Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Decisions, decisions, always decisions!
I decided to go with a medium light blue.
It does pick up the blues used in a few blocks.
All blue seemed a bit too much, so I dug out a scrap of flower print I had used in a number of the blocks, to use as corner stones.
I thought of fussy-cutting the print to put the sunflowers in the center but there just wasn't enough of that fabric.
As I do not want to spend money on more fabric, I went through my stash of pieces large enough to do the job.
My original idea was using the blue batik flowers. I have plenty of that ... actually enough for using in a whole quilt at some future date.
I like the combination of blue and brown ...
actually my favorite combination ... but when I laid it out, the blue seems to over-power the browns.
This has a lot of the same colors and a dyed border with green leaves.
Hmmm. Not sure I like the effect,
The amount is just enough.
It contains the same pickle-type flowers in colors found in the blocks.
It brings out the greens in a few of the blocks.
It doesn't hide the cornerstones.
As I dug through my stash,it was sitting off to the side and seemed to keep saying, "Try me, try me". Now that I have auditioned it, I am leaning toward using it. I don't have enough blue left for a border sashing but I might be able to piece something that would work.
I often think of quilters who follow patterns or even buy kits ... hardly making any decisions of their own. How is it that everything I do seems to call for decisions at every twst of the spool????