Wednesday, January 12, 2011

And She Can't Make a Decision Either!

I need help!

I've signed up for an Independent Block of the Month class/group coming up at the local quilt shop. Rather than follow a set pattern, we're getting to choose our own project and set our own goals for finishing it, but we will be sharing our projects monthly in a group setting. Brilliant idea!

For my project, I've decided to do a pinwheel sampler quilt and I'll be using the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt-a-Long posted over on P.S. I Quilt. Lots of examples of this quilt/blocks here. There are a few blocks I may change up and I'd like to add cornerstones(maybe) but the finished product will most definitely be a pinwheel sampler. They're my favorite, along with log cabins.

And now for the decision that I'd like your help with. I have three stacks of fabrics and I cannot make a choice. So maybe you can offer some opinions? Please excuse my crappy lighting situation and know these are all much nicer in person. SO, do I go with...

Hello Betty for a fun retro look? I love these fabrics. Seriously.


Spirit by Lila Tueller for a modern version?

Or my new stash of Jay McCarrol's Garden Friends for a kooky-mod quilt? 
Note to self: There's enough of this for a Turning Twenty quilt.
And then there's the sashing. I love love love a quilt with lots of white, so I'm thinking white or a soft creamy white would work for each.

What to do? What to do?

I'd love your input.

10 comments:

Mare, Mary, Mare-Mare said...

Ohhh I love the Garden Friends fabrics! All of them, but especially the purple bunny print. *swoon*

All the fabrics are cool, though, and you will make something spectacular with whatever you choose.

Good Luck! Can't wait to see it!

Tracy said...

Personally, I'd go for the Hello, Betty with a crisp white fabric. :)

Barb said...

I love the second one...good luck!

Becca Quilts said...

Spirit. and I'd use a white or creamy white that matches the light background/pink print (can't tell from my monitor if it's a creamy white or a white-white)

Mare, Mary, Mare-Mare said...

Since "Spirit" is in the lead, I'd like to change my vote to "Spirit" as well, as I've decided you should make me a fabulous bag with the purple animal prints! LOL

Seriously. I'm only half joking. LOL I can't stop laughing....

Creative Mom said...

I have to pipe up for the Hello Betty I love the black and the pops of color.

C. Michele said...

Ha. This isn't going to make things any easier. I say Hello Betty.

Jennifer said...

My vote is for spirit. They hold my interest longer than the others. But I love the garden fabrics too!

Kandra said...

Ok - Here's my thoughts...

for the pinwheel sampler I like the idea of Spirit by Lila Tueller with a pretty gray neutral.

I think that the Hello Betty would look fab with white, but I don't know how well they'd stand out in a pinwheel pattern as well as Spirit. I do think that Hello Betty would look awesome in some improv blocks or I'm really thinking they'd look great in a zigzag quilt with white!

The garden friends - I have some of this fabric! LOVE it!I'd def make sure you do something with it that allows you to feature/focus on the different kooky prints! The turning twenty is a great examples. I also think something like a rail fence - each block made up of strips from the same colorway, would look awesome too.

Ok - that's my 2 or 5 or -10 cents ;)

Jen said...

oooh. Hello Betty is suh-weeet!