Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Which color?

I can't decide which color to use in the alternate blocks of this Lady in the Lake variation. At first, I thought this gold/cream/blue tweedy checked print fabric was the right one to alternate with the gold and blue paisley, since the Carrie Nelson uses a brown tweedy print in her pattern. I searched everywhere and couldn't find a print like hers. FYI, her alternate solid blocks are gold paisley too: But then I tried this dark blue:

And then a slightly more muted blue with a bit more cream in the print:

which I like but I don't have enough of it. If I want to use it I'll have to get online and find more.

ARGH! I can't decide. I'm going to try another navy blue with a smaller cream print that I have on order from Thousands of Bolts. I needed dark blues anyway, so I ordered three yards in case it works for this quilt.

What do you think? Husband likes the middle one. I like the color too but the print is a bit too aggressive beside that busy paisley.

7 comments:

DevonMaid said...

I really like the dark blue, too ...

Nancy said...

Definitely the dark blue

momtofatdogs said...

I vote the dark blue. It just seems, to me, to make the other blocks POP!

Sam

Morah said...

Bottom one. L-o-v-e-l-y!!!!!

Elaine Adair said...

Oh great - leave it to your fans! 8-)) Each of them is really lovely. The first is soft and quiet and gentle, the dark blue is lovely contrast .. I can see why you cannot decide. 8-))

Tanya said...

I like the middle one too... The larger print "goes" with the larger paisley in the gold! Lovely arrangement of blocks... I never would have thought of changing the colors on the background blocks. I'll have to try that!

Katie said...

I like the softer blue of the last one but I think the print is too busy. :-0