So last night I decided to tweak it around a bit. First of all, I decided to get rid of the red. I also wanted more "old" looking pieces, and to have fewer repeats.
Remember that pile of scrap triangles from my last post? I picked through them again to see if I could find more of what I thought would "go" with the vintage pieces. I also managed to find two more little vintage scraps, so I included them as well.
Much better, don't you agree?
I'll try to point out the vintage pieces. You see that blue triangle in row three? That, and the four below it, are vintage scraps. So is that bright-ish blue one on the bottom left corner, although I see now it sticks out like a sore thumb and I'll probably end up taking it out. The blue triangle on the top right corner, and in row six, a repeat of the first blue, are all vintage.
Unsurprisingly, I ended up with a little stack of triangle squares left over. What to do with them.... hmmmmm.
How about another doll quilt?
Its just a tiny little thing, but I think its kinda cute, don't you?
This morning I began auditioning borders, and here's where the decision making dilemma comes in. After lengthy deliberation - and making total chaos of half my stash in the process - I pretty much eliminated all but the following options:
I've narrowed it down to these two browns for the tiny zig-zag quilt. I want the colors of the triangles to pop, and both these fabrics work, but not sure which one I like best. What do you think?
I also auditioned the dark brown for the bigger "vintage" quilt,
as well as this gorgeous blue.
At the moment, I'm leaning toward the blue, which is stunning IMO, and an unusual repro print from the Civil War era. It sets off beautifully the colors of the blocks, and really catches your eye, don't you think? But I wonder, is it "too much" ? The brown lends an "older" feel to the quilt, which I want, but its not a true repro fabric. And none of my repro browns worked as well. AAAK!! HELP!!
What would you choose??
Light or dark brown on the tiny zig-zag?
Brown or blue on the "vintage" triangles?