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    Please help me on this quilt

    I'm making a quilt for someone who's father is ill, so it's a prayer/ charity quilt. She wanted something "outdoorsy" and I had these duck panels in my stash. But I'm having a devil of a time deciding on cornerstones. These seem so light, but have blue, rust, and green in them. There isn't any green in the pictures, but "there should be". At any rate, are these too light? I will use the rust in the sashing for the border. Or perhaps someone has another idea for cornerstones? I do have a solid grey that is similar to the surround on the ducks, but it seemed even lighter.

    I wish I'd used a narrower black and wider rust in the sashing, but I'm not going to re-do them.

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    I think these are fine, but if you think they are too light try using the center strip in the sashing. I think that would go nicely.

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    I had planned on using the rust for the border and thought that might be too much. What about picking up the red in the ducks? Ack! I hate picking colours.
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    If you have enough of the rust or black, I would try those as the cornerstones. You could try a rust and black checkerboard as cornerstones but they might be too busy.

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    How about trying a green cornerstone? I agree the ones in your first picture are too light. Just my thoughts - - -
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    If you have enough of the rust and black, I would make 9-patch blocks for the cornerstones. Rust-black-rust for the top and bottom of the 9-patch, black-rust-black for the middle.

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    I suggest you make a 9 patch like Prism99 described and audition it as a cornerstone. I made a quilt once that way and it turned out stunning. Here is a sample:
    http://quiltingdigest.com/country-ch...for-christmas/

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    Jane, that quilt really is absolutely stunning! Now I want to make one.....

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    I'm thinking that they are not too light, but may be busy. Do you have something that would go, but could be a blender like the little strips? You do not want to draw attention away from the wonderful little duck panels.
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    Lovely quilt and layout, but I don't care for those cornerstones, either. I would use one of the blues from the panels... either the water or the lighter sky blue. Blender or batik....
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    Thank you all for your suggestions. I love this community! I agree that nine patch cornerstones would be lovely and I've done that in the past when I've had a triple sashing. This is a charity quilt and I don't want to spend that much time on it. So... the follow pic has red, green, and blue cornerstones. Any and all comments are welcome.
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    I vote either black or rust for cornerstones.

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    i would like to see rust as cornerstones. but if you want to use one of the three in the last pic, i choose the red.
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    The rust would look the best in MHO. Great quilt.

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    Another vote for either the rust or the black. Those two colors will continue the lines of the sashing and look intentional.

    The other colors seem to bring in an element that doesn't relate to the sashing strips.

    Just an opinion. I do love the rest of your quilt direction that you have already done. Good luck!

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    I would also go with rust or black.

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    I like the green best.
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    I like either the top or middle blocks. Not crazy about the blue for this.

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    The blue is too bright and the green introduces a new color. I'd go with black or rust.

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    Have you tried no cornerstones at all? I think these choices are detracting from the focal prints. I would try no stones, or black, or the same rust in the strip. I think the color needs to recede.

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    A dark slate gray might look nice.

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    Of the three I'd go with green.

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    I would choose the rust or black. The other colors add a stand out element that you might not want. Rust or black blend.

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    Rust or black but there must be some reason you don't want to use those so of the three colors you displayed I like the green or the red I guess.

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    I like the green best - the lighter colors seem to take the eye away from your ducks. It's going to be appreciated, no matter what.
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