Friday, June 12, 2009
looking for the perfect blue. it is for borders for my blocks on this quilt, which is really the only thing holding up progress at this point. the blue prints up there are the range of blues in the quilt. i have about half of the blocks bordered in a nice white linen, and was hoping to do half of them in a pretty aqua blue. but i don't have enough of the blue i picked out and i can't find anymore of it anywhere! (this is where i learn the valuable lesson of ordering all the fabric you need before it's too late!)
honestly, i really do like trying to find perfection. or at least come close. i have ordered so many solid blues online, and looked at so many in seattle's fabric stores, that i have enough to make one ginormous blue quilt at this point. but nothing seems to be just right.
i'm thinking of doing some of the rest of the borders in the original blue i wanted (second from the top of the stack), and doing some of them in the palest blue (third from the top). with the white bordered blocks i'm thinking it will give it a pretty, ocean-blue like effect, which is was i'm going for.
until i figure it all out, i'll probably keep moving fabric around, putting one next to another, putting it back again, and fussing happily until it all just seems right.