Monday, November 30, 2009

One leaf, a butterfly and a decision




Oooo, nearly there!!! Tonight I'll stitch the last pieces on my first block, 1 leaf and the butterfly. 

The last pieces, that is, except for the base of the block. I've been playing around with choices from my stash and I'm down to the 6 below.

OR....

Since none of them were waving wildly at me saying "I'm it!", this could require a trip to my local quilt shops.  Perish the thought!  (Wink!)

Care to weigh in?  Please? 





After this block is done, I'm off to #20.  I already have a jump on it... I've traced the pieces and have picked fabrics.



I'm excited to start my next block, though, like many of you, time for it will be thin in the next few weeks.

Today I was wondering where I can display this when I'm done. Obviously this will require a new house!  ;-)

20 comments:

  1. Hi Beth Karese,

    Here's my 2 cents worth: I like number 6, and I will tell you why. For my way of thinking, the two dark choices and the greens are too similar to fabrics already in your quilt to really stand out...they match beautifully, but maybe blend too much?? Number 5 seems close to your background in hue.

    Your work is beautiful, and all six fabrics are lovely choices...you can't go wrong with any of them!

    This quilt is really fun and I am thoroughly enjoying EVERYONE'S postings!!!!!!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  2. I vote for number 6 and my second choice would be 3. Don't ask me why, just as I look at them they fit the best. The blues stand out as too bright I think....the others are maybe too pale? I don't know if that is right. 6 and 3 just appeal to me.

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  3. I like both 4 and 6, but I am leaning towards 4. A beautiful block !

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  4. Number 3 for me Beth, I just like the way the green makes the vase pop. Isn't it great to be able to ask opinions? Love it.
    Lizzie
    XXX

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  5. Nimber 4 or 6 for me too Beth Says she who has not mad that decision yet. Food for thought. I am still busy sorting those pink flowers.
    Cheers
    Lynne

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  6. Perhaps 4 - lovely work and sounds like you are having fun!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  7. Oh my goodness! Pick one, they are all great. I liked 1, 2, 5 and 6, but after reading the comments above, I would say 5 or 6 would be best (the tally goes to 6), but you can't go wrong because there is no wrong! You will love what you love no matter what. Karmen

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  8. I like the green #4. Thanks for the slideshow... what fun!

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  9. 3 or 4 in my opinion but they all look great. It's a beautiful block already regardless of which fabric you choose for that piece. Debra

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  10. I prefer #4. I think it is very satisfying to the eyes.
    Margaret

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  11. I like 4 best,then 3. Your block is excellent!

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  12. Oh how lovely, I vote for #4, it just pops right out at you.

    Cheers,
    Bobbie
    www.bobbieashley.com

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  13. I like number 3 Beth, but in the end you will have to choose! Lovely work and very delicate - Hugs Natima

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  14. I sure wouldn't want to spoil a trip to the quilting store :0) I liked #3,4 and 5 - good luck choosing! Your block looks lovely!

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  15. I like #1. Stand back and look at the block...I think all things balance out; the blue print on the bottom helps anchor the vase and flowers. (The vase and flowers don't "float") You confuse now? Whatever you choose, I'm sure it'll look great and it's YOUR quilt! Good luck and keep quilting! Looks great to me!

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  16. for me it is number 4,great block,i am looking foreward,which one yuou will take now,the more one thinks,the less easier are decisions,sometimes,happy stitching,susi

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  17. Number 3 is my choice. Numbers 1 & 2 take too much attention from the block. I like the print on number 4, but it's a little too bright for me. (If you tea-dyed it, it would probably be perfect.) Number 5 is way too light...it does not look substantial enough to support the urn. Number 6 is just not the best color to ground the block, IMO.

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  18. This has been so fun...after reading everyone's comments, it is obvious that you came up with not one, but SIX possible winners!! That's what is so great about quilting...there is never a wrong choice!! But now you still have a difficult decision to make... LOL

    Thanks for the great debate starter!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  19. I am late on any opinon but that is okay I couldn't decide..there are just to many wonderful options...is this going to be my dilemma??

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