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Thread: In quite a tizzy here! Purple & Orange??

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    Ugh! These are 2 colors I am really not fond of together but a request has been made of me to make a Purple & Orange quilt. I have no idea what I am gonna do to pull this off! She stated that if I *must* use a 3rd color to use only white. Sooo... any of ya good people out there have any ideas of a pattern to use for this request?
    I was thinking DWR might work, as each ring could be shades of purple on one and shades of orange for the other and then a w-o-w for the melons and centers. Would this work, ya think? I really think it's only gonna "work" if the colors were seperated like that instead of together like in a rail fence. I don't wanna use sashing to keep em apart either. I have searched here and all over the net but can't find purple and orange together in a quilt without black(halloween) or just the 2 of them. I suggested a green or yellow based of the color wheel and she said nope, just white but only if you must. gah!! help..???

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    Those colors could blend quite nicely, though it will be somewhat startling...Only solids, or prints, batiks, etc.????
    I saw an amazing wall somewhere in a restaurant in NM years ago that was purple and orange---
    Really slapped you in the eye, but gorgeous, like a sunset.
    What about a D9P?

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    Those are the colors of Clemson University. Any chance she's a fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    Those colors could blend quite nicely, though it will be somewhat startling...Only solids, or prints, batiks, etc.????
    I saw an amazing wall somewhere in a restaurant in NM years ago that was purple and orange---
    Really slapped you in the eye, but gorgeous, like a sunset.
    What about a D9P?
    Yeah, that's what I worry about. Don't want it blinding the poor woman! :wink:
    I really don't know what to do with this request. I have spent a week trying to come up with something and have gotten nowhere. I was thinking pastels or small prints wouldn't be so in-your-face, I don't understand the D9P enough to try it. Maybe I will search some more on that idea as well. Thanks for the input!

    Where is Clemson Uni? She is born and raised here in OK so I really don't know if she's a fan or not..?

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    i like the idea of shades with batiks....there are some beautiful "blender" looking batiks in all colors. I'd say to look into that. With a kona cotton white...Mmmmmm sunset....

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    I have seen some beautiful quilts with the purples and oranges. They are opposites and so contrast eachother very nicely!!!

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    http://www.mainstreetquiltingco.com/...es=0&lastmenu=

    this one has a bit of a pattern as well...
    check out thousandsofbolts.com for good prices on batiks as well...

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    Thanks so much adyldrop, I love those fabrics!! Never did understand what made a fabric Batik to begin with and still don't quite get it but those are really beautiful. With the variations on them, the pattern really wouldn't matter as the fabric would break up the colors more than enough, I think. I knew this was the place to go for answers!

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    My grandaughter requested those colors when I was first learning to quilt, not my best work here should have done all the blocks the same but live and learn she loved it! The floral print was actually orange and purple flowers on a cream background I used cream for the sashing and back.
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