Monday, April 23, 2012

Now What?

So I showed you my 18 blocks from the 4x5 modern Quilt Bee last week {here}, and the big decision is -  now what? I'm thinking since the blocks have a variety of background colors, it might be nice to piece them with a different solid sashing/border to tie them all together. So here's some options I'm thinking about, testing colors with three sample blocks . . .

Kona Tangerine


Kona School Bus


Kona Orange


Kona Charcoal


Kona Pepper


Kona Tomato/Red (tweaked with photo editor)


Black (tweaked with photo editor)

I sure would like to know what you think!

41 comments:

Annabella said...

Ooooh, school bus for me!

Katie B. said...

I agree. Love school bus. Or charcoal.

Elizabeth Dackson said...

I think Tangerine or Charcoal are my personal faves, but I really think each of them work nicely. Such awesome blocks you've gotten!

Katy Cameron said...

Charcoal, pepper or school bus for me

CityHouseStudio said...

Love the charcoal, it makes the orange in the blocks really pop!

Cille said...

Kona Charcoal definately

Rosa said...

Kona Charcoal works for me:-)

Kiera Vanella said...

Tangerine! Wow!

alioop said...

School bus for me

Kate said...

Charcoal!

Jennifer said...

tangerine or school bus - definitely out of my comfort zone but they look fabulous!

t. anne said...

I like Tangerine for pulling pops of color from the blocks; and Black for the high contrast. Your quilt is going to be amazing!

Leanne said...

This is going to be a really nice quilt. I like the tangerine and the pepper or charcoal the best but truly each of these works nicely.

Kelsey said...

Ooh I like School Bus or Pepper!

Carla said...

They sure do pop on the charcoal. Confused yet?

Tracy said...

Reading everyone else seems like most like the charcoal and I was liking the pepper. So I had to go back and see why. I don't know if its my computer but I think the pepper makes the contrast show just a little more...interesting. You have a hard choice and I'm glad it's yours! So glad it's individual but it will be beautiful, yours always are!

Amorette said...

i like tangerine for a bright quilt and pepper for a sophisticated.

Francis Paul said...

I would pick the Kona Tangerine. Charcoal is great too, but I think that in a couple of years we all think 'what were we thinking with all the dark grey?' and orange is always a fun color :-)

Heather D. said...

I like the Kona school bus or the Kona orange.

Heidi Staples said...

I would say tangerine or charcoal with school bus and orange not far behind...tough choice -- these look great with everything!

A.J. Dub. said...

I like Charcoal, Pepper and School bus.

Debbie said...

A call-in from my mom - she likes Tangerine or Pepper! ;-)

Kati said...

Ooh, I really like the tangerine or charcoal. Any of them would be great choices though. What a fun quilt this will be!

Toni said...

My vote goes for School Bus (of course...) or charcoal. Honestly, the only one I wasn't fond of was the tomato. Have fun choosing!

Mitzi said...

My 2 favs are tangerine and charcoal!

The Thompsons said...

I'd have to say charcoal or pepper, but I think they would all look good - depending on what you were going for with the background.

Candi said...

Oh boy, I would pick School Bus or Tangerine!

Kirsten N said...

I love them on the charcoal or pepper!

Dawn said...

Charcoal for me please. This is going to be wonderful quilt.

Darcy said...

School bus or charcoal - can't wait to see this come together!

Nicole said...

All of them will work, but if we're voting, I'll cast my ballot for charcoal! It's going to look great no matter what you decide.

felicity said...

School Bus or Charcoal but I am partial to Charcoal!

Rachel said...

Tangerine or charcoal.

Andrea said...

Not easy! But I would prefere the Tangerine or Pepper..... School Bus and Orange are to soft...

Kelly said...

Scholl bus is my favourite and then one of the darker greys.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

school bus (which I LOVE) or pepper (looks very striking)!

JanuaryT said...

You are one busy woman! I think I'm going to go with the Kona Charcoal. I love how the orange doesn't fade back into it. Really great job Debbie. I can't wait to meet you at The Sewing Summit and the Color Wheel Charm Swap is going to be so much fun!!
January

JanuaryT said...

You are one busy woman! I think I'm going to go with the Kona Charcoal. I love how the orange doesn't fade back into it. Really great job Debbie. I can't wait to meet you at The Sewing Summit and the Color Wheel Charm Swap is going to be so much fun!!
January

Kelli said...

I say school bus, orange or charcoal. And I see that I'm not alone. :) Whatever you choose, it's going to be awesome!

anniemac said...

Tangerine!

Ginny said...

I love the Tangerine but it is pretty bold!