How much time do you spend contemplating the background fabric for your projects?
Setting the stage for showing off your designs and quilting,
the background can become a major player in your quilt.
I auditioned many backgrounds for my project.
Should I go dark?
Dark is always dramatic.
What about a totally white background?
That would certainly show off my quilting.
What about a neutral?
A neutral grey, certainly not my first choice, became my best choice.
Another instance that proves to me that I shouldn't be shortsighted
and try even the "wrong" fabrics.
This blue/grey batik shows off my design fabrics without competing with them.
It seems to suit better than the stark contrast of a black or white fabric.
But, now I am questioning...
Is it a bit too boring?
Should I do something to make this background become a bit more interesting?
I pieced together strips of similar fabrics and
placed them over my batik.
Will this up the look of my background
without becoming overpowering?
Should I cut my background and
insert the pieced sections?
Time for a bit of contemplating..........