Here are the two colors I was auditioning (mere hours before the scheduled unveiling!) for the "frame" portion of the block.
|Choice 1: light, powdery blue. It lets turquoise be the star.|
|Choice 2: darker, navy blue. More powerful contrast in the block.|
I went with the darker choice, after glancing at the other blocks I have made in this colorway to see if I could figure out which configuration "fit" better with the others.
Quick comparison of this block, Silver Lane, with Four Winds, the January block pattern. I saw similar "tulip" shapes between them.