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Topic: What should I put with this fabric?  (Read 444 times)
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« on: March 16, 2010 06:53:49 AM »

I am making a quilt for my sisters graduation present. I ordered this fabric:

I got one yard that i black with white skulls and one that is white with black.

I need another yard or so of black fabric with a white design and white fabric with a black design. There is also an accent color, which I'm most likely going to use green or turquoise.

Anyway, I was thinking polka dots or stripes, but am wondering if that would be too much with this pattern? I also thought of doing a few different fat quarters so I could get a good variety of patterns. My mom suggested pairing them with solid black and white blocks.

Input and/or fabric suggestions please.

I'm working on a little sketch of how the blocks are laid out right now so you can see.

« Last Edit: March 16, 2010 06:59:44 AM by lilmissdangerous » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010 01:40:29 PM »

It could be too busy with polka dots but it might not be. The biggest determining factors on the busy-ness would be: 1. how big the skulls are and how prominent they are on the background and 2. how big the polka dots are and whether they are tone-on-tone or majorly contrasting colors. Also, how much of the polka dot fabric you use and it's placement could make a difference too. Take your current fabric with you to the shop and see what it looks like with polka dots. I also found that if I photograph it an look at it later, sometimes I notice something I miss. I did that with a design layout that looking at it with just my eyes it looked OK but once I looked at it on my computer screen, I noticed things that my eyes missed, especially with how the fabrics played together.

I like your black & white with an accent color idea and the layout you drew out is nice. Are the bold black lines going to be a different fabric or are they there just to show where the seams are?

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010 07:38:21 PM »

They are just seam lines.

I bought some fabrics today that I'm hoping will go with them, but if not, i like them and can use them for other things Smiley I had 4 ladies at the fabric store helping me and making suggestions.

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