Thursday, August 18, 2011

Need fabric choice help, quick.

Okay, I have to start by saying I'm not a huge fan of the fabrics in the blocks (rushed and no planning so it is what it is and I'm stuck with them.) I don't know if it's the block fabrics or background choices or BOTH but I'm not feeling either of these fabrics for sashing, but you tell me if one or both are okay, please?

If neither are okay, know that I've already tried solid white (hideous) and a different red (even worse than hideous). 

I was hoping to use stash fabric and avoid a store run just before packing for my move but I'm not feeling confident. My only other thought is that if either of these are "okay" perhaps I can use them as sashing (think 2.5-3 inches wide) and maybe where each parallel sash meets each horizontal sash, add a small block with a red and white pinwheel to keep it from being too ugly.

I don't know. Thoughts, fabric colors options are all welcome and I need them quick. I have to get sewing the sashing in tonight so I can quilt tomorrow.

Thank you all!

15 comments:

shannon said...

if it were my quilt, i'd use the blue plaid. i like the way it makes the reds of the blocks pop. the polka dot is just to stark.

i love shopping from my stash- good luck!

Vicki W said...

Just to confuse things, I really like the light one best. Although, I'd probably like a very dark blue best if that was an option.

Liz V said...

I like the plaid also.

Barbara said...

To keep from purchasing fabric the plaid with red cornerstones would be good.

P. said...

The plaid.

Moneik said...

I think I would use the lighter. It brightens up the blocks.

Barbara said...

2 entirely different looks here IMHO -

the dark plaid makes the quilt very country and all the colors blend together with nothing standing out

the light dots is very fun and the eye notices the blocks much more and the individual colors

Recovering Perfectionist said...

Another vote for the blue plaid.

Rhonda said...

I agree with Barbara #2; neither look bad, they create 2 totally different looks. But I think the light one with a pinwheel in the corners.

Anne said...

I agree that the two fabrics make two very different quilts and neither is wrong, in fact, both are very right.
Having said that, I prefer the lighter of the two fabrics.

aprilsewingjournal said...

I vote for the lighter fabric, too.

Quiet Quilter said...

I like the lighter....

Looking at the comments, so far they are almost even..

Kay Lynne said...

I vote for the plaid.

Shay said...

Plaid for me!

Marg said...

I vote for the plaid too, and I like Barbara's idea of cornerstones.