Spots or Solid?

My kids have the flu and have kindly passed it on to me. They're super generous aren't they?

As a result my brain is fuzzy and my ability to decide anything, at all, has gone down the drain...

Help me decide on my block background - spots or solid?

I'm kind of leaning towards the spots... But maybe the solid works better... Argh. Help!





Which do you think works better? 

42 comments

RobynLouise said...

I like the spots but it also depends on if the block is going to be used on it's own for something or if it will be surrounded by other blocks, in a quilt for example, because the backing would have to suit that too.
Cheers,
Robyn

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I think both would be great, but if your seeing spots go with spots....grin.....feel better soon.

CHRIS said...

DEfinately the spots from a spotty kinda girl.

CathyC said...

I like the solids
hope you are feeling better real soon ;-)

Newbie Jen said...

I think the solids look better. Your other fabrics already have a bunch of things going on.

My kids have been generous with their germs lately too. We are lucky moms! At least you are finding time to do something productive!

Jeanette said...

even though i do love spots i think the solid background works better. Hope you feel better soon. I've had the flu for a week & 1/2 now. :( Hugs,

Jan said...

Both are good, but I like the solid best.

Anonymous said...

hi i would use the sloids if it was me for all the reason the other guys said,good luck and hope you are feeling better soon.

Mimi said...

Well, I like the spots, but then again, I would probably alternate spots and solids if the applique is going to be put on separate square backgrounds.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Really like the spots. Hope you're feeling better real soon!

Anonymous said...

I think I like the solid better.
Oh I don't know, the spots looks really good too !
If you have more than one, you could alternate the solid and the spots ?

I know, it doesn't help !

Mrs.Pickles said...

I like the solids!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope you all feel better soon - we are fighting off the flu here too.

I am leaning towards the spots.

My Life In Quilts said...

While I love the spots I think the solid works for the background here since the other fabrics are pretty busy.
Hope you feel better soon!

Deb said...

I think the solid as it isn't so busy.

Linda said...

I love what the solid does.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Both are good but I like the spots even though it looks like the solids are ahead...haha

Peggy said...

Not to add to the confusion - but my eye was more drawn to the one on the solid blue :)

Kristi said...

I like the idea of mixing the two backgrounds. The solids looks flat to me, but still pretty.

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

I hope you feel better soon.
I would go for the spots!

pasqueflower said...

Both are good, but I like the spots.
Hope you feel better soon.

kitblu said...

I prefer the solid background. For me, the spots are too much of a muchness. Just sayin'.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Both are good, but I prefer the spots. Hope you are feeling better.

Unknown said...

Oh I like both but my fav would be the solid...since I would want my fan to be the focus....Merry Christmas

Marg said...

I hope your'e feeling better soon. Both are nice but I prefer the solid.

Twinkle Toes said...

The spots for me......

Quiltjane said...

I would use either. If I used the solid I would use a dense quilting pattern to showcase the plate. Get better soon. x

Josie McRazie said...

I feel your pain! I went to bed last night at 5:30 and did not wake up till 6 this morning! I'm not a blue fan, but I like the spots better! Oh and love the 'flower'!! cute!!

Michele said...

Definitely the solid, though it was a tough choice. And I understand your germie pain. My little Sunshine has been sick since Saturday night and it has been a rough road. Feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Definitely the SPOTS.

Lynn said...

solids!

Lisa C said...

Spots! No question.

Michele T said...

Spots!!

Love Of Quilts said...

Solid looks better!

Lisa Cox said...

Hope you feel better soon.
I like the solid background. I think the spots make it look a little too busy.

Aliene said...

Definitely the spots.

SHALEEN said...

The solid showcases the beautiful work of the dresden plate and really makes it pop. Spots just blend all the work together. I'm just sayin'. . . .

Cindy said...

Spots. :)

Get well soon.

Anonymous said...

Solids. Definitely. Shows off your dresden better.
So many different opinions! I guess this hasn't helped at all really has it?
Hope you get better soon,
Claire from HandmadebyClaireBear.com

Rachaeldaisy said...

Spots!!! The Solid is too flat , but then I like busy quilts.

Unknown said...

spots! for sure!!!

Anonymous said...

I like the spots it makes the dresden pop!!! Very nice site too, love coming here!