Thursday, December 3, 2009

Carolina Christmas - On Temporary Hold

Ok -- I peeked at Clue # 3 even though I haven't finished sewing Clue # 2. Boy am I glad I did.

Since I'm using "clear" pinks and blues, I opted for a bright white on white for the background. Thinking I needed 2 yards, I pulled everything from my boxes and just barely had enough. I thought I was going to have to cut into my snowflakes and snowmen that I'm saving for my redwork snowmen quilt. One or two strips each would still leave me enough, so I was OK with that.

However, it turns out we need more than 2 yards of background fabric, so I have to make a decision.

1 - use the creamy off white moving forward
2 - back track and remake some of Part 1 and Part 2 using the new creamy off white so there will be some bright white on white to use in the rest of the parts
3 - get over it and go buy some more bright white on white to finish the quilt (I still don't have enough using all of the snowflake and snowmen fabrics)
4 - toss in the towel and use what I've made for something else.

I'm stubborn so #4 isn't an option. In fact last night and DH and were discussing my options, that was nixed right away. #3 really isn't an option since I want this to be from my stash and I don't want to buy any more fabric this year. So that leaves #1 and #2.

Until I see the quilt put together I won't know which way I want to go. In the end who knows what I'll end up doing. But I have learned something. I need to focus on gathering some 'shirting' type fabrics -- light backgrounds with bits and pieces of color.

Can't wait to see Bonnie's finished quilt.

1 comment:

  1. me too, I'd buy more white! better to be happy with the finished project than done and want to put it away! Far away!