Musings (Blog)

Dark or Light?

When you’re making a mystery quilt (any quilt really), do you prefer a lighter background or a darker one? I think I have this silly unwritten rule in my head that all backgrounds must be light. I really need to jump out of this silly box and shake it up!

For example, I had originally chosen a cream print to fill the background position with the three fabrics pictured here. I threw the black there by accident and thought WOW! that’s amazing. I just love how the black makes the print pop. I was using the green for the popping, but the black is so much better. Now I can’t wait to start cutting this project!

Help a girl out with your choices… print, tone on tone, solid, light, dark, directional…goodness look at all those new possibilities!!