Sunday, February 28, 2010

Makes My Monday: Decisions

I've been learning how to make these sweet tiny little quilt blocks. They're a lot of fun. I get a kick out of thinking how women a hundred years ago used the same technique of basting fabric around little hexagons of paper.

But my dilemma now is deciding which solid color I want to use as a background between all these little flowers. Everyone in my family has a different opinion. I'm leaning towards the darker purple. What do you think?

Playing with colors always makes me smile. To see more happy thoughts for Monday, visit Cheryl at Twinfatuation.

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Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love your hexagon flowers. They are just so sweet. (Almost makes me want to make some myself but I deplore hand sewing)

I like the dark purple too, or that dusty pink at the top left of your photograph.

The yellow looks good, but I think might be a bit much if you did the whole background in that colour.

I'm eagerly awaiting the finished quilt now!

owlfan said...

I guess it's traditional to use all one color, but I think it looks so pretty with all those different colors, a ring of a different color around each set.

It's hard to choose, but I think I would not use the yellow or the lavender. I'm not much of a pink person, but I think the dark rose looks really good with them.

Good luck and I can't wait to see the finish later on.

concretenprimroses said...

I'd say definitely the dark rose or the darker purple. I'd prefer any dark color tho, that's just me!
Love the little hexagons. I just got some tiny vintage scraps, maybe I'll try some at my next craft group.
Kathy

Alisa said...

I like the pink, but I think the dark purple works better with all the colors of the flowers.
Awesome work!

Heather said...

does it have to be the same background? I love them all. Though if you insist on one, all I can say is the yellow is my least favourite.

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful project! Personally, I like the pink (top left corner) or the blue (top right corner). The blue is my favorite out of the two, but that probably isn't much help, is it? What a nice blog.

The Smiths said...

Maybe go with 2 colors as background. A quilt can be made however you want (as you know this already)

I like the darker colors.

Laura said...

I love that you've been making these! It's on my techniques to try. Sometime. When I have more time.

I like the darker purple and the pink.

Rosemary said...

The very first quilt I made was a little English hand pieced hexagon quilt. I can't remember what became of it sadly.

I think the yellow fabric would be my choice. I don't usually choose yellow for anything, but it makes the hexagons stand out more than the other fabrics.

Michelle said...

I love the Yellow :) I think it makes the flowers pop and not blend in so much. Its interesting to see how everyone thinks differently :)

Michelle

WIDNEY WOMAN said...

I like the dark blue, then the dark pink, then the dark purple. This surprises me because purple is my favorite color. I think the blues in the pattern prints really stand out well on the blue background. I might just do 3 colors and have some fun.

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