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Date: 6/13/13 8:59 PM

These are the fabrics I have so far, for a wall hanging. I want simple, but don't mind putting some sashing or borders on if you think I should. This is what I could think of doing at the moment. Any and all opinions are totally welcome!
I have like 1.5 yds of the books, and the red too.
And I have no idea how to quilt this once it's done!




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Date: 6/13/13 9:06 PM

The red totally overwhelms everything. Can you use a navy blue instead? Love the panel.

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Date: 6/13/13 9:20 PM

No, the red is the only colorway I could get of that print. All three fabrics are part of the line, so I do want to use the red. Maybe break it up some though.

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Date: 6/13/13 9:28 PM

What about this one? I don't want it too busy, which is why I didn't get it the first time.


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Date: 6/13/13 9:40 PM

Southern, you have to do what you think best. To my eye the red is wonderful, but that is me - I love red and dislike blue.

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Date: 6/13/13 10:15 PM

I vote the red too.. less clash of patterns maybe.. also the red pops the print.. but then I love red.. more then blue.. To me its a no brainer.. use the one you like..

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Date: 6/13/13 10:28 PM

I love the red too, it makes the prints stand out so well!

I REALLY love the books print right up next to the panel. Do you have enough to put the books on all 4 sides of the panel, then border that in red?
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Date: 6/13/13 10:38 PM

At first I agreed the red was too overwhelming. Then I thought use one of the tan colors next to the red for a band. I don't know what things are called in the quilting world. So, I folded up a brown paper lunch bag to about 1" and held it next to the red on my computer screen. Looked good to me. Mellowed the red some, but it still has kick. And it reminded me of old books that have pages turning brown.

Love what you're doing and I want one too. Nose in Nancy Drew book- so my childhood.

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Date: 6/13/13 10:40 PM

Yes, I do have enough to do that. I'll test that look too, thanks. The red isn't as bright in real life as in the picture. I may make it slightly less wide, though. But I do want the silouettes to show.

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Date: 6/13/13 10:44 PM

Forgot to say-
For the back Minky. Minky is the solution to World Peace. Just drop Minky blankies on world hot spots. Have been petting my 50 swatches from Minky Boutique non-stop since they arrived today. Dinner is delayed and blood pressure is successfully lowered. I'll stop babbling now.

Love the idea of more book spines and red border all around per Cat.

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