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Thread: New project: opinion on colors

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    okay here is a new quilt I was thinking of. I got the idea for the block from another member here.

    I am just not so sure of the colors I am horrible at picking out colors so what do you think

    The pink in the back ground was left over from something else its dose not need to go into this quilt. but I may use some of it for border or backing


    The main color in the block will be the red and blue floral in the back of the picture
    The little blue squares are of the (almost) solid blue

    Thanks in advance


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    Oh gee....that's a delimna.....I like both of the squares

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    ohh no I am planing on using both.
    sorry for the confusion when its together it makes a cool design.

    I was just wondering if the colors of the fabric was okay
    I can never pick out good colors
    when I was in art I only liked graphite drawings lol no color theory

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    I like the fabrics you got but I wouldn't use the pink even if it was for the back, but that is me. and I like both blocks you have shown.

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    They're both really nice looking blocks. My eye keeps going to the one on the right. I think the blue, with the spotted on the background would look nice. Would the smaller brown squares be that same spotted fabric?

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    ok I get it now alternating the blocks, and you did good picking the colors.

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    BTW, I do like the colors you have! :D

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    like the material except for the pink

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    Your fabrics are pretty. I think I would leave the pink out too!

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    I like all but the pink too, I actually have that pink, and I used it in a quilt. I hate that quilt because of that pink. The quilt will be donated to a local charity.

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    I love your blocks and all of the fabric except for the pink one :D

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    now here's what ya do, Abbyquilts...you use both blocks and all the fabrics, except you put the pink in a big mailer envelope and send it to me, cause I love pink :wink:

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    The blocks are nice and the fabrics are nice.... but the pink needs to be saved for a different colour scheme IMHO

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    I like the block design and the fabric. I see why you went with a pink, but overall it over powers the rest of the palette. Maybe something with pink but incorporates some of the other colors might work better.

    But in the end, it's your quilt and your design. Once the block is made it looks a lot different that it does folded up.

    Is there enough to whip up a sample block or two?

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    I like your pink, but not for this quilt. I can't wait to see it when it gets going.

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    I think the pink needs to go too
    it was just an idea as there is pink in the other colors and I was trying to pull it out but I wasnt to sure on it.

    Thank you everyone I am going to start cutting these out and work on them

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    Abby, I just saw your collection.. hope you have some finished blocks to show us. The only suggestion I would have is that all the colors from the photo seem to be mediums. I might put in some solids that were Dark or very light, that way some of your prints would stand out more.

    Looking forward to your finished project.

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    Thanks Milly's mom for the suggestions
    I have cut everything out and I have one block set up together but not sewn
    I wanted to make sure I had enough fabric for everything so I cut out all the pieces first and I just finished the the little 4 squares and now I am starting on the half square triangles.
    Its looks good. Its going to be for my husband and he will love anything I make even if its not great lol so I am in the clear there :)

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    Oh wow. I like them both. Ok I'm not much help here. Sorry. I'm sure whichever one you do will be perfect. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    okay here is a new quilt I was thinking of. I got the idea for the block from another member here.
    Hey, I recognize that pattern. I posted it in this thread, page 2:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15/23920.page

    I'm so glad someone is using it. I will eventually get around to posting the quilt I made for my son last year using those blocks. I think it works up really nicely.

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    Abby, I really like your quilt pattern in the link you provided. Only two types of blocks, half-square triangle and a four patch. Layouts make all the difference. You are so right in that any quilt pattern could be made scrappy as long as you have some high contrast. That is what makes the scraps POP in the quilt.

    There is one quilter, can't remember her name, that didn't fuss over seam allowance just as long as you used that same when making your quilt. Thusly if you were new to sewing/quilting and a 1/4" seam allowance seemed to small then go bigger; your blocks may be smaller but you might do better starting out with a finished project that would not be a bed spread size! Lap size, doll size or baby size are good beginnings for those new quilters.

    I prefer miniatures. Anything bigger than doll size seems like a bed spread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    okay here is a new quilt I was thinking of. I got the idea for the block from another member here.
    Hey, I recognize that pattern. I posted it in this thread, page 2:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15/23920.page

    I'm so glad someone is using it. I will eventually get around to posting the quilt I made for my son last year using those blocks. I think it works up really nicely.
    I had just looked at your quilt and recognized that it was you that posted the block and quilt I was going to message you to let you know that I was going to be using it lol.
    Its not going to have as many colors as yours and only a 1 color border but I fell in love with the way it looked
    Thank you so much for sharing

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