My first audition was blue. I thought maybe it would look good next to the gold cornerstones and contrast well with the stripes. No, this isn't it.
The next audition was light. Hmm....let's see that one closer....... I knew I liked a dotty look since I liked the two that I tried 2 days ago.
It is creamier than it shows in the photo although the taupe beige in the background is pretty close. This is tree rings by Martha Negley, another Westminster/Rowan designer.
Yes, this is the look I was after. So many of the other fabrics that I auditioned made the quilt so dark, and to me it was bright summer and needed to be light. I sewed the borders on last night. It looks so much better than the photo. I hope I can get a daylight photo of it soon. I had it hanging sideways on the design wall and rotated the photo so it really isn't shorter on the left side, just the camera's perspective. It is about 64" x 78" now.