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Monday, February 22, 2016

Open for feedback

Not much time today to sew as there was no other driver in the car pool.   Three hours in the car (typically only 2 but Aaron had a medical appointment this morning so that was twice to school)....yikes!

When I did finally arrive home I began studying my design wall.  I am in the process of using my coveted  Kaffe Fassett fabrics and I'm using the Big Ten pattern by Swirly Girls.

 The problem I'm having is choosing the border fabric for the 8 1/2 inch blocks.  The fabric below is a P&B Textiles Suede in Navy.  It looks like a dark ink in "real" life and not so stark as a black.  Hard to see in these photos.

The fabric is so bright and busy I feel the border fabric needs to give the eye a break....a pause in the dark to celebrate the bright lights that follow.   

Another choice.....

I have this purple and I don't know if it is a Kona but it feels like a Kona.  

A close up better shows the shade of purple a little better.

So, what do you think?  Is it the Navy or the Purple?  Or can you think of another color that would help break up the bright and fun and give our eyes a rest before we continue with the Kaffe party!

Thanks in advance for your thoughts :)



  1. I don't like purple, but I do like the purple better. *G*

  2. My eye goes right to the black border, whereas with the purple my eye goes to the center.

  3. When I first looked at the samples I thought oh the navy looks better, but the more I looked the more I liked the purple. My vote goes to the purple.

  4. I love the navy, it really makes the colors pop.

  5. I like the purple. The purple gives my eye a pause that is calming.

  6. I love the purple. It makes the colors pop. :)

  7. I have a Big Ten planned, too....we think alike! My centers are fabric that look like newspaper, but I haven't started cutting it out yet.

  8. I like the navy the best. 2-3 hours in the car? That is way too much!

  9. I like the purple, but if it were me, I would go with a cream neutral.

  10. I would choose the purple. It gives the eye a rest, but still allows the patterned fabric to shine. With the navy, that is where my attention was drawn to, despite how pretty the other fabric is--rather than resting, my eye was focusing there.

  11. I'm with Allie. I like the purple, but both work.

  12. Purple gets my vote....much less harsh! and you know how soft & cuddly I am!

  13. I like the purple, but I would have to try a medium gray.

  14. I like both the navy and purple but maybe the purple a wee bit more.

  15. Purple, because it blends with the block without yelling here I am! Maybe the navy would be a good narrow border break between the blocks & whatever outer border your are using. Either way, it will be a beautiful quilt!


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