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Thread: Does anyone else have a real problem with green?

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    Does anyone else have a real problem with green?

    This drives me crazy!!! I have all kinds of shades of green in my stash and can never find the right one - or ones. I avoid green like I would avoid a runaway train. However, I want to use them. I organize my stash drawers by color all the time. Most of them make perfect sense but my green drawer is a disaster. Avocado, celery, olive, kelly, hunter, lime, etc. Why is it that I cannot for the life of me make sense of green? Maybe a food issue??

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    I think there are too many shades of green. The one I might want is never in my stash. I have a problem with orange. I just don't appreciate it. I barely consider it a color. Must have been because I drank too much Orange Crush when I was a child.

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    It's the same thing with my machine embroidery thread. I bought a set of 300 colors, and it came with a lot of greens. I also purchased additional spools of green from different manufacturers. I never have the green I envision for my embroidery. However, I keep running out of sage...
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    It's funny that you mention that. I've been organizing my fabrics and I separated a whole stack of what I'm affectionately calling Ugly Greens. Not really sure what I had in mind for them! Green does seem to be a tricky color.

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    I have a friend who is a great gardner, and she told me you have to get the greens right in a flower garden before you can add color. Must apply to fabric, too.
    Since I gain weight reading cookbooks, why can't I lose weight watching a fitness program?

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    I love green...favorite color...all greens, especially the darker ones and the avocado greens. I don't use the really bright greens, tend to stay with the duller ones because of the colors I like. There are a lot of shades of green, and different ones go better with different colors. I have 2 bins of red, 1 bin of blue, 1/2 bin each of purple and pink, 1/2 bin each of yellow and orange, and 4 bins of greens (as well as bins of black, brown, tans, and lights). I think the more you work with color, the better you can figure out what is the best green to use with the other colors you are choosing for your quilt.

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    I think greens are difficult because the blue undertone and the yellow undertones are so far apart. I have trouble figuring which drawer it goes in..blues, beiges, browns or green. I constantly find FQs in the wrong drawer.

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    Maybe we should have a "green with envy" challenge. Everyone mails their ugliest green fat quarter to the person next on the list and you HAVE to make a quilt top with the fat quarter to mail back to the original owner of the fat quarter. They can do with it as they wish. LOL

    PS I just made this up, but it kinda sounds fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti25314 View Post
    I have a friend who is a great gardner, and she told me you have to get the greens right in a flower garden before you can add color. Must apply to fabric, too.
    That really makes sense!! I have a real problem with greens also!!!

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    I'm not a green person either; my stack of greens never has what I need and I've been building stash for over 30 years! I get my greens from my 87 year mother's stash much of the time, LOL.

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