Authentic WIP

Ever since I first saw the Authentic line of fabric by Sweetwater/Moda I have loved it!  Specifically, I love fabric with words/text/handwriting on it.  Some time ago I bought a half yard of each of the pieces with words and some of the light green striped background.   These lovelies have been sitting in a pile patiently waiting for me to figure out what to do with them.

I designed a quilt with some stylized “wildflowers”.  The green background was obvious, but which fabric to use for the leaves?  I ruled out the green with black words since it blended into the background too much.  The cream with beige writing and the cream with black writing didn’t seem quite right either.  That brought me to either the black with cream writing or the cream with green writing.  So I did a test (above).
I am often too lazy to do a test block.  Once I have a quilt designed I get excited to get going and sew, sew, sew.  It is hard for me to take the time to slow down and look at options.
I like the way both these fabrics made up into the block.  However, when I visualized the whole quilt, I decided on the cream with green writing as I liked the more serene and restful look it gave the quilt.
I do also like the black block and it may appear at some point in a smaller project.  Do you ever make test blocks?
  • Rebekah
    Posted at 13:34h, 11 June Reply

    I like both, but the cream on green is my favorite. I never make test blocks because I tend to be more go with the flow on things.

  • Liz in Ypsilanti
    Posted at 21:38h, 10 June Reply

    I like doing test blocks, once in a great while, but I do them in a large enough size so that I can turn them into something useful later on – a pillow or something. See you soon.

  • kwiltmakr
    Posted at 23:48h, 09 June Reply

    Very Nice! I like the black but your right the cream is the better one to use if doing a lot of them. Maybe you could do one black on in the center or something. Yes at times I do a test block.

  • Lynne
    Posted at 18:29h, 05 June Reply

    Me too – I love the colours of authentic and the writing on it – the whole mood of it is so serene but edgy too. I makes test blocks the whole time – I have tons of them hanging around that will never make it into anything! I make them for the fun of making one small thing quickly and easily.

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