The JoAnn's fabric (setting blocks) is in the center, the other fabric is the Moda. This picture doesn't really do it justice - this fabric is lucious. Now, I'm not sure the fabric has really properly aged enough to use, but I'm going to cut into it anyway. I figure I won't be using much of each fabric. And no, that's not the insanity either (although it DOES borderline on insanity).
I decided that I was going to use Kaufman Kona Snow for the background fabric. I learned about this fabric from The Happy Zombie - and we all know how wonderful she is! I was pretty sure that I some of that fabric in my stash. I went to JoAnn's, and while I was there I got some Kona White, just to see if I might want to use the White, instead of the Snow. But no, after much debate, I decided to go with the Snow. I went online and ordered a bolt of the Snow. Having that decided, I thought that this morning I would go ahead and make the first block, using the Snow from my stash. However, when I got the fabric that I'm almost positive is the Snow, the color is different from the other fabric that I thought was Snow. The fabric that I used to debate whether I wanted to use White or Snow. So, basically, here's the insanity:
These are the three fabrics that I'm agonizing over, trying to figure out what it is, and what I'm going to use for the background fabric. The top fabric is White (that I know - I just bought it), I'm almost positive the middle is Snow - but what is the bottom fabric? I thought it was Snow - but now I don't think it is. So, do I use the middle fabric, assuming it's the Snow, or wait until I get the Snow in the mail? Are there different dye lots of the Kona fabric - like there are of yarn? Are, in fact, both the middle and the bottom fabric Snow, but with different dye lots? So maybe I should wait until I get the fabric in the mail, so the whole thing will all be the same color?
And, of course, the real question is, does it really matter? As you can see from the picture, the colors that I'm stressing over really aren't that much different.