Thursday, 13 February 2020

Bringing on the substitute

My fabric boxes and my ongoing project are currently not in the same place so I rooted through the boxes, pulled out what felt like they might be good options and then crossed my fingers that they would still look good when I put them with the top.
I have gone with the lower fabric, partly because I like the little touches of red and the way they echo the red already in the quilt.
 I am easing my way from the previous floral to this one by using my last scraps to piece coins that contain both fabrics - you can see a couple in the bottom right corner.  
It's entirely possible that I will need to find one more new fabric for this, though I'm hoping I might just scrape a finish without that bother.  I'll know next time.

11 comments:

patty a. said...

That fabric is a perfect addition/substitute! It is just slightly larger in scale and has no yellow, but the white background with the pink makes it work. I like that you pieced together the small scrap of the original fabric with the substitute.

Shasta Matova said...

I do that too - the room where I store the fabric is different from the place I actually make the quilts, so I bring down fabrics hoping that they will work with the project. Sometimes they work and other times, I realize I have a completely different idea of what the project looks like by the time I go upstairs! Your new piece fits your project perfectly.

Julierose said...

Lovely secondary flower print choice! I think it looks amazing...
hugs, Julierose

Quiltdivajulie said...

The more the merrier -- like how this is coming together.

LA Paylor said...

I like the floral addition. You are so talented at balance and line!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I definitely agree with the floral addition, it's a great match!

O'Quilts said...

just wonderful xo

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

The new fabric blends in well, especially with the red in there. Good choice.

Ann said...

Oh, yes. That was the right choice. And what fun to change fabrics! Even though you had to, it's still great to see it work out so well.

Good Earth Quilting said...

Your substitute was a good score.

Mystic Quilter said...

The lower fabric fits perfectly with the mix of fabrics in your quilt, I am enjoying watching your process with this piece very much.