I bought 26 fat quarters of Alison Glass Chroma fabric to use for my next project. Yummy, right?
And then the dilemma. I need background fabric. Lots of background fabric. Do I choose white – safe but not a wow background? Maybe black – I always default to black. Tried both and blah, nothing exciting there.
So off I go to see Cynthia at Stitch Your Art Out for some inspiration. We spent an hour trying various shades of blue, yellow, and gray. Nope – all were ok but not “it”. Then Cynthia pulled a beautiful dark brown and it looked great with the fabrics. Made them pop and I liked it. We continued to try a few repeats just to make sure brown was the one.
And then Cynthia said – “Let’s just see how this purple looks.”
WOW! I knew right away that was it!
Here are some of my blocks so far:
Thanks, Cynthia for helping me choose a not boring background! More blocks to come!
Do you have a go-to background or do you like to try lots of fabrics before deciding?