As I may have mentioned when I posted my centre block a few weeks ago, this year Brit Bee are doing medallions. I’ve just received my centre block from the lovely Fiona (who came round on a sew date and we just sat and chatted all night!), and I’m choosing fabrics for the next round.
I’m not going to reveal the pattern for the round until after everyone else has done theirs, but you should all know the principles of a medallion at least. What I will do though, is ask you to help me by choosing what you think would be the best fabrics for each round based on the colour choices of the originator.
Here’s Fiona’s centre block with my options based on her list of choices. I need 2 predominant colours for the side, and another for the corners:
What do you reckon?
I like them all. Helpful, aren't I?
They are all nice. Are you hoping to blend or add a little contrast?
I would suggest the one at the extreme right and extreme left – so you'll probably choose something quite different.
I'd go coral and aqua sides and navy and yellow corners….
Oh jeez….ermmm….my first instinct was aqua and orange…but I like Sarah's suggestion too.
Aqua and the yellow pearly bracelets. :o)
I'm not sure about the navy. Is it too much of a contrast to the soft colours Fiona has used in her star?
I'd go for the aqua and the citron dots, then have either the navy or the orange as corners ( depending on what looked best). Ditch the yellow pearl bracelet!
Red and pearl bracelet sides and aqua corners. But I've changed my mind twice already!
Yellow Bracelets and Aqua for the sides and the navy in the corners…
Red and aqua are floating my boat …
My vote? The three on the left. But it's really preference isn't it? Now I think you have a vote or two for each one. What WILL you do???
Eeeeek! Exciting! I like them all, but the aqua, dark coral, and citron dots are calling to me the loudest 🙂
I love the coral and aqua, and I like the navy mainly because it adds something new.
I liked the three on the left if you're looking to blend.
I like either of the blues with the yellow.
Wait… there's a coral there? Is that the orange? 😀
aqua and yellow bracelets are perfect i think! you might even take the red one right next to them if you are looking for more colours.
I'm going with the darker of the 2 blues and the coral (or is it red) it is next too.
I like the first two–the aqua and the yellow rings.
I'm awfully fond of the top three colours. They look lovely together and with your centre block.
I like the dark blue and the dark orange: a kind of a pick(lift) me up
It's a gorgeous block isn't it – I would avoid the yellow and ponder the others…
Love them all, sorry
Navy and citron borders, orange and aqua corners. Gorgeous colours!
I would do the citron and navy on the sides, and aqua in the corner (and I decided that before I read Jess' reply, honest).
I would keep the colors soft like the original starter block. The red and navy might be too much.
Er what Fiona said!
I like the pearls