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    I bought this fabric Black Friday at my LQS 50% off sale. Intend to use to make Lover's Knot quilt for a wedding gift. Well, forgot the pattern called for 4 dif colors - 1 light, 1 med light, 1 dark, 1 med dark. So, need one more color? What do you think? An off white? WOW? and before I start cutting which for border? binding? I seem to be having trouble visualizing this project for some reason - book shows so many options and not sure if would be better to make the background dark or light. any feedback would be so appreciated - no quilting/sewing friends around me to consult with!
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    I think a DP-9 would look really super with these fabrics. Love the dark teal, teal is my most favorite color.

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    Try to match the light blue in the print. If you can find another print with the light blue and "pink" it it that might be the best choice.

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    I would use the peachy colour that is in the blue material at the front, i think it would offset the blues beautifully.

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    I agree a WOW or a Cream on White would make a good light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy-lou
    I would use the peachy colour that is in the blue material at the front, i think it would offset the blues beautifully.
    I too would go with the peachy color.

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    You could take fabric with you when getting your other fabric to audition how the other choices look.

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    I like the cream on white suggestion :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy-lou
    I would use the peachy colour that is in the blue material at the front, i think it would offset the blues beautifully.
    This was what jumped out for me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy-lou
    I would use the peachy colour that is in the blue material at the front, i think it would offset the blues beautifully.
    I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy-lou
    I would use the peachy colour that is in the blue material at the front, i think it would offset the blues beautifully.
    I agree.

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    If you can find the right shade - the peach color would be my choice. - On a different subject - love your on-line name - there is a series of children's books about "Fancy Nancy" which are a lot of fun to read!

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    think I would go for a peachy colour as in the blue fabric showing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwestmary
    If you can find the right shade - the peach color would be my choice. - On a different subject - love your on-line name - there is a series of children's books about "Fancy Nancy" which are a lot of fun to read!
    will have to look those books up! actually have a piece of flannel fabric with pics of girls and has Fancy Nancy written on it - have never decided what to use it for! Fun to look at tho when going thru stash!

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    A tiny light peach print or a tone on tone effect in peach would be my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaM
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy-lou
    I would use the peachy colour that is in the blue material at the front, i think it would offset the blues beautifully.
    This was what jumped out for me too!
    I am in the same camp! that was my gut response when I saw the three. Just a little something to make it pop!

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    I agree with everyone else, a peach would work great

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenJen224
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy-lou
    I would use the peachy colour that is in the blue material at the front, i think it would offset the blues beautifully.
    I agree
    I picked up on the peacy color too. Off white would be nice, to bad u cant pop it by adding a liitle bright orange? but that gives u more colors than u use. I don't think I would want a 4th of the quilt peachy or orange........

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    Having made several of these, I opt for the cream. And make it the "knot".Use the beige border and the dark for the binding.

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    Here's a lovers knot with 3 fabrics

    http://www.quilterscache.com/L/Lover...ock_Page2.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy-lou
    I would use the peachy colour that is in the blue material at the front, i think it would offset the blues beautifully.
    Me too.

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    I agree with the peachy color. I would also try and find one that has a little pattern to it since you already have two marble prints.

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    I go with the peachy color too. And I prefer "light" backgrounds with "dark" borders, but of course it is each individual's choice. I love the colors you chose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy-lou
    I would use the peachy colour that is in the blue material at the front, i think it would offset the blues beautifully.
    My advise also. The peachy/salmon would make the whole thing pop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy-lou
    I would use the peachy colour that is in the blue material at the front, i think it would offset the blues beautifully.
    I agree with the peachy color!

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