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    Super Member just_the_scraps_m'am's Avatar
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    has anyone made quilty items with fabric that has designs on a black background?
    i have a whole bunch grouped together, but am sort of at a loss as to what to make with them...
    any suggestions? photos may help..thanks in advance...

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    hard to tell without seeing the fabric. describe more what you mean by designs on balack background. are the designs in color or just another black.

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    I agree with Holice. Can you send photos? I LOVE working with black backgrounds and carried several of them in my shop years ago. But lately I haven't seen as many good ones as we used to see. I'm talking tone-on-tone blacks, smallish prints, saturated color almost like patent leather, no bleediing.

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    Here is a picture of how I used the tone on tone blacks for background. The red is a Hawaiian type print. Red is all the same print but many blacks.
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    I love the contrast of colors on black, black really makes them sing :D:D:D

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    I had a whole bunch of black background scraps that I had collected not knowing what to do with them ....I made a quilt. Charisma quilted it and posted it here:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-104909-1.htm

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    I have made several and LOVE them.
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    One more....
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    Gorgeous quilts, excuse me while I go drool in the corner. LOL I'm a big fan of black with brights as well. I think you could go the other route and do something like grays, blacks, and whites, and it could look neat too.

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    Beautiful quilts!!

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    I love blk backgrounds and those quilts are awesome!

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    I use black a lot, solids and tone on tones both. Yes, they are great with brights,




    but they also can have great impact with more subtle colors.


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    Your quilts are beautiful! I love bright colors with black.

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    Ladies! Your quilts are stunning!!! Feel like I've been at a wonderful quilt show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    Here is a picture of how I used the tone on tone blacks for background. The red is a Hawaiian type print. Red is all the same print but many blacks.
    Subtle, subtle, subtle....but I love it!

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    I just finished my first quilt top with black background and black sashing and I will never do it again. It was very hard for me to see.

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    My avatar is done with black on black background.

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    My avatar (except the red on maroon is red on black and grey on black... it's an obw with 3 fabrics

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    I love to use black in my sashing--makes the blocks stand out so you really see the patterns.

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    LOVE the black backgrounds...thanks for sharing pictures of your quilts!

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    I made my brother a Card Trick using 4 different brights on black background. I liked it so much I almost kept it. If I hadn't been sending him update pics while I was making it, I WOULD have kept it. any way he loved it. Now I'm making an optical illusion wall hanging with black background for his office. I'm really starting to LOVE black. All of the picures posted are just gorgeous!!

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    Wow some stunning quilts ladies@!!!!

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    FANTASTIC!! peckish, really love the drama!

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    I made this quilt for donation. The pattern is called "Easy Quilt" and it is!
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    These are awesome quilts, ladies. I believe the original poster is seeking examples of quilts that use black fabric with prints on the black. Ie black is the background of the print.

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