I have decided to make a quilt for my daughter's boyfriend.
He is working on his PhD in fisheries.
He LOVES to fish!
If that guy could make a living fishing I think he would do it!
So I actually unearthed some fish fabrics that I had collected a LONG time ago and decided I would make one for him and one for my husband (who is actually just as crazy about fishing).
Next was to think about a pattern or patterns to use to display said fish fabrics.
I found a pattern that I really like and think that is what I will use for the one for Carson.
My issue is that there is a lot of negative space (which I love and will fill with water quilting).
I need to find just the right fabric for "water".
At first I was thinking solid, but I don't want that, too flat I think.
So I did a LOT of looking around and decided that I want to use fabric from the Moda Grunge line.
I have used different Grunges in past quilts and have always been happy with the outcome.
It is a great neutral fabric without overpowering your design while adding some depth and character. My issue is which color?
I can't see them all in one place and I'n not sure if I can judge them from the photos online.
I don't want it too dark or the dark fish fabrics won't show up.
Daughter tends to the blue/blue-gray pallette.
Here are the 4 I have it narrowed down to.
Go here to see Avalanche
Go here to see Blue
Go here to see Ocean
Go here to see Charmed
I am leaning toward Avalanche or Blue but would like some other opinions.
I know it is difficult to decide without seeing the fish fabric, but suffice it to say mostly, greens and browns in all this fishy goodness.
I will try to get a photo tonight before we have not sun.
I appreciate any and all opinions!