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    I know it is not one of the choices, but have you considered white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltluvr
    Quote Originally Posted by athenagwis
    I think the first works because you don't have a deep blue in the plate. The 2nd two kind of pull in the pieces that are similar colors and wash them out. I think you'd get the same thing with white or red since those are predominant in your plate. The background in the first is a bit busy, but the color is perfect. Perhaps you could find a more tone on tone deep blue?

    Beautiful plate BTW!!

    Rachel
    Just got me laughing all over seeing what we posted and how close it was. :lol: :lol:
    Haha great minds think alike!!!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I think the first one is perfect. Too dark a back ground makes it duller looking, too light washed it out and made the blues disappear into the block...

    I am sure that grama is very proud of you :D:D:D
    Gosh, chokes me up when I hear that. It has been 10 years and I am just now getting around to quilting and enjoying it. I couldn't do it before now, I missed her so much. Not that we spent a LOT of time quilting, just that the times I DID quilt, it was w/her. I caught myself a few times looking up to ask her something ... weird lol! Anyways, thank you so much for the support. *HUGS*

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    Oh and another option might be a tone on tone black, that could really make it pop!!

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    I think the dark blue background. The others are too close to the color of some of the plate slices and they don't pop as well. You are off to a good start, and what a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. She would be so proud that you are carrying on her tradition.
    Okay, the tears of pride are falling now, thank you so much for the support and the compliment. *HUGS*

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    I like the first one. And it looks great, by the way!

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    I like #2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I know it is not one of the choices, but have you considered white?
    Yes, I have. What kind of white though? Off-white, bright-white, or I would like white w/a print just like what's on the dark blue. What are you thinking in terms of your suggestion? Sorry, I'm so visual :lol:

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    I would use a solid color background. the other prints are competing with the plates. Maybe a black or Navy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenagwis
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltluvr
    Quote Originally Posted by athenagwis
    I think the first works because you don't have a deep blue in the plate. The 2nd two kind of pull in the pieces that are similar colors and wash them out. I think you'd get the same thing with white or red since those are predominant in your plate. The background in the first is a bit busy, but the color is perfect. Perhaps you could find a more tone on tone deep blue?

    Beautiful plate BTW!!

    Rachel
    Thank you for the compliment as well, Rachel!

    Just got me laughing all over seeing what we posted and how close it was. :lol: :lol:
    Haha great minds think alike!!!! :)

    Rachel

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenagwis
    Oh and another option might be a tone on tone black, that could really make it pop!!

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    REALLY?! Hadn't considered that one ... hmmmmmm ... glad I asked here! Thanks, Rachel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToucanSam
    I like the first one. And it looks great, by the way!
    Thank you, Sam! I was so busy worrying about the background I forgot to ask how my plate even looked! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion
    I would use a solid color background. the other prints are competing with the plates. Maybe a black or Navy.
    I tried the solid navy but it was missing something. I'm going to try to find a tone-on-tone navy and see if that does it for me.

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    Be sure to post here once you settle on a background!! :) I can't wait to see it finished! Your Grandma IS proud of you I know it. :) This is why we teach our kids and grandkids about our passions, so we can live on through their creations.

    Rachel

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    I like #2.
    REALLY?! I liked it too but now can't decide, which is why I came here :lol:

    Thank you for your input and I LOVE Tennessee!

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    At first I thought the Dark Blue, but the bright blue, sure brightens it up. So my choice is #2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenagwis
    Be sure to post here once you settle on a background!! :) I can't wait to see it finished! Your Grandma IS proud of you I know it. :) This is why we teach our kids and grandkids about our passions, so we can live on through their creations.

    Rachel
    Aw, I surely will, thank you SO much Rachel *HUGS* *sniff* *sniff*

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    At first I thought the Dark Blue, but the bright blue, sure brightens it up. So my choice is #2.
    Hmmmm ... another vote for going w/the brighter look. Thank you for that! :D

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    I'm quite a bit older than you. My grandmother died in the 70s, I always wonder what she would think about my quilting. I am the only one in the family that is a quilter. I know she would be amazed but I am sure she would be proud as I know you grandmother is as well.

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    awesome, thanks for sharing

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    I like the blue # 2, but you decide,

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    I'm quite a bit older than you. My grandmother died in the 70s, I always wonder what she would think about my quilting. I am the only one in the family that is a quilter. I know she would be amazed but I am sure she would be proud as I know you grandmother is as well.
    Aw, thank you so much for that *HUGS*. I am was her first granddaugther and we spent a LOT of time together when I was younger and like you, I'm the ONLY quilter in the family!

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    Dark blue gets my vote!

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    I like the dark blue color the best, but I do think the print is so busy it competes for attention with the plate. I would find another fabric in that color but with a subdued pattern so it reads more like a solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I like the blue # 2, but you decide,
    Your earlier reply cracked me up! I was like, "WHAT?! That's IT? what about which colour?! waaahhhhh" and then you posted this :lol: Thank you so much!

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