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Thread: What do you think?

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    Super Member kristen0112's Avatar
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    I am making a quilt for a friend who is getting married soon. Her favorite color is orange. The quilt is going to be 6 blocks across and 6 blocks down making the quilt 84 x 84 before adding any borders. I am thinking of adding a contrast color blue. I am thinking just a touch of blue. I have three more of the big circle blocks to make so here are my thoughts
    Option 1: add a narrow blue border around the whole thing and then another white border and possibly with circles or half circles sporadically placed. (No picture for this option)
    Option 2: through in a few small circle blocks in blue randomly. (No picture for this option)
    Option 3: Place one small blue circle within the larger orange circle.

    just a row of 6 blocks
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    I am afraid I can't weigh in on your options, but I just wanted to say that this is going to be a spectacular quilt!! I love the circles/spots! Please post a pic of it completed!! :)

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    Combine option 1 and 2 - orange and blue look great together and with the white background, won't be overwhelming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv
    Combine option 1 and 2 - orange and blue look great together and with the white background, won't be overwhelming.
    I agree!

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    I'd do all three.

    Narrow blue border, one blue circle within the large, and one or two random blues.

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    I like the third one

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv
    Combine option 1 and 2 - orange and blue look great together and with the white background, won't be overwhelming.
    I agree!
    Ditto :thumbup:

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    I kinda like the idea of doing the whole quilt with the white and orange, then appliqueing a few random size scattered blue circles to be eye catchers, then having the whole border be in the blue....? Just my op. Nice work!

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    Thank you for all your suggestions.
    Here's what I have done. I have thrown in a few blue circles, and the first border will be blue. I only was able to take one photo this morning then the battery died in my camera so it may not be the best shot.

    I still have a few more to finish. I also thought the upper right needed blue so after looking at picture added 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristen0112
    Thank you for all your suggestions.
    Here's what I have done. I have thrown in a few blue circles, and the first border will be blue. I only was able to take one photo this morning then the battery died in my camera so it may not be the best shot.
    That's gonna be nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!

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