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Thread: What color sashing should I use with this purple fabric?

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    What color sashing should I use with this purple fabric?

    I am planning a quilt for my grandaughter who loves purple and silver, but is a tomboy and doesn't like bright colors. Challenging!

    I chose these purples because they had a soft hue. And I am choosing one of these patterns. Note, the triangle pattern is a Quilty pattern http://www.quiltylove.com/triangle-pop-quilt-pattern/

    What color should I use with the purple to allow it to stand out, but not shout PURPLE!!!!

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    do you have a really dark purple or striped purple? if not, maybe dark gray. the individual colors will show well all by themselves. Will be cute quilt!!

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    White would work, but black would be very striking with those fabrics! Nice selection.
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    That light yellow triangle in the photo would work well in my opinion.
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    White / Black / Very Dark Purple / Pink / Red, will all work. It depends on what finished look you want in the end.
    My vote is White, Black or Pink.

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    From these fabrics, third up from the bottom on the right.
    This is a really nice collection.

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    ​lovely fabrics! I would see how a light grey would look.

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    Actually ... I would use the light print you have shown in the upper left corner of your selection.
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    None of these three patterns have a sashing. They just have a white background fabric. I would use all your colors as the triangles, and white as the background.

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    I would use white or black. The white will keep it soft, the black will really make the purple pop. If, as you say, she is a tomboy, she may not like it "soft" and would appreciate the black more.

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    I think you should make the triangle quilt, but really you cannot go wrong. I am 100% sure she will love it when it is finished (and I look forward to seeing it)! ~smile~
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    I would go with a black or a very dark grey. Fabulous collection of fabrics and colors.

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    I like light grey!
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    I would also try light grey.
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    Thank you everybody for your replies. Gee, I love this forum!

    Another choice. The fabrics look so well side by side that I thought of doing a simple block quilt with no sashing or background.

    What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    I would go with a black or a very dark grey. Fabulous collection of fabrics and colors.
    Ditto. Love the fabrics. Look forward to seeing the finished quilt. BrendaK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janan View Post
    Thank you everybody for your replies. Gee, I love this forum!

    Another choice. The fabrics look so well side by side that I thought of doing a simple block quilt with no sashing or background.

    What do you think?

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    Yes they do. Plus that gives you GREAT background for some fancy FMQ.
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    This looks great. Tomboyish with a touch of femininity.
    Quote Originally Posted by Janan View Post
    Thank you everybody for your replies. Gee, I love this forum!

    Another choice. The fabrics look so well side by side that I thought of doing a simple block quilt with no sashing or background.

    What do you think?

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    IMHO White would be to stark and take away rather than add. I would try to find a dove gray or silver.

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    A navy or other dark blue might work, depending on her color preferences.

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    I'd probably go with soft grey. Moda has one called Zen grey that I like and have used.

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    I like your block quilt idea. Your fabrics do look great side by side.

    Have you thought about asking your GD which pattern she likes?

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    Beautiful fabrics & I love the simple block quilt. Also I would use the med to dark gray for sashing if you choose a quilt with sashing.

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    My chosen white these days is vanilla. It's white, but with a slight beige/tan/ecru/bone feeling. It's a crisp contrast, but it doesn't shriek "w-h-i-t-e" next to colors. You have some really beautiful fabrics in your collection. I'll be you will be delighted with the finished quilt. Your granddaughter will be ecstatic.
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    My vote is the top print in row 2.

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