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    Question about quilting colors

    Here is a picture of a wall hanging I'm working on. I quilted the off white colored triangles using the same off white color thread. Now I'm ready to quilt the pink tulips. I want to use pink on the tulips, but what do I do with the back? Should I do pink there too, or leave the off white thread in the bobbin?

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    I really like your pink fabric...

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    I have a hard time getting my tension perfect so I generally match both threads. If you have no tension issues, I think it would be nice to have pink on front and white on back.

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    Sorry I vote to quilt your tulips in pink
    and either colour will work for the back
    White you will not see it
    Pink you will have some interest on your back
    Your quilting is very good... so pink would work

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    I like the idea of pink on the back. It will make it look like a two-sided wall hanging. JMHO
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    I would keep the off white in the bobbin as long as your tension is ok.
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    I think having the pink design, on the back, will look really nice! It'll be like having a reversible quilt!
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    I ended up doing SITD around the tulips, using pink in the bobbin too. I really like how it turned out. I'll take another picture when I'm done. Now, what about the border? I'm really new to quilting anything so I don't even know where to start. I've tried FMQ a bit, but it's been a total failure. What else is there?
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    agreed! i think pink in the bobbin would keep any puckers from the top if there are any tension troubles and you would have some variety on the back. its all a matter of personal preference! either way the block is stunning!
    Quote Originally Posted by Diane007 View Post
    Sorry I vote to quilt your tulips in pink
    and either colour will work for the back
    White you will not see it
    Pink you will have some interest on your back
    Your quilting is very good... so pink would work
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    Love it! I would use the pink
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    I have a hard time getting my tension perfect so I generally match both threads. If you have no tension issues, I think it would be nice to have pink on front and white on back.
    that was my first thought as well
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    As for the border, I would repeat the triangles there.

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    I would leave the white thread in the bobbin, unless you want the pink out line on the back.
    this is a beautiful pattern.
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    if it's hanging on a wall. it doesn't really matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    I have a hard time getting my tension perfect so I generally match both threads. If you have no tension issues, I think it would be nice to have pink on front and white on back.
    I agree with using the two color thread if possible.
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    I'd use the pink in the tulips and the white on the white. Will keep it elegant looking.
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    Really nice, I think pink!!!

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    I always use the same color thread in the bobbin. I think the pink will look good on the back.

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