Now that I have my Buttercream & Figs quilt up on the design wall, I'm thinking that the dark brown alternate blocks are too dark for this quilt. I think it looks ok in this photo, but something about it being on the wall and me being able to step back makes me think this fabric is all wrong.
I know from trying some other fabrics earlier that it really needs to be something tone-on-tone that reads solid, because even a small flower print I tried looked all wrong. I want the pieced blocks to stand out, so the alternate blocks need to fade into the background.
But what to do now? Look for a different brown, something more cinnamon-y? I don't know, but I hate having to buy more fabric for this quilt that I thought was finished!