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Thread: Your opinions please - sample block - what of the colors?

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    Here's my post about the 2 wallhangings I'm doing for April wedding gifts. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-111232-1.htm

    I pieced a sample block of the first one and am not too sure of the colors. I'll wait to say what I think, so I can get your true opinions. Thanks for helping. :)

    Would you change anything? Order of fabrics? Add/delete fabrics? Ok as is?
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    I love it as is!

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    Very pretty!

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    Not sure of the last dark color, but if you pulled it out of the small fabric square then go for it...Can't tell if camera did true color or not, but love the rest for sure

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    first border looks flat ?too grey---try counting from outsiideborder 1234--134 it could be just the colours on screen

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    never thought take the green away and it looks good !!!!

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    Consider making the outside color narrower than the other ones, the narrower you make a color the more intense the eye will perceive it. I learned this when working as a custom picture framer and working with matting for 25 years. I have just started getting into quilting, but color is color no matter what medium you work with.

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    I like them together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynR
    I like them together!
    Me too, great job!

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    You know.... I like them all, but I might change the order. that way they would go from more blue to more green.

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    I checked out the link and I think it will look wonderful! Your fabrics are very pretty! What a thoughtful wedding gift! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Here's my post about the 2 wallhangings I'm doing for April wedding gifts. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-111232-1.htm

    I pieced a sample block of the first one and am not too sure of the colors. I'll wait to say what I think, so I can get your true opinions. Thanks for helping. :)
    Pretty as it is. If you are looking for a graduted look, I'd put use the light olive for the little square corner, the smaller blue/aqua print next and the now corner as the third rows from the center.

    Great colors at any rate!

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    Ok - here's what I wasn't too sure of:

    From outer edge inward - Row 1 - Green ok. Row 2 Teal ok. Row 3 - lighter teal - ok. Row 4 - lighter green - ?? (This is the same lighter green that is in the center print. Row 5 - (center square) Print of all colors- ok.

    I'm purposely using the outer individual colors and then the center square print of all the colors. Symbolizing the bride & groom (individual favorite colors of each person) uniting as a couple (print of all their colors).

    I think that from the sounds of it , all in all most of you are ok with the order of the colors. I'm thinking that I'm going to stick with my original choices and go ahead with the project as is. Thanks so much for letting me bounce this off of all of you!

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    I don't know...I think I like it the way it is. The only thing I might do would be to try a little darker green for the dark. Though I think it will be a very nice quilt done as is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsapquilter
    I don't know...I think I like it the way it is. The only thing I might do would be to try a little darker green for the dark. Though I think it will be a very nice quilt done as is!
    On second thought...after looking again. How about using the dark green as your center square and the floral as your outer fabric. That floral is so pretty...maybe seeing more of it would be good.

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    I like it as is, but that is me.

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    [/quote] On second thought...after looking again. How about using the dark green as your center square and the floral as your outer fabric. That floral is so pretty...maybe seeing more of it would be good.[/quote]

    I think this is a good idea. It looks fine the way it is but I think since you are mixing the green and blue it should be more obvious why and surrounding both colors with the print will tie it all together. Pretty fabrics!

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    it looks ok...pretty colors.

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    I love how your last color pulls the green from the center. Very pretty.

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    I like the symbolism of the print in the middle and the colours outside, but I think either the innermost border is too pale.

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    looks perfect to me. i love those colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie
    I like the symbolism of the print in the middle and the colours outside, but I think either the innermost border is too pale.
    Yes! I agree & after sleeping on it I am certain. That light green, first row from center, is too gray & just keeps bugging me. Back to the fabric store tonight. I'll be doing some ripping since I went ahead and pieced the center 4 squares last night. But I would rather do that than never be 100% pleased with how it looks.

    I'll post the new fabric tonight so you can give your opinions on it too. Hopefully together we will get this figured out. Don't you love teamwork! :)

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    Love it. Do not change

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    I agree, the innermost border is to flat for me, it looks grey in the picture, but maybe it's just the way it photographed.

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    I love the colors and the order of them.... I wouldn't change a thing.

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