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    Default Color help please!

    So I started a quilt using Kona Medium Gray, and then accidentally purchased yardage (5!) of Kona Steel when I ran out. Now I don't know which one to use -- haven't gotten far in with either, but am conflicted. I like how medium gray (the squares in the middle left) has a browner tone that goes with the maroon, but the value of the color is almost exactly that of the maroon (if I look at this photo in grayscale they look identical). The Kona Steel (top left, with the small maroon triangles) is more blue toned which I don't love, but lighter so more contrast. And I have five yards of it...

    Help! Would very much appreciate your feedback! Thanks in advance...


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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Color help please!

    I like the medium one in the middle the best. It will be interesting to see what other people think.
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Color help please!

    I like a lot of contrast, so the lighter color gray with the little triangles is my favorite.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Color help please!

    I think both are fine. Perhaps you could alternate blocks with each one since you bought a lot of them

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    Default Re: Color help please!

    I like the darker one. Colors are great!!!!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Color help please!

    I like the lighter Steel. For me the contrast is important, but all the samples you show harmonize with the other fabrics.

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    Default Re: Color help please!

    I love the medium gray. It makes the other colors look deep and rich. IMHO the steel gray makes the other colors look washed out and flat. You can use the 5 yards of steel gray for the back of the quilt so nothing will be wasted.

    Treat yourself and buy some more medium gray. You are going to put a lot of time in this quilt. Why not make it as beautiful as possible.
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    Default Re: Color help please!

    Either one; though I prefer the lighter grey.
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    Default Re: Color help please!

    Another vote for the darker gray.

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    Default Re: Color help please!

    I like the darker grey too.
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