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Old 03-09-2009, 07:29 AM
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I have loads of greens in my stash but if i want a few greens for a project, it seems none of them go with each other, there are so many different tones! Oh well, just have to go buy more! LOL

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Old 03-09-2009, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by QuiltinLee
I love the color green. My problem is that it seems hard to get a pretty color of green in material. You can either get olive, mint or UGLY patterns of green. In every other color it seems that there are 5 or 6 that I would love if I had a use for that color. When I get to the greens, forget it. Either the shade of green is ugly or the pattern in the green is horrendous!

Manufacturers please take note!! :D :D
Maybe the greens I was trying to use were just too ugly. LOL
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I hate some stuff when I would actually remove it, (I gave the block away instead ;) ) I love green though.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:48 AM
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there are colors i'm not fond of, but i hate the light browns. you may call them beige or cream or off-white or winter white, but to me they all look like dirty white. i know, sometimes i have to use one, but i really hate doing it, and will try to substitute any other color, especially black, if i possibly can.

i fill in with white-on-white most of the time.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:29 AM
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I, also, do not like green. However, browns and oranges are also non-existant in my stash. I use those colors only when I am doing an applique block and have no choice. I like to use bright colors and occassionally really stetch myself and use a pastel.

No ripping for me. File 13 is easier.

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Old 03-11-2009, 11:57 AM
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I like most colors....except BRIGHT orange, Royal BLue and some dark purples. However, there are shades of those colors I like..for example apricot or peach, deep blue or pale blue, lilac and orchid....so in a sense I think it is usually not the color but rather the shade of some colors that I find objectionable. I lean heavily towards soft rose, green and pale gold colors, love off white and cream with them.


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Old 03-11-2009, 12:20 PM
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Poor orange is getting the short end of the stick. Orange is my favorite color and has been since I was a little girl. Everyone always looks at me weird when I say I love orange, but I do. I also love reds and greens. I suppose I'm not too big a fan of pastels but when I see quilts with pastels I think they are beautiful but would never pick those colors myself.

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Old 03-11-2009, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rismstress
I am in the midst of a new quilt-- of course another scrap, multicolored quilt. I really hate the color green so this time I thought I would push myself and try to use greens. So I did what I usually do and threw about 12 fabrics on the table to see what looked good. The greens were passable. I started and cut out lots of pieces. I made about 6 blocks. I hated the green. I took the green pieces and threw them on the floor and got the green fabric off the table. Boy, did it look better. And now I'm in the mood to do this quilt. And tonight I took those blocks apart, threw away the green pieces and remade them. Now I'm cooking here. Does anyone else go through this or am I the only one who's nuts? Are there any colors you absolutely hate?
Cheryl, why work on something you know you don't like. I know, trying to branch out, but life is too short. Just think of all the colors that you DO like. Work with those.

I went fabric shopping today at our new LQS. Guess what I was looking for. GREENS. I saw so many that I liked, I told the owner I'd be back for her sale. And I also told her to call me if a certain piece was selling fast and would be gone before I return on the 20th. She said she'd call me and keep some for me. What a dear!! Blues and greens and any color in between (aquas) are my favorites. Isn't it great that God made us all different. It makes for an interesting world.

What is your favorite color?
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[Blues and greens and any color in between (aquas) are my favorites. Isn't it great that God made us all different. It makes for an interesting world.

What is your favorite color?[/quote]

I have lots of favorite colors-- black, white, aqua, blue, pink, red, purple, lavender, cranberry. I also like to see a few touches of yellow- certain shades, and I love the neutrals. I have used the wrong side of fabrics at times to get the shade I want. Green- now that's another story. I have used it sometimes but hardly and there are so many shades of it that I hate-- it's like brown-- a non use color for me.
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I will avoid yellows like the plague! (and oranges are not too far behind). Then I find myself gravitating toward blues and teals every time. ARRGH!
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