Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Auditions

Previously on Katie's Korner...
You gave your opinions on my Red Letter Day sashing. I made a pie chart and ordered some fabric. The fabric has arrived, and now I have proper audition pictures. (I see how the fancy quilt computer software would come in handy!) So I'm asking for your opinion once again!

(Do you think I'm crazy? Surely you do.)

It's pretty dreary here (is it not dreary at your house? can I come over?), but I'm hoping the photos show up well enough. I'm witholding my opinions for now!

Oh, and AmandaJean suggested that I add a thin border to set off the blocks, and I'm considering that too.

So, without further ado...
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White.

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Black.

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Coal.

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Ash.

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Aqua.

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Cloud.

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Bahama Blue.

So...love/hate? Let me know!

52 comments:

felicity said...

Wow - I felt my eyes go pop! when I saw the black background. If you don't want to commit fully to the black, what about doing the thin border in black then putting it with Aqua, which was my next fave option.

felicity said...

To be clear, that "going pop!" was meant as a good thing. I love all those brights against it.

Arnden said...

No... Bahama Blue, Cloud and white

Maybe... Aqua or Ash

Favorite... Black and Coal

I personally really love the black! But I know it can be a lint magnet and that it is probably not going to be the popular choice.

Alli said...

I liked aqua the best, but Bahama blue would be nice if you want to combat the winter drearies. :)

Janet said...

My vote's black, of course! But I will say the Bahama Blue makes a lovely and altogether different statement. BTW, I recently finished 2 tops with black backgrounds and with 5 furry and 2 feathered "kids", discovered that a damp towel in the dryer with the quilt for a couple of minutes takes care of the lint quickly.

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traceyjay said...

I'm a fan of the ash and bahama blue...
and the white, but only if you add a little frame in black. I think it should be a little white piece, then a little black piece then the white... no, then the bahama blue. :)

but definitely... frame. :) (yes I did just try to make a lot more work for you)

tracy_a said...

bahama blue! Love it! next choice is coal - but I really think bahama blue is amazing with your squares!

Staci said...

Black! I think you should go with the black! Makes those bright colors go WOW look at how gorgeous I am!

Jennifer said...

Coal is my favorite followed closely by black in second. I think that the bright colors work best on the darker backs. However it would really depend on the look you are going for.

Sarah Craig said...

Coal!!! That is so edgy, urban, contemporary, and fresh looking - you'll start a trend! And you might consider the thin border in the Bahama blue, because it is really pretty with the blocks - but it doesn't make the statement that the Coal does. Bahama blue is beautiful, but safe.

Robin said...

Black
Bahama Blue
coal
Aqua
Ash
Cloud

in that order.

Audrey said...

The black is awesome...very dramatic. I love the Bahama Blue too but it does make your aqua-blue blocks recede a bit. Squint your eyes tight and look at those two on the monitor to see the difference. If you are hoping for punch, the black gets you there. Really, though, with blocks this gorgeous you couldn't possibly go wrong.

elle said...

I'm not a Bahama blue gal but... yup, nice!

Elizabeth D. said...

I really dig the Bahama Blue, and I also dig the Ash. I think you really can't go wrong whichever way you pick, there isn't one that I don't like!

Crystal Jeffers said...

the black or the bahama blue. they are surely the best choices with the other fabric. :)

Andrea said...

I love the black, coal and bahama blue!

Allison said...

My top two picks would be 1. bahama blue & 2. coal. The Bahama blue does make the aqua block recede a bit, but I kind of like the effect of that one block receding a little while the rest don't. A thin frame of coal surrounded by bahama blue would most likely be my choice.
very nice blocks :)

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

I thought that I would like white, but I actually love coal or aqua instead. All the choices are so pretty. How will you ever pick?!

Megan said...

My vote is for coal...but with a small border of bahama blue. Or white, but I really like that bahama blue with the blocks. Can't wait to see what you choose!

MoeWest said...

1st choice: Coal
2nd choice: Bahama Blue

Christin said...

I like the suggestion from Felicity where she said to border with black but have the rest of the bacgroubd aqua. It will be more work but I think it would pay off.

Lee said...

Wow, I'm surprised at how many people like the black. I didn't like the black. I think the Bahama Blue is my top choice, followed by boring ol' white. : ) I do like the suggestion of doing a thin border of black.

The Bakers said...

Bahama blue. White is a distant second.

Patty said...

Don't use any of them, just send me the blocks and you don't have to worry about it.....My favorite is the white because it brings out the white in the blocks, and second I like cloud for the same reason, it brings out the light blue in the blocks. To me the other colors are too stark and you don't have those colors in most of the blocks. To me the light sashings set off the blocks and make them what you see first.

Kristie said...

I m not normally a black person, but i really like how it helps the blocks pop! I woudl go black in thin lines, or maybe black thin lines and then ALSO some white sashing. The Bahama blue is great, but maybe as a binding- I think it is maybe a bit too cotton candy-ish as the main color.....
No to aqua, cloud and ash- too washed out.

Annie Crow said...

Black, followed by Bahama Blue. I don't know about any additional framing, there's so much going on in the blocks as it is.

Kris said...

I think my favorites are Coal and Aqua, but I think it totally depends on the look you're going for.

Anonymous said...

My favourites are white, aqua and bahama blue. I'm not a fan of the black, I think it looks dated.

baukje said...

For me bahama blue, NOT BLACK.

Shannon Hillinger said...

I love the black.

Svea said...

definitely the coal! love the crispness and the colours make for a very fresh look.

Brooke said...

I'm actually surprised I'm going to say this, but I think I prefer the coal or bahama blue over the white like I previously said.

The Tulip Patch said...

Least fave, coal.
Most fave: bahama blue.

Take your digital photo and see how they look in black/white. That will show you the color values and help you see it in a different way.

Jansie said...

Bahama Blue is a winner. And I like the White second. Really not liking the Coal.

Alexandra said...

I really like the white. It's nice and crisp and the colors of the prints really pop!

mjb said...

I'd say a thin border of black or white with cloud or bahama blue sashing.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love Felicity's idea of the thin border of black, on the bahama blue background.

liz said...

I love the black! Or black border and then one of the other colors....

Anonymous said...

I like the bahama blue then the coal. But I love reading everyone's opinions the most of all.

Katrina

Lindsay Conner said...

White or Bahama Blue!

Andy said...

black. hands down!

emedoodle said...

coal or Bahama blue!

Hollie said...

I'm totally loving on the Ash.

Leah said...

Bahama blue!

susan said...

Surprisingly, for one who seldom likes black in quilts, it is black all the way for me. It sets off the blocks better than any of the others and brings the colours alive.

Tanya said...

Coal or bahama blue!

Bea Lippott said...

My favorites were the coal and then bahama blue. Good luck.

Quilting Nana said...

Absolutely the Coal. It makes your blocks really pop.

LOTJE said...

And, making another pie chart? I liked that one! And for those statistics: I like coal (lthough I can see a winner already). Lovely on the photo!

Stephanie said...

Bahama Blue, White's trailing far behind.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I find that some of the blocks are getting lost on the blues. But the ash, coal,and lighter grey? Very nice.

CityHouseStudio said...

I love the aqua, bahama blue, and black. Beautiful, bright squares - love your fabric choices!