Yesterday I showed this photo of the Brown Bag Quilt Contest fabrics I got from my swap partner along with the pattern I've chosen and a blue dot I pulled for sashing:
Then I re-read the contest rules and it said I could add whatever percentage I wanted to these fabrics. I decided this grouping has a garden/flower theme and pulled some like fabrics from my stash to add punches of color and contrast to the soft blues.
I love the stripe and it will make a nice bias binding, just as Heather Mulder Peterson (the pattern designer) uses so often. I think a black sashing will be better over the blue dot. Now I'll have more direction for my search for a large scale print for the border and block center squares--always a plus! See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times blog.