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  • DeniseSm
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    Magicquilts did you see all the clearance Block of the month quilts at Craftsy for the Black friday weekend sale? Many of them come with free video lessons. The sale ends tomorrow.

    The Summer 2015 kit is only $44 and Kimberly is a wonderful teacher

    https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/kit...uilt-kit/44722

    Here are all the block of the month kits on sale. Maybe one is just your style

    https://www.craftsy.com/search?query...%20the%20month

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  • Magicquilts
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    Thank you for all your suggestions and advise.

    After looking around my home, I have found that those colors just do not match my decor. And it would not blend well with what I have in my home.

    So I will be passing on that particular fat quarter, but will keep looking as the desire to learn and be a better quilter is still there.

    I will find that perfect fit. Just not today.

    Blessing to all

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  • LynneLeavell
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    I would either use a civil war red or burgundy, or a snow color.

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  • Hulamoon
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    There is a green in there too.

    http://blog.modafabrics.com/palette-builder/

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  • DramaMama
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    Yes, DeniseSM -- like the Cornflower Blue in the old Crayola boxes!

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  • DramaMama
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    Not a lot of color variation in this bundle really (basically dark and light -- no medium), so something constant that will pop is a good idea; and agree that white and black are not options.

    The first thing that came to mind was a harvest orange (deep orange w/ a brown or purple undertone as opposed to a yellow under tone). See chart; probably any medium to dark color sample from this chart would work (the lighter ones would be too much the light fabrics in the bundle). http://www.materials-world.com/paint...olorOpt-11.gif

    Also, agree that something with a red tone (but not red); something deep magenta maybe? http://www.art-paints.com/Paints/Ena...rk-Magenta.gif

    Or the grey family? Something in the middle column of this chart (which has blue under tones vs. black under tones) http://cdnpix.com/show/imgs/cf3637cb...fc47cd85db.jpg

    Or here -- look at #19, #26, #28 (or something a bit lighter than #28, but not as "grassy" as #9) http://carpaintcode.com/images/chart...olor-chart.jpg

    Blue seems like a good fit as it (water) compliments brown ("earth"). But I'd be careful with prints & solids and go more for a blue tonal like in on this page, 3rd row #2 (denim blue) and #3 (dark blue) and first option in the following row. https://store.brooklynfabric.com/cat...et+studio+blue


    Lastly, look around your home and see if you spot a consistent color that can be used as an accent piece to this quilt bundle. The answer may be right in front of you! PLEASE SHARE your decision with us and hope to see pics of the finished product or at least some blocks!

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  • cv quilter
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    Originally posted by DeniseSm View Post
    I love the third one. Really pretty and a great color.

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  • cv quilter
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    I'm just looking at the link for the blue fabric and see the yardage is unavailable...

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  • Mimis-quilts
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    Here are some quilts I made with browns and tans with other colors. I am a visual person, I have to see it together to know if it will work.


    21b. Prairie points.jpg38. On Wings of Eagles, for Chris Shahan, finished Feb 2014 (2).jpg42. Friendship quilt for Debbie Black Willmouth June 3, 2014 (2).jpg47a Carl's (2).jpg49. Log Cabin for us-finished 2-10-16.. (2).jpg

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  • DeniseSm
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    I looked at the choice of blocks in the book 501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks and yes I think the solid blue you picked would look lovely with that fat quarter bundle.

    Please share pictures.

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  • Altairss
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    I think some very nice colors have been suggested. I think if you have a pattern in mind it would help as Denise said it would depend on your choice on if a solid would work. If you did something like the snowball 4 patch it was the first one that popped into my head
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGsF1notX2A
    A solid would look really nice and you could do a nice pop of color here such as the blue or gray or a red or use a softer lighter tan for the squares then use a red or blue or even a green with small print to snowball it. Such a pretty pallet it tempts me

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  • Magicquilts
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    Originally posted by DeniseSm View Post
    Definitely a good color choice but not sure how a solid will coordinate with the other small scale prints. If you are going to float the print fabric on a solid blue background, like a Dresdon plate design it would work very well. If it is more of a pieced background the contrast in scales maybe very drastic looking.

    Do you have a pattern in mind?
    I recently purchased a book called:

    501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks

    I was thinking or teaching myself new blocks, and making my own sampler quilt. And thought a fat quarter bundle would make a nice size sampler quilt. I plan to start with the simple blocks, 12 inch (keep blocks consistent) and just would like to expand my "skills" (what little I have ) and make something pretty in the process.

    So short answer, no I don't have a pattern. Just a desire to learn more.

    I have only been quilting for almost three years. So very much a beginner.

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  • scooter15650
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    I like the idea of the dusty blue or a blue with a little brown in it. If you look at the 365 challenge quilt it is done in those colors and is beautiful. Just a suggestion it would be beautiful with certain shades of red also. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Good luck.

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  • DeniseSm
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    Originally posted by Magicquilts View Post
    Blue never crossed my mind. Thank you showing me selections.....that helped so much!

    Would this work as well?

    https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop...rolina-yardage
    Definitely a good color choice but not sure how a solid will coordinate with the other small scale prints. If you are going to float the print fabric on a solid blue background, like a Dresdon plate design it would work very well. If it is more of a pieced background the contrast in scales maybe very drastic looking.

    Do you have a pattern in mind?

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  • jjkaiser
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    I love red and brown together, a civil war reddish brown would look nice as would a grayish blue. Check out Lizzie's Legacy and Alice's Scrapbag, both by Moda I think. I love that fq bundle you chose.

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