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Thread: Help me pick a color, please?

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    Red or blue.

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    I think I would use a navy blue sashing. It might "pull" the navy in the blocks and tone down the red some.
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    The red seems to jump out at you. I think it's a good idea to audition fabrics at your LQS. If you use red, it will focus on the red in the blocks, and if you use blue it will focus the eye to the blue. It would be a tough decision for me. By the way, your blocks are so pretty, and the quilt will be very nice. Can't wait to see what you choose.
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    What about black to rest your eye. I too see a lot of red.
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    What is not to love about your blocks. I would keep with the happy colors and use a friendly yellow.
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    I think something light, whatever it is, would really make your blocks stand out.
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    Wow, I love your blocks and thank you so much for sharing the Crumb Along with Me link. As for the color that ties it all together, red seems the obvious color, but I think that it might overwhelm the blocks too much. What about a neutral tan, beige, off white? It will give the separation without imposing itself on the gorgeous blocks. Can't wait to see what you decide.
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    I see red, decisions, decisions!!!!
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    Decide what color you want to have 'pop' out of the blocks and use that for the sashing

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    Black I love black for these types of quilts.

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    I see red as the dominant color and I would use a yellow to make everything pop.
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    I think navy blue or a dark green might be really nice. No more red!
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    I agree with light to medium blue for sashing then some of the other colors for borders. It will be very nice!!

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    Thank you, everyone. I made about 15 more blocks (they can be sort of addicting) and included more medium blue and colors other than red. I also dug around in my stash and found some tan marble for the sashing within the blocks and some denim blue tone-on-tone for the sashing around the blocks. For the cornerstones, I have a very dark red with a small black geometric design to use within the blocks and a burnt orange with a small dark blue and gold print for the larger cornerstones. Both look good with the sashings.

    You helped me so much....I would not have thought of the tan sashing at all and needed to break away from the red! I'll post another pic when it's all together.

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    denim blue with khaki. perfecto! love your blocks. It will be beautiful whatever you choose!

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    light blue gets my vote
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    what about white

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    How about red around the blocks and cream for the larger sashing between your 14" blocks. It would help the crumb blocks pop!

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    AnitaSt,
    I see red as the dominating color.

    Were it me, I would try looking for a white with a tiny or small overall red pattern - something that gives the appearence of being red but not in a strong or dominating way.

    Good luck. And I hope you post a photo of the completed quilt top. This sure is pretty so far.

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    I would use a gray sashing - but like someone else suggested I would have to take a bunch of the blocks to get the right shade of light gray....

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    I think your hubby has it right. Red jumps out at me.

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    first color i c is red but imho that would be too much red.... i always go to black !!!!
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    Red is what I see first, then maybe the narrower dark blue as a secondary.

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    Cool Help me pick a color please

    Greetings from sunny Sun City Arizona

    I too see red, but there is a lot of dark blue also. In checking over the squares, I agree with the suggestion of tan, but I think you should us a tan on tan, or cream on tan because of the few squares that are tan. This would be the color to use around the squares. For the borders you definitely could go with reds and blues. Great squares, looking forward to seeing it finished. God Luck in choosing!

    Pam

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    How about a four patch in red and blue for the corner stones. And blue and white sashing.
    The Quilting Bear

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