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PostSubject: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:50 pm

I guess its like the blocks, how do you choose? I love reds and greens but then I love the cheddars too. I love the civil war repro fabrics as I like the muted earthy tones but I think perhaps I love Indigo and white/cream antique quilts best - I think, hmmm, maybe I will have a different answer tommorow lmao

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:09 am

Right now I like the 30's type of prints. 'Feedsack' cloth type. I've been saving 30's to do something with...but afraid to cut them, cause I don't REALLY know what I want to do? What if I choose the wrong thing? Now, mind you, I probably have enough to make 5 quilts...but still...I'm afraid to cut them!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:26 am

Karol....I'll be happy to alleviate some of that fear...send some of that fabric my way :lol:
I don't think I could possiby pick a favorite. Its a real mood dependent thing for me. I own a 20's /30's quilt and I just love the fabrics but I do love earth tones...oh and then their's brights....not possible to decide!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:17 am

I love double pinks with indigos or browns and shirtings, love the green red and cream combo too. I like the cheddar as sparks of color here and there..I'm fond of the greyed down aqua too.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:55 am

Doesn't matter what color. I think it is the slightly faded look and the softness that appeals to me. They look more loved than a brand new one.

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:33 am

Bright colors... lovely modern designs... guess I am not an antique qulter... nothing to add

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:45 am

I love the blue and whte look, especially faded indigoes.

Of course, I love modern brights too.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:03 pm

I love cheddar backgrounds with scrap blocks, Even bubblegum... THe scrappier the better!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:17 pm

I think I like the multicolor, scrappy, ones best. For a uniform antique quilt, blue and white.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:20 pm

Its been awhile since I posted this (on the old forum) some of you may not have seen it.
Annie Oakly looked up some of the fabrics in this for me and has dated it to late 20's to 1930
s. It was passed down from my MIL and was made in either Northern North Carolina-Southern Virginia.

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:28 pm

I LOVE that quilt!!! lovehearts
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:13 pm

Oh thats beautiful, thank you for reposting the pic, I never saw it, what a lovely precious quilt to treasure, so glad you know some of its history.

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:08 pm

Its a lovely treasure to have.....

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:10 pm

OMG!!!! Your quilt is sooooo beautiful! I agree with Golo, what a lovely treasure to have...
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:46 pm

CC, BEAUTIFUL QUILT! What a treasure you got. Cherish it......

My colors would be: soft greens, pinks, creams, blues.


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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:56 am

Is it just me or did anyone else Drool when they saw that quilt?.......... Beautiful!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:21 pm

I drooled over the baby! Does that count! (NO, I'm NOT a PERFERT!) I love babies and am going tomorrow to see mine! Hubby and I are going to see Alec and Ella and will be back Monday. It feels like months since we seen those two. Ella just turned 1 and memaw and peepaw are very excited to go see her. Alec doesn't know peepaw is coming! He told my dd that he loved it when memaw came because "she lets me tell her all about my toys!" He'll go balastic when he sees his peepaw!

I'll take pictures!


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PostSubject: Re: Favourite colour combination in antique quilts?   Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:39 pm

Oh yes it it stupendous. You are very fortunate to have that one. lovehearts
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