Monday, 5 July 2010

one thousand fabrics and not one thats right!

Argh! Can anyone tell me why it is that you never have that one piece of fabric you really need in your stash? It always seems to be the way - Murphy's Law as they say. So ladies I need some help ... can I make do with something out of my stash or do I really need to go shopping?

I posted a short video of the little baby quilt I made today for impending grandson no 1 but I need some input about fabric for applique letters. I want to add the babys name to the bottom border and offered up a couple of fabrics for audition. None of them are really grabbing my fancy but I would like to use something from the stash if I can. Not that I'm a cheap scape but its that feel-good factor you get when you know you really are stash busting! So please have a look and let me know your thoughts.

Excuse the photo btw - its an iphoto one which isn't so hot but I am quite impressed with the video.

The daddy btw - No 1 son is immortalised in the screen print on the left hand side - just above the dotty blue fabric. One day I'll do something with that!


Trudi said...

Great little top! I like the mid blue between the navy blue and the lemon. The navy could be a little harsh (imho) and I like the lemon, but hey, its bouncing boy go with the blue (the red is too close to the red in the blocks and may look a little busy, and anyway that mid blue is pretty darn close to those little kitties :) Hope that helps :)

Mimi said...

I would have to agree with Trudi, the mid blue would be my choice too! Please show us the results when you have completed the quilt.

Joy said...

I agree with the previous comments. My choice would definitely be the mid-color blue closest to the yellow!

Not Just Handbags said...

I am going to be different and say the navy blue jumped out at me. Must say am very jealous of your stash, wow!

Meg said...

I really like the dark blue, it immediately jumped out to me. I think it gives you a contrast that the other colors don't.

Can't wait to see it when it's done. And Congratulations on the grandson!

Emma said...

Megan and emma really like the dark blue it stands out more!
As typed by Megan!

Diane J. Evans said...

How about making the letters out of the navy blue, and then binding the quilt in the same navy fabric, if you have enough? That way the blue wouldn't feel lonely.
I think the contrast of the navy against the green will make the letters show up better. Then again, remember -- I have a love affair with Fuchsia and Chartreuse.