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Thread: Can't figure out what's wrong with this picture!

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    Question Can't figure out what's wrong with this picture!

    I decided to take a break from the seminole border I am working on... all the little squares were making my head spin. I fell in love with the pink and green floral and thought the arrowhead blocks would look great with it, but they don't look right and I can't figure out why. Is the white messing it up since there is none in the floral.. too much contrast, not enough contrast? Maybe I need a different block? or a block with just the pink and green? Any opinion is welcome!
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    Looks good to me! Very pretty fabric.

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    I love the contrast. It looks great.

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    Are these fabrics and these blocks all you have of the quilt so far? If there's more, can you post a pic?

    The way these blocks are currently designed, the white is very dominant. Also the values are all mediums, little contrast is seen. Perhaps pushing the colors more to the dark, even if they are not technically "in" the floral print, and adding some very light values of the colors (very soft sweet peach, much paler green, a pale, pale blueberry/violet) might help you like the look better.

    Sometimes I make a color copy of the block then color it a new way with color pencils; lay that on the quilt and see if it's better.

    You have the color families of red (the coral/peach), green, and hints of blue evident. Perhaps adding a pale yellow (the 4th "primary" color) rather than white would help soften the starkness of the white.

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    I agree with Jan...I am thinking you want to use the floral for sure...so maybe change the white in the blocks.

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    This is all I have so far. I started making "sample" blocks after I made an enitre quilt with fabric I "loved" and ended up not liking the quilt. Now I try things out first. Thanks .

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    Holy Moly, Jan! I wish I knew what you know!
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    I think the white is too stark.
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    I love the pattern of the blocks but I agree that the white is too stark. I think I would either put the pink and green together or use the floral for sashing or you could use the floral in place of the white.
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    I agree that the white is too stark. Maybe use an off white or a cream instead?
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