I've selected the fabrics I want to use for Judy's Quilt Along. Since I just finished a bear's paw that involved LOTS of lines and stripes for my dad's Christmas gift last year, I'm skipping out on the stripe fabric suggestion. Plus... I don't have any that would work, and I'm not gonna buy fabric! :)
So I rounded up a bunch of hand dyes, with black for the background. I'm started to suspect that hand dyes and black is my "trademark" of quilting. Sure, I dabble with other fabrics; but I always come back to this specific combination.
I'm aiming for my bear's paw to sorta look like something from the Creative Scraps book that I picked up last month.
I'm probably also going to ditch the last border in Judy's version of the quilt - the whole striped fabric that I don't have. Yet... I'm tempted to try a piano key border like this quilt. Will have to think about it.
Hopefully this will also kick away my interest in the bear's paw pattern for a while, because this quilt will be my third time making it! My first time was three years ago, for a charity quilt. I do adore the quilting I did one that one though. :)