Where do I start? I take a good look at the photo of the quilt that is usually provided and go from there. I don't think I've ever done a BOM that I've known what the blocks will look like until they are posted each month.........................I can't think of one anyway. From that I take a look in my stash and most times I can find something that works.
I can usually come up with a background fabric. I either play it safe with a cream/white fabric or choose a subtle colour. I've turned fabric over and used the back so the print faded away. I'll see if I can get close ups and give you samples. (hmmmmm, these worked!) From that I decide on the sashings, if there are any, because I want things to flow. I just don't like it when I look at a quilt and something there makes it the focal point and it shouldn't be. If I'm pulling from my scraps I'll audition fabrics on my flannel wall, but we'll talk more about that another day.
|actually a soft turquoise|
|backside of fabric|
|a print and a plain sewn together|