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Decision, decisions.... modern quilt background?

Old 06-21-2013, 11:35 AM
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I'm making a chemo quilt for a friend, and the heart was easy... but now I can't finish piecing until I decide on the background. Several quilters suggested a variety of whites to rest the eye. Another quilt shop owner suggested black, or black and white stripes.

Here's the mostly-pieced heart and the pattern. I have it drawn in squares, with centers in some. Do I make the squares white, with colored centers or black centers? Or make the squares black with colored centers? OR black AND white squares with colored centers? Oh, HELP!!!!
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:47 AM
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I like the black. Maybe use a bunch of black on black, grey on blacks, etc.....
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:51 AM
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I like the idea of blacks, too. It makes the heart pop more than I think white would. For the squares with centers, try black with red prints maybe. Or black with any color print that shows up in the heart.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:56 AM
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Black squares to outline the heart then black and white and grey or black on black or black on grey and white. But outlining the heart black then so forth.
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On any other quilt I would love the way the black pops the red heart. I am just not sure about a black background for a chemo quilt. I am thinking a yellow?
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On any other quilt I would love the way the black pops the red heart. I am just not sure about a black background for a chemo quilt. I am thinking a yellow?
I agree. Yellow would be great, or pink, or use light tones of all the colors in the quilt, but not black.
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I too do not think black is right. A light pink or pinks would be fine.
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I have to agree with the others. Although black would make the colors pop it's a bit too somber for this type of quilt.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:13 PM
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On any other quilt I would love the way the black pops the red heart. I am just not sure about a black background for a chemo quilt. I am thinking a yellow?
Oh, I can see your point... maybe it would help if I mentioned she's Stage 1 and expected to make a complete recovery. I guess I was trying to design a quilt she'll have and enjoy for many years.
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I really like your quilt - your friend is sure to love it!
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