I often claim to have a Quilting "Hobby" in attempts to hide my obsession with fabric and color.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Continuation of the Lone Star

Autumn has come to Vermont, but the pollen hasn't left yet. This means I am in super sloth mode....too tired to function at any speed, and too miserable to sleep. Oh, wait...I have 3 kids. Who was I kidding about sleep?

Anyways, in the spirit of the blog and the quilt that I am focused on right now, I have several pictures to share. Here is 7 of the 8 finished sections on the original backing fabric my mom and I picked out:
The colors of the quilt are in the background, but once it's all "together", it feels busy, and a little conflicted. So, not needing any excuse or encouragement, I went off to a new store I discovered and found this:
The main distinction is that PRINT 1 is a batik with a repetitive print and a slightly varied background. 
PRINT 2 is a hand-dyed batik with all the colors in the quilt as marbled ribbons of colors.

But now, I look at them, and I cant decide. I have often heard of crafters that take pictures of their Works in Progress when they are stuck so they can see it in a "different" light. Me, well, I think my brain is just having a wishy washy time deciding on something. Any comments or thoughts? I would LOVE the feedback on this one!


  1. Actually both look good, but I think the second one looks best. The rainbowed fabric seems to tie the whole thing together. For me having too much color is kind of like having too much money, or too much chocolate. . . impossible!

  2. Michelle, I like the second one better also. The colors in your star seem to stand out better than the first choice.

  3. Thank you for the comments ladies! I think the more I look at it, the more I LOVE the second fabric. Not to say the first one isn't nice, it's just not for this project. Will post more as it comes together.


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