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Thread: batiks - two or three colors to use together?

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    batiks - two or three colors to use together?

    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?

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    blue, gray, and yellow. Im really into pairing grays with bright colors right now. Its so pretty...do they make gray batik?

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    i made a red white and purple batik quilt - but used probably 15 -18 different fabrics in those families.

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    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.

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    I would pick a green and aqua combo. Probably 2 medium values and a light.

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    Violet, teal, and emerald if I was going for everything in the same family. Brights of each so that I could pair them with black and make them pop! Mad jewel tone love over here.

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    I just chose the jewel tones-bright rose,lime green and blue.
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    Today I'm in the mood for a green/blue/purple color set. Tomorrow...who knows!

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    Purple blue and green


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    I'm also a jewel tones girl! Not that I don't buy every batik under the sun!

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    red orange yellow ive had a hard time finding good batikes in those colours

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    Probably different shades of blue and tan. Think beachy.

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    Today I like the turquoise/red combo. Maybe next week it'll be black and white with lime. Every time someone posts a quilt I change my mind.
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    Here is a quilt I am working on. Maybe the blocks will give you an Idea of which three look great together. I love them all.

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    hmm, right now I'm playing with emerald green, dark blue, and rust/orange. Or maybe the green, rust/orange, and deep purple. I'm into high contrasts that will really pop

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    The Oregon Quilting Challenge for the next TV program are purple, teal, and dark rose.
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    I love all things batik. I'm currently working on a really great pink and grey quilt. But I also love the idea of green, blue and purple.

    Let us know what you decide!

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    purples and greens for me. love me some batiks!!!!
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    Purple, blue and aqua, I love that combo. But I love batiks so just about any combo works for me.
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    Either blue, green & purple OR purple & red.
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    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.

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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.
    I agree completely about the good browns..a very rare find.

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    I love the blues, yellows and greens.
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    Secondary colors - orange, green, purple - and make them bright!

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