Hello friends. If you read my post the other day you know that I'm a bit swamped with Christmas fabric! Well, after considering lots of options (and being inspired by Toni's idea!) I have decided to use the FQ bundle of Kate Spain's new "Joy" fabric to make a Sparkle Punch quilt, designed by Elizabeth Hartman of the Oh, Fransson! blog.
Here's what it looks like - I have a FQ of each of these prints:
The Sparkle Punch design needs a background colour of course, and I'm having a really tough time deciding. I'm a little averse to white in general - I find it a bit too stark and let's face it, I live with boys!! So I was considering some of the grays that Kona has - even a dark one like Coal - but I'm just not sure. And there doesn't seem to be a gray lighter than Ash. Nothing has 100% grabbed me yet. I searched around online a bit to see what's been done with this fabric, and since it's still very new there are not very many examples yet however the few I have seen all use a white background. See here, here, here. It's growing on me....a bit.
I worry that since many of the prints have a white background as it is, that they'll get lost in a general white background on the quilt, but looking at the examples I linked above, it doesn't seem to be the case.
So, what do you think??? I'd appreciate any advice!!
P.S. Here's a small bit of what I have cut so far, and that ruler you can see underneath??? It's a 6" x 24" that I just bought yesterday! Can you believe I've never had one? I'm one who tends to 'make do' (I used a 6" x 16" cutting mat until just a few months ago.....) but can I say, I LOVE this ruler! SO much easier than what I was doing before, which I won't even go into...