Do you ever purchase fabric based on price rather than pattern? That was the case recently when I plucked a jelly roll of Moda's Arnold's Attic out of the clearance bin at my LQS. It was a bargain, so I scooped it up without much regard to the various fabrics in the line.
It turned out to be quite a happy accident. Once I started working with these fabrics I realized how much I really do like them. Fall is my favorite time of year, and the colors and patterns in this line remind me a lot of autumn.
At first I thought I wanted to go with the darker blue (on bottom right), but I was having trouble finding that fabric. Then I considered the light aqua (bottom left) or the dark green (bottom center). I like how the aqua gives a light, airy feeling to the quilt. Then again, I like how the darker color seems to frame the design and add some warmth.
It's really hard to tell just from looking at a skinny jelly roll strip. Anyone have a strong opinion they care to offer??
Here's my other quilting quandary. The very instant I spread something on the floor my cat takes it as an open invitation and helps himself. It makes laying out blocks oh so difficult. I need a design wall!
The dog is equally interested in a quilty bed for napping, but she's a little more discreet. Here she is at quilt's edge, patiently waiting for me to turn my back so she can launch a sneak attack.
Green? Or aqua? I may need to lay this one out a time or two before I'm able to make a border decision. Am I on the right track with the large floral print? Or do I need to go in a new direction? My bargain fabric is giving me more uncertainty than I "bargained" for, LOL!