Plan C, D and E and F

Plan C, D and E and F

So, for all those that were kind enough to give me your opinion yesterday (and there were many of you!) I now have Plan C, D, E and F.

The general consensus yesterday was to go with the plain background.Liberty hexie wall hanging

Then I agreed with those of you that suggested to go with the plain background but maybe consider a more neutral colour in order to make the prints sing out.

In this too, I was in agreement.

But then PollieMath posed an alternative by suggesting a small Liberty print as a background but this time in something pale, maybe grey.

I was hoping to use fabric from my stash but I think PollieMath may have a point.
Using a small pale Liberty print might just result in the kind of look I was aiming for originally. Slightly mad but very pretty and recognizably Liberty.
The only problem is that it’ll cost me £22 for the metre unless I can find half a meter from another outlet. A positive is that I’ll be using the same type of fabric across the whole piece which has got to be a good thing.
So, over to you. Your votes please for
Plan B – Grey/blue background from my stashLiberty hexie wall hanging
Plan C – Zingy sour yellow again from my stashLiberty print paper piecing
Plan D – Lime green from stash – colour not entirely true; shot at night.Liberty print paper piecing
Plan E – Yellow Laura Liberty PrintLaura tana lawn
Plan F – Yellow Michael Liberty PrintMichael C Tana LawnI await your honest opinions. Here are the hexies by themselves.Liberty hexies

Plan G anyone?

Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. Oh my goodness, this is all so beautiful yet so confusing. Sorry, nothing helpful to say here! (though I do like that yellow Liberty print…)

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  2. I’m still lovin’ the grey…….

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  3. I was actually thinking of a slightly more creamy colour but with a tiny pattern on it in the same colour, if you know what I mean. It’s called tone on tone or blender fabric – it’s a really useful fabric to have in patchwork generally. I can’t find a good enough photo of it to give you a link because it is quite subtle and doesn’t show up well on screen. I think the grey, zingy yellow and green are too ‘flat’ but that’s just my opinion and, let’s face it, it’s going to look fab whatever you do as you are using lovely Liberty. I like the first Liberty fabric you show and you can get half a yard at a bargain price here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-FOR-2015-Liberty-Lawn-Laura-in-Yellow-Alice-in-Wonderland-33cm-50cm-/161559108233?pt=UK_Crafts_Fabric&hash=item259dac5a89 – sorry for the long link.

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  4. Forget that link! She’s selling 50cm but it’s only by 33cm. Thought it was too good to be true.

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  5. Aha! Good old Cotton Patch have got some of what they call ‘Essential Lights’ http://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/acatalog/Essential_Light_fabrics.html. You might not want to use something like that but I was determined to show you what I meant!! :/
    Must go and do some housework……….

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    • Right. I can see what you mean. I never knew such things existed. Definitely another one to consider. I’ve had a bit of a search of other liberty hexie quilts. This seems a popular option that really makes the prints pop. Thanks.

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  6. I like the grey because the print really shines out.

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  7. For me it would be a definite no no to C and D – I like E best, F ok. It’s great that so many people are keen to help you with your dilemmas! Good luck x

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  8. I still like b. I could be convinced to for g if you find a tonal blue/gray print. I think it makes the colors you have sing.

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  9. Plan B for me. I think the colours of the flowers show up best on that background out of all of them 😊

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  10. Plan B for me but I was wondering – are you thinking of making the plain blue-grey into hexies or sewing the Liberty hexies directly onto the plain background? I think adding shape and texture into the blue-grey might help pull the whole thing together. Just a thought – I am not an expert!

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  11. I like the sour yellow! Sorry I’m not being helpful, but I am not overfond of grey 😉

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  12. Oh it’s so hard but I think I actually rather like the bluey grey Plan B now!

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  13. I’ve seen similar projects with the floral hexagons surrounded plain white hexies and I think they look beautiful but that’s just my personal taste!

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    • I think if I was going for a larger quilt, I would definitely go down that route. I’ve seen some similar too. But as this is a small hanging I’m going to go with some colour.

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  14. I vote Plan C as I love the zinginess, really makes the hexies pop. Or I like the idea of the a blender fabric. Can’t wait to see which way you go!

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  15. I like the bright yellow or the yellow print. I painted my dining room bright yellow and it really makes all my wall art pop. A tone on tone yellow would be pretty.

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  16. Plan D, Lime Green! All are lovely though.

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  17. I mean C!!! The zingy one!!

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  18. Square off the hexies then add a a plain strong border to each then join together. Cath Kidston have some fabulous quilts, go and look at those for inspiration! Call it plan X!

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  19. I still like the blue grey as it is similar to colours already in your hexagon groups.

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  20. Plan C the sour yellow get’s my vote, it really brings the colours out of the hexies!

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