SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Quilters' Corner > Nancy Drew Get a Clue ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Nancy Drew Get a Clue
Opinions please
SouthernStitch
starstarstar
SouthernStitch  Friend of PR
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 11349
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



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!




-- Edited on 6/13/13 9:02 PM --

------
Bernina 780, and 530
Viking Opal 690Q
Babylock Evolution
Singer 403a

When life gives you green velvet curtains, make a green velvet dress.

Learn To Sew
star
Learn To Sew  Friend of PR
Member since 4/12/05
Posts: 13009
Skill: Advanced Beginner
online now
Send Message

      



In reply to SouthernStitch <<


Date: 6/13/13 9:06 PM

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

------
Bernina 630, Bernina embroidery module, Pfaff 2036, Bernina 1200DA serger, Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

SouthernStitch
starstarstar
SouthernStitch  Friend of PR
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 11349
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



In reply to Learn To Sew <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


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.

------
Bernina 780, and 530
Viking Opal 690Q
Babylock Evolution
Singer 403a

When life gives you green velvet curtains, make a green velvet dress.

SouthernStitch
starstarstar
SouthernStitch  Friend of PR
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 11349
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



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.


-- Edited on 6/13/13 9:29 PM --

------
Bernina 780, and 530
Viking Opal 690Q
Babylock Evolution
Singer 403a

When life gives you green velvet curtains, make a green velvet dress.

Franksdottir

Franksdottir  Friend of PR
Member since 4/25/08
Posts: 3292
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to SouthernStitch <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


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.

------
Barb

poorpigling

poorpigling
Texas USA
Member since 12/28/07
Posts: 11069
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to SouthernStitch <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


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..

Cat n Bull
star
Cat n Bull  Friend of PR
North Carolina USA
Member since 2/17/06
Posts: 5158
online now
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



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?
-- Edited on 6/13/13 10:30 PM --

------
Cathryn

wendyrb
wendyrb  Friend of PR
California USA
Member since 12/30/11
Posts: 3730
Skill: Advanced
Body Type:

online now
Send Message

      
thumbsup 8 members like this.



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.

------
Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. Andy Rooney

Pfonzie- my honey Pfaff Creative Performance and Pfaff Passport, Bernina 930 and 830, Evolution and Enlighten sergers

SouthernStitch
starstarstar
SouthernStitch  Friend of PR
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 11349
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



In reply to Cat n Bull <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


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.

------
Bernina 780, and 530
Viking Opal 690Q
Babylock Evolution
Singer 403a

When life gives you green velvet curtains, make a green velvet dress.

wendyrb
wendyrb  Friend of PR
California USA
Member since 12/30/11
Posts: 3730
Skill: Advanced
Body Type:

online now
Send Message

      
thumbsup 4 members like this.



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.

------
Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. Andy Rooney

Pfonzie- my honey Pfaff Creative Performance and Pfaff Passport, Bernina 930 and 830, Evolution and Enlighten sergers

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Quilters' Corner >> Nancy Drew Get a Clue

Merchants on PR

Boho Banjo art to wear


pdf sewing patterns
Web site

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Web site

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Paganoonoo


Upcycle sewing patterns
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Class Details

Online Class
Sewing Basics
Sewing Basics

Class Details

Megan Nielsen MN2303

photo
by: hnordquist

Review
Ottobre Woman Magazine 05-2010-06

photo
by: angeleyes8...

Review
Petite Plus Patterns Walking Jacket

Petite Plus Patterns Walking Jacket

Pattern Details
Sewing Workshop Tahoe Pants Pattern

Sewing Workshop Tahoe Pants Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.