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Thread: Thanks for all the advice! Revised pink and Green Arrowhead

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    Maybe if you went for a different kind of contrast and, for instance, put the pink with the darker green and the lighter green with the peach? Something about these blocks, maybe the lighter green, still jars with the floral, imho. But you make beautiful blocks!

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    What strikes me is that I like the arrowhead blocks and I like the floral, but to me it seems they don't complement one another. I would like to see a softer block, maybe a basket of some sort with the floral fabric, or another, more graphic design to go with the arrowheads.

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    I like the green, but would reverse the colors, putting the darker color on the outside. Not loving the peach at all. What does the batik look like with the darker pink you originally had. I might just go with the greens and the floral.

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    This version flows much better with the floral background sashing colors. very good job. It will be gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillCountryGal View Post
    It's been my experience when something (anything) is presenting so many roadblocks... maybe it wasn't meant to be. Have you considered just putting this project aside for a while?

    With that being said, I tend to look for the least dominate color to bring out. I see lavender/purple in your print. Have you thought about using that? **Here I am messin' with your color choices... lot of help (NOT).
    I think these are both great ideas. Set it on the "back burner" and let it simmer a while. You might look at it with fresh eyes in a week or a month and suddenly see the perfect solution. And as I've studied both photos, I keep thinking I'd like to see a spot of that purplish color we're seeing in the flower centers.
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    I like your floral and I loved the original arrowheads with white and these print ones, too, but IMHO neither the colors nor the arrowhead pattern works with the floral. There are lots of good ideas offered above but I think I'd stop trying to match the colors in the floral and use a cream or tan or a pastel version of one of the print colors. An all-over lattice , for example, could showcase the floral.

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    Still don't like the floral fabric. Why don't you use it fot the backing? Your not getting enough value in you blocks. My mantra that I learned from a world class instructor..." Colour gets all the credit but value does all the work".

    I invested in those red and green windows they sell at the quilt shops. When I doubt myself, I look through these.it has improved my colour choices two fold. Just trying to be helpful since you asked.

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    I'm sorry I don't know how to attach pictures to my replies so I would end starting a new thread, but these arrowhead blocks are made by starting 2 inches down from the top right corner, sew down the side, pivot and sew across the bottom. Turn the block, starting 2 inches down from the opposiste corner, sew down the side and across the bottom. Cut the block on the diagonal thru the sewn corners. Stack the triangles, cut 2 inches from the long side and another 2 inches along the bottom. This will give you presewn pieces that form the block. This is not my method, I don't know the origin of it. I will attempt a tutorial, but I have only very basic computer skills. Tammy

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    I agree, on my monitor the darker peach of the block does not seem to go with the flowers. The batik seems to be more in the same directions. Much nicer though than the white. Keep going!


    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    I love the block you are making and the greens are perfect. IMHO the peach is not the right color for the floral. If what I see is acurate the floral is more pink than peach so I would do a light pink w/ medium pink block or medium/dark pink block. I do like the light pinkish fabric but the peach is just not right. I would try another pink.
    Keep us posted on your choice. I'm anxious to see the progression on this pretty block.
    peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    My monitor must be off - I don't like the light green with the floral print.
    I thought the same thing I think the hue might be off.

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    Like the green block is light and darker green, the peach needs contrast. Maybe a coral and peach?

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    I agree with snipforfun, the block and floral together are not my favorite, I think the quilt of just the blocks is beautiful., maybe have to put on my to do list.. thanks for the link! JB

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    IMHO, the green look more modern while the peach looks 'vintage' or 'beachy'. The green is very complimentary to the floral, as well where the peach seems to wash out.

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    Could you make a few color copies of each block and put them on a design wall to study? Personally I like those blocks better without sashing.
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    I decided to shelve it fornow. I have a picture in my head and it is not working out. I will work on something else and maybe inspiration with strike me, but for now back in the closet it goes. Thank you eveyone for your help. tjk

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