Oh Happy Dance!

As I predicted in my last post, I finished Silent Night last evening.  I am very pleased with how it has turned out - I love its subdued colourway.





But I would love to ask all of you for some advice. I am planning to finish it with possibly a white pom pom trim (like my red pom pom trim on Joyeux Noel) but I would love your opinion on which backing fabric to use: Option 1 (pale blue and silver) or Option 2 (mid blue with yellow stars)?

Option 1....


Option 2....

... and here are both options together....



I think I know which one I will go with but I would still love to hear your opinion.



hugs, 


Comments

Kay said…
This is just lovely, I like the subdued fabric in number 1 the most, it is more calming and in keeping with the piece. x
Vickie said…
Wonderful finish Kaye. Number one for sure!
Carm said…
Number one!! Love this piece!
jhm said…
No #1 mot definitely. It fits the snowy, wintery feel of the piece.

JHM
PS thanks for the explanation of the metal peacock.
Claudette497 said…
I'm happy dancing with you!It looks lovely!
Ariadne said…
This turned out so lovely!I would choose the light coloured fabric.AriadnefromGreece!
Linda said…
Congrats on the beautiful finish Kaye. I like number 2.

Linda
Congratulations on the Happy Dance.

I prefer the blue fabric but think the paler one suits this design better. So now you must finish something to use the blue fabric too!
RJ said…
I definitely love the soft fabric on the left. It's a beautiful fabric and more in tune with the church stitch. Love it! RJ@stitchingfriendsforever
Carol said…
Oh, what a pretty finish, Kaye! I love the soft colors in it and think the finish is calling out for the fabric in option 1 :)
Astrids dragon said…
Wow, it looks so lovely!
I love the blue, but I think the white would probably look better. I wonder if you could add the blue somehow?
MartinaM said…
Wow, a really great motive.
I would choose variant 1.
Greetings, Martina
Julie said…
Super finish .. I like both - no help at all! x
Tamra said…
Beautiful finish. I would go with No. 1 too. Looking forward to seeing the final result.
Sasha said…
I like the blue fabric. It reinforces the subdued tones of the piece, and keeps focus on the piece itself. Whereas I think the white fabric tends to blend everything together more, washing it out a bit.
But, that's just me, I love brighter colors!
Barb said…
I agree with most of the comments, number 1. But, go with the one that speaks to YOU!It is a beautiful design and will be wonderful either way!
Brigitte said…
Yeah, it's finished, and it looks gorgeous, Kaye. As for the backing fabric I have to say that it would be difficult for me, too. In such a case I usually take a spontaneous decision, lol.
Mia said…
Congratulations, Kaye. Your embroidery is beautiful and perfect for Christmas. I would choose fabric no 1. Hugs, my friend.
Lin said…
A lovely finish Kaye - I prefer the darker fabric but I see I am outvoted! I am sure it will be beautiful whichever way you go. xx
rosey175 said…
A beautiful finish! I adore option #2's fabric but I think #1 fits the feel of the piece more. #2 looks like it would better suit Ice Skaters!
Christine said…
Such a lovely finish. I love the contrast of the blue fabric personally, though I see I am in the minority
Bethan said…
What a wonderful finish! I like the blue fabric, but I think the first fabric works better with the piece x
ricketyjo said…
Absolutely beautiful piece. Congrats on your finish. I love the option 1 fabric.

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