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Thread: Mystery Quilt material

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    I tryed to put this in the topic about it but can not figure out how to do it so I am doing it this way. This is the materials I found in my stash for the quilt. I would like your opinion and would purchase some new if anyone had suggestions as to what would look better. I am very challenged in this area.

    My mystery quilt material
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    First question is how many fabrics do you need for the mystery quilt? then I would take out the dusty pink print and replace is with a deeper blue marble fabric. I think the rest will be fine because anytime I have done a mystery, contrast it the big thing in chosing fabric. It take contrasting colors to have the design show up the way it should.

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    Those look good :) I think you need 2 more. Maybe a white or a black and then another color

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    I would replace the dusty rose with either a black or white for contrast. I think the white would really make it pop.

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    good start on your color choices (there are 9? fabrics needed), I love the orange (I'm real partial to orange lol)I posted the link to your pics on the Mystery quilt page

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    Hmmmm that is a challenge!

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    You need a total of 9 fabrics, including your focus. In addition to the deeper blue that maryb suggested, I think a light pink, a white tone on tone, and a black would round out these colors beautifully.


    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    First question is how many fabrics do you need for the mystery quilt? then I would take out the dusty pink print and replace is with a deeper blue marble fabric. I think the rest will be fine because anytime I have done a mystery, contrast it the big thing in chosing fabric. It take contrasting colors to have the design show up the way it should.

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    I tend to like prints rather than solids when co-ordinating fabrics. Do you have any prints in the same color way as the solids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I tend to like prints rather than solids when co-ordinating fabrics. Do you have any prints in the same color way as the solids?
    I am like this also! I really like prints, but it is just my personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmK
    I tryed to put this in the topic about it but can not figure out how to do it so I am doing it this way. This is the materials I found in my stash for the quilt. I would like your opinion and would purchase some new if anyone had suggestions as to what would look better. I am very challenged in this area.
    I think a background of cream or an off white, with the inner border a black would be a nice addition. I tend to agree with the use a small print that 'looks' solid. The pink and yellow stand out just a little, try and see if you can find a little softer yellow or pink. (or maybe a small print in those colors would take the spotlight off of those two. I hope this helps. You've done a great job in getting the colors from the focus, just need to ' fine tune' it. :)

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    Thank you all so much. I am going to try and see what I can find and maybe I will post it again. You all have been very helpful. I think I knew I needed 2 more but just can't get my head around that many colors. Most I have ever used is 3 so this is a real challenge for me. I am glad you are stearing me tward small prints as then I did 3 colors I used prints and love it. My mom says you HAVE to have a solid!!! but she is OLD SCHOOL!! 90 years young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmK
    Thank you all so much. I am going to try and see what I can find and maybe I will post it again. You all have been very helpful. I think I knew I needed 2 more but just can't get my head around that many colors. Most I have ever used is 3 so this is a real challenge for me. I am glad you are stearing me tward small prints as then I did 3 colors I used prints and love it. My mom says you HAVE to have a solid!!! but she is OLD SCHOOL!! 90 years young.
    Sometimes a solid will work, or if the quilt is ONLY solids like Amish quilts. I will sometimes use a solid as a small border(for a framing effect) or for binding. It really depends on what other fabrics one is using and the pattern. Many of the 1930-50's type quilts use solids, so that's probably why your mother says that;>

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    I think I would replace the green with a sage green to match the green in the floral. I would also replace the dusty rose with white or black. (I would use white because I can't see well enough to sew with black.)

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    which mystery quilt is this? (As though I need another one )

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    which mystery quilt is this? (As though I need another one )

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    Beautiful choices :D:D:D

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