June 9, 2016

Summer Solstice Quilt Along Fabric Selection {Amy Butler Love!}

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Happy Quilting Melissa has announced another quilt along this summer!  I love how well written her instructions are, so I participate in her QALs whenever possible.  The schedule, fabric requirements and prizes were released at Happy Quilting Melissa today.  Keep reading - I need your help with background selection!

My quilt will be a queen size in a 3x3 block layout with 28" blocks.  I've picked 9 Amy Butler Love prints from my stash.  Their large prints should work fine since the fabrics won't be cut overly small with huge 28" blocks.  I bought the prints when Craftsy had an amazing sale on Amy Butler fat quarters. The backing will also be an Amy Butler print, also purchased from Craftsy.

I have a question for you - light gray or white background?  I've pictured both.  I'm after saleability since this quilt will be for sale when it's completed in September.  Thanks so much for your help!

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Gale Bulkley said...

Wow, this is a tough one Myra. I am inclined towards white, since it is so fresh looking with those fabrics.

quilter said...

I like the white. I had to look again, I thought you had changed the fabrics, it was such a difference.

Meloney said...

I like the light gray.

Cheryl said...

I vote for the white, it will really make the fat quarters pop.

Janice Holton said...

Mmm! Mmm! LOVE these bright prints. I personally like the looks of white, but would I buy a quilt with a white background? My mind automatically goes to how easily dirt would show on it. I guess it would depend on what the quilt is going to be used for. For show, white. For use, gray. How is that for being non committal?

Shannon said...

I vote for white too. The gray one looks like a cloudy day.

lvkwilt said...

White for sure...I love the grey, but there is white is several of the prints so I think it would really pop those prints. Going to be lovely!