Monday, November 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I have a Shadow Box quilt up on the wall but I'm not happy with some of my fabric choices so I've been playing with my options. I'd love to hear what you think.

Here's the original, but I don't care for the two light fabrics.

 Here's one option. Add one dark fabric and another light (this one has more red in it and "feels" better with the other fabrics). Of coure I would not just be changing out the top blocks, but also the ones on the bottom and far right.

 Here'a another option.  Keep the new light from the above picture but change the dark to the same fabric that will be used for the outside border. I'm kind of thinking it's too "busy" for the block.

 Here's yet another option.  How about replacing just one of the lights with this light? Again, I think it "plays" better with the other fabrics. I would also be swapping out the two outside lights on the bottom. Do you think the original light that would be staying is too light or that the texture is wrong?

 And the final thought. (Am I thinking too much?!?) How about adding the two darks and get rid of the lights all together?

I really do like this pattern and know I'll like the quilt when it's done. I was thinking again and wondered if it's bad that I have all these fabric swap choices in my stash. I've decided that it's a good thing because I can make the swap (or keep the original) and not have to put this aside until I shop again to get just the right fabric. My stash is helping me from making this a UFO! That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  :-)

Check out what other quilters have on their design walls today by going to Judy L's Patchwork Times.


Denise :) said...

My favorite is the look in the bottom photo. I love the dimension in this quilt top!! It's very pretty -- pretty fabrics. Have a great week! :)

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

I like the one at the bottom. The design of the quilt lends itself to tonals and that is as close as you get in the versions you auditioned.

Pattilou said...

The bottom is great. Design walls help to weed out what is bothering us. Pictures can do this too. Thanks for sharing your process. Your quilt will look great!

Jennifer said...

I like the next to last one best, but think they all look good. I have that pattern too and your top makes me want to move it up on my list!

Bethany said...

Bottom one for sure. Love it.

Editfolt said...

the bottom of the nicest. I really like this quilt.

Heather said...

Looks like it was unanimous, and I like the last one best as well (though by now you've probably decided and finished the whole thing! lol). Can't wait to see how it turns out!