Swoon Quilt

I will stop going on about Retreat soon- I promise. But first I wanted to show you Ellen and her quilt. It is Swoon by Thimble Blossoms and is pretty big on Flickr right now
( I am sure I am the last to have discovered this).

I love the colors she chose.
Click on the picture for a better look.
Ellen has this amazing ability to make colors and pattern work.
 Plus she is a hoot to sew around!!

Honestly, when I first saw that yellow background, I was skeptical, but seeing it together-
it was amazing. I wish these pics did it justice.
Alas, they are all I have.

I am now the proud owner of this pattern
 but am so stuck on what to do for the background color.
A lot of quilters used white. I don't want to go that route for this quilt.
I was thinking a grey with black/gray/ blocks and red for pop.
But I should probably go a little more scrappy for the blocks.
And I want to come out of my color zone.
What do you think?


Kathryn said…
I love grey and red together. I really love grey and almost any color together actually! haha. :) That quilt is amazing, she has some serious quilting skills.
Grey's Anatomy said…
I'm with Kathryn, grey is where it's at!! :-)
GardenofDaisies said…
What great blocks!! The yellow background is soooo fun!