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Thread: Help!! Background fabrics??

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    I am working on my first OBW and because I didn't have enough distinctive colors in the original fabric, I couldn't put the hexs together, so I set them apart and now have to figure out which background to use. Will take any advice and thank you for it.

    This is a striped green background
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    This is a lavendar background
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    This is a purple background
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    This is the rose background
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    it's a toss up between the rose and the purple. But then purple is my favorite color!!

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    I like the rose, but the green is a nice compliment as well!

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    I'm not a fan of pink, but I like the rose the best.

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    i like the green

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    I think the green is the perfect contrast! It gives a light airy feel. If you want a more dramatic look, go with the rose... Can't wait to see it finished! :thumbup:

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    I don't think the rose will work because you will lose the top of the boxes.

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    I think I like the rose background the best my second choice is the green. Any of the fabrics would work. Which do you like best?

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    That's a hard decision. Each background fabric pulls from the colors in the blocks. My choice would be the blue or the green. They both pull colors from the blocks that I would not have noticed before.

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    I like the green but it's too calm for me... the rose makes it pop IMHO
    Oh I didn't see the Boxes... yes, you would lose the box tops if you use the rose as the background... this would go back to the green...

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    The green or the rose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbaillie
    it's a toss up between the rose and the purple. But then purple is my favorite color!!
    I agree - either the rose or the purple (or is that navy?).

    And it's not even about the colors. It's about the value. The green is way too light - almost the same value as the OBW blocks.

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    The purple makes a nice contrast but I also like the rose.

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    The rose was my first choice, but then I found the green and think that it does give it an airy feeling, and I do lose the one edge of the cube with the rose. Waiting for DH to come home and give his opinion. He tends to help me with those final choices a lot. Thanks for all the advice.

    And now I have another question. If I did use the rose, would it look strange to do some white stitching along the rose edged cube to help make it stand out?

    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I think I like the rose background the best my second choice is the green. Any of the fabrics would work. Which do you like best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenBlossom
    I like the rose, but the green is a nice compliment as well!
    I agree.

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    purple

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    I like the green one.

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    Use the light green. All the other colours look nice too but overshadow the blocks. When you make OBW blocks as nice as those, you want them to be seen!

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    My two top choices are the green and the rose. Each gives a different 'feel', so go with the one you like best.

    I think your idea of trying the white stitching if you go with the rose should work nicely.

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    I like the green. Sets it up beautifully. Can't wait to see the finish quilt. Keep us posted

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    I like the green

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    I like the light blue.

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    I like the green, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    I think the green is the perfect contrast! It gives a light airy feel. If you want a more dramatic look, go with the rose... Can't wait to see it finished! :thumbup:
    This is what I was thinking too! Will be pretty when done!!

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    I think rose is the best, lavender second

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