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Need some help picking a backing

Old 12-02-2020, 11:29 AM
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I like the 3rd one over from the top, the one with the dark background.
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Old 12-02-2020, 06:20 PM
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The brown one for sure. Then I can match my threads both top and bottom to quilt it.
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Old 12-03-2020, 07:13 AM
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I like the darker one too. That is just the one my eye naturally went to.
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Old 12-03-2020, 07:59 AM
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I like the first one, the orange. I think it adds a lot of warmth and if she is a KF fan, I think it offers the best (and just right amount) of punch.
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Old 12-03-2020, 12:28 PM
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Default Decision Reached!

I started playing with the leftover scraps of the quilt to make a throw pillow, and when I laid them out against the Orange Millefiori, it just looked 'right'. (Test picture below) I agree, the brown was probably the most neutral, and maybe *my* choice, but this is for my color-loving sis, it's got to have punch! Fabric is ordered and now I wait!
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Old 12-04-2020, 06:52 AM
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I think you could just ask your sister for advice, then she'll really be surprised when she gets it.
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Old 12-05-2020, 09:36 AM
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I like the second one best. Lots of turquoise on the front and I like the contrast of #2 with that.

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Old 12-06-2020, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Cheshirepat View Post
So, over the last Virtual Quilting weekend, I put together a top with some blocks made of roll strips. As I showed my progress while messaging to my sister, she wowed about it in a way that made me realize it has to be hers. She is usually my 'go to' for color questions when I hit a wall. But, since it's going to be her quilt, I don't want to spoil the surprise when she receives it. I *know* it has to be a Kaffe Fassett print - she loves them so much. Right now I'm bouncing around with the 4 possible fabrics: Millefiori -in Orange or Brown, Paperweight in Brown, or Roman Glass in Gold. Pix below.

So far I think his smaller prints will be less "over the top" (oh, pun unintended, lol!) but I'm open to convincing if the colors are right! Color's so subjective, but could you throw me an opinion, please?
You can still ask her for her advice on what backing should be used. Since she's your 'go to' person it wouldn't be strange for you to ask her...and that way you'll find out which backing she likes best.
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