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Thread: French Braid Batik

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    Junior Member larkley's Avatar
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    I took a class to learn how to make this french braid. It was pretty easy, but I'm not happy with how the "yellow" popped out. Let that be a lesson in color for me. I just love working with Batiks. It's going to hang in my sewing room behind the Murphy bed where it won't be seen until the bed is layed down. Thanks for looking. :-D

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    Beautiful

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    its still really pretty.. and its done..

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    Still love those Batiks!!
    This is very pretty

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    I made a batik quilt one time and the same thing happened with some yellow fabric after I was done with the top. I couldn't stand it so I mixed up a little brown fabric paint diluted it tremendously and painted those fabric pieces. It muted it enough that it blended well and I was ok with it. Be sure to iron after it dries to "set" it. In your case I think you mightd try a little orange paint instead of brown or a mix of both. Your quilt is beautiful.

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    I love the yellow pop! Such a refreshing quilt:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenoma
    I made a batik quilt one time and the same thing happened with some yellow fabric after I was done with the top. I couldn't stand it so I mixed up a little brown fabric paint diluted it tremendously and painted those fabric pieces. It muted it enough that it blended well and I was ok with it. Be sure to iron after it dries to "set" it. In your case I think I'd try orange paint instead of brown. Your quilt is beautiful.
    I agree on the paint but i'd probably just blend to the edge, leaving a little "bright" in the center of the strip.

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    I was thinking the same thing. Someone suggested a tea bag wash...just on the yellow.

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    Oh my, this is beautiful!!!

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    I was thinking tea to calm the yellow. The rest blend very nicely.

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    Beautiful

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    GREAT JOB

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    Nice! I like how the yellow pops!

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    I love the quilt pattern. Was it easy to do? It looks hard but again it looks simple too.

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    I think it's beautiful.

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    That is very pretty.

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    It's great for your first one. The yellow will be fine with just a touch to tone it down. Tea would work and probably be relatively easy. Just think, this quilt already has a a story. How neat is that

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    Sooo pretty.

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    I too think it's beautiful!!! Good job =)

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    It's a great quilt, I like the ideas to tone down the yellow just a bit. I like the "rainbow" effect! thanks for sharing.

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    beautiful!

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    Wow!! I love it. Those bright colors, such a beautiful job you did.

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    I love the quilt but I agree that the yellow is too bold of a color to go with the rest of the quilt. It doesn't look like it's quilted yet so I would "un-sew" the yellow's and replace them if it was mine. Maybe a little work but I think it would be worth it.

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    I like it, if your unhappy with the yellow, go over it with the new sharpe stain sticks with the light blue and make it green, or red and make it orange, something like that. use your scrap of yellow to figure it out.

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    When I first saw your picture I, too, thought 'tone it down' but the more I look the more I wish there were just a little more yellow somewhere to bring balance. The bright does add something good to your lovely quilt. Could the binding be interspersed with some of the orange/browns and bits of yellow?

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