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Thread: What is your favorite colors to make a quilt? Fabrics?

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    What is your favorite colors to make a quilt? Fabrics?

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    I love the autumn colors as my house is country (brown, orange, yellow, green).

    I am working on a scrappy disappearing 9 patch (D9P) made from fat quarters. I got the top done, just need to buy the batting and backing.

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    Oh would love to see it ! Pics Please :lol:

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    Me too. Pic's please Craftybear.

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    Blues, Greens & Purples seem to be the dominating colors. But I have made several with many different colors. Not exactly scrappy, but much variety. My tastes vary alot depending on my mood. I've got more traditional ones in the works and also like contemporary fabrics/patterns.

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    My favorites are pinks and purles! Really love all the 30's stuff, pastels especially!

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    I do not discriminate(sp?) against fabric colors. I want them all and I mean all,as long as they are not ugly.LOL

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    My favorite colors are orange, green, and yellow I prefer bright colors, no dull/pastels for me :) :) :)

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    I tend toward warm fall colors but I don't discriminate against any color family. If I could, the next time I walked into a quilt store, I'd take every bolt home.

    :)

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    I always tend toward cool colors...mostly turquoise, blues, greens. Batiks are among my favorites, but also traditional small prints are really easy to work with, and for bright stuff, large florals in red, orange, yellow can't be beat!

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    I love blues. I would make every thing in blue and white.

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    I'm pretty open minded. I try to find a focus fabric first and if I love that, I'll love the quilt. I then pick colors from the focus fabric.

    I know I've made at least 500 quilts, probably way more, and I don't believe there are any colors I've avoided. One thing I notice, looking back, is that I have a strong tendancy to include both warm and cool colors in a quilt. I've made both high and low contrast quilts also.

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    My favorite is the 1930's fabrics. I have done a red and yellow quilt and a batik with oranges and blacks and browns. Most of the quilts I have made are pastel.

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    I love the blues & yellows. Who am I kidding I like red, white & black, also green, blue & lavender, and just all the colors,lol!!

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    I love autumn colors also - deep rich colors - just thinking of painting our dining room a sage green... now it's maroon (half way up) to the border (scarecrows and seasons). Our living room is the maroon, cream and country blue. I love the deep colors.

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    Pink is my favorite color. But I love all the reproduction fabrics, especially the calico ones. I have a small collection waiting on me to make it into a Sunbonnet Sue quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    What is your favorite colors to make a quilt? Fabrics?
    The romantic ones *sigh*

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    Oh i love Autumn colors that's what i have my house done in deep rich colors.

    Hi Thismomquilts,the sage green would be so pretty i love sage green sounds like your iving room is so pretty as well(:)Love your colors

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    Greens, blues, purples, pinks, golden browns, cream,

    um, basically all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I do not discriminate(sp?) against fabric colors. I want them all and I mean all,as long as they are not ugly.LOL
    DITTO! I sometimes just wander around the fabric store until something "speaks" to me... then I bring it home with me. Doesn't matter what color.
    But I have to say I am LOVING the purple quilt I am working on now. Never used just one color before - even my husband says it's the prettiest quilt he has seen me do so far. Will post pics soon.

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    Oh my.. I love patriotic quilts.. I've made lots of them. I like scrappy quilts and will use any color I have in them.. the more the better.. but I always go back to good old Red, White, and Blue.. I like traditional Red red and stark White, and Navy Blue.. but I also like the Americana colors too.. Burgandy, tan and deep blue.. I've never seen a quilt I don't like, but for me it's patriotic!

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    I love blues or fall colors.

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    I love autumn colors and green with purple.

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    When I'm looking at fabric the purples and lavenders and greens seem to catch my eye.

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    I like brights and batiks.

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