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help needed on deciding frame color - red or green   General Discussion

Started 9/6/21 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 1808 views.

From: Mishii


I just like gold on Christmas stuff with black. Looks more….elegant maybe?

My reds are always too red and seems to make it look more juvenile, but I don’t have a very good red stash so there is that.

CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)


OH gold! I still have some cotton lame' I bought at a JoAnn's years ago. Love it for a bit of Christmas glitter in a quilt.

the red I'm thinking about is more of a muted burgundy, not purple but not orange.  definitely not true red.  The gold I tried (I have a couple that read pretty gold)  look too yellow against the black.  And I have a definite predisposition against yellow.  I don't exactly have a favorite color but yellow is my least favorite.  Yellow is the color of nausea for me.  I think it's all those years of driving across the desert with my dad smoking.  Irrational but there it is.  I can only take yellow in very small doses.

And I really don't like the green fabric I have.  I like the color but it is a typical calico which doesn't fit with the rest of the quilt's semi-Victorian feel.  So I would need to go shopping.  Tipping towards that red.


From: judyinohio


Dull muted gold would be perfect but since you flat out reject that color, then it has to be red.

Stand back and look through a door peekaboo viewer thingamabob and you will see that there is already a lot of green so green sashing would be too, too much.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)


The red caught my eye right away.  The green seems to lack the same pizzazz .

Cris in MT


In reply toRe: msg 14

 what finally decided me was looking at the various sashing fabrics I had pulled, and which one I honestly liked as a fabric.  Red it is.

Looks pretty red right now.  But I know the green across the top will offset that some.


From: tuckyquilter


I LOVED all your options.. YOU, dear girl, are one prolific quilt maker.  I'm just amazed at how many you are making.  


From: judyinohio


It does not look pretty red right now.

It look perfect.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


I like it with the red. You do a beautiful job.