Tuesday, May 8, 2007

choose theme, focus fabric--RR--CQ

I ran out yesterday and bought these fabrics in my quest to find a focus fabric for a crazy quilt round robin. I think these might be too busy. so would like to know what you might think.
I am considering using a Moda Marble in brown for an earthtones/outdoors theme. or maybe a Thimbleberries theme.
Then it occurred to me that I could use the 6 blocks and make a wall hanging for my craft room and then the sewing theme would be ideal....then I thought the focus fabric would be tooo busy.
so---I then thought perhaps a civil war reproduction theme-- and i could really do it up so it would look wonderful in my craft room as a wall hanging! so---I am asking those of you that see this what you think! hehhehehehee will let you know what I have decided! or what others have decided for me! thanks for visiting *~*CAROLE*~*


Susan said...

The only comment I will make is that in RR blocks where there are lots of print fabrics, I find myself at a loss for what to do that will show up. I use prints very sparingly.

Gabriele said...

Sorry I can't be of any help to you selecting a fabric for CQ, but I like your fabrics, especially the one in the last picture. ;o)

gocrazywithme said...

I think the first print is just right; not too busy. One could cut out around individual motifs and cq solid fabrics around them. The second one doesn't inspire me with ideas (but that could just be me!) and the last two might be a tad too busy, though they could work.

I posted a long message about exactly how I've done and will do this round robin, then I posted before I signed it. I hope it will help newbies be more comfortable with the round robin process, because they are sooooo much fun!!

Lori said...

I really like the second one, the cream color because your stitches will show up. I also liked the last one, although busy, with enough solids around it, you could even quilt the quilt squares on the fabric, (stitch in the ditch) kind of. I think it will be a beautiful CQ project. You can also buy many embellishments in the sewing theme at Michaels, for one.
Nice Start!
Lori K

QltnRobin said...

Hey Carole,
I would go with creams adn tone on tons and use the prints as small tidbits or mabe as the border and sashing when you are done with the blocks. You want the stitches to show up with the CQ and with alot of print and color variety it will dissapear. Mabe use the prints as the center piece and mabe some small outer pieces and use tone on tone accents for the majority of the block.
My 2 cents.

val said...

I am totally clueless as to what you should do and btw what is cq :-). If u want some of my advice go to ohpen. just liddin-lul sissy.

Gail said...

I like all the fabrics Carole, I would choose the last one for a focus fabric and then choose solids or tone on tones to go around it. The cream would go with any of them as a tone on tone. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this.