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    I'd like to see more pics of quilts using white fabrics with other colors.What patterns/fabrics look good with white?

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    the 30s (feed sack) reproductions - wedding ring

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    I like white on white prints - or white on natural and white on tan - they go with a huge variety of other fabrics! :)

    Batiks, novelties, 30's repros, contemporary, calicoes, turkey reds - and they're available in 120" wide fabric, so you can back a lot of different kinds of quilts with them.

    One of my quilts that is in perpetual UFO status is made of 3" and 6" Drunkard's Path blocks in w-o-w (w-o-n & w-o-t) prints and 30's repro prints in a wide color palette for a scrappy look.

    I backed one antique Grandmother's Flower Garder with white-on-tan, a two-fabric Eastern Star with white-on-white and the quilt that I'm finishing right now has a lot of white sheeting on the top and I'm backing it with w-o-w. The print gives a little subtle interest to the back and camoflages little bloopers in the quilting. :)

    Is there any particular style of block that you're looking for? Lots of really beautiful quilts out there with white and just one other fabric. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat
    I'd like to see more pics of quilts using white fabrics with other colors.What patterns/fabrics look good with white?
    The Cathedral Windows is first to come to my mind.
    The first link has the quilt in white and a very good tutorial. She does her pattern a little different than the tutuorial Eddie did for us on the Quiltingboard. Eddie's tutorial is very good also and the photo's are awesome.
    http://hyena-in-petticoats.blogspot....-tutorial.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35742-1.htm

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    To me, white is a neutral that goes with any color. White with brights, mediums and darks, depending on the look you are going for :D:D:D

    http://www.google.com/images?q=white...ls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1016&bih=557

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    Here is a picture of a square of a quilt that I am working on now...
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    That is pretty...thanks for sharing. I like the look of whites with 30's prints, but don't have any of those.

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeSherbet
    Here is a picture of a square of a quilt that I am working on now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat
    I'd like to see more pics of quilts using white fabrics with other colors.What patterns/fabrics look good with white?
    Here's a pic of a twist on Fons and Porters Granny Stars. I used floral scraps rather than retro and the main star block is slightly different than the one they used. I have finished the entire quilt and use it regularly. It has gone through the wash several times with no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat
    I'd like to see more pics of quilts using white fabrics with other colors.What patterns/fabrics look good with white?
    The Jewel Box quilt on Quiltinaday.com is very striking with the white and darker colors.

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    That is very pretty. Thanks for sharing.Hadn't seen that pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat
    I'd like to see more pics of quilts using white fabrics with other colors.What patterns/fabrics look good with white?
    Here's a pic of a twist on Fons and Porters Granny Stars. I used floral scraps rather than retro and the main star block is slightly different than the one they used. I have finished the entire quilt and use it regularly. It has gone through the wash several times with no issues.

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