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Thread: Oi! Color choices are hard!!!

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    Senior Member Machel's Avatar
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    I like #1 choice. Let us know what you decide. Keep the pictures coming.

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    I like contrast myself. How about if you took #3 pattern and replaced the block without the green with the plain purple from #2? That will give you a patterned light and medium colored fabric and a plain dark.

    Just a thought...


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    Love No. 1 and the Toile fabric is scrumcious. (spelling)

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    I like #1 the best too!!!

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    I really liked 1 or 3 :wink:

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    when you talk about sending it out to a professional, do mean for the actual quilting or do you mean that YOU will do the quilting and you want someone to do the binding only? there are ladies here on this board who do beautiful machine quilting if that's what you're looking for. i don't remember who they are, but you might be able to ask the moderators.

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    thought you might be interested:
    I bought a really great book a couple years ago on amazon.com. got it used. don't remember what i paid for it, think with shipping it was 8 or 9 dollars and brand new.
    It's called: Color Magic for Quilters by Ann Seely and Joyce Stewart.
    I have a lot of books, and under instructional ones I would say this is my #1 or #2 favorite. I learned tons about colors and how to put them together and it's just a well written book with all kinds of great examples of blocks etc. When I first got it I read it from cover to cover in one day.

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    I meant that I bought it used but it was in new condition. you can usually see books before you buy them there. C

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    I really like the blue. It is softer on your eyes. The Mauve is way to bold for me and when I close my eyes, I see the black diamond squares. I'm really not fond o fth green at all.
    marguerite

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    Wow, a hard choice. Like so many have said, I really liked them all, but I guess if I had to choose, it would be #1.

    Good luck on the quilt!

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    Are you planning to hand quilt or machine quilt? That could make a difference on whether or not you want to have the quilt machine basted by a longarm professional.

    Machine basting is a great idea if you are going to hand quilt. If you plan to machine quilt it yourself, it's preferable to either pin baste or spray baste the sandwich. Spray basting is fast and easy to do at home, and considerably less expensive than having the quilt machine basted. When you are machine quilting, you do not want to have to stop every few inches to pull out basting threads and/or try to pull out basting threads after you have machine quilted over them. Machine quilters usually either pin baste or spray baste.

    (I liked #1 the best too.)

    Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Are you planning to hand quilt or machine quilt? That could make a difference on whether or not you want to have the quilt machine basted by a longarm professional.

    Machine basting is a great idea if you are going to hand quilt. If you plan to machine quilt it yourself, it's preferable to either pin baste or spray baste the sandwich. Spray basting is fast and easy to do at home, and considerably less expensive than having the quilt machine basted. When you are machine quilting, you do not want to have to stop every few inches to pull out basting threads and/or try to pull out basting threads after you have machine quilted over them. Machine quilters usually either pin baste or spray baste.

    (I liked #1 the best too.)

    Mary
    I'll be machine quilting it. So you think getting it binded professionally may be pointless? I remember absolutely nothing of the original quilt I made and how I got the top, batting, and backing all together aside from my aunt helping me pin everything together and then I just stiched down the blocks I had made with my sewing machine....

    Boy I really need to take a quilting class.

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    number one seems the least busy and most pleasing to the eye

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    No.1 is tops cause I'm a blue lover. BUT I did like No.2

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    I like the 1st all blue one.

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    To spray baste the layers together, either find enough floor space or if you can put together a couple of tall tables what works great. How big is it? What I do is after completing the top, I make the back a few inches larger on all sides and then cut the batting around the same size as the backing. either on floor or table, tape your backing piece (make sure you press it and your top first) so that is flat and a little tight, but do not stretch it. I start by taping the center (on a seam if the back was seamed) on one end then I move to the other end and tape it across from the one I just taped. Then move to one side, smooth it out and tape again, I do mine about 12-18 in apart using blue painting tape, smooth to corner, tape corner. Do the other end keeping it smooth and tight, but not stretched. I then lay my batting over the backing, smooth it out so there are no wrinkles, but do not stretch, fold the batting in half and spray the first half of the back, or on the batting, whichever you prefer, lay it down and smooth it out, lifting up if you need to. The basting spray is temporary so you can move and restick it. Then fold the other half of the back up spray it then smooth it down. I then lay the top on the batting smoothing it out, then fold half up again, spray & smooth then fold the other side, spray and smooth. I don't pin baste any more, it is too hard for me. There are several different spray basting cans out there, my personal favorite is the 505. You will probably want to spread some news papers or as I do, old painting sheets around after you tape to protect the surrounding surfaces of over spray.
    I hope this helps. I'm sure there are some tutorials on basing around here somewhere. Good luck. I hope it goes together smoothly for you.

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    They're all good, but I like the first one best. HOWEVER, I see lots of pictures of quilts that other folks love and I hate ... either pattern or color choices or both. Untimately this is a decision only you can make.

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    First of all, I think all of them are very nice. I would personally like to see #3 variation with the other blue from #1 in the "empty" squares. Any way you do it will be gorgeous!

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    I vote for #1. I'm sure any of the three would be beautiful, but I prefer #1.

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    I like number 3.

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    I like the first one with different shades of blue.

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    Number 1 is brilliant. I love it!!

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    For what it's worth, I like the deep blue combo the best. However, I would try switching the royal blue you used in the squares with the dark blue of the triangles. I think that would cause the star effect you have going on in the mauve mock up to be seen. If you don't want it to be too busy as you said remember KISS - Keep it simple silly! stick to one color choice and rely on color value.

    It is a really pretty pattern.

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    I love the green/teal colored one. It really pops!

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