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    All of them. Depends on what I'm making. I have trouble with solid orange (yes, I'm in TN, but we don't ALL like orange), and solid browns. If they are in a print I have no problem.
    Just make mine country.

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    I love most fabrics and colors, except the dreaded 60's-90's prints and color combos. I am not a fan of paisley with green brown and orange. especially when the green is a sickly olive green. I do like the colors separately however.even combined in a quilt might be pretty depending on how they were combined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingGrannie
    All of them. Depends on what I'm making. I have trouble with solid orange (yes, I'm in TN, but we don't ALL like orange), and solid browns. If they are in a print I have no problem.
    Just make mine country.
    Me too! I don't buy any solids. Love just about all colors but I gravitate towards the country prints. :thumbup:

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    Autumn and earthy colours for me.

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    Purples and greens and blues.
    I like clear colors, not so much into the civil war, 1930's or antiqued colors.

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    I like all colors but I tend to lean towards autumn colors for my own things. I am working on a BOM where dark purple batik is the main color and it is coming out nicely. I just finished a lap quilt with bright oranges, yellow, pink, green and blue that came out cute. I have a hard time with red so I am going to make a black and white quilt with a little red in it to get over it. LOL!

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    I'm new to quilting...well sorta new. Decision for colors has had to be determined by the design and who it will go to. I just finished a beautiful pink/black/white one for special niece...chose those colors 'cause they're her favorites. She doesn't know she's getting it yet!!! She's 8 years old. Soon as I learn to post pics I'll do that.

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    I am very partial to autumn/darker fabrics and earth tones. Fall is my favorite time of the year! For some reason I shy away from brights and pastels.

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    Never, never ever pastels. Other than that I really don't have a favorite. Different colors attract me on different shopping days. If I always purchase what I like, ultimately it all goes together. Sometimes I purchase mostly darks, the next time I might purchase mostly brights. I am always amazed when I get home and put it in my stash -- its all blends together with just the right "POP".

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    Well, so far ive only been making them for my girls and a pregnant friend....

    i really love autumn colors and eventually plan to make something for myself soon :D i hope

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    I'm with you, harvest colors are the ones I love and buy most often and most often fabric by Moda.

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    I don't really have a favorite. There isn't any colour that doesn't appeal to me - what I choose depends on what I'm making.

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    I love all shades of blue and indeed have a whole drawer packed full of nothing but blue. I tend to make scrap quilts tho because I can't make myself limit my colors in one quilt. I greatly admire antique quilts with 2 or 3 colors in them. I also collect fabrics with gold threads and have those in all colors.

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    Same here!

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    For my quilts I love all colors - but I don't like black. This is very hard to hand quilt because it seems to "swallow" all the light you need for quilting!

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    I use all colors except orange. My favorites are purple and turquoise.

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    Blue for me. So many things go with the color blue.

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    I have loved blue for nearly all my life. But in last little while I have realized that I also love Earth colors, rich rusty browns, hunter greens and others like that. The last two tops that I have made have been browns and tans. Yummy.

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    I'm not much for pastels, but I do love wild, funky pieces in bright colors. I challenge myself sometimes by buying a piece (small piece!) of something "off the wall", and forcing myself to use it...I have been pleasantly suprised, and now find that 99% of my fabric prejudice has disappeared!

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    Really, anything but blue. Because my husband(being a wonderful man) loves blue I have made him two blue and yellow quilts. However, I try not to use them often. LOL

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    I tend to use pink! but I love any bright color with black that makes the colors pop out!

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    I really like them all. scrappy is probably my favorite.

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    My all time favorites are Lilac, Sage Green, and orangie yellow together. I like most all colors tho.

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    I do a lot of pinks and purples for my DGDs. I tend to like bright colors, I don't usually like the dark quilts. I am getting ready to do one in blue and yellow and I am working on one in red, white, and blue.

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    I have been making quilts for my children and grand children so I go with colors that they will like. I love the batiks and will be making one with different colored stars after I finish the two ive started.

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