I also have decided that I don't have to religiously follow the color recommendations and guidelines. I don't always have the exact fabric described in the blog posts and have agonized over trying to comply. I am going to do it as I want rather than worry about strict compliance. It's my quilt afterall!! Aren't you proud of me??!!!
The easiest one I can do is the toile. I have lots of it and just love that fabric. Most of mine has come from trips to Paris.
I had trouble finding lapis blue fabric so went with a navy/red instead. I'm thinking of using this navy in a larger quilt I'm doing with my friends in Wisconsin but that's for another blog post.
I also am using this for the floral trails fabric. I love this fabric and actually found the fq in a large bundle I bought several years ago at quilt market.
I'm still trying to find a pillar print and wood block print or something close. I'll keep looking!
By the way, I make my flying geese using the Open Gate Fit to be Geese ruler. I love using it and find my blocks are super accurate and use the least amount of fabric. I highly recommend it!