Thursday, March 26, 2009

help please

i'm making a baby blanket for a newborn boy and need some fabric advice.

i love vintage/retro baby prints. this is what i picked out at the quilt store.

the alphabet print on one side and the light blue polka dots on the other with red bias binding.


but i came home and was feeling like it was a little bit lackluster.

i turned to my stash for help and found that i had this darker blue polka dot that also works. i immediatelyl felt like this was a better choice.



however, in these pictures, i'm not sure again. which do you prefer?
and as a side note, I LOVE SANDY KLOP (American Jane for Moda) . i would love to have a little bit of everything she's ever done in my stash. and her patterns are all so great and inspiring. that's where these polkadots came from.
now, back to my blanket, i need some opinions, please!

12 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

I like the darker blue - it just pops more :)

Lisa said...

I love the blue with the polka dots...it just gives it that zap! I think the white with polka dots just looks too washed out with all the white on the other fabric :O)

MandMStudio said...

I really like the top one best. If you were doing patchwork I would choose the darker one, but since they are not going to be side by side, I like the pale blue one. But either would look great:) I can't wait to see this quil finished:)

Michaela said...

I also like the darker one more.

Janet said...

The first thing I though was that a gold would lift the pile. It always works for me. I love all the fabrics you've chosen. I have the same thing where I agreed to make a baby boy quilt and I always have the same problem, what to do.

rachel griffith said...

if these are the only 3 fabrics being used, i'd go with the darker blue polka dot.
but that's just my 2 cents.

Michelle said...

I like the bottom photo. I'm glad to know you ask for fabric advice, I thought yours always just came together so nice because you have such a great eye! Either one you do would be beautiful and the mom who gets it will be thrilled!!

Marge said...

I like the darker blue one the best. And I do love the vintage fabrics too. I have been collecting a few for a quilt, but still need a couple of blues and maybe a purple or lavender, and another yellow. I can see it in my head! Show us the finished quilt, please!

ElizabethandJeff said...

I like the darker one too. I am also loving American Jane more and more lately!

Anna M. said...

I choose dark blue too! =)

peggy said...

I love your second choice of the darker blue with the dots. LOVE your red choice too!!! Any little boy will love that quilt.
Peggy in NJ

Mickie said...

I don't like the deeper blue, I think it overshadows the alphabet print which I thought you would want to highlight. At least that is what I would like. I like the scale of the fabric in the top pic.