When in doubt go with the brightest. At least that seems to have become my motto. I went for the multi-colored polka dots on black. I like the look but it won't be a quilt that soothes you to sleep. I have to shop for batting and backing before I finish it. I tried to work on FM quilting on my farm animals but the bobbin thread kept breaking. I'm not sure if it's my speed or faulty thread. It was frustrating and I may have to take another break from it.