Friday, 24 January 2014

Fabrics chosen for Goodnight Irene

I am trying to be a bit virtuous in that I want to use fabric I already have in my stash to make this quilt.  In fact I've been looking for the right project to use one of my jelly rolls in, and Goodnight Irene would seem to be the perfect one!

The jelly roll was bought way back when they where first becoming popular.  It's not a branded one, but one someone had made up and sold on Ebay.  I liked the brightness of the fabrics and bought it.

So ... the lovely bright jelly roll ....

What do you think?  Bright enough?
Then there is the decision as to what to have as the other fabric that makes up the crosses and has to be a larger amount of fabric.  Oh gosh, have I pondered and pondered.  I felt that I wanted to do a coloured fabric as opposed to calico or white - which, don't get me wrong, I love - but I felt I wanted something different for a change.

So finally I opted for this one ....
a greyish darkish mauve-ish shade with tiny creamy beige stars on it.

Actually it looks a bit brown on here - but trust me it isn't!
Now, the question is ... will they look okay together?
Only time will tell!
Now I've just got to do all that cutting .....!
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  1. I love the fabric you chose for your blocks! Once you get a few blocks made, you'll know if that background will work or not. I think the yellow stars in it will help! :0)

  2. Thank you! I originally thought a blue background as I love blue - but I didn't have enough in my stash.