Selecting fabric is a very personal choice. I have a group of fabrics for my sampler class with Frances and I needed to choose some background-esque fabric to go with the Four Patches for my Double Four patch block. These are large blocks and I don’t normally work in this size, so I found it challenging.
I fell back on Lorraine Torrence‘s old adage: Make Visual Decisions Visually. That is the best advice I have EVER gotten in quiltmaking. Go take a class from Lorraine and buy her books. She is awesome.
I liked the bold graphic-ness of this print, but thought it might be too large.
I thought for sure this would work, but the cherries felt too scattered. They need to be hemmed in a little.
Something in the color was off with this print. The aqua in the Bliss print is more green while the small flowered print is more on the turquoise side.
This is the same print as the first one, but the flowers are smaller. I like the way you can see more of the flowers. Success!
I chose the last print and above is how the finished block looks.