This is a continuation of a previous post about the graduation quilt I'm making for Emily.
I bought some white-on-white fabric just for this quilt. I had a grunge fabric in my stash that I liked too. Both of these fabrics were planned to be used in this quilt. I wasn't sure that I liked the combination. Most of time, I like to mix up the backgrounds to give the quilt a little more personality. Originally, I thought that I would add gray fabrics too, but the poor pastels didn't hold up. Do you mix up the backgrounds too?
Since I was wobbling on the decision to use the grunge fabric, I asked some of my long time quilting friends for input. Immediately, one of them told me to loose the grunge. It made the quilt look dirty, which is sometimes the fun part of grunge fabric. I knew she was right. It did make this quilt look dirty instead of young and flirty. Hey, I'm a poet!
So, no grunge on this quilt. I pulled out some solid white from my stash and cut that up for some of the blocks, and here it is now with the plain white instead of the grunge fabric. It looks so much better now.
I hope you have a posse that gives you honest feedback too.
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