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    I think those colors go well together. i thought it was an odd combo til i saw the pic.

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    I like it... nice combination.. and good fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    I can't wait to see the progress. I like the color scheme, almost a Southwestern feel to me.
    I'm glad you said it has a southwestern feel because that's what she said her daughter liked. I thought it was such a strange color combo, but I think I'm going to like it. The background is a cream colored tone on tone. I'll take some pics as I go!

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    Gorgeous fabric combo for a southwestern feel! I'm looking forward to seeing the pics as you go!!

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    I think they all look good together..the only one I question is the paw print? Does they like animals?

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    The fabric's that you have found, for this quilt, are gorgeous!! I can just picture how pretty it will be, when finished. Please share pictures as you make more progress. I am so anxious to see it!!
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    Those wouldn't be my color choices either, but they remind me of living in New Mexico and visiting the Pueblos. The natives there made beautiful turquoise and leather jewelry.

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    I love the colour combo too!

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    I like it! It's similar colors to a new batik bundle called Honeysuckle from Hoffman. Wedding Rings are so nice. Please post when you are through so we can all admire it! :)

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    Not my colors but the look very good together, and yes have that SW look anf feel.
    Looking forward to the finished top

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    Turquoise and leather...that hits the nail on the head!

    While I wouldn't have picked it, it really REALLY goes well together. Please keep us posted on the progress, I have a feeling this one will be a winner!

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    somewhere, someone posted a quilt of the golden gate bridge where she used some terrific copper colored wire/thread for the suspension - I've got to say that it would be cool if you could use it on this quilt too!

    I LOVE the colors - turquoise just makes most quilts sing! That is going to be a stunning quilt when it's done. Can't wait to see the photo.

    I'll try to find the bridge quilt and send you a link...

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    I really like the fabrics. It will have a southwest look to me and with the copper very rich look! Please post when you are finished!

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    Wow! I think it'll be a fabulous quilt! Can't wait to see progress :)

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    I think they go good together and should make a beautiful quilt.

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    Yep - works really well together. Love to see the finished article.

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    I lilke those colors...I made a French Braid with teal and brick red. Some people like it a lot, others not so much. It's OK...not everyone will agree.

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    Thanks everyone for the thumbs up! I've got several of the arcs made and a couple put on the "melon" piece and it really looks nice. I'll take a pic as soon as I get a little more done. As soon as I get a ring or two done, I'm going to call the mom and have her come look at it before I continue. If she doesn't like any of the fabrics, I'll take them out (as long as it's just one or two!)

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    oooooo those are pretty colors. I can't wait to see it done

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    That sounded horrible til I saw the picture. That is so pretty. Great job so far. I can't wait to see the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    I can't wait to see the progress. I like the color scheme, almost a Southwestern feel to me.
    You're right it does make one think of Arizona. I cannot wait to see this all done.

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    I think it will be striking. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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    Gorgeous!! Can't wait to see it in progress

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