RED! It really did make the quilt pop. I'm super happy with the results. A few more pictures here.
However, Carolyn's* comment did make me pause and think for a moment. She wrote:
I like the blue one. One big reason is that it reminds you of yourself. The other one is that it's peaceful and I like that it brings the rainbow in that unexpected but welcome direction.
I've been getting better at noticing when something speaks to me - like the cat fabric - and honoring what I truly like versus what I think I should like. So for that very reason alone, I was tempted by the cat fabric. However, the red was just too bright and cheery and those types of things are also very important to notice and honor. How is that for over analyzing a silly piece of fabric. sheesh. I should really get a life.
Here are a few more exciting bits from the SCRAPDOWN flickr group:
Laura is using a Water Wheel pattern for her quilt. Laura, I sent you a package today. Actually it's for your bun (that's in the oven) and Ava.
Bridget is hand quilting hers. And kicking ass, I might add.
Jennifer made some pillow shams to go with her quilt. She has some super quilting tutorials on her blog.
Leanne's random piecing is taking on a very cool retro look.
I hope to make a label for my charm quilt before we go on holiday on Wednesday. I'll share a label making tutorial as well. We'll see if I can pull that off.
I'm thinking the first week of March would be a good time to start a new SCRAPDOWN project. I don't know about the rest of you, but I've still got a TON of scraps. There won't be a swap with this next project - but we can work our projects together in cyberspace space and share on the flickr group. Whaddya say?
*Are you Minnesota Carolyn from Quilt Club?