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Color help,peacock applique background, border

Old 11-17-2021, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
Have you thought about doing some applique work here and there? And/or some embroidery?
i thought about doing some beading too. I love doing crazy quilts. That’s when my husband reminded me finished is better than perfect.

i am pretty good at FMQ so anything I add will be that.
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Old 11-17-2021, 10:45 AM
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I'm still a big fan of the orange background. Don't forget that quilting will "break up" the large blocks, so they won't look so large.

I took another look and found the legs, but they look either too short or too thick to me. Peacocks have long almost spindly legs.
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Old 11-17-2021, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post
Just my opinion, but I would like the background better if it was more muted and not as patchwork-y looking. The peacock is a very sophisticated image and the background isn't. A yellow/cream background in pieces with very little contrast would be more pleasing to me and more sophisticated to go with the peacock. A more muted background would also make the peacock stand out.
But if I kept the yellow I would lose the paler orange with sort of sun bursts above the darker orange area. They do not seem to blend with the yellows.
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Old 11-17-2021, 11:54 AM
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I agree with you that white would be blah. How about that darker cream- ish color in the side blocks? I would fix your project until I was happy with it because you have spent so much time making your masterpiece that just settling to get it done will always make you a little rueful.
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Old 11-18-2021, 10:28 AM
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I love the background and the peacock is beautiful. I don't see the feet at all and like others, I think that black would be the best bet to highlight the legs and feet. You have done a great job.
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Old 11-23-2021, 05:53 AM
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Let me chime in on the orange -- LOVE it!!! If you really want to smaller blocks, then that is an easy fix for you. I suspect whatever you decide to do is going to be perfect for this guy.

I tried to find a picture of a peacock with a nest that might fit your guy but not too many long tail shots with nests out there. Maybe one of these will help. Dark orange for the stick or rock to keep the background as background? Thank you for letting us play with your design :-)
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