I wanted to use red in my blocks because I have a lot of small scrappy pieces of red civil war fabrics and that means lots of scrappy variety. So, I finally decided on using red, gold and black for my blocks. I also have some red and black yardage that would work for borders and I thought that was my solution. Whew....decision made....again.
Not so fast!! I started making my block and it just looked so dark and dreary and pathetic looking sitting so crooked on my design wall and I just couldn't love it. :(
My next option was to use chrome yellow, green and black and I really like the way my block turned out. I am using fabrics from a fat quarter bundle and that is where the rub is for me. I don't usually choose my fabrics based on one line/designer. I had purchased this bundle with the intent of integrating it into my civil war stash to expand my scrappy options - not to use all of it in one quilt. I really like scrappy particularly with civil war fabrics. So, I guess this is where I am - I am making a totally colour and fabric coordinated civil war quilt. Well almost, I do have lots of black scraps as well as some green scraps. Coindicentally, some of those green fabrics also have chrome yellow accents.