I needed to make nine blocks for my Swoon quilt. How did I end up with TEN?? I guess I was having such a good time pulling fabric combinations.
Each of the blocks has the same fabric in the center--limey green/turquoise/blue flowers on a black background. Back when I was pulling fabrics for the blocks I wanted to include blocks that incorporated each of those colors, including the black. Last week I posted the above picture on Instagram and asked for suggestions about which block should be essentially "voted off the island"---used on the back of the quilt instead of the front. Nearly everyone said the same thing--get rid of the far left block in the middle row, or the far right block in the bottom row.
*sigh* I really really like both of those blocks. So I decided maybe I should post a larger picture of each one and you all can help me reach the final decision.
Not to imply that I don't appreciate the help from my IG friends! I guess I'm just looking for a different outcome, maybe?
So let's start with the black blocks.
1. See all the little dots? They are limey green and blue.
2. This one has the cutest black/white gingham check.And the green fabric in the points is one of my faves, too.
Next the blue blocks:
3. The points of green kind of fade out--too light a color--but I like the bright blue in the corners because it gives this block an entirely different look from the others, kind of three-dimensional.
7. This block has two different colorways of my precious "fossil fern" fabrics.
What if I put the #1 black block in the center? Would that balance things better? But that still doesn't answer the question of which block to put on the back. Thoughts?