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Thread: Can't stop sewing scraps...Part 2 need color advice

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    Can't stop sewing scraps...Part 2 need color advice

    Well, I have been sewing those scraps day after day and have come up with 48 blocks that are 6 1/2 in squares. Now I think I want to sew 2 inch strips between each block and row. As you can see from the picture I think I have every color imaginable in this hodge-podge and now I'm stuck on a solid color for the strips that will 'frame' them. I kinda want to avoid white or black....too traditional. Any suggestions?
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    Red seems to occur in all the blocks in some form or fashion. perhaps a red and that pretty orange/yellow that is in a couple of the blocks

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    Wonderful work ! No wonder you can't stop.

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    I think green would look nice and there is some green in almost all the blocks. Great crumb blocks!

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    What's your favorite color, cause I think just about anything would look pretty! Your blocks are wonderful!!

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    Great crumb blocks! Any color would be good--how about orange or turquoise-?
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    Great blocks! What about gray? Any colour you pick is going to look wonderful.

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    Great blocks. I'm partial to red but any color would work.

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    Bonnie Hunter would be impressed!!

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    I'd do either red or the yellow/gold shade. Red will blend it all well, Yellow will make the other yellow as well as the blocks themselves Pop!

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    I remember that Sharon Newman said that red was a good color to use on scrappy quilts for sashing or cornerstones. In her books showing vintage scrappy quilts, she had examples using red, and they looked good.

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    I've used dark maroon on two of these....not so severe and worked really well.

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    Black and white polka dots would give your eyes a rest between colors. Learned this from Freddy Moran

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    what about a creamy yellow? I love the blocks. They are very pretty. You did good.

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    Your blocks are terrific. I just made my first string quilt and just loved the process. I have a ton of scraps like those in your blocks and didn't know what to do with them. Thanks to your post, I know what to do with them.

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    Red is my go to, but really anything would work
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    I'd "audition" several different colors and see which makes you smile!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolynMT View Post
    Red seems to occur in all the blocks in some form or fashion. perhaps a red and that pretty orange/yellow that is in a couple of the blocks
    That was my first reaction as well. Red or yellow seems to be colors that would be great choices.

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    I agree with some of the others...I squint looking at the blocks and the red pops. Of course, I love red and that may "color" my opinion!!

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    My first thought was red also but like the idea of the black and white polka dots!

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    I know that you said that you do not want black, but that is what I would use. I think black would make those colors really stand out!

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    Red seems too bright to me and I am a red lover. My first thought was burgundy.

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    I have recently done some scrappy blocks and I use lime green for the sashing and it is great. By the way I hate lime green but it makes the scrappy blocks pop!

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    I know this will sound weird to you, but it has worked for me on two occasions. One was a tee shirt quilt where there were so many colors and the other was a swap block project. I tried several pieces and was most satisfied with a khaki solid. Even though the color was not in the blocks, it pulled them all together. Also someone suggested gray. That may a good choice also.
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    I am on this Lime green kick. With that being said... Lime.

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