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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    According to your own tastes... if you were to pick two or three colors of batiks to use together in a project of your choosing, which colors would you use?

    blue, green, purple
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    Every/any thing bright!

    Jewel tones.

    Teal, purple, deep blue.

    Hot pink, lavendar, deep purple.

    Like I said, every/any thing bright!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I like the warm tones of fall, Orangy red, yellowy with another color, and a great chestnut brown that had some great fall colors with it.
    Every year I look for a really great chestnut brown that has other fall colors mixed in( small scale) ... still looking.

    Ditto - I love fall colored batiks - I have lots in my stash - seems like everytime I am at the LQS I pick up another fat quarter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnA View Post
    blue, gray, and yellow. Im really into pairing grays with bright colors right now. Its so pretty...do they make gray batik?
    They do! I was just looking at some gorgeous gray/silver batik over at Fabric Depot... yum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrhaigh View Post
    Ditto - I love fall colored batiks - I have lots in my stash - seems like everytime I am at the LQS I pick up another fat quarter.
    That would be my pick, too... some mossy greens, some warm browns, a dull gold, &/or a muted rust... YUM! And to think I didn't used to like batiks!!!

    I made the attached "Yellow Brick Road" for my DH out of a variety of earthy batiks (I think they were McKenna Ryan's). He loves it. I think it looks like mud (tho I do like the panto on it --- moose & pine trees). But not because of the batiks... the pattern just wasn't the right one (IMHO). But, he LOVES it & that's all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    blue, green, purple
    I've been saving greens & purples to make something for my DIL. I didn't think I'd like them (I like green, not so much with the purple) but I love them!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I love browns and greens - those are "my" colors - but I seldom quilt with them together for some reason. I think good browns are hard to find.
    Would a green & brown Pine Tree quilt made from batiks be super yummy? Oh, I feel another project coming on!
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    I used batiks in my avatar. It is turquoise, rust and black. I love theat color combo.

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    For batiks, I would like to try something in gold, red and black......not my ordinary shades but I think that it might make for an interesting batik hanging

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    I like bright color. So I would probably use purple, teal (or aqua) and pink (or orange)

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    Blue/green/hint of yellow
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    Probly very bright ones, purple, blue, pink.
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    Black and red (white?) makes a striking quilt. I love reds and greens together.
    Think about the room you will display the quilt in, what colors would fit into this room.

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    Yellow, orange, red. Yellow, blue, green.
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    Your quilt is gorgeous!

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    What a gorgeous quilt, love the colors.

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    Oh that is tough because Batiks are so versatile in color. I would go with purple, pink and aqua or lime. I also love the browns and orange. I am about to start a quilt using batiks and I can hardly wait for the class. It is called Circle Pizzaz with Judy Sisneros.
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    WTxRed: Love your quilt! I don't recognize the pattern and was it difficult to make?

    Your color selection is fabulous!

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    Brights....I love brights....probably oranges and pinks!

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    I am into yellow, turquoise and orange right now. All hues-I am in the process of embroidering my dining room curtains in these colors with a retro design. For the dining room, I'm using a coral, pale yellow and aqua. The colors look so good together.

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    Love those fall colors -
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    I absolutely love to use purple green and blue colors for quilts. I use other colors that compliment the recipient but I am most happy using purples blues and greens. but it also depends on the shade and tone of the colors.
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    I like the browns and turquoes

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    I don't think you can go wrong as long as the batiks complement each other. This is a baby girl quilt I did this year.Name:  IMG_0821.JPG
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    Me - I agree with the folks that said blue, green, yellow. Love that combination in any fabric.

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