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    you don't like working with or just plain don't like? Mine is purple. The only shade I like in the purple family is plum. This is not to say I don't like any of the posted quilts with purple in them - I would never insult another quilter's color choices.
    I made a wedding quilt for a newphew, and he and his new wife wanted purple, red and blue. Since they live in Alaska, i did a bear paw pattern. Lord 'o mercy - I dreaded working on that quilt. Some days I just couldn't work on it at all, other days I sewed like crazy to get it done.
    What's your color challenge?

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    Peach !
    used to be lime green but it is growing on me!

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    Yellow. I see other quilters on here use yellow in beautiful quilts; I bought some yellow but every time I pull it out to use, I put it back and use another color.

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    Black!

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    Olive green and mustard yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pam1966
    Olive green and mustard yellow.
    I think I would have to agree!

    I use very little yellow, when I do it is a "cooler" yellow.
    Can't say that I have used much peach, maybe only once.

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    Just don't like peach!
    reminds me of the 70's bathrooms
    lived in a house once that had a peach toilet and tub
    I hated that room!

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    I have to say the only times I use orange/peaches and yellows are for Halloween type quilts, in small doses. I guess I also tend to not favor those colors.

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    Blue and White. I like blue just fine and live in my jeans, but for quilts, I never use blue or white. I'm starting to buy some blue batiks so we'll see where that leads. :oops: ;)

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    Well it used to be orange, but it seems the older I get, the more orange I buy.

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    probably purple...it's not a 'bad' color, i just really have a heck of a time working with it. i have made a couple quilts with some (as in little itty bitty bits) included. i have made one queen quilt that is an IRIS bouquet...and the quilt body is lots of lavenders & purples...it is probably the prettiest quilt i have ever made...as in when you see it it's just plain pretty! but it was a bugger to work on. my dd has requested a new quilt with dark greens and deep purples...boy, it's been 6 months since she brought this up...telling me no rush, Christmas or my birthday in march....but boy...i don't seem to be able to get my mind around this ... maybe after i catch up a little bit and can actually think about it...but
    i also seem to have a bit of a problem with yellows...
    i try to force myself to use lots of color

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    probally orange, just cant seem to use it ,something about it

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    I pretty much love all colors. When I asked my DH's niece what her favorite color was so I could make her a graduation present, her answer was black and orange. I was horrified. How could I make a black and orange quilt with out screaming holloween? I choose my fabrics very carefully and it turned out well. She loved it. Hope I never have to use those colors again tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pam1966
    Olive green and mustard yellow.
    Wow, I love mustard yellow.
    I guess the color I like least would be peach.

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    For me it's aqua. I really don't like anything done in that color--houses, cars, walls. It reminds me of the locker room at the swimming pool when I was growing up. This is just my personal taste so I hope I'm not offending anyone. Several have mentioned colors I love to work with but I'm not taking it personally. :)

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    In the right quilt I like most colors.

    What I really like least is no contrast. To me it is just plain boring. I am just naturally drawn to contrast.

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    Blue. I almost never use blue and I never buy blue.

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    I was never fond of browns, beige and "neutral" colors (probably because I think they're boring and they are used everywhere to not "offend" anyone when trying to sell a house). However, I was forced to use them in some round robins, and I rather like them now. There are colors I don't work with much or at all as dominant colors in a quilt, but I can and have worked with all the colors of the rainbow and the mud and rocks, and I'm OK with that.

    The quilt tells me what color it wants to be. It's not like painting a room or something.

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    The vintage fabric color called poison green. It has no joy in it whatsoever.

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    brown and beige. beige is dirty white to my eyes. brown is just dirt.
    and mustard, known as diaper-full yellow (for lack of a better description) in my house. (sorry if you like that color).
    so how come when i see an earthtone quilt here, it looks good?

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    PINK!
    Even though I'm a girl, I have never liked pink. Of course, I've never been a "girly girl" either....just a good old tomboy.
    However, I do keep a very few small pieces of pink fabric in my stash because sometimes you just need a certain color to make everything look right.

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    is that a karate cat i see?

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    Brown is my least favorite color, I just can not find it in myself to use brown for anything. I also greatly dislike pastels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Yellow. I see other quilters on here use yellow in beautiful quilts; I bought some yellow but every time I pull it out to use, I put it back and use another color.
    Oh same here, can't even buy yellow. But I see it everywhere and it looks so good, yet I can't touch it. Must be an aversion I have to the color. And it looks great in others projects.

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    its not about one color or another that I don't like, it is more of the color combos to me. when you put mustard yellow olive green and dirty brown together or with certain shades of orange it gives me a tummy ach. don't know why but it just reminds me of my kitchen and bathroom and my tummy does yucky stuff. probably because i hate my bathroom and kitchen.

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