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    Options please

    I am making a Mother's Day hanging. I have three red fabrics in my stash. Which would you choose? Not sure what quilting block I would use to fill in the gaps.
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    I REALLY LIKe the bottom one. It goes well with the fancy lady.

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    I really like the red floral but I think the rose blocks would compete for importance. I would use the solid or a mix of roses and solids.

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    My first choice would be with the red; it makes your blocks stand out and then #3 if you want print. I think #1 fades away your main blocks too much. They need to stand out and be the focal point. The red would do that and possibl with some thin black sashing.
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    I like the bottom one also. Gives the embroidered squares a modern (20s-30s) look!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    I REALLY LIKe the bottom one. It goes well with the fancy lady.
    I thought the bottom one would go better and maybe a pinwheel block. As mother's our mines are always spinning when our child/childrens are out and about.

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    No question, the hearts.

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    Love # 3 nice red/black print

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    I might put a small border on each block of the red and use the rose floral # 1.
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    I'd do a some of the solid red and the hearts together.
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    I like the floral, but would do a nice sized 'frame' in the red, to put the focus on the blocks, where it belongs.

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    It depends on what you are going to put with it in pieced blocks? If you were not going to put pieced blocks, I would probably go with the big hearts. If you are going to do pieced blocks with white, I would go with the first red floral. I think the pieced blocks with the big hearts could cut up the print too much?

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    Definitely the last one.

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    The hearts fabric is perfect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    I REALLY LIKe the bottom one. It goes well with the fancy lady.
    ditto from me
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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    I REALLY LIKe the bottom one. It goes well with the fancy lady.
    Same for me!
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    Ok! the last one got the most kudos. I added extra working to both side and will sash the blocks with solid red then fill in the rest of the space with the heart fabric. Hope it looks good. That is a lot of embroidery added. Thanks to everyone. Will try and get the top done before the nights over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivian Ketron View Post
    I might put a small border on each block of the red and use the rose floral # 1.
    Do this!!!!

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    Definately the hearts. It goes with a mother's love.

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    I like the second one.
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    maybe frame the pics with a touch of black and use the last fab. very nice

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    I like the third one.
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    The red sashing looked to be to much red. Ok, was in the closet looking for some black, I found Hancock bags full to the top with Christmas fabric. I know I had one bag but not three.

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    Oops forgot to add the picture.
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    I would use the solid red as a border around #1 fabric in a simple square in a square block to go with the rest of the embroidery squares, just my first thought.
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