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help needed with a design dilemma please

Old 06-22-2012, 02:20 PM
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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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Old 06-22-2012, 02:23 PM
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I would pull a green from the block, a medium value I think.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:23 PM
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Anastasia leans towards yellow...or perhaps mauve.
These blocks, both in color and style, are as opposite to my usual style as you can get.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:24 PM
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Yes, maybe the green I tried was too strong
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:26 PM
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QuiltinPeg do you have any suggestions for style? should I just insert plain blocks or try to mirror these in some way?
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:26 PM
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Acually my first thought was navy blue, but I think that would be too strong.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:28 PM
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IMHO, absolutely green! with pink corner stones!
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:29 PM
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I would sash the blocks at about 1/4 of the width, kind of a lattice look. They look like the could be climbing a trellis.
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Maybe a soft yellow or peach?
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:29 PM
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I like the cornerstone in pink idea.
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