Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Yellow or Green

Here are some Sister's Choice blocks with yellow sashing:
Here are the same blocks with a green sashing:
Any opinions? I know what I think, and I have a vote from Kurt. I guess Mom should get a vote as well. Any other suggestions?

I continued cutting out blocks for Mom's Sister's Choice quilt today. After a bowling trip this morning the kids accompanied me to the fabric store to pick up some fabric for sashings and backings. I got 8 yards of green and gold backing fabric from the half-off clearance shelf for $2 each! Also some fat quarters and remnants jumped into my cart while we were there, and I found the buttery yellow that you see in the first photo.
The kids kept me busy most of the day, but I did get some fabric ironed and put away as well as working on tidying the study and laundry room some.
Anna went over to her friend Sierra's house for a play date this afternoon. They hang out for hours and days on end, so I didn't expect to hear from her until after dinner. When the phone rang at 4 it was Anna in tears. After getting her calmed down enough that I could understand what was going on, I learned that she and Sierra had given their Baby Wets and Wiggles dolls a bath and they were broken. The girls have been taking care of their dolls like real babies. They brought them fireworks so they could play together. They put them in matching outfits. I don't think Anna could have been more upset about a real baby being hurt. So when she got home, we did a little baby doll surgery and took everything apart to let it dry until morning. She put all of the broken bits and pieces into a pillow-lined basket and took it to bed with her.

8 comments:

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Just as expected; my vote goes with my hunch: Green! And I love the look of having the scrappy corner stones!!!

The green just ties all the scrappy greens together; more-so than the butter-yellow.

This quilt sure is coming together quickly

Amanda said...

Me too - the green seems to give the blocks definition. Poor Anna, I hope today's surgery goes well.

Micki said...

I love the green too and it is a gorgeous quilt!
Micki

Linda said...

I have to agree with the other commenters - the green looks best to me. It pulls the quilt together better than the yellow.
Linda

Linda said...

Another LInda--
I like the green--it adds addition color and brings out more color from the stars! Love the look of the stars-!

Candace said...

I also liked the green best. Looks like its unanimous so far.

heather said...

I'm going to add a vote for green.

Shasta said...

I like them both. The yellow makes it more light and airy, and the green is more nostalgic and old fashioned.