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SophieAnn
« on: November 19, 2008 06:53:19 AM »

So if I were to make a quilt using Moda Recess Charm Packs:
http://www.emeraldcityfabric.com/ProductImages/21090PP_1000x1000M.jpg
(I will probably also supplement the charm packs with a solid)
 
What would make a better quilt back?

Dogs - http://www.emeraldcityfabric.com/ProductImages/D1555-760_1200x1200M.jpg
 
Jane - http://www.emeraldcityfabric.com/ProductImages/DJ3312-WHIT-D_1000x1000M.jpg

I do have 2 dogs, so I think the dogs one is really cute, and I love the orange but the Jane one is sooooo cute and so retro... so hard to choose!

Or, do you think both are terrible and you have another suggestion?

Thanks for your comments/thoughts!
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008 07:21:20 AM »

I'd use the Jane fabric - it is so cute and retro, and IMHO, the very bright orange background on the Dog fabric would be just fine for some things, but I don't care for it here. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008 07:33:05 AM »

Seconding the Jane fabric - I think the orange background would be too much, and I like how the Jane fabric picks up colors used in the rest of the quilt.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008 09:48:55 AM »

Jane fabric! If you use it as a backing then you get to appreciate the allover design of the fabric. Looking forward to the final product...
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SophieAnn
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008 10:15:50 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I was leaning towards the Dick and Jane fabric so I gues that settles it.

I am loving all the Dick and Jane fabrics!  I could easily make a whole quilt with only those fabrics.

Check out some more of them:
http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/MMF/Swatch.cfm?&Kwds=DJ

The game board is great.  So are the sentence structure ones.  So is the J for Jump... they're all fab!
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008 06:45:40 AM »

Those are sweet.  I work with some one who loves that Dick and Jane have a baby sister named Sally.  (That's her name too.)  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008 06:54:48 PM »

I'd go with the Jane personally, or some kind of a solid blue.
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