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Thread: Help please

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    Help please

    I made this quilt in class. We used Harriet Hargraves Sophmore class book.I'm ready to start quilting...But I chose a pretty rosy red for the large squares, not realizing that it would pop out at me and look like a huge argyle sock!!!!! How do I tone done the red to help it recede? I thought about adding applique motifs on the squares or quilting a cross hatch pattern in cream thread. Your input would be much appreciated.
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    I love argyle so it looks perfect to me!

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    I think it looks great the way it is.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    The red doesn't need toned down. I think it is beautiful and I love how the colors pop out.
    You did a great job with that one. Quilt it and let it pop.

    sassy granny

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    I love the argyle look! And I love the border! I haven't quilted very long, but what about a small border of the light blue, then a bigger border with the flowered fabric?

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    I think that it is beautiful just the way it is!

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    It is so pretty just as it is

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    looks great to me the way it is
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    I love it, too, and I wouldn't change it if I were you. Great job!

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    it looks great to me
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    I love it. Wouldn't change it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    using cream colored thread on the red is a good idea. it really doesn't look bad, but if it continues to bother, try your idea. lovely quilt!

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    I think it looks great! Good job!

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    Looks beautiful to me. It makes the red in the set in triangles pop.

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    I do like this quilt but I would put on borders. I would add a blue narrow border than add the red fabric to make it cohesive. I think the cream thread would look super, that would definitely help you since you think it needs it. It really does look great though.

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    I think it is beautiful just the way it is.
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    I can see what you mean about the red "popping". I think I'd consider appliquing a trellis or vine, then adding some flowers . Not centered but more to one side. I'd look at the print along the edges & draw some large flowers from that.
    It might be fun to come up with something very unique. Good luck
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    I LOVE it just the way it is! It is quite lovely!

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    Your quilt looks great but if it is too much red to suit you then why not try putting a a small 2 inch cream border around it. It really looks good like it is. Take a cream colored sheet and lay underneath then pull it up around it like a border and step back and take a look.
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    Beautiful. I'd like to see some red quilting stitches in the yellow/blue 4 patch and some pale yellow stitching in the red to bring unity to it. Then quilt the border with red.

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    I like it the way it is....red is my favorite color.

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    I would have no problem with the Argyle look! I think it is beautiful. Your piecing is so precise, I wouldn't change a thing!

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    I'm agreeing with leaving as is! Great job!
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    I really like it as is, the fabrics are great together!
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    It's beautiful!

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