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Thread: What color would you change it to?

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    I really, really like this pattern. http://applewd.com/BOM/page1.html

    I really, really don't do blue. What color would change the background to so the applique still shows up?

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    pinks, peach & oranges. tans creams change color of some of the applique pieces. I love the blue.

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    I was going to say peach. I guess I was thinking the colrs of a sunrise or early sunset.

    Blue is my favorite color, so I absolutely love this pattern! Can't wait to see what you decide and a pic of the finished project! What ever you decide it will be gorgeous!

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    I think tans, darker browns and light brown would show off the white nicely. I don't care for that blue either.

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    BOOO on the blue especially with those purple buds, I would go tans, creams ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I think tans, darker browns and light brown would show off the white nicely. I don't care for that blue either.
    I agree!

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    How about a really pale green, make the stars a darker green and use dark green leaves in the wreath. I'd make the flowers pink.

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    In line with the season, you could use tans,browns, yellows, orange and different shade of reds and greens as well. It is a lovely pattern and has so much scope. You may need to change the colours of the appliqued pieces to suit your new scheme. Hope you find a nice combo to work with!

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    Kona Cotton Apricot (it's like peach but a little lighter) or a soft yellow (light sunshine)

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    What about eggplant? Like a really rich, almost black purple? Then go from there, but not so far as to get into the lilac shades?

    ETA: Lilac and grey???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollymct
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I think tans, darker browns and light brown would show off the white nicely. I don't care for that blue either.
    I agree!
    Me too!

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    Great minds think alike. I just ordered this for my MIL for Christmas!! She will have a project for the winter months.

    I agree with the peaches, tans, even some greens might be pretty.

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    I was thinking yellows - from butter to lemon to gold - and a little warm apricot.

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    I think orange/golds or greens would look good. I love blue, but it just doesn't seem to fit that quilt.

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    I like all of the suggestions presented. Personally, I would choose the colors for my applque and then I would decide on the background color.

    I can totally relate. I had never used blue, because I just really prefer not to. Then I had three people in a row who wanted blue. I was sooooo glad to have those three quilts finished.

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    Great suggestions everybody!! The blue just totally threw me off. I think either going with a "sunrise" color scheme or a "tree" color scheme would work.

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    What a beautiful pattern. I agree the blue is too much....real soft yellows would be pretty.

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    Thank you for posting this, I do do blue and I love this pattern, although I would probably make it as a medallion with a different centre panel.

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    I don't like blues that well either. I woudl probably do a brown or dark gold.

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    I find large concentrations of blue depressing. I would do either colors of a beautiful sunrise or sunset. For me it would be a sunset, I find it offers more color options. This is a beautiful pattern.

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    Well, I had to bookmark this and add the pattern to my 'favorites' as well. I like the idea of the peach and tans, too. Yellow would be interesting if you change the flowers to red and oranges, it would make it tropical.

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    Maybe tans and creams? Thank you for sharing the site as I think it would make a lovely hanging for winter.

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    Any color you want to use. It is your quilt and you will be looking at it.

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    Different shades of tans with some greens to make the red bird show up better. Red and green are opposites on the color wheel, correct?

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    I like the neutrals...creams, or the pale yellows.
    Let the wreath and bird be the focal point.

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