Ok I've found my above all others absolute favorite fabric.(Michael Miller's French Journal Collection in yellow) IMO it looks like an all over focal point type fabric that would look best with large rectangular shaped blocks.
HOWEVER besides being petrified of ruining the fabric -- How do I design a quilt around this type of fabric?
How do I calculate the amount of this fabric I will need to get a pleasing configuration of the blocks? (probably king sz coverlet) Iíve tried using the fabric guides for calculating the fabric needed with varying results. I think it is because of the size I want the feature blocks.
If I get those 2 questions figured out then comes the biggy !!? How do you match the colors of the fabrics you see on the internet with the colors in fabric? Iíve noticed that the same fabrics will look a shade darker or lighter depending on the site.
Any suggestions for the petrified novice are very much appreciated.