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Old 01-04-2014, 05:04 AM
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I like the 2nd one the best. But then I don't like working with red.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:13 AM
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I like the red best of what you showed. If you have brown perhaps a very narrow brown border and then the yellow for a wider border. Or if you have enough of the red use that for the narrow border.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:16 AM
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I really like your blocks. I would prefer the red. I think the yellow conflicts with the beige. I would think brown for a border would be nice. How about another color for a flange or piping to separate the border from the blocks? The big, open blocks invite a big quilting pattern like wreaths, feathers, etc. Great quilt and worthy of being finished.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:43 AM
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Fine tune that red. Try for a reddish-brown but not that yellow---its too pale.
I agree with Chaney Ranch---don't settle for something you have in your stash just to get it
finished. Hang on to those blocks until the right thing pops up someday.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:46 AM
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ditto and you can make a solid or a snowball block to go with the others if you need to expand
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I like the first one. The yellow kind of washes everything out.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:10 AM
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I like the red. It would look nice with some brown added, but it's great just plain too.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:25 AM
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I personally like the first option but either one would be awesome!
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:37 AM
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If you want a dark color coming up to the light edges, how about a dark purple-red or a tamped-down eggplant color? Personally, i wouldn't want big, dark squares in between, but the thin sashing some have recommended may just set the gold/tan off perfectly. Of course,that doesn't exactly solve the alternating blocks. With a thin, dark sashing in place, i'd go find a cream with a fine gold stripe or something similar to go with the gold and white print ( or tan and white, whichever it is). That should be easily found. Maybe even with the christmas fabrics.

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Old 01-04-2014, 07:50 AM
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How about blue? Brown and blue is a classic combination, and if hubby hates red he probably likes blue.... The paisley looks to me like it would go with a (muted, not bright) blue very well.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:54 AM
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Well, I read the first set of comments, and decided against the red and yellow. had to grocery shop yesterday, and while I was at Walmart, I cruised fabric. Picked out a dark purple, and a medium brown. they both looked good with the paisley. I did not have an entire block with me! (Smacks head) I did not purchase the brown, just the purple. hmmm.

I need to put it on my design wall with the purple. But, I think Charlotte may be right about having big, dark squares. Maybe big center squares of purple, surrounded by that brown? Sigh. This is progress, though . . Right?! ;0))

ManiacQuilter2, you really do have more of the paisley? wow . . . if you're willing to let it go, I can pay you for it, or trade you some red/yellow! ha ha. Maybe surround those with the purple?
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