Friday, July 27, 2007

Help please

I can't decide! I finally received my fabric from e-bay. It seems the seller had a death in the family (don't I feel like a heel for sending a nasty note). She sent me a note and very kindly included alot of extra fabric to compensate. I had the complementary fabrics purchased last year and then decided that I didn't like them and bought all new fabric. I just can't decide which ones to use. I need opinions.





I know which I want and which looks better....they are not the same and like the children I work with, I'm frustrated. I may not get what I want but will have to do what is right! Ish!

My visit with Ms. A needed to be cut short. The rain here has been unrelenting and because a new wave was approaching, I didn't want to get stuck in Austin or caught in San Antonio. I headed home 1/2 day early. I didn't hit any trouble until I entered my own city. It was amazing how much water was on the freeway. It was flooded in two spots. Cars and trucks were waiting it out on the side of the road but the water on the access road and ground next to the freeway was flooded. I didn't want to sit and wait to be washed away. Under one bridge was particularly scary. I held my breath, went as far left as possible and went through the standing water. Later (actually probably only moments later as the rain was torrential) a car went through the middle of the mess and got flooded to the roof. I saw it on the news last night. Am I lucky or stupid? I don't know. I just know that by that point there was no stopping. I had no appreciation for flash flooding when I lived in Ohio. Water is a force to respect.

12 comments:

Books, Hooks, Sticks & stuff said...

Both of the combinations are nice. . .but I think I prefer the 2nd. It is brighter & seems to allow the focus fabric to really show through.

Of course, this is all based on the photos. . .it could look completely different in real life.

tami said...

Personally I like the first choice better. The white makes a more interesting design to me.

The Calico Cat said...

The both "work," (big help, I know.) have you tried rust & yellow? have you tried a lavendar? Seems like you have not exhaused your options yet....

paula, the quilter said...

The rust color is too blendy and I would reserve it for a border and/or binding. Amy has a good suggestion in the lavender.

Mary said...

I like the first one best too. I know it's a little blendy but it works for me.

Elaine Adair said...

I like the first one best of the two, but I'm thinking something blue-y, lavendar-y may also be interesting.

joyce said...

I like the second one but then i am partial to yellow on quilts.

Melzie said...

I like the first better, JMO :) xoxo melzie

margil said...

I like the second one better--more contrast--but I agree that a lavender might be nice too.

Congrats on the weight loss! I guess the fat quarter club really is helping!

Norma said...

The more contrast you have in your fabrics with this pattern, the better! That means the second one wins hands down! I am so excited to see that you are making my favorite quilt pattern!

Susan said...

I think it depends on what colors you want to bring out of your focus print The first one shows much more green pulled out, and it has a darker rust look to it. The second one shows much more of the gold pulled out and appears lighter over all. I say go with what you *want* to do, because either one will make an attractive quilt.

atet said...

They both "work" but I have to go with those who said that the 2nd one gives you more "pop". The rust just seems to blend in too much, and that yellow brings out lovely things in the focus print.

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