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Thread: In quite a tizzy here! Purple & Orange??

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    Ugh! These are 2 colors I am really not fond of together but a request has been made of me to make a Purple & Orange quilt. I have no idea what I am gonna do to pull this off! She stated that if I *must* use a 3rd color to use only white. Sooo... any of ya good people out there have any ideas of a pattern to use for this request?
    I was thinking DWR might work, as each ring could be shades of purple on one and shades of orange for the other and then a w-o-w for the melons and centers. Would this work, ya think? I really think it's only gonna "work" if the colors were seperated like that instead of together like in a rail fence. I don't wanna use sashing to keep em apart either. I have searched here and all over the net but can't find purple and orange together in a quilt without black(halloween) or just the 2 of them. I suggested a green or yellow based of the color wheel and she said nope, just white but only if you must. gah!! help..???

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    Those colors could blend quite nicely, though it will be somewhat startling...Only solids, or prints, batiks, etc.????
    I saw an amazing wall somewhere in a restaurant in NM years ago that was purple and orange---
    Really slapped you in the eye, but gorgeous, like a sunset.
    What about a D9P?

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    Those are the colors of Clemson University. Any chance she's a fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    Those colors could blend quite nicely, though it will be somewhat startling...Only solids, or prints, batiks, etc.????
    I saw an amazing wall somewhere in a restaurant in NM years ago that was purple and orange---
    Really slapped you in the eye, but gorgeous, like a sunset.
    What about a D9P?
    Yeah, that's what I worry about. Don't want it blinding the poor woman! :wink:
    I really don't know what to do with this request. I have spent a week trying to come up with something and have gotten nowhere. I was thinking pastels or small prints wouldn't be so in-your-face, I don't understand the D9P enough to try it. Maybe I will search some more on that idea as well. Thanks for the input!

    Where is Clemson Uni? She is born and raised here in OK so I really don't know if she's a fan or not..?

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    i like the idea of shades with batiks....there are some beautiful "blender" looking batiks in all colors. I'd say to look into that. With a kona cotton white...Mmmmmm sunset....

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    I have seen some beautiful quilts with the purples and oranges. They are opposites and so contrast eachother very nicely!!!

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    http://www.mainstreetquiltingco.com/...es=0&lastmenu=

    this one has a bit of a pattern as well...
    check out thousandsofbolts.com for good prices on batiks as well...

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    Thanks so much adyldrop, I love those fabrics!! Never did understand what made a fabric Batik to begin with and still don't quite get it but those are really beautiful. With the variations on them, the pattern really wouldn't matter as the fabric would break up the colors more than enough, I think. I knew this was the place to go for answers!

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    My grandaughter requested those colors when I was first learning to quilt, not my best work here should have done all the blocks the same but live and learn she loved it! The floral print was actually orange and purple flowers on a cream background I used cream for the sashing and back.
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    Here's one I did. The pattern is Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs. Very easy pattern!
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    I actually discovered batiks myself with my new project. It's for my husband's aunt; her favorite colors are blue and purple. No pink, yellow, or green. But I found some great batiks and a great pattern in one of my magazines. I just need to cut a few setting triangles and then sew my strips together and add a border and then I can sandwich and quilt!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Here's one I did. The pattern is Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs. Very easy pattern!
    katier825 - I am not a fan of these colors usually - but I love your quilt!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Here's one I did. The pattern is Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs. Very easy pattern!
    katier825 - I am not a fan of these colors usually - but I love your quilt!! :thumbup:
    Thanks! I have made several in different color combinations and have loved them all! Here's a link:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-54842-1.htm

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    A D9P would really break up the two colors. A twister would also would be pretty. Might have to use white in the border. I made two and they are not hard to do.

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    I have fabric that's purple and orange. Any two color design would work.

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    Purple and orange are great together. Do a Google image search of 'purple and orange quilt' and you'll see some stunning examples. How about a New York Beauty in small scale batiks? Yum!

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    wish I had a ppicture of the purple and orange one I did. It came out wonderful.

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    I made a string quilt with purples and oranges for a baby gift. The parents loved it so much it is on the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by eparys
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Here's one I did. The pattern is Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs. Very easy pattern!
    katier825 - I am not a fan of these colors usually - but I love your quilt!! :thumbup:
    Thanks! I have made several in different color combinations and have loved them all! Here's a link:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-54842-1.htm
    I am always amazed by how color choices can change a quilt. Nice quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    Those colors could blend quite nicely, though it will be somewhat startling...Only solids, or prints, batiks, etc.????
    I saw an amazing wall somewhere in a restaurant in NM years ago that was purple and orange---
    Really slapped you in the eye, but gorgeous, like a sunset.
    What about a D9P?
    that's exactly what I was thinking. A D9P I think it would be very pretty. You could strip it with white if needed.

    Sassy granny

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    Thos are the Phoenix sun basket ball colors are and My grandson loves them.
    Quote Originally Posted by PJisChaos
    Ugh! These are 2 colors I am really not fond of together but a request has been made of me to make a Purple & Orange quilt. I have no idea what I am gonna do to pull this off! She stated that if I *must* use a 3rd color to use only white. Sooo... any of ya good people out there have any ideas of a pattern to use for this request?
    I was thinking DWR might work, as each ring could be shades of purple on one and shades of orange for the other and then a w-o-w for the melons and centers. Would this work, ya think? I really think it's only gonna "work" if the colors were seperated like that instead of together like in a rail fence. I don't wanna use sashing to keep em apart either. I have searched here and all over the net but can't find purple and orange together in a quilt without black(halloween) or just the 2 of them. I suggested a green or yellow based of the color wheel and she said nope, just white but only if you must. gah!! help..???

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    PatriceJ has some Suns basetball material.

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    i did a purple, orange and green Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt. Orange peel is another name of it.

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    Purple and orange are great Fall colors! Purple, orange and green make a triangle on the color wheel (and therefore make a complete color scheme!) A bit of green leaves in a print would be enough to really make the color scheme sparkle! Set with cream and you've got a recipe for a gorgeous quilt!

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