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Need help w/ where to go next??? (It's done photo update 7/13)

Need help w/ where to go next??? (It's done photo update 7/13)

Old 07-02-2008, 01:46 PM
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I'm making this quilt for a friend in the Netherlands. It is a tribute to her daughter who passed away. She chose the fabrics/colors and wants it bright.

The pix is what I have so far. I bought a stripe w/ yellow/blue/pink brights and have ordered more of the pink and purple.

Originally, I was just going to do the 9 patch, a border of stripes and call it a day. Now, I hate it. I hate the yellow and don't know where to go.

I need input from the experts...HELP!!!!!

Nor'easter, thanks for the suggestion of purple. Once I added the dark purple, it just got a life of it's own. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. It's nice to have the monkey off my back.

The final top is done.
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:55 PM
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I looks good to me........unless you want it bigger, Ithink all you need is the borders.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:06 PM
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Well I think it is very pretty, love the design. The striped borders sound great. I know how hard it is to work on something you dont like, made one for DH that he did all the choosing, hated it from the get go but he loves it! Since your friend picked out the fabrics, all I can say is keep plugging away at it! I am sure she will love it no matter what!
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If you hate the yellow,unsewit from the center and use more of the pink and purple in the background where the yellow is now. Use small amounts of yellow to offset the yellow in the center and you will probably like it better. The center is beautiful and I hope you don't change it.

I made a quilt for my dil and I hated it when I finished the top so I put it away thinking I might like it better later. So far, I don't. :roll:
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:22 PM
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I'm not usually a big fan of yellow, but that is the most beautiful yellow with the purple, it is absolutely gorgeous! If you're not happy with the amount of yellow, maybe you could do a little applique in the larger yellow areas, maybe some more hearts. But i truly truly love it, it is gorgeous, cheerful, and very sentimental looking :)
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To tone down the brightness of yellow paint without making it darker, you would add its compliment, or purple. Try this: Put you quilt on a neutral surface (a beige sheet is good) and lay your purple fabric along two sides to see how that would look as the major part of the border. Maybe a narrow inner border in the pink or blue, a wider outer border in the purple, and binding in the blue or pink. I think you'll find the yellow will fade back since it is the only color from that side of the color wheel.

Also, part of the reason the yellow stands out so much now is because that is what is framing the whole thing. Once the border is on, any border, the yellow will not be the focus!

I wouldn't undo anything you've already done. It truly is lovely and your friend must have special reasons for wanting those colors for this memorial quilt. Best of luck.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:13 PM
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I think it'll be a cool looking quilt when it's done. Using purple, alittle darker than the purple you already used, for the outside border and maybe a narrow inner border in pink would look nice.
We want to see pics when it's done.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:33 PM
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You might hate it simply from working so intent on it. I think it's beautiful and bright is the perfect work to describe it.

Others have suggested purple, but I was thinking you could pull in more pink, so maybe something with purple and pink to go around it, pulling the eye outward?

I love the heart in the middle. You could do applique hearts in the corners or along the edges, or embroidery perhaps. The other thing I thought was maybe stars. You have created a beautiful work of art.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:34 PM
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Your friend wants it to be bright. I love the yellow and think that if you put a border of pink next and then the purple and finish it off with the blue she will love it! Just my opinion.

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Old 07-02-2008, 03:37 PM
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I'm no expert by any means, but I really like it the way it is. I agree, all you need is a border now.
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