Thursday, January 5, 2012
Like every quilter I am already planning my next project before I even have all the fabric cut for my current one-or finished the actual quilting for the pieced project I just finished (LOL). I have BIG Choices now, although I know which way I am leaning.
I will be making the smaller quilt with the pinwheels but not in the polka dot fabric. I have a bunch of 1930s fat quarters so I picked five in blue, red and a splash of yellow. You can see there is no border between the pinwheels and the center full piece so I went on a fabric search.
I have my choice of this 1930s fabric with the fruit that would be perfect for the colors and the style. The drawback is that it is as bold as the pinwheels. Is it too much? I have many other projects I can use this for in case it doesn't work out here.
Or, I have this fabric that fits the quilt pattern suggestions of a larger print; however, it is a lighter blue with flowers. It's not from the same 1930s line. A couple of people at the store liked it but I'm on the fence. Again, I can use this with lots of other things if not used here.
I'm not sure which one would look better. I think I'll make the pinwheels and then line them up on the different fabrics to see what works better. Then choose the borders.
If anyone has suggestions, let me know!