If you read my “Opinions, please” blog post from a few weeks back, about the Lone Star Quilt I’m making for my niece, you might be wondering how it is coming along. I got all the diamonds pieced, and started adding strips of white and black to the edges of them, then I decided to collect a few more opinions, this time about what fabric to use for the background squares. I had purchased a busy black & white floral that I was pretty sure would be perfect, but it wasn’t. So I dug in my stash and found a tone-on-tone blue. I also thought perhaps I should consider buying yardage of a bright red floral. Here are those three choices being auditioned.
I asked for opinions here at work, and got a variety of votes/suggestions, including this one of using a different bright floral for each square.
I kind of liked that idea, but found I didn’t have enough big pieces in my stash to pull it off, without buying more, so I’m going to go with the “path of least shopping”, and use the blue, then add more bright floral pieces for the border.