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Old 11-25-2015, 12:41 PM
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I am making a CHILD'S crumb quilt for charity. It has lots of small child centered prints. I have lots of black sashing strips and wondering if I could use black for a child's quilt. Opinions please.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:58 PM
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Go for the black! It can really spark a quilt that has bright colors--like kids prints. I don't think that people see black as a funeral color anymore if that's what you were thinking.
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:05 PM
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No. On a child's quilt I'd use a bright blue, red or a green. Now, if it was for me then I'd say black. Use something bright, turquoise etc.
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:19 PM
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If the other prints are bright, then black would be great.
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:25 PM
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Black will set off the bright colors. Go for it!
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:36 PM
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I acquired a bonus granddaughter, ready made at age 5. I wanted to make her a doll quilt. I asked her her favorite colors, she said pink, blue, green, purple, and black. I scratched my head over it for a while, then bought bright batiks and solid black & made an amish style quilt, with 9 bright/black pinwheels, sashed in black, small black border, then 4 rows (one each color) of checkerboard, then an outer black border. The back was a batik in all the colors, and I bound it with that, too. Ended up 36" square. I make my doll quilts large enough to wrap the doll in.

It depends upon the child. I am sure there will be one child in the charity THRILLED with your bright/black quilt.
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:45 PM
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A narrow sashing would look better than a wide one in black, I would guess, or else the black grid would be the main thing you'd see. Perhaps use a narrow black inner sashing with a wider one in a bright color?

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Old 11-25-2015, 01:49 PM
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Nothing wrong with using black in my opinion. It will make the bright colors POP.
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Old 11-25-2015, 02:29 PM
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I think black will be fine.
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Old 11-25-2015, 02:35 PM
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i came to find out that black is associated with one's own independence....even if i didn't know that is true, i would still use black, isn't its definition the absence of all color?
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