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Friday, August 15, 2014

Deana: Still struggling with fabric selection

So, I tried the gold behind the horse and I don't know if it is the best option. As far as dark and light goes, I really like it.  I just don't know if I like it the best.

Also, I changed the background fabric behind the horse on the left so it is lighter.  The previous one was too close to the color of the mare.  I slid the piece under her and then hand appliqued it down around the blue border.  It went pretty slick and did not involve picking and resewing with the machine.



I pulled out some other fabrics I purchased for this quilt and still can't decide. 


I really like this one too, but I am not sure how a light center will look next to the other parts of the quilt center.  I bought this piece for another part of the quilt and will have to change it if I use it here. 


A dark piece goes best with the overall layout of the quilt top and makes her look like she is popping out of a hole - the look I am going for, but may be too dark.


Any suggestions?

Also, I am letting people know that I am working on a pattern for my Windmill Quilt.  I will post a link to my Etsy Shop on this blog when it is ready.  Thank you for all your wonderful comments and interest in getting the pattern. If you would like an email when it is ready, please leave a comment and give me your address. 

Also, I will be launching the New Mystery Row Swap September 1st.  Details here.  Come join us.

Linking up today with Fabric Frenzy Friday.  You should check out the delicious fabrics she has as well as her darling little apron.


20 comments:

Jo said...

Out of the 3 I still like the gold. It's a hard choice

dq said...

Thank you Jo.

Shauna said...

very cool, I like the gold best, the light is too light and the dark you don't see as much of the detail. Have you tried a medium blue or green, something that would make it really pop.

ipatchandquilt said...

The horse is very interesting! I might try a blueish grey as background, maybe a batique that also has a bit of brown in it. Or maybe concentric circles starting with the lightest.
Good lucck,
Esther

Renee said...

That horse is just stunning! I love the contrast of the first background the best.

Marie said...

I too am partial to the gold since there is more contrast. Whatever you choose it will be beautiful.

JoanG said...

I vote for the gold as well. It gives the best pop to the horse. The second is too light and with the dark one, I think you'll lose some of the detail of the horse.

Afton Warrick said...

Thanks for joining the party at TGIFF. I have loved the Windmill quilt from first sight. I like the top pic best for the horse. The second is a little light and nondescript, and the bottom one is a little too dark and similar to the mane color.

Amanda said...

I agree...the gold doesnt work well. I like the brown. but the mane blends in too much. So I'd probably choose the white. Or a sand color?

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Hmm..this is hard! :) I like the dark background the best though I like the first choice as well

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a beauty! I like the darker background for the mare. And the Windmill quilt is gorgeous, too! Such a bright and happy quilt. Both are great!

Mari said...

I like the gold best! It really looks great with the horse. What great work!

Green Carlson said...

I love your windmill quilt - its so happy!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

the background of the first 2 look the best. The brown is too dark and doesn't allow the horse to pop pop out.

Wow I love your colorful pinwheel quilt!!!!
Thanks for linking to my Weekend Link Party and sharing your talent with us all.

madebymeinred said...

Hmm. I like the gold, but the dark is smashing! What a beautiful job of applique.

Schulz Family said...

visiting from Link a finish friday. Amazing finished quilt. I had to visit your blog after seeing the photo on the link up

Becca said...

I love the quilting on the Windmill quilt! Beautiful!

ann casey said...

The windmill quilt is a stunner! The circles are lovely, but it's the border that makes it fabulous. As for the horse, I vote gold too.

Soma Acharya said...

It was great to see your Windmill Quilt again! It's so pretty. The horse look incredible. I think I like the gold background the best.

-Soma

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

I'm loving following your progress on this quilt! I prefer the golden background too. But the dark brown is also beautiful behind the horse. That's some difficult choice you have to make!