Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 106

Thread: Help me choose a background?

  1. #1
    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    3,026
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have been working on this today and just cannot decide which color is best for the left side background. What do you think?

    Thanks,

    Tan Background
    Name:  Attachment-220876.jpe
Views: 27
Size:  58.5 KB

    Lavendar Background
    Name:  Attachment-220877.jpe
Views: 47
Size:  51.9 KB

    Blue Background
    Name:  Attachment-220878.jpe
Views: 32
Size:  51.1 KB

  2. #2
    SuziBoutique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    near Dayton, Ohio
    Posts
    61
    Either one will look nice, but I think I prefer the blue. It is hard to decide when both choices look good.
    I just noticed the lavendar one, but still prefer the blue.

  3. #3
    Power Poster debcavan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Spring Green,WI
    Posts
    14,626
    Would you consider doing 2/3rds one fabric and 1/3rd the other fabric. It would add another design interest.

  4. #4
    Senior Member merrylouw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    RGV, Texas
    Posts
    839
    I like the blue best. It seems to go well with your right background and the circle fabric. Love to see the finished quilt!

  5. #5
    Super Member tutt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    1,040
    This is turning out to be fabulous! I saw your post when you got the fabric and I like it very much. I wouldn't have thought it but the darker fabric (the lavender) is really jumping out at me, but I like the blue also.

  6. #6
    Member Kept In Stitches's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Xenia, OH
    Posts
    67
    Blog Entries
    2
    I like the blue best

  7. #7
    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Behind my sewing machine
    Posts
    7,207
    Blog Entries
    4
    I think I like the Lavendar the best. It makes it really pop.

  8. #8
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,462
    I like the tan :)
    I also remember you just bought the fabric!! :D:D

  9. #9
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,462
    Actually I like the blue as well. Just took another look

  10. #10
    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    3,026
    Blog Entries
    1
    debcavan, was just thinking of doing what you suggest, maybe I will take another picture! Thanks

  11. #11
    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Behind my sewing machine
    Posts
    7,207
    Blog Entries
    4
    Did you bind each circle?

  12. #12
    SuziBoutique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    near Dayton, Ohio
    Posts
    61
    The darker lavendar color does make the circles pop. You cannot go wrong with any of the colors.

    Let us know what you decide.

  13. #13
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,793
    Blog Entries
    45
    i vote for blue

  14. #14
    Super Member twistedstitcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    1,024
    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    Would you consider doing 2/3rds one fabric and 1/3rd the other fabric. It would add another design interest.
    Great idea!

  15. #15
    Super Member Cottontop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Williamsport, PA
    Posts
    1,082
    Eenny, meany, minie, mo....I like the blue

  16. #16
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,480
    I like the blue.

  17. #17
    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    3,026
    Blog Entries
    1
    Sitting here looking at this quilt and am thinking maybe using all three fabrics as a vertical stripe behind the circles. How about that? Also someone asked if I bound each circle. It isn't binding. I sewed each circle to a piece of lightweight cotton I had slit it open and turned it right side out. Then using the applique stitch on my machine sewed the bird fabric to the background circle. Will applique each circle to the background, if I ever decide what to do.

  18. #18
    Super Member maryb119's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    6,725
    I vote for lavender.

  19. #19
    Super Member CoriAmD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Lake Orion, Mich
    Posts
    1,634
    I really like the blue! It just pulls it all together.

  20. #20
    Super Member caliquocat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    No. California
    Posts
    1,298
    All 3 are nice selections, I like the bottom color, I think it does the most for the circles. (but what do I know?)

  21. #21
    Super Member skydiver70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,479
    I like the lavendar best, but that is just me.

  22. #22
    Super Member frauhahn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Chelsea, MI
    Posts
    2,249
    Yes-definitely the blue. . .

  23. #23
    Super Member redquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    7,960
    To me the blue looks wishy-washy. I like the lavender.

  24. #24
    Super Member Treasureit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    OC, CA
    Posts
    2,938
    I am agreeing with these smart ladies - Blue or even tan, but not lavender.

  25. #25
    Senior Member Neena's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Southwest Missouri
    Posts
    926
    I like the tan.

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.