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

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    Junior Member tjk829's Avatar
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    Red face Thanks for all the advice! Revised pink and Green Arrowhead

    I really loved the pink and white together but decided that I would just never really like it with the floral. I decided to save that pink and white for a different quilt, but it won't go to waste! I changed out the white for a softer green and moved to a more peach color for the other block. The light is a batik recomended by the quilt shop ladies ( I really don't trust my "eye" right now) and paired it with a medium peach color. I like it a lot better, but I still will play around with it some more, I'm just not loving it. Am I making this too hard?
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    LOVE the 2 green color block....not too thrilled with the peachy colored block. Not enough contrast for me but the green sure sings to me!! Don't you just love this block.....I have done several quilts with this block and if you don't use sashing stirps, you get a nice secondary pattern.....try it with a few on your design wall and I think you will like it too!!

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    I agree w/ jodimarie. the green is great but the peachy colored block just doesn't seem to go w/ it. What if you just used the green and maybe sash it with the flowered material?
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    I had the same feeling about the peachy one, maybe I should just use the green without the sashing and sneak the peach in with a border. Making this block is a blast, I use the sew first, then cut method and everything fits perfect!

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    i like this one much better than the previous one.
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    The green block is gorgeous! It goes wonderfully with your floral in my opinion. I agree with everyone else about the peachy block. It's not ugly. It's just blah. Keep us up to date on what you do.

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    I like this but also liked the white. You should use the other blocks on the backing if you piece the back.

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    What does the original pink look like with the light pinky blender?
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    My monitor must be off - I don't like the light green with the floral print.

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    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.
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    I like the colors in the pink/peach block, but I wonder how they would look reversed? You used the darker center on the green, but the lighter center on the peach. That may be why the arrowhead doesn't stand out.

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    How about a flange of white before the floral sashing, or on both sides of the sashing. Not sure about the pink and apricot idea fine but needs a closer colour match. How come can make suggestions to others hopeless when I have my own problems?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjk829 View Post
    I had the same feeling about the peachy one, maybe I should just use the green without the sashing and sneak the peach in with a border. Making this block is a blast, I use the sew first, then cut method and everything fits perfect!
    O.K. call me dense!!! What is the sew first then cut method? Paper piecing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjk829 View Post
    I had the same feeling about the peachy one, maybe I should just use the green without the sashing and sneak the peach in with a border. Making this block is a blast, I use the sew first, then cut method and everything fits perfect!
    I'm glad to hear this because I'm doing this quilt next! I've got my squares cut and ready to go. I just need to finish the border on another quilt before I can start this one.

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    Will you post a pic of the whole quilt? Maybe it will help us see how the blocks in this border will look framing the whole quilt. thanks

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    My vote is for the green blocks too. What is the name of that block pattern? Is it paper pieced? I love it and will have to add that to my list of things to make!

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    I guess it is just me but I am not crazy about the darker green. My monitor might be off but to me the darker green isn't quite right. I am sure in the end whatever you do will be beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolteacher View Post
    O.K. call me dense!!! What is the sew first then cut method? Paper piecing?
    I would like to know also. I don't remember seeing a link to the pattern, but it would be nice to know how it was made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolteacher View Post
    O.K. call me dense!!! What is the sew first then cut method? Paper piecing?
    I'm wondering that as well. Hmmmm....
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    I must be the odd one. I think the block itself very cool. But, a softer, less modern block would work better with floral. Just my two cents worth. LOL!
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    I made a whole quilt with nothing but scrappy arrowhead blocks. No sashing. I love it!

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    I agree with the peach doesn't have enough contrast. The batik reads pink and the peach reads orange.
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    Have you seen this link? Notice that the designer used nothing but the squares in all of her pictures. Ths is how I did mine.

    http://www.quiltmaker.com/content_do...-Arrowhead.pdf

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    Beautiful blocks!!
    I think why everyone likes the darker green is ..(so much from someone who has challenges with color) That color is in the leaves of the floral /the lighter color in the peach one is closer to the pink in the floral. the light green in the green block and the peach colors fight with the floral..the pink and green in the first block look good with the floral and complement it. The white dominates so I would try the dark pink and a light pink (light color in the peach block) and a green with a lighter green in the same color family as the floral has.. I Love your blocks..I would probably end up with 4 quilts

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    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).

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