I have always stayed with safe colors. Even though red is my favorite I only used it as an accent or with white.
The many blogs with so many idea's have pushed me to order fabric's I never would have looked at in the past. Old ways sometimes need an up grade. I found a quilt on http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/ blog that I just loved. Her Redwork Transformed is mostly red along with her mom's redwork and she added aqua with it.
Aqua or Turquoise are not fabric's I have on hand but I did have some strings in that color. I put together several of these mini's, all a little different. I need to do the redwork birds in the white squares. I'm not sure if I like it. Maybe I need more white or maybe less red. I'll try different reds in the next one, maybe with more white and see if that looks better. I'm enjoying the trip into a different world of color choices.
These are from needle crafter. Tammy, just open the photo and right click to save. I have used them for CQ.