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Thread: New pics** I Need Opinions!! pic included =o)

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    Ok, so I was just at my father's house for Thanksgiving. It's a brand new mansion of a home.... VERY gorgeous and ornate. My original idea was to make them a set of elegant placemats for their new table. I was going to use rich, deep colors as I was thinking would befit their new dining room.

    But now that I've been there, two things have changed! I saw they have MANY sets of placemats! But no table toppers! So I'll do a square to fit their large, round table.

    Second thing that changed is his wife's color scheme in the dining room is VERY colorful!

    In the picture, the table has 2 or 3 leaves in it to make it big enough for family thanksgiving. When it's just them, it's a 60" round table.

    So if you were making a table topper for this room, would you try to do something bright and colorful like everything else? OR would you go with the understated, tame colors since everything ELSE is so bright?

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...DiningRoom.jpg[/IMG]

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    I'd do understated. Everything else is so colorful and rich, go with something muted and tame to be there, but not announcing itself.

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    Ok.... understated is what I'm going to do! If, in the end, I don't think it'll be perfect for their house, I know it'll work in mine!!! hehehehe This one will have a splash of purple and metallic gold... a small splash. I hope that'll give it a bit of zing and panash. :D

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    Oh, and I've pulled fabrics and am ironing them out right now!! I should have it all cut out in the next hour or two. Wheeeeeeeeeee!

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    That is a tough room to plan for!! :D I think whatever you go with--it'll work. :wink:

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    Oh good, Well, where is it?? You are always soo speedy and I can't wait to see what you are gonna tackle for that room. (Which is really pretty btw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Oh good, Well, where is it?? You are always soo speedy and I can't wait to see what you are gonna tackle for that room. (Which is really pretty btw)
    Ugh! It's not as pretty as I was hoping it would be so far! I'm hoping it's just because it's too early to tell, but usually I know I love something from the start. LOL I'll keep going, but this may stay here at my house. LOL!

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    Oh my. Where did they get those chairs. :shock: :shock:

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    sewaholic, I was wondering the same thing I love the way they look.

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    The chairs are a mish-mash, collected from around the house so that 12 people could sit at the Thanksgiving table. LOL The 4 painted ones my Dad's wife and her kids painted themselves.

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    HI. I like the painted chairs.
    For the topper, I was thinking burgundy with splashes of purple and gold.

    ranger

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    Ok, here's what I have so far:

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ogresstop2.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ogresstop1.jpg[/IMG]

    There will, of course, be borders and stuff. LOL
    What do you think? Honesty is good here!!

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    I LOVE THE COLORS!!!!

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    I think that's pretty. It's very busy, but that's a busy room so it should work!

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    I love it!!!

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    Really??! I'm surprised... hehe I thought for sure you guys would think it's not pretty enough. It IS very busy... I'm not in love with the ecru floral setting squares in the middle. I like it, but I'm not in love with it. LOL

    Thank you for your opinions!

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    Ok, here's 5 rows set out on the table:

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ogresstop3.jpg[/IMG]

    The pattern that I'm going from only had 4 rows by 5 rows. Since my Dad's table is a bit larger than most, I added one row......

    ... so now it's square. His table is round, so I was thinking that a square would look better than a rectangle.

    I plan to add a thin border strip around this (after putting in marbled hunter green setting triangles) and then a pieced border of more of those 1 1/2" squares that I made the 4-patches out of.

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    Okie doke, going with the square idea.... here it is w/ the setting triangles and corners in green!

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ogresstop4.jpg[/IMG]

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    the green really pulls it together, I was having a hard time looking at the other s by themselves. Funny how color can change everything.

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    That is gorgeous!

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    Thank you! I'm in the middle of piecing the diagonal rows together. Next step is a thin border stripe and then a border of the same 1 1/2" squares that are in the middle. Then the binding. I have to work sort of fast because this is a Christmas gift, and after this I have two sets of placemats that are also gifts! LOL

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    The green sure does bring it all together, is turning out beautiful :D

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    the green brings it together nicely, had trouble with it before that. going great

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    looking good kiddo

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    Very classy looking - I love it!!

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