Thursday, January 20, 2011

Help! Opinions Wanted

So I'm in the middle of putting a new book together for spring market.  The first draft of the book is done.  Quilts are being made.  Patterns are being tested.  Patterns have already started being revised. 

I am going back and forth on one of the quilts, and thought I would ask your opinion.  This quilt is made with Birch Organic Fabrics.  The line is Circa 60 Beach Mod.  I am putting them together with solids.  There will be two colors of solids, white and one other one.  The problem is I can't decide!  I keep changing my mind. 

The two options are rust


or mustard.


What do you think?  Rust or Mustard? 

I see the rust and I am in love with the rust, but then I see the mustard yellow, and I really like that option too.  Both look good, so what do YOU think????

67 comments:

Chris said...

I would so go with the rust. It is a different look and it really makes the block pop.

Barb in Mi said...

I vote for Rust. The mustard looks more washed out and I like strong colors better. Just my 2 cents though - I believe the end result will look good in both colors. Good luck with your decision!

Sarah said...

Rust!

A.J. Dub. said...

Depends on if you to pop or blend. Pop = Rust Blend = Mustard.
I like the Rust.

danette said...

rust

Karin said...

rust

Debbie said...

Wow...I'm a rust lover too.

kristie said...

Okay I am different! I liked the mustard ;o)

Sherrill said...

Rust, rust!! It's beautiful!

Deb said...

I like the rust - gives it more warmth and I think the mustard kind of washes the colors out.

Nancy said...

I am a fan of the rust. It seems to contrast nicely with all the colors, where the mustard seems to blend more.

SarDee said...

Wow, that is a hard choice! Initially, I thought the mustard is just... wow, such a good contrast but on a second glance the rust just calls out to me!! Then again I am an orange fan so both colors work but I lean towards rust.

Andra Gayle said...

RUST

Colleen said...

The rust is almost too staid and the mustard alost too overwhelming yet they both complement the fabrics. I would use both together in some way. Either mustard to highlight and then rust to calm it down and set it off a bit. My vote is both!

Quiltingdaisy said...

MUSTARD, ITS HAPPIER

Gene Black said...

I am a fan of the RUST.

annmarie said...

I'd use the rust - it makes the other colors stand out more than the mustard.

Donna said...

Rust. Mustard looks like "dirty" yellow but that is just one of my quirks! Happy quilting.

badlandsquilts said...

I vote mustard or even a gray... For some reason I don't like rust and pure white together? Good luck!

Barbara McD said...

Rust

The Wheeler 5 said...

wow, i am surprised that so many like rust. i do like rust, but i like that the yellow is bright. good luck with that!

Jan said...

Mustard!

Deanna said...

I'm a "rust" vote, too.

Karen said...

Like the rust.

Janet said...

I vote rust.

krisgray said...

The rust gives more contrast but, personally, the mustard is -very- pretty.

Stitched With Prayer said...

I vote for the Rust also...looks richer, more contrast and I'm a contrast kind of girl, LOL.

VickiB said...

Rust!

The Capps said...

I vote for the rusk, I love it!
Christine
http://thefabricjunkie.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

Definitely rust!

NancyinSTL said...

Since the rust would be more predictable, I'd choose the mustard.

CaliQuilter said...

Since we are talking photograpy....rust! There is more contrast using the rust. Mustard is a beautiful color but in my experience it doesn't photograph well and washes out in photos.

By Hoki Quilts said...

I would go with the rust, it's warm, comforting, goes well as a contrast and to tell you the truth... if I saw the pattern with the mustard colour I'd just flick past it.
Good luck

Betty said...

rust

Erika said...

I like contrast so I'd choose rust.

Kathy said...

Definitely the rust!

Jane said...

Mustard!

sue said...

Mustard :-)

Beth said...

Rust. I think it makes the block pop.

Sue Daurio said...

for a beachy quilt I like the mustard, brighter beachier color. The rust is very pretty but looks a little dark to me for a beachy quilt. But really both are beautiful!!!

Staci said...

Rust. More contrast and the pretty colors really show off on the darker color.

Barb said...

Rust....

Miki Willa said...

I vote for the rust. It makes the other colors pop so well.

LesQuilts said...

Hi!
The mustard will make the quilt happy, which would go with the fabric, but I think it will take over the quilt unless you add it in small amounts, ie: thin strips, small pieces, etc
The rust gives it a more calming, subdued look, but I hate fall, I associate all the fall colours with all the plants, trees, flowers, etc dieing.
So maybe to help you decide, think about the look would you like...
Take care, Leslie

thefairygardenerquiltstoo said...

I like the rust, it's a sharper contrast that the mustard.

Anonymous said...

Rust!!

Elise said...

I like the rust. Never been a fan of mustard - the color or the condiment.

Ana Crafts said...

Rust !

Danielle said...

mustard is my vote.

Kim and Jim said...

I'm a rust kind of gal. The mustard is happy & bright, but I love the darker tone of the rust and how it picks out the images & colors on the contrasting fabric.

Yaay on another book! Your books are amazing!

LuAnn said...

Could you do two side strips of mustard and top and bottom rust? If I had to choose one I'd pick the rust.

ZZB said...

RUST

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Wilma said...

Rust! Mustard is nice, but rust is just more... traditional & timeless & quilty.

Gladys said...

Rust, definitely! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I'd be tempted to use the rust and the mustard and skip the white - but that's just me. :-) Looking forward to seeing your final choice. LH

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I vote rust! But whatever you do will look great!

MGM

Shortyz Quilts said...

I must agree and hope my suggestion puts it over the top. I vote for RUST!

Linda said...

Rust please.

Mommarock said...

I think the rust. The mustard in the quilt already pops all by itself, and you don't want overkill in the quilt. Some people will want just a little pop. Where others who want that yikes wowza, they will see the mustard yellow in the quilt and make the change themselves. I certainly prefer the rust with a little pop.

bagladyfromthebay said...

It has to be RUST it makes your other colors POP right out. Seems like RUST is the favorite from all comments.

Jeane said...

I like mustard. Besides, mustard is high on the designer list this year. Either will work well.

Shirley in Canada said...

Rust - hands down

Mary said...

I really like the rust

Noela said...

I vote for the rust, it has a bit more zing. Good luck with your decision.

Anonymous said...

RUST!!!
the mustard blends nicely but the rust is outstanding
susan in ct

Anonymous said...

Rust