Remember these lovelies? Last time I checked in I was trying to decide what color of spacer hexagons to use between them. I didn't think it would be so hard to decide, but I have been thinking about fabric choices for a good month.
I started my fabric journey by going to JoAnn's and picking out any fabric that I thought might look good. These are the short listers. My cart was Full!
I stacked all of the pattern books on one side of the pattern table and spread out. Thankfully no one needed to find a pattern that evening. :) I took each fabric, unrolled it, laid the hexagons on top, stood back, took pictures, asked the opinions roving employees and still couldn't figure out which one was best.
There were some definite No Ways in the bunch. Black and whites that made me loopy when I looked at them and solids that were just a bit too boring. Here are some that made the very short list.
This was the best aqua in the bunch - it actually looks way better in the picture than it did in the store.
More help was needed. So I took the hexies to the Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild's July meeting which happened to be on color selection. Perfect! When Eva Marie asked if there was anyone who had a piece of fabric that they didn't know what color to use with, my hand shot up and we spent some time discussing fabric options. One side of the room leaned more towards aquas and another towards blacks.