I was MAROONED on a desert island . . . thinking this color would be a cinch. I have a lot of this color in my stash, because I like it, just a darker wine colored version of my favorite RED. But I had a lot of trouble with it. I couldn't make the companion fabrics that I also really LIKE play with this color. Anyway, careful observers will see that I took my made fabric and whacked certain pieces off of it and made "new" fabric. Now I'm kind of liking the result . . . . Here is the fabric I chose, but this picture makes it look brighter than it is:
I really LOVE this fabric because of all the dashes of bright colors in the dark maroon background. Here are the fabrics I choose to go with it. I was trying to pull out the colors of the bright dashes, but my favorite piece is the linen scrap that I got from my son's girlfriend (upper left corner). I helped her take apart a bag that she had in this linen fabric and use it to replace the front flap on her messenger bag. She liked the dark green messenger bag, but it had a weird graphic on the front flap. So long story LONG, I got to keep the linen scraps. You may have seen them in some of my other blocks in this project ;)
Here is the made fabric with some other interloper fabrics that I should not have used:
After I cut the triangles for my block I was unhappy with them, so I cut out the stuff I didn't like and I will admit to using a seam ripper at one point because I was out of big pieces of the dark leafy fabric, I re-sewed my made fabric, cut it out again and stitched this block:
I now rather like it. Here is the group, so far:
You already know that I'll be using this color again.
It goes very well with the cheddar background, I think & lends a darkness to the group that I love. Always need a dark/dark in the mix.