Color Help

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Quilting

Remember this tumbler quilt?

ginger blossom tumbler quilt michael miller brown binding

I got it all quilted on my machine, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I did diagonal straight lines, and with the walking foot it wasn’t too bad at all.

But now I need your help! I just can’t decide if something more neutral like the brown looks better than the bright orange for the binding.

What do you think???

michael miller ginger blossom binding

The orange binding would really accentuate the orange throughout the quilt, wouldn’t it?

michael miller groovy guitar baby quilt

Also, I just got this quilting fabric from Michael Miller to try out. I’m doing a turning 20 design with all these fabrics for my new baby boy, and I LOVE IT. More on that when I’m all finished!

I think I’ll try making Pioneer Woman’s Knock You Naked Brownies today. Yum.

Happy Wednesday!


1 mandy May 4, 2011 at 9:26 am

i like the orange, makes it pop

2 Nemesis May 4, 2011 at 11:47 am

I vote for the brown, but I think they both look nice!

3 Kathy May 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm

They both look really nice! But, if I had to pick it would be the brown since it allows the quilt to stand out all by itself.

4 Kelsey May 4, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Yeah…I think I agree with Nemesis and Kathy. I like how the orange contrasts really well, but I don’t necessarily want to bring the orange in the quilt out. So I think I’ll go with brown. Thanks for your help!

5 Michelle May 4, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Not to throw another ingredient into the pot, but I think a teeny border of orange and then the brown binding would be so neat…!

6 Lu Santos May 5, 2011 at 3:54 am

I like the orange, but I think the brown wouldn’t be bad at all :)

7 Karla May 5, 2011 at 8:35 am

I like the brown!!!! :)

8 Megan May 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm


9 Dawna May 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I agree with Michelle. A little boarder of orange with a wider boarder of brown would look amazing. Just enough pop to show the orange yet not be distracting from the pattern. It would look sharp!

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