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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hep Me Out!

I was auditioning fabric and came across some that just HAS to go with the blue nine patches. So I set them aside. That left the pink and green to try to get a design I liked for a wallhanging. It just wasn't happening. I was planning to put the wallhanging right at the front door but the wrong colors could scare away deliverymen. So now, I am making a large lap quilt with them. Lap quilts are more personal, right? If they look funky but I like them, that's just fine. Of course, I will rue the day I went with black given the dogs I live with.

I have to head out the door to go to court but while I'm out, I'd appreciate it if you'd take a look at these two very similar designs and tell me which one you like better. Can't promise I will go with it but I THINK I have enough fabric for either. They are the same except the side and corner triangles are pink in one, black in the other. I thought about going with pink sashing but I like the stained glass look so I'll stick with black.

Here they are!

PINK:


BLACK:


I don't expect to get to them before Friday or the weekend but I'd love to read your thoughts in the meantime.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the black one!

Anonymous said...

I like them both. I'm drawn to the pink one because it's nasty, cold and sleeting outside, but really either one would work.

Janet

Liz said...

I like the black one too.

Suzanne Earley said...

i prefer the black one, the pink one seems overwhelming to me.

tisme said...

I really like the black one. The pink is more stained glass style, but the black one calls my name.
:)
Tammy

Kathy said...

I like them both, but I prefer the pink. I like how the black sets off the pink blocks.

Lisa said...

I like the black one sets off the pink more I think...

Bonnie said...

I like the second one. The black makes the pink pop.

Paula said...

My vote is also for the black. I love how it makes the pink pop. And baby Pearl will look adorable sleeping on it.

Paula

cathy said...

i like the 2nd one also. I looked at both several times and the 2nd one has more contrast. It is 70 degrees here in Mustang :)

Penny said...

Cathy, are you going to the quilt show?

It looks like the black one is winning. I won't be able to get to it, tonight, and probably not tomorrow, either. Thanks for all the input!

ranette said...

I like them both, but the black one wins my vote!

elsie123 said...

I like the black one.

Nancy said...

I'm going to be no help at all, I like them both! the pink is stained glass and the black POPS! Both are super!

terificreations said...

Make them both. I like the black one I like black, a lot, I like the way it makes color sing. The reality is that you have to be happy with this quilt, puppy Pearl will like it because its warm and for her. The pink one may not show quite as much dog hair as the black one so I'd take that into consideration in the thinking process. Oh darn, I'm not any help at all, am I?!

Infinity Quilter said...

I'm not a pink lover, but I like the pink version better. I guess I'm an oddball.

Anonymous said...

I vote PINK!

-karol

Pam said...

Voting for number two...the black. Love how it makes the blocks float. The pink and green give me flashbacks to 1970's preppy styles!! :)
Your t shirt cracks me up...you look like SuperLawyer when you whip open your jacket. Umm, is there REALLY anyone who would have to ask you which team you are rooting for?

jacquie said...

i'm probably late on this, but i love the black...makes it float! (in my humble opinion, of course.)

Stephanie D. said...

Black--more effective in making the pink pack a punch! (like that alliteration?)