Today, I'm thinking about my version of Katy's fabulous Hexy MF quilt, which I'm making as part of Fat Quarterly's quilt along. My version is smaller than the original layout here. I opted for just 39 flowers in the main applique (7 columns alternating 6 and 5 flowers each) and I made them from 1" hexagons instead of 1.5".
|*via ImAGingerMonkey on flickr|
Now, that's a nice stack-o-flowers, but, I have a ways to go with this quilt. Next I'll start sewing these together and then applique the whole piece to a background fabric. Which brings me to where I'm stumped - background fabric. This quilt will be for the baby. I love how Summersville has played with dark and bold solids, but I want this quilt to be light and cheery and a little bit girly. I could just go with a solid white background or maybe a light grey. But, I'm just not typically a straight-up solids kinda gal. I could do a different type of blender like Sketch or Quilter's Linen, but what color? Or, I also like the idea of a subtle dot fabric like this, but would that be too busy?