Is anyone doing this BOM? I would like to see what anyone else used as their palette. Trying to stash-bust, I raided the fabric closet this morning, but I usually don't have over a yard of any one fabric, unless it just sung to me at the store. I make really scrappy designs anyway so I want a lot of choices. Today, this wasn't working.
I have three yards of a Brackman & Thompson 1800's print that I can use for the block focus fabric and borders, but I was having trouble coordinating with the odd reddish-rust and green in the print, and I didn't have enough of any one fabric. I would have to make it scrappy, and the design just didn't want to be scrappy. It was too planned.
Then, I decided that I don't need another bed size quilt, anyway, and since this one is 76" x 96", it would be too small for either my bed or the guest room. If I shrank the patterns to 2/3 size (that's not hard, I never buy patterns, I just look at the photo and draft them myself) I would have a lap size quilt, there would be enough fabric, and I could quilt it myself. Decision!
Then, as I returned the fabric boxes to the closet, another 3 yard length just kept calling to me. I've had it for years, there's no writing on the selvege to identify the maker, and all I know is it's 100% cotton. It's also gray/beige/tan/black. SOOOO not me. I remember when I bought it, but not why. It's quite pretty for the subdued color scheme, though, and might make a good focus fabric for this pattern. I raided my boxes and in two minutes had a coordinated stack.
So, here's my dilemma: Do I do the predictable or do I make a gray/beige/tan/black quilt? Have any of you made a gray quilt? Does this mean I'm depressed (just joking!). It might be interesting. Or boring.
I need a vote. Here are the pictures; chime in with your opinions. Traditional (1) or monochrome (2)?