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Thread: colors for a "warm wishes" quilt

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    Junior Member luey0202's Avatar
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    Hello, I'm wanting to make a quilt, warm wishes pattern, with these colors...I'm awful when picking my colors could you please give me some advise, yes no or suggest some other colors... I'm wanting to use the blue one as the main square... thanks everyone
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    I like your fabrics ... though I have no experience with the WW pattern to help you!

    I'd snatch those two blues pretty fast myself ... the red too, but would be more hesitant!

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    well actually the colors, the blue in the middle, then the other one is black...the red one and the light one is an off white with little blue/red flowers in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by luey0202
    well actually the colors, the blue in the middle, then the other one is black...the red one and the light one is an off white with little blue/red flowers in it
    Darn Computers! ... the black, I wasn't sure if it was black or a darkish blue. Love the stars. It works so nicely with the blue!

    The white ... I didn't notice the colours on it first. Went back now and can barely see them.

    The red I really like ... my hesitancy was only that I'd be more uncertain as to it's destiny later, than the other two.

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    I have made two Warm Wishes quilts, plus a third which I abandoned after I had all the squares sewn. And I also have trouble picking fabric...however, I believe what you have could work really well. The four fabrics work well together, or I think they do.

    My advice would be to play with your fabric a bit. I just decided my next Warm Wishes by cutting out six of the six inch squares out of my focal fabric, and then sewing one strip of the three colored squares. Then I cut that strip up into the six inch pieces and laid them out to see if I liked where it was going. I decided to change one of my fabrics after I did that.

    The ONLY way I can decide fabrics anymore is if I try to create one block or, in this case, one section, so I can actually see it as it might end up looking. :)

    Hope this is helpful? My pattern says to put the lightest fabric in the center of the three fabric block, but I don't know if that is really a rule. It is what I have done so far, with pretty good results.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_page.jsp?upnum=2209

    go to pictures, quilt gallery, click on link, scroll down to see a string of pix of Warm Wishes in a row.

    Attached link, but also told how to get there.

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    looks like a good selection to me

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