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    Old 08-04-2010, 11:56 AM
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    So I just started a quilt for myself. It's going to be a reproduction tumbler quilt. I've done 2 rows and some of the fabrics are questionable. Does it really matter if it's not true to the era? I was inspired by a quilt at an antique store and tried to pick fabrics that resembled it. I even took a picture of the quilt. All of the reproductions I've seen are much more muted. I guess if I like it it doesn't matter.
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    Old 08-04-2010, 11:58 AM
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    Exactly it is all about you :thumbup:

    I like it also :wink: I am not good at picking out fabrics for a certain era :roll:
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    Old 08-04-2010, 12:08 PM
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    Oh, I think all the fabrics are just beautiful! I like it too!
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    Old 08-04-2010, 12:21 PM
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    If you like it, that's all that matters.
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    Old 08-04-2010, 12:24 PM
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    Remember the antique quilt's colors are muted because of time. They were once bright and vivid. Yours will look that muted in 150 years too. LOL
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    Old 08-04-2010, 12:29 PM
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    I think your fabrics look very Civil Warish!! I like it so far a lot!! :D
    Gaigai's comment was so funny haha
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    Old 08-04-2010, 12:31 PM
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    I hope my quilt is around in 150 years!!! Thanks for the tip...I forgot about that little detail!
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    Old 08-04-2010, 12:32 PM
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    I don't see anything wrong with it.... I love Civil War era fabrics and I too, sometimes pick a pattern that isn't 'authentic'.
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    Old 08-04-2010, 12:33 PM
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    I found the same thing so I tea dyed mine before I quilted it and it did tone it down where it looks older. It was easy to do with the boxed "Tea Dye".
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    Old 08-04-2010, 12:43 PM
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    I feel it demonstrates the era very well.
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