Who would have thought there would be so many shades of pink and that so many of them would not play nicely together! Either my pink stash is severely lacking or there’s a box (or two) of pink fabric hiding somewhere around here. I struggled to come up with these choices.
The center “pair” is actually my favorite but I am 1″ short on the light pink fabric. I calculated and re-calculated and no matter how I figure it, I’m 1″ short and it just will not work.
I like the pinks on the left but they’re more raspberry pink. In real life, they don’t looks as purple-ish lavender as they do in this picture . . on my computer screen anyway.
So, that leaves the pair on the right. Compared to the fabric on the left, the fabric on the right is more rose colored than I would have chosen but when the other fabrics are removed, it’s a pretty pink. I was a bit concerned that the light might be too light to show up against the background but I decided that I would use some of my beloved Itty Bitty Polka Ditty by Lakehouse Fabrics.
I think it will work just fine . . the two fabrics on the right, along with the bright white. But, I sure do like that pink combo on the left too! Can’t start on it til I finish piecing a top and get another top quilted . . which I’m so hoping to have done by Wednesday night so I can start the pink quilt on Thursday morning.
I have trouble with pinks and blues, too. Seems okay until you set them next to each other as you have done above. Then they just don’t seem to play nicely. Good luck with your choices. I haven’t any tricks to help – just commiserating.
Mary Bell says
Go scrappy and use them all! (Columbus took a chance and he discovered America!)
Penny Holliday says
Judy ~ I’m having difficulties w/ my pinks, also ~ why can’t they just play nice together? Somewhat gave up on the pinks last night but before I closed the stash closet I noticed that I have an assortment of beautiful blue batiks that might work! Have to finish some work though before I can play ~ looking forward to auditioning more fabric later this afternoon!
Penny in So CA
I started a breast cancer quilt a couple years ago(which I have yet to finish as too many other things got in the way) and I found I was having trouble with my pinks playing nicely also. Went to the store and picked out three that looked well together but in different lighting they don’t look so good- hmmm maybe that’s one reason why I haven’t finished it!!
Pinks are nearly as hard to match as yellows! I always have difficulty coming up with the right “lights” too. I like your dotty idea 🙂