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Thread: need opinion please

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    Ok, I finally got my head together and decided what to make for a quilt challenge in my guild.

    This is what I have done so far, it is a printed panel and I am appliqueing her dress and stuff. I will be adding cherry blossoms too.

    Now, what I need help with is what color do you think would look best to do the detail stitching (folds in the fabric) in black or gold?

    Thanks!
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    Hmm maybe a combo use gold on the lighter fabrics and black on the well the black lol and maybe outline the whole thing in black to make it pop just that extra lil bit.
    Looks awesome btw :)

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    That is going to be stunning! I can't wait to see it finished! I would go with black but I'm not experienced at that kind of quilting at all. (just a little disclaimer)

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    no doubt gold and make it metallic. its so common in japanese kimonos to have gold thread work.

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    I love to use black as a highlight but I think either would be beautiful. LOVE your ideas!

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    Wow

    That is beautiful - a lady at one of the workshops I attended brought something similar to the show & tell, it was amazing.
    Now I think the fabrics she used if I remember correctly were heathers & purples she did as Klue suggested & quilted in gold metallic. It made everything really stand out.

    Good Luck - can't wait to see it finished. Is there a prize involved or is it to raise funds for a charity?

    Tisha

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    This is going to be a beautiful quilt/hanging. Wow! I would use gold on the Obi and black and gold depending on whether you want to show shadow or detail on the Kimono. I agree with outlining the whole in black. Can't wait to see it finished.

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    I would use the gold too, that is such a prominent feature of asian designs. Black as an accent would be pretty too :D

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    No suggestions on the thread, but how stunning! Can't wait to see her finished!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1962
    Wow

    That is beautiful - a lady at one of the workshops I attended brought something similar to the show & tell, it was amazing.
    Now I think the fabrics she used if I remember correctly were heathers & purples she did as Klue suggested & quilted in gold metallic. It made everything really stand out.

    Good Luck - can't wait to see it finished. Is there a prize involved or is it to raise funds for a charity?

    Tisha
    Thanks everyone, I don't know if there is a prize, but I think ribbons are given out. This is my 1st time. The subject is magic carpet ride and it has to be 20 X 30" and the theme is travel. Anything to do with travel, a place you've been, want to go, whatever.

    I'm trying to find an embroidery design of a cherry blossom so I can make the flowers individually and tack them on, like a cascading tree. I want to make them on gorgete.

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    That is going to be beautiful! Either way, but I would really lean towards the gold metallic....our neighbor (who is Japanese) has lots of her kimonos hung on her walls....lots of gold threadwork...they are gorgeous! Good luck!

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    How elegant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie1
    No suggestions on the thread, but how stunning! Can't wait to see her finished!
    Dittoes!

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    I have no tips for you, but that is a beautiful quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie1
    No suggestions on the thread, but how stunning! Can't wait to see her finished!
    I second that :D

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    Gold!!!

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    I'm blown away - this is going to be gorgeous - it already is! How big is it?

    My first thought was do the folds in gold - but my wait-a-minute thought was black. Do you have any acetate sheets or plastic? You could trace over the kimono on the acetate or plastic to see which you like best.

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    My first thought was black, but then I read what others said about real kimonos having gold in them, so I changed my mind.

    It's going to be STUNNING no matter what!

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