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    Need advice please.

    I am making this DWR quilt. The fabrics have been approved by the recipient, however, as I progress with the blocks I am feeling concerned by the sameness of the top. It seems a bit insipid/washed out, if you know what I mean?
    Because of this I auditioned 2 different tone pinks to see if it helped. I thought it did to a point, but one was too dark, the other was the tone of pink that seemed to clash with the junction triangles.
    With quilting I think it will look better than it does now, and my DH feels it's fine as it is.
    Would you be kind enough to express your opinions please as which way I should go.
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    I would use the darker one. It gives more life to it.

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    I like the darker pink too! The quilting will also make it pop!! Keep going.

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    Alternating the rings with light/dark pink will give it more definition (if the client will accept that), & the quilting will add a lot.
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    I would use the darker gives more contrast
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    Oh well, I like the insipid/washed out one.
    Perhaps the quilting can give it umph.
    Think of whole quilts that are one color with just the quilting!

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    I like the lighter pink, to me it blends better. Just my opinion.

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    I like the first. I would finish it up and quilt it.
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    I like the insipid/washed out one. But I would prefer all my corners to be pink. So I guess I really like washed out.

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    I love the first one! It looks so soft, kind of like an antique DWR and totally suits the pattern. It will look lovely with fancy stitching in the rings.

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    i love the softness of the original. but my first thought when i saw the dark was to make the alternate rings dark.
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    I think it will be gorgeous as is! Tartan used the word soft and I think that fits it perfect, not washed out at all! Once it is quilted it will be beautiful!
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    I like the mid pink as i think it lifts it but looks like it still belongs where as the darker pink detracts and draws my eye to it too much. Good luck.
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    Not all quilts need to be bright and bold.
    I too like the insipid washed out look as you called it ... I'd call it soft, subtle and subdued.
    Nothing wrong with that!

    I wouldn't make any changes without the other person knowing ... or she may be totally disappointed when you deliver it to her.

    And maybe, just maybe ... the way it is now, is exactly what she wants!
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    I like the washed out one

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    I like the first one-would NOT add the pinks Let the quilting enhance the centers when done Good luck

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    I like them all
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    Why not use them all? I like all your fabric choices. I vote all the more color the better. Good luck! Can't wait to see it finished!

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    I like the subtlety of the first one, it' is soft and comforting! Don't change it, go with it!

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    The original colors would not be right for me; I would be bored to death before the top was finished. But --- those fabrics might be right for the recipient. I think you could probably use different fabrics in the same family (not darker, just different patterns) to add more interest. You may be trying to make it into a bolder quilt, but all that it really needs IMHO is more variety. But the first thing I would do is show it to the recipient and gets his/her opinion.

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    Personally, I like low contrast quilts like your first picture. It looks soft and pretty as it is. The darker pink looks out of place in this quilt to me. I recently finished a quilt for my DD that was all soft pastels. She loves it. It has an "old" look to it.

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    I would stay with the recipients' wishes. The quilting will make it more beautiful

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    I like the first one but I see almost everyone else lights the darker. So use what you think is best.

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    I like the lighter one too.
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    I would leave it alone, it has a wonderful soft look to it and I think it looks great
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