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    Hi! I'm Traci. As a wedding and portrait photographer, I have a photography blog that shares the work I do for clients. This blog is for my other creative side. The side that goes weak at the knees over fabric, adores anything crafty, and gets cranky without some sewing machine time!

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hope valley string quilt indecision

When I began quilting again this past summer, I spent a lot of time pouring over the gorgeous quilts at Film in the Fridge.  I absolutely adored the combination of Hope Valley and charcoal in this quilt, and loving the string quilts, I decided that I would make a Hope Valley string quilt with charcoal center strips.  (Later on flickr I saw other quilters had made the same decision!)

This week, though, as I prepared to start cutting into my now washed and pressed Hope Valley stack, I saw a Hope Valley quilt that used cream to set off the prints.  And now I’m torn between cream and charcoal.

A.J.Dub - I like the cream with it.

Dolores - Having had a look at the quilts you’re talking about and some cream versions, I have to say that I think the charcoal unifies the colours better and gives it a more modern edge.

Kelly - I’m starting to think that cream is the new neutral… :) Can’t wait to see what you decide. :)

Steph - What I do is lay out a yard of each of the solids and put the FQs on each of them and take a photo. Looking at the photo usually shows a clear winner.

A.J. Dub - I like the cream with this. To me it shows off the colors rather than blends them. But then it depends, what look are you going for?

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