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Thread: More opinions needed on the basket quilt

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    I've got the flowers dealt with and decided on but now I'm stuck on the sashing. This is the color I had picked out from the start that I put in EQ. It looked good on the print out, but now that I have some of it sewn together I think it's way too loud. I feel like it overpowers the baskets and that maybe I should have gone with a pale yellow.

    Not all of this is sewn together, and what part of this is sewn is all that I have sewn so seam ripping wouldn't be too terrible. I'd be wasting a lot of fabric though because all my sashing is cut out.

    So what's everyone's opinion on this issue? DH, who is not really great with colors, thinks the orange is fine and it frames the blocks. He thinks yellow would blend too much but said maybe that's what I wanted. Bless his heart for trying to say the right thing. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachelcb80
    I've got the flowers dealt with and decided on but now I'm stuck on the sashing. This is the color I had picked out from the start that I put in EQ. It looked good on the print out, but now that I have some of it sewn together I think it's way too loud. I feel like it overpowers the baskets and that maybe I should have gone with a pale yellow.

    Not all of this is sewn together, and what part of this is sewn is all that I have sewn so seam ripping wouldn't be too terrible. I'd be wasting a lot of fabric though because all my sashing is cut out.

    So what's everyone's opinion on this issue? DH, who is not really great with colors, thinks the orange is fine and it frames the blocks. He thinks yellow would blend too much but said maybe that's what I wanted. Bless his heart for trying to say the right thing. :)
    I think it is pretty and would be very springy. I think it will draw the baskets out even more.

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    In my humble opinion, I think it nicely frames the blocks.

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    Personally I like the orange & think with pale yellow it would look too washed out.

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    I like the orange, especially with the wide border. I think it's perfect.

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    I think you may be right - the baskets do disappear. Pale yellow may be too insipid. How about the green in the border? I guess you just have to try different variations until you are happy.

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    I really think the orange makes the baskets "pop". I like it the way you have it...Especially with the floral fabric next to it!!!

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    I think it's perfect, I would bind it in orange too, ties it all togethet.

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    I really like it the way it is as well. Keep up the good work.

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    I love it the way you have it!!!

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    I like it

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    I like the orange too-especially with that border. The only other color I would go with, if I were to change it, would be a slightly lighter green sashing-it would still go with the border, but I do like what you have!

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    I really like the orange, and really do think the yellow would just blend.

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    i love the orange

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    The sashing pops and comes to the forefront. I don't feel it does your baskets justice.

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    I think the sashings are perfect! It really sets off the baskets :)

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    Green!!! :-D LOVE your border fabric!!

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    Well--I've looked and looked and I do like it just as it is too. The orange really looks great next to that gorgeous border!! :thumbup: I'd have to really really not like it to rip it out.

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    Rachel, I hate to say this but I also think the orange is a bit loud. I love the border but the fabrics in the baskets are soft (and lovely!)
    I would go with a paler version of that orange. You could always save what you cut for another project, maybe??
    I also love what you did with the flowers :D
    HUGS!! Sue

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    Or green, that would also be nice for sashing, as others said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gal288
    I think it's perfect, I would bind it in orange too, ties it all togethet.
    I agree, it is perfect!!!

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    Love it, keep up the great work!

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    I like it.

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    I agree! What a gorgeous top - I wouldn't change it, stay with the orange :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue's quilting mama
    I really think the orange makes the baskets "pop". I like it the way you have it...Especially with the floral fabric next to it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue's quilting mama
    I really think the orange makes the baskets "pop". I like it the way you have it...Especially with the floral fabric next to it!!!
    Dittto :thumbup: but I love the color orange :oops:

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    I love orange, too, but I do think that particular orange is too bright for the pastel baskets. I'm liking the idea of a soft Spring green.

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