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Thread: black backgrounds

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    Super Member just_the_scraps_m'am's Avatar
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    has anyone made quilty items with fabric that has designs on a black background?
    i have a whole bunch grouped together, but am sort of at a loss as to what to make with them...
    any suggestions? photos may help..thanks in advance...

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    hard to tell without seeing the fabric. describe more what you mean by designs on balack background. are the designs in color or just another black.

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    I agree with Holice. Can you send photos? I LOVE working with black backgrounds and carried several of them in my shop years ago. But lately I haven't seen as many good ones as we used to see. I'm talking tone-on-tone blacks, smallish prints, saturated color almost like patent leather, no bleediing.

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    Here is a picture of how I used the tone on tone blacks for background. The red is a Hawaiian type print. Red is all the same print but many blacks.
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    I love the contrast of colors on black, black really makes them sing :D:D:D

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    I had a whole bunch of black background scraps that I had collected not knowing what to do with them ....I made a quilt. Charisma quilted it and posted it here:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-104909-1.htm

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    I have made several and LOVE them.
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    Gorgeous quilts, excuse me while I go drool in the corner. LOL I'm a big fan of black with brights as well. I think you could go the other route and do something like grays, blacks, and whites, and it could look neat too.

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    Beautiful quilts!!

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