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Thread: Colors in a Quilt, What colors you like and dislike and Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnmama
    I love blue, purple, red, teal, bright colors. Orange is not normally on my radar however I did buy some. If anyone is familiar with Laurel Burch's mythical horses fabric line, it has wonderful colors in it. I made a quilt for my new grandson, then another for his "big boy" bed. I have never been a fan for pastel colors for baby quilts, it seems boring.
    Isn't the horse fabric gorgeous. I bought 3 yards of it to
    make wallhangings for my sister. She sells them at an
    auction every november to raise money for her no kill
    kitty shelter.

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    I love all the colors and even though I don't do purples so much it looks great with your choices. I have to say I do like purples and greens together.

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    I use almost all colors. My personal favorite combos are teal and chocolate brown, and black and white with a bit of yellow or red. I don't care for orange except for fall leaves. I had orange in my house when it was popular years ago, and I guess I am burned out now. I also am not fond of solids and try to use fabric that reads as a solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varacefan
    I like earth tones - blues, greens, browns, some oranges - with smaller prints. My daughters like brighter colors and larger prints so we have a little bit of everything here!
    Okay, I have a quilt to make for a wedding gift and the young lady said she likes "earth tones". As I have not worked with this pallet, rarely have used a brown or tan (not that I'm against them) what colors would you all recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacikat
    Quote Originally Posted by varacefan
    I like earth tones - blues, greens, browns, some oranges - with smaller prints. My daughters like brighter colors and larger prints so we have a little bit of everything here!
    Okay, I have a quilt to make for a wedding gift and the young lady said she likes "earth tones". As I have not worked with this pallet, rarely have used a brown or tan (not that I'm against them) what colors would you all recommend?
    My daughter likes earth tones, and that includes the tans, deep reds, deep blues, definitely deep greens, you need to add a contrasting fabric to keep them from all running together, like some lighter shades of these colors, or ecru.

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    I've never met a color I didn't like. I do like some a little more than others.
    It all depends on the fabric. The combination of colors on it, the size of the print.
    Ok, if you won't tell, I'll tell you what I have bundled for family members...shhh!
    DH....a BOM with a very pale yellow/creamy background for blocks, with cream flowers,
    the appliques will be rust, black-black, and a gorgeous brown with gold and a metallic gold in it. It will have black binding.
    DD #1...purples, lavenders and med-dark greens and white.
    SS#2...she wants a log cabin with shades of blue from midnight to icy blue with some creamy contrast.
    DD#3...fuschia, pink, white
    SIL's...have assorted fall fabrics with motifs: wolves, deer, bear, eagles
    DGD #1...brights...primaries: royal blue, red, lemon yellow, lime green, spicy bright orange, grape
    DGD #2 merlow(a kind of a berry/fuschia), deep pinks, white-white and spring green
    DGD #3...'candy' brights..not quite flourescent, but almost
    DGD #4...candy brights, but lighter than dgd #3's...not pastel...care bear brights
    Me: one bundle has purple, deep pinks, light pinks, a light yellow, a lime green and a spring green with cream.
    one bundle has ancient grecian prints in white on an icy blue background, has teals and sea greens on it...will be paired with more blue-greens, white-white...maybe some lavender...not sure...set aside a lot of different things to go with, will decide when the time comes.
    one bundle has light yellow, orange, spring greens, pinks, ginghams and florals...some striped
    I have bundles with: roses, deep greens, light blues, reds
    One bundle has teals and peach florals, grayish blue print, cream
    another has: the deep reds, blues, greens, browns, w cream
    An array of metallic satins and solid satins for a tree skirt.
    I have a bundle with royal, orange, browns, yellows, ginghams, prints, sunflowers...to make a very autumnal, whimsical quilt.
    I have a lot of floral fabrics.
    Many polka dotted fabrics. Many striped. Several paisleys.
    Some batiks, but just got into them in the past two years, bc of board.
    Lots of white, cream, ecru, black.
    I have grays, blues...I can't think of a color or a shade i don't own.
    I love appliques. I love whimsical combinations, seasonal is a biggy, bold and in your face fabrics, soft romantic pinks with creams and light blues, reds, reds, reds, but I heavily lean from a bright red to orange red...yummmers.
    I love yellows as a contrast, in every shade and tone.
    I love sunset colors, landscapes, I don't like water, but i love the colors, garden colors are delicious...
    stained glass :thumbup:
    christmas, but I like the colors to be either bright and cheery, or iridescent. I don't like my red and green Christmasy stuff to be 'old' looking.
    I like 30's prints with white.
    I cant name a favorite color but I do tend to be drawn to the reds. oranges, yellows and pink, corals. Love fuschias.
    I love samplers and appliques, and ppl that do, usually love variety. I love variety that complements.
    I also like roundish things over angular, most of the time, but sometimes you need both to get a good blend :XD:
    Have you figured it out? Mousie loves it all! :mrgreen:

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    you sure do like it all mousie!

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    Good for you mousie, I love colors to but I will admit pink is my favorite the lime green and black.

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