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Thread: Let's see those 70's color themed quilt!

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    Senior Member LovinMySoldier's Avatar
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    Let's see those 70's color themed quilt!

    I want to make a quilt for a friend. He is 27 and in love with the 70's colors. Bleh yuck! I really don't understand the fascination but it is one that he has had since we were kids. We first met when I was 13 and he was 15. So he is pretty special to me. One of the few people that I can truly call a friend for life. Thick and thin he has always been there. So this quilt is pretty special. I want it to be perfect. Ideally I am shooting to get this done in time for Christmas so I really need to get going on it!

    Ok here is my questions: What colors just scream take me back to the 70's? Should I stick with solids or what? Any suggestions on a pattern but nothing too terribly hard and time consuming? Oh and don't forget it needs to be "man appropriate." I would love to see pictures of what you have all done!
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    The 70s....I was just a little one but I remember the muted colors in my parents house. Olive, rust, brown. And then there was our living room done in red and black velvet curtains in the winter and blue velvet in the summer, YUK! I think you could get by with solids in the muted colors with a modern pattern. I'd do a search on google for modern quilt patterns and you should find what you need.

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    olive harvest gold brown and rust were very popular back then in decorating.

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    How about tie dye and peace signs? Other than that, only harvest gold and olive green come to mind.

    Here is a link for some inspiration. Hope it inspires you!
    https://www.google.com/search?q=1970...L4i5tgeN0aWsCg

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    um - polyester was a big deal when it came out - should be easy to find - nah.... seersucker and dotted Swiss and brocade for texture - lots of texture - we had all sorts of prints back in the day...
    Olive green, burnt orange, harvest gold, coppertone brown and turquoise for colors - add in black or white
    My MIL had a bright orange carpet and a green couch in her living room. ew... curtains - some kind of geometric on a white back ground. She also had a blue chair she loved so she covered it with a throw of some kind. She never has had good taste...
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    We has gold shag carpet in the sunken den....white brick fireplace...dark brown crushed velvet couch...zebra print velvet wingback chair with ottoman and gold and orange velvet club chairs.... also had zebra velour bedspread and drapes in bedroom with white sheers and gold tiebacks for the drapes....as I recall the majority of the colors were the avocado green, harvest golds, burnt oranges, dark wood tones....jewel tone colors for the most part. Good luck!
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    Oh doG! The horrors of the 70's. Harvest Gold, Avocado Green, rust and orange. When we bought our first house it was carpeted entirely in indoor/outdoor carpet with a paisley print of all those colors, the pink counter tops in the kitchen added to the glory. My ex LOVED it! He is an ex for a reason. I thought he had good taste because he chose me - that is where his good taste ended.

    Look up 'That Seventies Show' you may find it on YouTube or Netflix. It will offer up a plethora of bad interior design and color combinations.

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    I met my future husband in 1969 and the decor in his parents house was definitely '70s. The problem was...nothing ever changed...lol. His mother died in 2002 and his dad finally had to move to a retirement condo in April of 2007 and died 6 months later on his birthday at 88 years old. Their carpet was dark green, gold drapes in the living room and dining room, sofa and chairs were dark orange and when flipping the cushions they had a white background with big orange flowers with long green stems in a swirl pattern. That furniture went with him...you sat on the sofa or chairs and needed a crane to get you up...lol.

    Through the '70s our homes had gold carpet, rust carpet and dark orange carpet. Sofa was country plaid...dark brown, light brown, rust and orange. One house had an avacado green refrigerator and the next it was coppertone. In '76 we bought a house that we really loved and at first it had the '70s look with dark paneling etc. but we finally got sick of it and remodeled and changed colors. Then in '95 we moved into our brand newly built dream house and no reminders of all of those dark brown, rust, orange and gold colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    Oh doG! The horrors of the 70's. Harvest Gold, Avocado Green, rust and orange. When we bought our first house it was carpeted entirely in indoor/outdoor carpet with a paisley print of all those colors, the pink counter tops in the kitchen added to the glory. My ex LOVED it! He is an ex for a reason. I thought he had good taste because he chose me - that is where his good taste ended.

    Look up 'That Seventies Show' you may find it on YouTube or Netflix. It will offer up a plethora of bad interior design and color combinations.
    Our 3rd home had a pink kitchen...countertop, sink and refrigerator. I had NEVER seen that before anywhere. Before we moved in the kitchen was gutted...lol.

    That 70's Show is on TVLand weeknights...2 episodes from 9-10 pm.

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    I have a daughter that is into 70's retro. I have been looking for fabric too. I found this one, I'm considering building off off of it.

    http://www.keepsakequilting.com/prod...LY-FABRIC.htm#

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