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.

squares1 Update

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.

squares2 Update

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.

squares3 Update

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4 Responses to Update

  1. Debbi says:

    I think you made the right choice. I also like the idea of using the other prints in the border. Are you using the black print around the star? I think you should it really defines it and helps the prints in the star come out. One of these days I’m going to make a lonestar quilt…love the modern feel yours has with the bright colors and prints!

  2. Bev Smith says:

    I also prefer the blue, the other fabrics detracted from the star. Question: how come there are no dates on the blogs entries? As a new be to bloging I am trying to figure which is the most recent.

  3. Terry says:

    I LOVE the tone on tone blue fabric around the star! I think the busier fabrics took away from the star where the blue makes the star the center of attention! Looking good! :0)

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