05 Jun Authentic WIP
Posted at 17:32h
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?