Baby Quilts I am working on. OPIONS WANTED

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  1. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the baby quilts I plan to make uses panels by Darlene Zimmerman. I will trim the animal blocks out and use my own fabric and colors to use around the animals. In one scheme I have greens and in another I do not. The teal/ blue is for corner stones and the border. what do you think, with or without green? I plan to use the pattern that the panel is featured with but I am using other 1930 fabrics that have more kid prints on them.

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    With greens.

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    Without greens.

    Looking at it I think the greens compete too much with the teal corner stones and teal border fabric.

    Also I am undecided about the color strip around the animals. Should I reduce my color scheme or increase it?

    This will be a quilt for a baby girl. The top picture shows how pattern is as designed by Darlene Zimmerman but I will not be using this color scheme or fabrics.

    I just realized it will be wide enough without the border so I can maybe use that fabric as backing. It is on the bottom left.
     
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  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    I have several quilts passed down to me but I am not a quilter. Yours will look lovely, the animals are wonderful.

    If I'm understanding, I think using the green for a backing would be very nice and you wouldn't have the worry of the color clash.

    What a great baby gift!
     
  3. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree. Without the greens. I don't know exactly why, but maybe it does clash with the teal. The teal will pop a little more with out the green. I would have to see more of the border print to make an opinion on that. It takes me a long time to decide on things like that! [​IMG] I think this is an adorable quilt! Where do you get your fabrics? I love 30-40-50's prints!!
     
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  4. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop/browse/4408
    Tthis is not the line I bought but it is the line that will make the quilt as shown in the picture with the pattern. I bought multiple panels off of etsy. I think they have more if you are interested in the panels only. I thought it was a great way to use up scraps of 1930 fabrics and that is mostly what I have. the panels would easily lend themselves to any pattern to make a quick baby quilt. this pattern as above with all the flying geese is a maybe a little more intensive. the pattern is free online.

    I did buy a stack of fat quarters from here but it was this line by Penny rose designs called toy chest-

    https://www.missouriquiltco.com/sho...enny-rose-studio/toy-chest-fat-quarter-bundle

    I really like it because all the prints have little animals or items like baby shoes on it. I justified the big splurge because it is birthday month and I have several grand children expected this summer. Most of my 1930 fabrics is scraps I bought from other people or traded. Having a set of coordinated fat quarters helps me use and tie together the scraps also. I then sort them by size and color. I just bought some off of Connecting threads and got some backing 4 yards for about $12.50. It shreds more readily but over all has a nice hand, a bit heavy, and is affordable.


    http://www.connectingthreads.com/collections/Line_Dried_Quilting_Fabrics__L158.html

    I like collecting reproduction fabrics like 1930s or Civil War because they are timeless to me.

    This is the teal fabric for the back.

    https://www.missouriquiltco.com/sho...tudio/toy-chest-bunnies-balloons-aqua-yardage
     
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  5. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    That is going to be so cute, but I would leave out the greens they don't seem to be pastel. Can't wait to see it finished, so are you going to make the flying geese?
     
  6. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh! I really like those prints! I also love the colors! Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  7. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I plan to do the flying geese. So it will be the same pattern but I will use different 1930 fabrics then are shown in the top picture. I might also add a border.
     
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  8. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I advise to add a border for a baby quilt. They get a lot of wear and tear - the one I made for my nephew needed repair on the worn out binding twice. I was glad to have enough border to trim it up and just apply a new binding.
     
  9. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    Good advice thanks, and I have not seen you in a while how have you been?
     
  10. NanaKat

    NanaKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Try checking out Thousandsofbolts.com that is running a sale on quilt fabrics for $4.95 a yard....great designer fabrics. That site has lovely 30s, 40s and 50s prints as well as Civil war prints....my go to site for quilting
     

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