After showing you 6 choices for the base of block 5, what did I pick? None of them. :-)
I REALLY enjoyed hearing your opinions and sincerely appreciated the feedback! It certainly proved that there isn't a right answer, as every choice had at least one "vote". It helped to ask you, my friends... I learn so much from each of you.
My original choice, when I began the block, was fabric #5. But towards the end I knew it wasn't working the way I'd hoped. I liked the pattern on #4 and it had the look I wanted, but it felt like it might be too much green. Number 6 was my second choice. The color felt like it kept the attention on the flowers and basket and still grounded the block, but I didn't care for the pattern in the fabric. What to do? Go shopping, of course! I visited a couple of quilt shops and found a hybrid... it combines the color from #6 with a pattern that feels like #4.
Last night I shared it with the ladies in my neighborhood book club. The gals liked running their fingers on the stems. Funny. Well I had to try it too. It does feel neat. :-)
I'm itching to move to the next block, but have a little thing called Christmas that I need to focus on first. Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to everyone! It's a gift to belong to this group and have so many people that enjoy watching the journey with us.