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Thread: Mixing White and Cream

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    Junior Member KSCrafter's Avatar
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    I've been working on a scrap quilt with dark prints and off-white (or cream-based) lights. I'm going to make another scrap quilt and would like to hear opinions on mixing whites and creams for the light portions of quilts. Is that a no-no? Or is it okay? In the quilt I made, some of the creams were prints with bits of color on them- little swirls of blue, or pink flowers- but I didn't mix them with white.

    What do you prefer?

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    Personally, I would stick with one or the other for light portions, even though it is a scrap quilt. I might go with cream or off white in a scrap quilt. JMHO

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    I mix them in scrap quilts

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    I saw several pictures of the Ohmigosh quilt with mixed white and cream shirting fabric. To my eye, I saw the difference and it bothered me, possibly because it wasn't "mixed" well enough - I saw lighter areas and darker areas. I personally would stick with one or the other.

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    It's up to you.

    I'm handquilting a quilt with a mix of reds, whites and creams. I think it works, someone else might not care for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinterland
    It's up to you.

    I'm handquilting a quilt with a mix of reds, whites and creams. I think it works, someone else might not care for it.
    It looks beautiful to me. I like the subtle changes of color.

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    Oh, that quilt is awesome. Looks nice to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinterland
    It's up to you.

    I'm handquilting a quilt with a mix of reds, whites and creams. I think it works, someone else might not care for it.
    Looks lovely, I like it very much. Thanks, wouldn't have thought they would look so nice together.

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    I was originally going to say that I always stick with either one or the other, but after seeing Hinterland's photo, I think I am having a change of heart. This blend of white and goldish-creams works very very well with that red.

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    Well if it is all whites and creams, it is elegant when arranged nicely. But, if you meant within the blocks it is mixed with other colors, I doubt it would be pleasing. Might even stand out like my wrinkles !!!!

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    Ruth

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