I got a few more of the flower blocks done this week and up on my design wall, but now I'm in a decision dilemma as to which direction I want to take this quilt. Additionally, I have set up some parameters for myself which add to the situation- I want to make this quilt totally out of fabric I already own. I have plenty of tone on tone yellows and oodles of the white on white background fabric, so what remains are choices on the borders and the leaves for the flowers. This was the first version I "decided" on - this was after auditioning a bunch of different borders.
I'm committed to the circles in the center of the blocks. I think it makes them look more flower like- too bad they cover up the fact that my points are coming together really well. I had to really search to find the fabric for the "leaves" in this version. While my stash is large, most of my pieces are small and I need 1/2 yd of a green to do all these leaves. This green piece was just big enough.
And while I was liking the first version, I went rooting around in my stash again and found this piece of Kaffe Fassett which sent me off in a different direction.
I like the limey green leaves on this version - it is an old piece of Fossil Fern -love that dappled look.
Now this version will need an additional inside border like the first one I showed since I want to get this to be about an 80" square. I know I can find something in my stash for it - maybe a tone on tone yellow. And the more I look at this second version the more I'm leaning toward this choice. It would be brighter than my first version and I do like bright- A LOT! LOL!
The one thing I am sure of is that this is my favorite block....
Love that Hoffman floral fabric and the little cat face makes me smile!
So which version talks to you? And the fabrics do talk, you just have to be quiet so you can hear them - (don't worry I'm pre-registered for a nice padded room somewhere, someday - LOL)
Have a great day- the next 48 hours are filled with driving for me -- oh boy!