Saturday, February 13, 2016

Old Voices New Impressions

I made my way to the dreaded fabric shop this morning - wink, wink .  To my surprise they were in the middle of a shop hop.  I am not much into shop hops but today I found it helpful to have so many ladies available to give opinions.



It wasn’t easy finding a little corner to lay out fabrics but I managed to find a place and get in just the right number of peoples way to be a nuisance.
 I did get a lot of helpful advice.  Most said the pink was too overpowering and distracted from the applique.They thought the green was too busy.


The majority opinion was the blue seemed to draw your attention to the applique and be calming. 

There were  other fabrics I might have used  but sometime when I have too many choices I just get confused so I stuck with three.

I decided to go with the blue because I absolutely do want the applique to be the focal point and I can almost always  use some calming.
Until the next time,
Nancy

15 comments:

  1. Your blocks are lovely. I kind of like the pink but then seeing it first hand is better than a photograph. I made a sampler quilt a few years ago and used blue as my sashing for the same reason - a sense of calm.

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  2. I liked the pink as well, but the applique must definitely be the focal point so I think you have made the right choice.

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  3. I think the blue fabric you chose is perfect!! I agree that sometimes there are just too darn many choices :)

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  4. It can be beneficial to get others opinions, but in the end, I think most of us can feel pretty confident with our own eyes And the choices we make. Glad you chose the perfect one.

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  5. Looks like you made a good choice with your background fabric. I'm always amazed at how much appliqué you get done! Beautiful blocks!!

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  6. Blue was the absolute correct choice. This quilt will be stunning. Well done!

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  7. Great selection - the flowers stand out with the third choice.

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  8. You are brave to shop during a shop hop! Nice to have opinions though. I think you have a wonderful fabric for a great project.

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  9. I like what you picked, just pre wash the heck out of this fabric. I had a similar on that ran and ran......... just sayin'

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  10. Beautiful fabric choice Nancy.
    Your quilt is going to be stunning.

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  11. The blue is a very nice choice - subtle and softly echoing some of the colors in your applique.

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  12. I like the blue too. It goes perfect with your blocks. Hugs

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  13. I agree about the blue and how nice to have had some helpful opinions in the shop! :)

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  14. I agree about the blue and how nice to have had some helpful opinions in the shop! :)

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  15. To my eye, either the blue or the green works well. A problem I have with selecting fabrics at the local quilt shop is that is a large place and high ceilings so the lighting is not the best. Sometimes a fabric looks a little different when I get it into better light.

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