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Thread: Opinion on backing needed

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    Super Member sidmona's Avatar
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    I have to piece the backing for my quilt and want to add a 5" strip between the two prints. Which color solid would go better?
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    Not the pale blue. I personally like the mauve to bring out the flowers.

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    All are nice but the purple or orange would really be pretty. Marilyn oops thought it was purple but it is mauve.

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    I'm a blue person....blue gets my vote:)

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    I like the redish/orange or the purple.

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    I like the red.

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    I like the red best.

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    Since there are different descriptions to the colors, I do not like the very bottom one as well as the other two.

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    not the light blue, blends in too much....
    my eye is drawn to the purple, but both the purple and red work... In my opinion.....

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    Are you using one of those as binding, if so I would pick that color. Otherwise, I like the top one-orange-the best.

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    I'd like it pieced with the two brighter colors and the label made with the softer color.

    Or, if you like them all, then use them all. It is you quilt after all.

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    To my eye the blue does not play off of the print the way the orange and purple do. BTW on my monitor the top looks orange and middle looks purple and the bottom looks very pale blue.

    I would use both orange and purple! You could strip piece chinese coins or cut 3" by 6" retangles and lay them out brick style to finish at 2 1/2" x 5 1/2". Two rows laid out the long way would equal your 5" needed.

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    I am a blue person, but I don't think it works here. The orange goes with the print, but the purple or whatever goes with the flowers in the print. Either of those two would work.

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    Guess I'll use the red/orange. It was my first choice (guess I shouldn't second guess my self) and since I'm doing the binding in that color it should go well. Thanks for all your input.

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    Not the blue, but either of the others would look nice.

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    my vote is for mauve

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    Either first or second, the blue is to washed out for your quilt. (JIMHO)

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    What darling fabrics! I love blue but not for this. I think the other 2 are more suited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidmona
    Guess I'll use the red/orange. It was my first choice (guess I shouldn't second guess my self) and since I'm doing the binding in that color it should go well. Thanks for all your input.
    I love this choice! It is a beautiful color :D:D:D

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    For me it most definately be the red!

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    The purple would be my choice.

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    orange and I do not even like orange very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SallyQ
    Not the pale blue. I personally like the mauve to bring out the flowers.
    Me too!

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    It depends on what the front looks like. If the front is all light colours, I would be concerned of a dark/bright strip showing through on the front. It would probably not be a problem unless it was on display hanging somewhere (quilt show)? I personally like the orange, although they are all pretty.

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    I like the orange, but then orange is my favorite color

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