Wednesday, 19 October 2016

WOW: My Final Background?!

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
Sweet 2016 has just three months left before it's finished. It feels like I started this tempting wall quilt just yesterday..and now it's time to start thinking about how to quilt it. But first, I have to choose a background. My problem? I love each of the backgrounds I've auditioned - the light ones, the dark ones, the printed ones, the floral ones, the plain ones. They all seem to pull the quilt into a different direction in terms of mood and style - the problem is that each direction is just so pretty, I simply can't decide!

Yesterday I was looking for pinks to make my DD's wedding quilt - and look what I found! This is a fabric I've been hanging onto for ...7 years? Possibly 10. I have always loved this fabric - but could never find a project suitable enough to use it in. You see, I really never wanted to cut into the fabulous plates, I wanted to show them off. At the moment I'm thinking I have found my background, but I will do a final test and pin all my finished trays on top and decide for sure before cutting into this precious stash item. Fingers crossed!
What's Your WOW?


  1. I Love that yellow china print. It looks so appropriate for your Sweet Shop wall hanging. It looks great with the blocks I can see in the photo. Decisions, decisions.

  2. A Plates print just seems so right for your treats! Hope that it looks great when you trial it!

  3. Perfect! I love it. I'd also like to see more photos of that gorgeous dress!

  4. Esther-The Yuwa plate fabric is beautiful. But I like as a background the one you photographed with the macaroon platter. It would be successful for several reasons the most important being it has a wallpaper feel gives the sense that the platters of cakes and such are not floating in space. Also it has a romantic feel of leisurely English teas and special tearooms where they serve one all manner of delightful things (I have only seen this in movies-never been there). The patterning is subdued enough to show up the applique and allows for all the different colors in the goodies. But i am sure whatever you choose will be perfect as always!


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