I am continuing to work on quilts for West, Texas. Almost all of my own sewing has come to a stand still. I did pull out my May UFO which is #10. In between everything else, I am going to try to work a bit on it too. Here it is….Cactus Patch from Bonnie Hunter’s Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”.
I have worked on it earlier in the year and made some progress. Then I slowed down again because I am coming to the part where I have to make a decision. It seams that is where I always get stuck.
The fabric at the top of the picture is gold. Bonnie made hers using a gold fabric. Part of me really wants to use yellow instead. Kelli thinks I should use black. I am at a cross roads. With out a decision getting made, I can’t do much more. Part of me just thinks use the gold it’s here….
Please feel free to leave a comment and help me out with the decision…yellow, use the gold or black (but if you say black how do I finish the rest of the quilt?)
I don’t have a lot of hope that I will actually finish it this month-these West, Texas quilts are taking all of my time, but at least getting the UFO pulled out will be a step towards progress…right??
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i would choose the gold check if it were up to me.
if you have some floor space available, lay down rows of each of the different fabrics (gold, yellow, and black) with each row wide enough to hold a matching set of 4 blocks. place the sets of blocks on top of the rows of fabric, and it will allow you to see how each of the different colored sashings would appear before you cut.
My thoughts are go with what you want. Yellow would be great. You can see in your mind how to finish it, it will be slightly different that Bonnie’s and you will love it. Never force it unless you are working on stretching yourself.
I say go with what makes you the happiest, the one that when you look at your completed quilt in the future….you’ll say, “Yes, I’m so glad I went with this color!”
I like the gold check but it kind of depends on what you are using for the other sashing (where Bonnie has blue). You might not want two strong colors which might happen if you use black. This is going to be a very pretty quilt. Ultimately, if it were my quilt, I’d use whatever I had to get it finished sooner! Good luck.
I think the gold check looks good with your fabrics, but I like the other ideas too. I would cut a strip or two of each color you are considering and stick them up on the wall with your blocks so you can see how they work together. I have several projects stashed away because I got stuck on trying to make a decision.
Lay the checked fabric out on the floor, and put several of your blocks on it, and then take out your camera, and snap a picture. Do the same with the black, and another picture with the gold. Then if you still can’t decide which one looks best in the pictures, write a blog with the pictures and we can help you decide. Our opinions are always plentiful, and they are free! Of course, they are worth what you paid for them, too. LOL
I like the gold check–but as a final decision there’s either einey, meiney moe or rock, paper scissors!
Hmmmm…that is kinda tough! I’m kinda leaning toward the gold check too. But, Judy Hansen’s post is what I would have recommended…almost word for word! Especially the taking of the picture. I would also love to see all the options. Sometimes a fabric or color will surprise you! Good luck with your decision!
Love the pattern. I usually get stuck at the point when I have to sew long rows together. LOL
That is a beautiful pattern and I always try the fabrics that I want to use and just stare at it, if it looks pleasing to the eye, I use it.
I like the gold, too, but suggest you test out the yellow. You have made good decisions when changing from Bonnie’s colors before, so stick with your preference.
Yellow or black would standout like in Bonnies quilt.
I think you should use the color that you feel most comfortable with. It is a beautiful pattern.