I'm still caught up with the Temecula Monday Minis!
Between these little cuties and the Long Time Gone blocks, I'm getting so used to working with 1" strips that a charm square now seems humongous. Even the 1.5" strips are starting to look a little chunky...
Speaking of Long Time Gone, I've started auditioning fabrics for the background sashing. (Even though I'm far far far from finishing. I'm a bit of an optimist.)
First up was this fabric that I've had hanging around for almost forever.
I originally ordered it for a background for a quilt, but for some reason my brain thought 'light tomato' meant red. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be pink instead. Now I audition it for everything, and I've yet to find a use for it. I may have to just sit down and design a quilt especially for it.
It's definitely not what I want for this quilt, so next I tried a cream print.
Nope. It's slightly darker than this photo makes it look, but still is just a bit too quiet, and not warm enough.
This dark red is a little more promising. It's definitely going to stay in the running.
And I had a nearly-black batik that's okay.
I think I'd like it better if it was a true black, which would make the colors pop more than this almost-gray does.
I'm going to keep digging through the stash, seeing what I can come up with. I'd really like to make this just with what I've already got on hand, but a bit of shopping wouldn't be the end of the world.
Maybe a nice indigo?
Or maybe orange...