One of the hardest things in quilt making is often figuring out which fabrics to use. I think we’re more stressed about it with quilts than with craft projects and even clothing because somehow quilts have that image of longevity that makes us realize that our “mistakes” may outlive us for and/or be very apparent to others. Here is an episode of the Quilty online “show” with Mary Fons that may help with learning to “read” fabric for making a quilt. Ultimately what is pleasing to the eye is a very personal thing, and what one person sees as beautiful may not be to another. But, the basic principles and most of the advice in this video should be helpful in determining what is pleasing to your eye.