Life down on the farm doesn't always go to plan...especially when it comes to the breeding program :)
Most of the time when a new life is born on the farm, you know exactly what you're going to get. Bloodlines, breed, temperament...all these things have been taken into consideration at conception, and the new arrival fits perfectly into the herd.
I've always felt this way about these particular fabrics in the Rose Parade collection :)
Sure, they have the same colours. Some of the prints are even the same. And yet...they don't quite belong? There are flowers other than roses in there, for a start! There are divided sections with weird stitched-print borders. I doubted at one time that they would make it onto my quilt at all.
Desperate times call for desperate measures....my Rose Parade stash is getting low. So today I decided to work with the cross-bred fabrics...and hope for the best!
As in any breeding program, the cross-breds gave varied results. Some fitted in quite nicely, and you have to look closely to even notice a difference...
The next crossbred example, (Block 109, Windows) while noticably different, is not offensive, and will hopefully work in quite nicely as part of a larger group.
Then there are the cross breds (like this one, Block 85 Square Dance) who, no matter how polite you try to be, will always be...well...
LOL...the joys of farming!