Monday, April 23, 2012

Now What?

So I showed you my 18 blocks from the 4x5 modern Quilt Bee last week {here}, and the big decision is -  now what? I'm thinking since the blocks have a variety of background colors, it might be nice to piece them with a different solid sashing/border to tie them all together. So here's some options I'm thinking about, testing colors with three sample blocks . . .

Kona Tangerine


Kona School Bus


Kona Orange


Kona Charcoal


Kona Pepper


Kona Tomato/Red (tweaked with photo editor)


Black (tweaked with photo editor)

I sure would like to know what you think!

41 comments:

  1. I agree. Love school bus. Or charcoal.

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  2. I think Tangerine or Charcoal are my personal faves, but I really think each of them work nicely. Such awesome blocks you've gotten!

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  3. Charcoal, pepper or school bus for me

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  4. Love the charcoal, it makes the orange in the blocks really pop!

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  5. Kona Charcoal works for me:-)

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  6. Tangerine! Wow!

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  7. tangerine or school bus - definitely out of my comfort zone but they look fabulous!

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  8. I like Tangerine for pulling pops of color from the blocks; and Black for the high contrast. Your quilt is going to be amazing!

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  9. This is going to be a really nice quilt. I like the tangerine and the pepper or charcoal the best but truly each of these works nicely.

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  10. Ooh I like School Bus or Pepper!

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  11. They sure do pop on the charcoal. Confused yet?

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  12. Reading everyone else seems like most like the charcoal and I was liking the pepper. So I had to go back and see why. I don't know if its my computer but I think the pepper makes the contrast show just a little more...interesting. You have a hard choice and I'm glad it's yours! So glad it's individual but it will be beautiful, yours always are!

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  13. i like tangerine for a bright quilt and pepper for a sophisticated.

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  14. I would pick the Kona Tangerine. Charcoal is great too, but I think that in a couple of years we all think 'what were we thinking with all the dark grey?' and orange is always a fun color :-)

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  15. I like the Kona school bus or the Kona orange.

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  16. I would say tangerine or charcoal with school bus and orange not far behind...tough choice -- these look great with everything!

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  17. I like Charcoal, Pepper and School bus.

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  18. A call-in from my mom - she likes Tangerine or Pepper! ;-)

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  19. Ooh, I really like the tangerine or charcoal. Any of them would be great choices though. What a fun quilt this will be!

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  20. My vote goes for School Bus (of course...) or charcoal. Honestly, the only one I wasn't fond of was the tomato. Have fun choosing!

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  21. My 2 favs are tangerine and charcoal!

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  22. I'd have to say charcoal or pepper, but I think they would all look good - depending on what you were going for with the background.

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  23. Oh boy, I would pick School Bus or Tangerine!

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  24. I love them on the charcoal or pepper!

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  25. Charcoal for me please. This is going to be wonderful quilt.

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  26. School bus or charcoal - can't wait to see this come together!

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  27. All of them will work, but if we're voting, I'll cast my ballot for charcoal! It's going to look great no matter what you decide.

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  28. School Bus or Charcoal but I am partial to Charcoal!

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  29. Not easy! But I would prefere the Tangerine or Pepper..... School Bus and Orange are to soft...

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  30. Scholl bus is my favourite and then one of the darker greys.

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  31. school bus (which I LOVE) or pepper (looks very striking)!

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  32. You are one busy woman! I think I'm going to go with the Kona Charcoal. I love how the orange doesn't fade back into it. Really great job Debbie. I can't wait to meet you at The Sewing Summit and the Color Wheel Charm Swap is going to be so much fun!!
    January

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  33. You are one busy woman! I think I'm going to go with the Kona Charcoal. I love how the orange doesn't fade back into it. Really great job Debbie. I can't wait to meet you at The Sewing Summit and the Color Wheel Charm Swap is going to be so much fun!!
    January

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  34. I say school bus, orange or charcoal. And I see that I'm not alone. :) Whatever you choose, it's going to be awesome!

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  35. I love the Tangerine but it is pretty bold!

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