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Help me pick a color, please?

Old 02-24-2012, 10:44 AM
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Default Help me pick a color, please?

Or maybe two colors. I have so many UFO's and WIP's that, of course, I've been happily playing in my scraps and avoiding all those projects. I started out to make a crumb quilt, inspired by Bonnie Hunter http://www.quiltville.com and by a "Crumb Along with Me" project on the blog Jo's Country Junction (http://www.joscountryjunction.com/?page_id=4906).

So, out come the crumbs and strings. But I had trouble just sewing pieces together randomly....and I made a bunch of four patches, wonky flying geese, etc. My only rules were: (1) 6.5 in blocks and (2) some red or blue (or both) in each block. Now I have almost 70 of these blocks and had a lot of fun playing with scraps. The first photo shows the blocks on my design wall.

The second photo is from a Bonnie Hunter quilt and it is the setting I want to use....a 14" block composed of four of the crumby blocks plus sashing, and then wider sashing between the 14" blocks. I wouldn't do the HST's around the blocks like Bonnie did.

What I can't decide is the colors for the two sashings. To my eye, the dominant color in the blocks is the dark blue. To DH, his eye sees mostly the reds. I don't care for the gold in Bonnie's block but I'm thinking maybe a dark or burnt orange for the sashing within the blocks. And I'm clueless about what I want for the sashing between the blocks.

Help me out with color ideas, PLEASE!!

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:47 AM
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Sorry I agree with husband I see red frist!!! Sew love your blocks!!! Good luck
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:53 AM
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i would use maroon or navy blue. can't wait to see the finish pic
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:56 AM
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I'd use a denim blue. What ever you choose will come out great!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:57 AM
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I see a lot of red too. What about a tan, khaki, or a brown for your sashing? As for your border(s), you could do a thin red border and a thicker navy border. Hope that helps some.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:58 AM
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Or you could use a gray for the sashing...
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blue, but go light, not dark!
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:09 AM
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I see red first. I also suggest a lighter sashing to highlight the blocks.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:14 AM
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I would take a dozen or so of the blocks and head for the quilt store. I don't think either red or navy is the right color for either of the sashings but I'm not sure what would work. A green might even be the right choice since it's complimentary to both red and blue but you'd have to lay some blocks out and find just the right green.
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Red appears to be the dominant color to me. I agree with a grey or Tan sashing... Unless you want Blue to be your dominant color. Then use Blue - it will drive the red back.
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