The second row in this round robin row quilt has snowflakes on either side of a central embroidered panel. I figured it would be quicker to do the piecing rather than the embroidery, so I made the six star blocks first. And that was when I became unsure about which fabric to use as the background for the stitchery (which I'll stitch in black). So, as usual, I tried out some options and snapped some pics.
|My original choice - the central fabric is white with pale blue stripes running horizontally (and not used anywhere else in this row).|
|Second choice - same blue as the snowflakes. Too much blue?|
|Last choice - I used this shirt fabric in the centres of the snowflakes, so reusing it here would give it some cohesion I guess. And the subtle shading adds interest.|
Tune in in a few days to see which one won.
Or leave a comment, let me know what you think!