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Thread: Which would you choose?

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    Tradewinds in on my bucket list. I agree that they are both pretty, but I have to go with cream background, it does make it softer and warmer. Love your choice of colors..they are great!

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    #2 gives the block much more pop. The contrast is greater and really showcases the other batiks.

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    #1 - the yellow
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    For sure it would be number 1, thewhite one looks like a "cop"out.
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    My vote is for #1. I like the warmth of the cream background. But I suppose it would depend on where it is going.

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    I like them both. (I know, I,m no help at all.)
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    Both are so pretty! I like colors that pop, and the second one really does that.

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    How greenish is the pale yellow? That would be my choice if you don't have a pale green.
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    #1 caught my eye.
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    IMHO # 2 has the WOW factor for me. The colors seem more vivid and alive on the cool blue.

    The yellow is nice and will also work but IMHO looks flat and pridictabley safe.

    This will be wonderful either way but in different ways. Keep us posted with progress!
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    I vote #1 it blends with the other fabrics.

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    I like no. 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Should add.....the other fabrics contrast with #2 and your pattern pops up due to this. Both would work based on what you want to accomplish.
    I agree!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by intoquilting View Post
    I like 1. I think it blends better with the fabrics.
    I agree: # 1. It's warmer. Fabric #2 is cooler and less ....welcoming, somehow.

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    Number 2 for me. Seems that you have touches of blue throughout and this background picks it up.

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    I like the first one, it is more subtle...very complimentary together.

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    I like them both but #1 is more soothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzette316 View Post
    I have surprised myself by actually preferring the second one. I really like the first one, it's very warm and tones down your batiks, but something about that cool white fabric in number two really makes your batiks "pop"!

    I don't think you can go wrong either way. Both are gorgeous! If warm is what you're going for then number one. If you really want to make the batiks stand out and shine, then number two gets the job done beautifully.
    I really liked #1 and expected it to be my choice - until like Suzette, I saw #2. Either will be beautiful go with your gut and which looks more pleasing to you.

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    Oh go for the first one. It's very smashing.
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    Definitely #1 will look fantastic !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzette316 View Post
    I have surprised myself by actually preferring the second one. I really like the first one, it's very warm and tones down your batiks, but something about that cool white fabric in number two really makes your batiks "pop"!

    I don't think you can go wrong either way. Both are gorgeous! If warm is what you're going for then number one. If you really want to make the batiks stand out and shine, then number two gets the job done beautifully.
    That's what I was going to say.
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    I just want to add an aside that surfaced through this thread. It seems that matching colors has become a very
    important part of the creativity in quilting.

    Now how many people out there are affraid of picking fabrics?
    How many of you picked the yellow background?

    When I looked at this very nice quilt the first thing that absorbed me was the feeling of the quilt, not the color.

    The yellow feels warm and safe and cozy.

    The blue feels like a spring breeze and kites and fresh air.

    I think we should try once and a while to feel rather than look at quilts. It makes a huge difference in what we want to accomplish.

    I think alot of the language we use comes from fabric shops and advertisements which wants us to 'match' everything and it stifles our creativity and our confidence in our own views and choices.

    Just wanted to speak to what I noticed in this thread. I love your quilt and am anxious to see it completed.
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    I like #1 best!

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    No. 1 is the one.
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