Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Great Debate '08

What quilt should I do next? I know, I know...... I'm starting a totally new quilt when you can see my list of quilts I'm piecing is growing and growing. But I just get so excited when I get new fabric! This weekend I got 2 jelly rolls for Recipe For Friendship. I have these two patterns that I haven't made. I was thinking I'd do the first, but I have been really wanting to do the second as well. However, the pattern for Black Diamond has been lost in the move. It's probably with Retro Aprons. I can't find that either. I did find my frog patterns though!
Anyway, I'm trying to decide if I should the Merry Go Round Quilt or the Black Diamonds. I have my triangle rulers on the way and I already have both patterns. Which one is more kitcheny? I love the retro kitchen look of Recipe for Friendship and Merry Go Round could be really cute in it.
Or should I keep looking until I find the Black Diamond pattern. The pattern doens't look as kitcheny to me, but I love it. Maybe it would look cute in Candyland Christmas or Isn't Christmas Jolly. Or maybe it would be cute in just a mix of 1930's scraps. What do you think?


The problems and debates of a quilter. Will they never end?


7 comments:

Anna M. said...

That IS a hard decision, Elizabeth! I love them both! When I saw the first one...I was oohhing and aahhing, but then I saw the second and loved that too because I'd never seen that pattern before. So if you're looking for something different, then do the diamonds, but if you want something more traditional looking then do the other. I think you should make one now...and one later...then you can have them both! In thinking about it more, I think I need to buy those patterns too! =)

erica e said...

i LOVE those both! i agree that the merry go round one is maybe a little more kitcheny than the diamonds. and the diamonds would look REALLY cool as a Chrsitmas quilt. how fun!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I just made the merry-go-round and it was really fun but for some reason I got tired of it towards the end. I just bought the layer cake for recipe for friendship. Fun decisions!

Stephanie said...

I love both patterns but for the fabric you bought I'd use Merry Go Round. More kitcheny. I am really loving the diamond pattern. I have not see it before.

Elizabeth said...

The Black Diamond Pattern is from American Jane. I bought it at Quilter's Haven in Bountiful.

belinda said...

hey...i vote for this last picture....the one with the black diamonds.....it's different...not the normal patterns you often see.

Mel said...

I love that in quilting land, "The Great Debate '08" has NOTHING to do with stuffy, over exposed politics!

Thanks for placing a button for my Cottage House Warming Party! See you on October 13th!

PS The Black Diamond is very impressive looking!