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Thread: Help!! Background fabrics??

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    I am working on my first OBW and because I didn't have enough distinctive colors in the original fabric, I couldn't put the hexs together, so I set them apart and now have to figure out which background to use. Will take any advice and thank you for it.

    This is a striped green background
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    This is a lavendar background
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    This is a purple background
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    This is the rose background
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    it's a toss up between the rose and the purple. But then purple is my favorite color!!

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    I like the rose, but the green is a nice compliment as well!

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    I'm not a fan of pink, but I like the rose the best.

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    i like the green

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    I think the green is the perfect contrast! It gives a light airy feel. If you want a more dramatic look, go with the rose... Can't wait to see it finished! :thumbup:

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    I don't think the rose will work because you will lose the top of the boxes.

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    I think I like the rose background the best my second choice is the green. Any of the fabrics would work. Which do you like best?

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    That's a hard decision. Each background fabric pulls from the colors in the blocks. My choice would be the blue or the green. They both pull colors from the blocks that I would not have noticed before.

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    I like the green but it's too calm for me... the rose makes it pop IMHO
    Oh I didn't see the Boxes... yes, you would lose the box tops if you use the rose as the background... this would go back to the green...

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