Meanwhile, back at Mary Jo's........I decided to shop for the backgound fabrics. The backgrounds are black spots on white, In the original the center looks darker than the black and white in the border, Hmmm, If you look closely at the center blocks you notice the unmatched edges. I don't think I like that. I thought about using a Fatback and appliqueing the center on one piece rather than blocks. I did not find what I wanted. Here is what I purchased at Mary Jo's........
This Kim Schaefer fabric I may use in the border. I had thought briefly about using it in the center, but I thought that the bird cage block would not show well on this fabric at all.
I've thought about using these two fabrics in the center blocks like a giant Nine Patch so I would not have to concern myself with pattern matching the edges. Five blocks of the left fabric and four of the right. The black on the right fabric is actually little squares which mimics the grouping of four little black squares on the right fabric. I quite like that.
The combo would look something like above. This combination would have a light center and darker border. So I may use this black and white for my center background. I do like how the darker background focuses the attention on the center applique.
Here is the alternate combo. I quite like this as well. Hmmm. Any thoughts?? I do like how one can use a camera to help make fabric choices, I seem to being doing more and more of that.