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All White or maybe white tone on tone quilt

Old 10-01-2011, 02:53 PM
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Hi Ladies, with so many creative people on this board I thought I would ask for some help with deciding my next project (s). I have it in mind to make a queen size all white quilt or maybe I should do a white tone on tone if I can find one?

What would you suggest I consider when embarking on this type of project? I am also considering using a different fabric other than 100% cotton for a change and might use a cotton poly blend for ease of washing and drying if I decide on an all over white. Just something else I am considering.

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Old 10-01-2011, 02:56 PM
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I prefer tone on tone personally. Not quite so stark.

One thing to consider is your quilting thread color....you can do all sorts of cool things there if you want!
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:15 PM
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Maybe add in some light creams and taupes. And yes, tone on tone, so much texture to help that white and off white along. I made one years ago for a niece's wedding and it turned out so lovely. Sorry, that was before digital cameras so no pic!!
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:16 PM
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Whole cloth, applique or pieced?
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:32 PM
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i've done 2 all white quilts- one a twin which i just used a white on white on one side and a white flannel on the other- quilted it with pink thread- then bound it with a turquoise binding- it is my oldest granddaughters quilt---at my house- she has a spectacular quilt of her own-
and the quilt that we have on our bed is white- again with a white flannel back- wool batting and just quilted- i don't think of it as anything special- someone had requested it- i started it then they called & said they changed their mind- so i just kept it- it fits the bed- and i love the fluffiness of the wool batt!

for one of my sister in law's i made an all tans/creams quilt- star blocks with an appliqued center- all light neutrals= everyone loves that one too!
so...if you want to piece one i think even if it's all white it should have different whites- white on whites, different prints textures-
if it's going to be a whole cloth- you could be creative with a varigated thread- or choose any color= i will say---quilting my big one with white thread was a pain- it's hard to see what you are doing when everything is white- just like its hard to quilt a black quilt with black thread.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:24 PM
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Here's someone whe is making an all white Farmer's Wife quilt:

ought to be spectacular when it's done.
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:19 PM
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Here is a fun and done baby quilt done in all whit polished cotton.
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Interesting. Will love seeing pix.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:23 PM
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i saw a grandmothers fan at the LA that was simply beautiful. she used shades of white for the blades and a WOW for the rest of it. I never thought it would be so beautiful...
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