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Thread: Making quilt for Dad and need advice on my fabric choice

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    Hello all, this will be my first quilt made for my dad. I have found this dog panel that is perfect for him. He has the same dog and everything. I have a bunch of fall colored and jewel toned batik fabric that I would like to use but know that it is up I am not sure I like the batik can you help?

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    The batik is beautiful, but, somehow I just don't think it "goes" with the dog fabric (which is gorgeous too). To me batik is very "eastern" in feel and design and the dog fabric is not...Autumn tones will work very well with the sashings and the dog print, but maybe go with something that looks like autumn leaves, rather than the stylised form in the batik. Also the purple colour in the batik is slightly at odds with the dog print...I hope I have explained this sensibly....it will be interesting to see what other contributors think and what you finally decide.

    Please keep us posted - lucky Dad for having a daughter who is putting so much thought and love into his quilt!

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    That is what I needed! I am still trying to get over that stripes and plaids don't go togehter :)

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    I agree. I also would consider choosing something in greens or blues. I think it would pull out the dogs. Just a thought.
    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    The batik is beautiful, but, somehow I just don't think it "goes" with the dog fabric (which is gorgeous too). To me batik is very "eastern" in feel and design and the dog fabric is not...Autumn tones will work very well with the sashings and the dog print, but maybe go with something that looks like autumn leaves, rather than the stylised form in the batik. Also the purple colour in the batik is slightly at odds with the dog print...I hope I have explained this sensibly....it will be interesting to see what other contributors think and what you finally decide.

    Please keep us posted - lucky Dad for having a daughter who is putting so much thought and love into his quilt!

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    That batik is beautiful but maybe not in that quilt. I love the idea of fall colored leaves. That dog fabric is awesome. I'm sure he will love it.

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    I don't think the batik is my first choice either. I wthink I would also try to pull out some blues and browns....but you also knwo what will appeal to him better than I . Good luck!

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    Love your fabrics! However they just somehow don't quite go together. I think it may be that they are competing with each other for attention, both wanting to be the focal fabric. I like the idea of using autumn leaves design fabric, but I would make sure the 'mood' of the fabric is more similar to your dog focal fabric. Good luck finding the "perfect" fabric!

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    A non-stamped batik would be beautiful in this quilt. As well as a leaf pattern too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    A non-stamped batik would be beautiful in this quilt. As well as a leaf pattern too.
    I agree! Something that is more of a blender type look would be nice.

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    Love the dogs print!
    I agree not that batik for this quilt.
    a mottled blender would look best IMHO! LOL

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    Have you considered using homespuns? Many LQS have a good variety of them and they give a wonderful look in a manly quilt.

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    I like the golden sashing. But I would suggest that you pull out the blues, greens and deeper browns. I have found wonderful batiks at my LQS that have foliage in them, and smaller prints. Even though some disagree I think it would look wonderful and your dad will be so proud of his quilt. It appears that the one you have in this picture ranges in colors and I see some blue in it - it kind of reminds me of camouflage. Don't hunters wear that? Maybe they don't but it makes me think of hunters or men in general

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    i think it's too much yellow...i good dark brown batik would be beautiful!

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    i would go with a different batik in a blue or green also. I would also get rid of the yellow boarder and go with something with more contrast maybe a darker brown from the dock or maybe a black like the dog. I think that the yellow might be blending or making the fabric not look as clean as it could. but that is just me. hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahm4605
    i would go with a different batik in a blue or green also. I would also get rid of the yellow boarder and go with something with more contrast maybe a darker brown from the dock or maybe a black like the dog. I think that the yellow might be blending or making the fabric not look as clean as it could. but that is just me. hope this helps
    I agree. After my first reply I began thinking about that. I would go with warm dark brown from the dock. Then when you're putting on your finishing border maybe use that gold as a border.

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    I love all the fabric but I have yet to make my first quilt so I dont have advice to anything. I think the bitak looks like it goes o.k. with it. ;-)

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    Less yellow I think.

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