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Thread: Too many Options - HELP!

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    I started a double bed sized quilt for my DGD with coordinating fabrics using the 10 minute blocks. I knew I was going to put sashing in between the blocks so I picked up some bright pink. Unfortunately, the rest of the neons were also calling to me. Anyway, the blocks look okay (not my favorite) and I really am not sure about the pink. So, I have pictures of blue, green, teal, and pink fabrics as possibilities. I could also cut the blocks to be a block in a block, and use the pieces as one of the border strips. Or I could just throw the blocks aside and start on a neon quilt :)

    (I just pinned the blocks together so I wouldn't get too mixed up.)

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    Neon blue sashing?
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    Or pink?
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    or green?
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    top - not yet together (the plaid is pink, green, cornflower and white)
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    The child in me loves these neons!
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    I like the neon blue.

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    I love the blocks, like the teal, pink, etc. just not necesarily together. They sort of clash to me. Just my opinion.

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    Either the neon blue or pink - but the teal just doesn't hit me - sorry

    I think you quilt and colors are great :thumbup:

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    It's hard to tell true colors but from where I sit, the neon blue looks best. The pink looks too bright IMHO

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    I would probably use the green, just because I think the others will take attention away from your blocks.

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    I like the green....firstly I thought the neon blue...but I think the green looks fresher or something....

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    I like the neon green too!

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    The neon teal.

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    ooh! make a two sided quilt! :D pretty pastels on one side, NEON on the other :D

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    Looking at the quilt blocks, I would go with a neutral color... beige for the sashing. :)

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    I would do the green, mostly because the intensity of the color looks like it more closely ties to the rest of the quilt without overwhelming it.

    That's funny, because I'm an avid neon lover and would rather do everything in the intense colors than work in pastels.

    I recently joined a quilting club and they have said that sometimes the best quilts are done with the colors you aren't really too fond of, because of the surprise element.

    Any choice you make is a good one so GO FOR IT! Good luck! Let us see what you finally wind up using!

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    Of those choices I like the green best:) Whatever you choose it is beautiful.

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    Maybe I should take the center blocks out and use them as part of an outer border - ??

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    i like the green

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    neon blue

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    Given the way it shows on my laptop screen (which I have discovered is not like what it would show on my friend's desktop screen) I would pick the green because it seems to be less overpowering to what appear to be rather pale colors in your prints.

    I'd also agree that a second quilt in all the neon colors would be awesome.

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    I find the green to be striking or go with a neutral. I like the idea of doing the neons on the back.

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    I think I like the pink and the green, they look like an Addy color. Try laying it with the pink as inner sashing and the green as borders that frame the blocks. Then reverse the process. I love the blocks. Or you could try with just the neons, but I do think the others will add the lively colors to the blanket and we do know the little gal is not quiet and muted like the blocks, so it needs a spark of color.
    Just my thoughts, I can see a redheaded sweety holding the blanket close to her.

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    I vote for the blue too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DA Mayer
    I think I like the pink and the green, they look like an Addy color. Try laying it with the pink as inner sashing and the green as borders that frame the blocks. Then reverse the process. I love the blocks. Or you could try with just the neons, but I do think the others will add the lively colors to the blanket and we do know the little gal is not quiet and muted like the blocks, so it needs a spark of color.
    Just my thoughts, I can see a redheaded sweety holding the blanket close to her.
    So, would you do a pink/green around the whole? What about small block border with the leftovers from the blocks?

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    you can have as many borders as you want. I would use a color to break up the blocks.

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    dbries - I didn't know this was you! I want to do the neons - but I think it would be nice to make it a second quilt. I actually was going to use the green, blue and yellow in Gadge's quilt, with a dotty black (something like stars or bubbles). That was future project :-D

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    look at this one Bright Butterfly baby quilt and see what I mean http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-19305-1.htm

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    green green green pink at a push

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