March 30, 2016

Fabric Choices for Quilt Repair

Just in case anyone is curious, here are photos of the individual fabrics that I auditioned for repairing the Lone Star quilt I recently wrote about.

Two greens:

Four tans:

Here are all six.  They are in the same order left to right as the photos above.  Which would you have chosen?


  1. From the photos I would have chosen the 4th (or maybe 2nd) tan and I would have chosen the 2nd green (assuming that the colors I'm seeing on my screen are accurate).

    I'm always impressed with the repairs you make to quilts and how beautifully they turn out.

    --Nancy. (ndmessier @,

    1. Thanks for playing my little guessing game. You are right that color reproduction on the screen is not always the best.

      The 4th tan was my favorite, but only a scrap I had, not enough for so many diamonds. We went with the 1st actually. It does look a bit too light, but the others were too yellow.

      Thanks also for the complement on my repairs!