Sunday, August 22, 2010
I guess I belong in a corner with Janet, as I couldn't resist Roseville either. I've decided on my background, too. These were the more serious possibilities:
I really wanted to use a lavender and white, but wasn't able to find one that didn't have a cream background. The one above left was tempting, but seemed too busy for such a large quilt. Ditto for black and white spots. I considered plain white but couldn't find a soft white in town, and my husband pointed out it would show dirt (I'm sure he was thinking of how dirty it would get over the years it takes me to finish).
I tried the others above on my design wall with some Kaffe scraps I had, as well as a few more in the shops. The Peach spots made using pink difficult. The black and white (Scribbles/Kauffman) was too creamish. I use a lot of pink, so the Magnolia would be too pink. The final debate came down to Water (green) and Sky (blue). I finally went with Sky (the main reason being it was closest to lavender). Janet's lovely blocks will no doubt make me wish I'd chosen the green, but the blue's been purchased, washed and ironed. Now I just have a couple things I've promised myself I'd finish before I can start.
MUCH thanks to everyone who graciously told me how much fabric to order before I received my pattern, and thanks especially to Kim for typing in all the details of cutting--so helpful!