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

Started Sep-6 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 1029 views.

I love green, but the blocks already feature a lot of green, and then there is the black background.  I prefer the red, just because it makes each block stand out, and I also think it needs the red to lighten it up a bit, and make it pop.  With the muted green, it is really dark overall.  So, I would vote for red, FWIW.  

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


how about a wee sashing of red?  or maybe a red/green combo? 

or red/white stripe (candy canes?)

I think I'm going to go ahead and glue down the garland, trim the blocks to size and sew one of each, then look again.  I'm wondering if perhaps doing a mix would look ok - kind of like picture frames on a black background.  We'll see.  I need to figure out the math to trim these blocks - kind of a tetris puzzle.

In reply toRe: msg 7

here is another thing against the red, I have another Christmas quilt with red sashing.  Not sure I want another.  decisions decisions!


From: Mishii


What about gold for the sashing?
Mishii said:

What about gold for the sashing

OMG!  You are a trouble maker... lol

I'll cut a strip and give it a look. stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes


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.