I have enjoyed the creative exercise imposed by my goal to make a 48-block HeartStrings quilt each month in 2015. For the December edition: I had not intended to use Christmas fabrics but in the end that's what I chose. (Another instance of never say never!) Note that the design places green-centered blocks in the middle and red-centered blocks around the perimeter.
I still have a bookcase full of Christmas fabric . . . but you already knew that.
Here is my current design conundrum. The 48 blocks in the center (arranged in pinwheels) used just about all of the red/tan floral fabric. (There were five 2 x 9 strips left over.) The pattern calls for the HST middle border and uses one red print fabric for the inner (2" fin.) and outer (6" fin.) borders. Here are the fabrics I've auditioned.
Small red print = too much.
Somewhat better: skinny (1" fin.) blue strips flanking the HSTs and a small red print? The blue is still very dark.
I searched my stash again and came up with the red/green/blue leaves-on-tan (Hoffman). I think I like it!
I'm linking up with
Oh, Scrap! (Quilting is More Fun Than Housework)
Design Wall Monday (Patchwork Times)
Monday Making (Love Laugh Quilt)