My friend, Sujata, of The Root Connection guessed right! Go check out her wonderful Christmas quilt.
I'm using a chocolate brown background for my red Hawaiian quilt. Here is my small sample that I finished.
I treated myself to a Bella Solids fabric swatch card from Anna of Thimbleanna. She always has something fun going on.
I can really see what the solids look like. It is just too hard for me on the computer.
I was really able to study the reds and browns.
I also decided to do a little inventory of my solids. Well, I guess I don't have to buy red for a while, lol. Or cheddar for that matter.
It was so fun reading what my readers and friends guessed for the red applique' that I decided to do a little comparative test. I just used a raw edge cut out of the little sample and changed the backgrounds. It's been dreary here, so I had to use indoor light, not the best, but you get the idea.
Green was guessed by Karen, Dawn, Mayleen and Rachael.
Purple was suggested by Karen and Maureen.
Orange was guessed by Kate, Meredith and Sandra - you ladies know me too well!
White was popular with Lori, Karen & Anna. Sorry it's fuzzy, it did not want to photograph, it kept coming out almost black.
Rachael guessed this - she is a hoot!!
Blue was Janet's pick.
Yellow/Gold/Cheddar was guessed by Kelly, Terry, Donna & Regan.
Quilt Sue guessed black.
Fuchsia/Hot Pink was guessed by Jan and Never Bored.
Lime Green/chartreuse was suggested by Linda and Jan.
(sorry Shirl, I didn't have turquoise).
This was so fun to study. It is interesting how the value of the red changes when you change the background.
I think this would make a great quilt, actually.
Thanks for playing with me it was Fun!