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    Hi, I'm having a really hard time with my color selection. I'm making a queen size quilt for my daughter. She picked out browns and aqua.I'm pullings my hair out. Please help.

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    I'd probably take the aqua in graduations right through to teal and the brown from light to chocolate. Chocolate? Where did that come from, none in the house right now, must go to store!

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    Sounds like she reads or sees the same things as my granddaughter. I was requested to make she and her finance' decorative pillows for their bed in choclate and fushia. That is the other color that is now "hot" with chocolate brown. Farmer Girl's suggestions sound good.
    Good luck!

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    LOL chocolate is a nessesary part of quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmbauer
    Hi, I'm having a really hard time with my color selection. I'm making a queen size quilt for my daughter. She picked out browns and aqua.I'm pullings my hair out. Please help.
    Browns and teals, how wonderful! Check out the Legacy Studio collection, Indian Flower. I got some of it and love it. I got mine at Joann's. It may become a bow tucks purse, but my DGD loves those colors too so it may become something for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmbauer
    Hi, I'm having a really hard time with my color selection. I'm making a queen size quilt for my daughter. She picked out browns and aqua.I'm pullings my hair out. Please help.
    Well, it sounds like you will have to get some new fabric. Aqua and brown is a popular color combination now. My daughter just asked me to make her a new bed quilt in "chocolate and spa blue."

    I have seen many fabric collections in these colors--some modern, retro, some traditional and romantic. Moda has a lot of new fabric with these colors. This color combo can be cooled with green, warmed with rose, or made sharper with white. Here are a couple of collections that include these colors.

    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-M-30204-13

    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-M-23054-12

    Have fun! And please share pix of the quilt when you finish it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmbauer
    Hi, I'm having a really hard time with my color selection. I'm making a queen size quilt for my daughter. She picked out browns and aqua.I'm pullings my hair out. Please help.
    I was commissioned to do a queen quilt in teal and brown for a man. WOW, was that a challenge only because I didn't want to use any florals. (the girl who commissioned it said he is a "manly man") - here is what I came up with. Hope this gives you some ideas... although photos not great
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    Have you picked a pattern? Are you looking to add other colors? If so, I like a touch of dark yellow (mustard -- brownish gold) along with brown and aqua. I think it makes aqua pop a little brighter --- a whole quilt of just brown and aqua may look a little flat. just my opinion. :)

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    I saw one done in teals and a chocolate brown background. It was done in this pattern.

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/images...tsmolg_ss7.jpg

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    I also agree with Farmergirl. Those colors could look great!!
    And leave your hair intact :D:D

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    Check out www.modabakeshop.com there are some great modern quilt patterns there.

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    Teal, brown and add some dark rust to give it a little POP of a third color. It looks great with those other 2.

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    VERY nice! It's difficult to make a "man's" quilt & not use flowers! I've gone thru that a few times but you did a great job of it! & yes, brown does seem to be very popular right now. A friends G'dtr is having a baby & is doing the nursery in Pink & Brown!!? I thought it was awful for a baby at first but if you get the right browns, it's very cute! :-D

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    Thanks everyone for all the input.I'm going fabric shopping.Will post a picture when finished. It's going to take awhile. Also will have to figure out how to post a picture. Till then. love the site.

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    SOme of the teals and browns I've seen also have a bit of pink in them and I find that to be a very luscious combo. Teals run from blue-ish to green-ish, and browns come in tone on tone to chocolatty goodness. Have fun.

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    She must have the same taste as my DD. Those are colors she loves too.

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