Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Elaine Quehl Workshop In Full Bloom - Part 5

I was going through my stash of fabric and it's interesting when you think you have a decent stash and should be able to find all kinds of great fabrics to use for backgrounds and borders, but it turned out that a lot of the fabrics just weren't quite right.  Either too light, the wrong tone, didn't fit well with all the hand dyed and batiks fabrics but I think I have found a combination that will work.  I have two options.  Now when you look at these pictures you will have to use your imagination as to how this would look like as a whole wall hanging. I only have fat quarters of them but fortunately they are Hoffman Bali hand dyed watercolours (style # 1895) so I can get more of them. Here is the first:

Here is the second one, and the only difference is the outer border fabric.  I'm leaning towards the second one since that outer border fabric just looks a bit richer than the first one.  What do you think?

This may help everyone to see the difference between the first outer border fabric and the second one since my camera hasn't done the best job of distinguishing between the two.  I went and got the fabric samples from the Hoffman web site.  So in the first version the fabric was called 571-Barbecue.

The second fabric was called 241-Sonoma.


Needled Mom said...

It's really hard to tell the difference from the pictures, but I would head towards the richer one too.

Sand and Sunshine said...

I like the way the second fabric draws the eye around and through the poppy vs. the other one tries to stand alone. Nice look with with hand dyed fabric choices too.

Needled Mom said...

Hmm....with the new pics I think I would choose the BBQ. I like the brown tones with the orange better than the wine colors.

LongIslandSue said...

This is amazing. I love the border as well. It's really hard to see the difference in the border fabrics ... I would say: trust your instincts because you obviously have an amazing sense of color.