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lyric
March 18th, 2014, 01:15 PM
Good day all,

I've got some 12" granny squares that I want to make into a coverlet for the upcoming granny. There was no rhyme or reason of the squares (see selection below).


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Due to the poor photo quality I'll tell you the colors of the squares from top to bottom:

green, yellow, multi, yellow, orange, gold, yellow (with a heart in center)

yellow (with red heart), yellow or gold; can't remember, gold, multi, orange, green, yellow

The tan, brown multi one will be dead center since it's the only one with that colour scheme. Can't decide on a color for joining them all besides white. I have no imagination. That's why I am consulting pros like you dolls and guys.

Whatcha think I should use?

Thanks.

Lyric

Doloris
March 18th, 2014, 01:20 PM
hard to say from the pics, but from description I might try a variegated browns. I think white would be too bright. I think browns would go with most of the colors.

lyric
March 18th, 2014, 01:22 PM
Thanks Doloris. Guess I thought of white because I'm giving it to my newborn (well come June) granddaughter. Brown definitely goes with the center square.

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brown, taupe, turquoise, light blue, and looks like a coral and one other light color toward the center. Boy do I need a different type of digicam. The one I had, though my photo skills were sub par, the camera was such the bomb diggity that it didn't matter. My photos came out stunning, grrrr.

I'm embarrassed to say I hate brown, LOL. Geez, my skin is brown. But, that's different . . . somehow.

Cheers,

Lyric

Doloris
March 18th, 2014, 01:30 PM
can you lay it out with blocks side by side how you might sew it together so we can look at them beside each other and take a pic.

lyric
March 18th, 2014, 01:38 PM
can you lay it out with blocks side by side how you might sew it together so we can look at them beside each other and take a pic.

Most def. Will probably get to doing that another day though for now I am out and about. Thanks.

mamaquilt
March 18th, 2014, 02:48 PM
A lay out of your blocks would definately help choose the right color for your sashing. Maybe also try to get a better light on your picture. Would be really bad choosing the wrong color for such hard work.

quiltsRfun
March 18th, 2014, 02:59 PM
Black is used a lot for granny squares but since it's for a newborn maybe cream. Lay the blocks out on different colors of fabric to see which one you like.

Kgrammiecaz
March 18th, 2014, 03:03 PM
I think I like the brown idea as well - p.s. it is a beautiful color. Maybe a lighter brown - you will have to audition some colors.

But, also think of a medium gray which might give a softer look. Kinda like your greens too. With multi-colors, you could choose almost any one of them. But, again, auditioning a couple next to them will help a lot.

I am a big time crocheter and have made more afghans than I can count at this point. I love your squares. I am going to look forward to seeing your beautiful finished product.

lyric
March 18th, 2014, 06:39 PM
Good ideas! You know, I need a biiig creative room for laying out of crochet work and quilt tops. :icon_rolleyes:

Sandy Navas
March 18th, 2014, 08:25 PM
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I'm embarrassed to say I hate brown, LOL. Geez, my skin is brown. But, that's different . . . somehow.

Cheers,

Lyric

You keep saying that, but you do forget that we don't care . . . HUGS~~

MartinaG
March 18th, 2014, 08:37 PM
You could also go with beige, tan, or taupe. I think any neutral in a warm color would work.

lyric
March 19th, 2014, 06:54 PM
You could also go with beige, tan, or taupe. I think any neutral in a warm color would work.

Cool beans. Thanks. Er ahhh, aren't they the same color?? Bwwahhh haaaa.

mommadeb
March 19th, 2014, 07:30 PM
I would use a rust, olive or dark mustard.