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Thread: help needed with a design dilemma please

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    I think a green pulled from any of the flower leaves or stems. And I might go with a solid, or something that reads solid. I do think a peach or pink cornerstone would be lovely.
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    If you use a darker color, the blocks will pop. G

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    I agree with HelenS. I did this recently with a baby quilt I was making. I couldn't find anything in my stash to make a sashing strip. I finally took the whole quilt top shopping and let it choose one. And I came up with a winner.

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    Peachy pink and a medium green pulled from the picture. I wouldn't use blue

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    You could even just sew the blocks together as is & then put maybe two framing boarders around them. The first one a thin border & the second much wider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzan88 View Post
    I was given 9 of these blocks to use for a Linus quilt. Someone went to a lot of bother to make them so I want to make something nice with them but they look like shadows against any other color I've tried so far. All my fabrics are bright - well mostly - and yellows, ginger, green, white...all make the blocks look grey.
    Any suggestions from people with a better eye for color or design would be much appreciated.

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    I would try a light pink, or whatever that light color is on the roses.
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    green set on point

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    Yes, like others I would use a medium green and use it as a sashing/lattice around each block, thinking that would pull it all together poping the other pastel colors, then a pink as a border/binding.

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    I would say a pastel: either pink or green. The cornerstone idea would be good, but definitely stay with softer colors.

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    [QUOTE=Suzan88;5309200]I was given 9 of these blocks to use for a Linus quilt. Someone went to a lot of bother to make them so I want to make something nice with them but they look like shadows against any other color I've tried so far. All my fabrics are bright - well mostly - and yellows, ginger, green, white...all make the blocks look grey.
    Any suggestions from people with a better eye for color or design would be much appreciated.

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    Suzanne My thoughts would be perhaps a soft mint green or peach. Use either color and the other for a cornerstone. I would just frame each block with sashing and use both colors for the binding. What are you planning for the backing? You could make a reversible bindind, using both colors that you decide on the sashing. Reversibles are easy and quick with no mitering for corners.If you should be interested in the reversible binding pm me and I will give you directions for doing this. I learned to do this method from Sharon Pederson's "Reversible Quilts Two at a Time" I love it. I just finished the Hope's Rose Garden" quilt king size that you can view in the quilt picture section, and I used this method for the binding on her quilt. I plan to use it a lot from now on. It lays very good with the seam it has. Beautiful blocks, good luck. If you choose not to go with sashing between the blocks, and just sew them together as they are you will develop another pattern that will go with the blocks. This would really be coo, then add borders in the colors of the blocks. I am always trying to make different patterns in my quilts when I put my blocks together. I love that challenge. Gerbie
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    whatever you decide please post a picture so we can see......

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    If all else fails use a soft cream my work. I often use it as my fall back and have NEVER been disappointed. I know one should never say NEVER, but to date I have not regretted my use of cream in these kind of touchy can't decide situations.

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    This would be my choice. Very nice blocks!! Please show us when completed!

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    IMHO, absolutely green! with pink corner stones!

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    UI'd like a medium green.

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    I like the pink, peach and the light to medium green idea, to pull out the pastel colors in the blocks.

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    I like Quiltingpeg's idea. I think it would work really well with the flowers. A sort of grandmothers garden.

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    How about cream frames around the blocks then offset with green sashing (i.e.: w/9 patch border of cream & green), then add cornerstones with the pink/yellow in a small print or floral with green leaves?

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    My first thought was a soft lime green.
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    peach! unless that's pink. (allowing for different monitors)
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