So, I got a lot of good advice form people on what to do with this top. After thinking about it, I decided that outlining with yellow might be the thing to make the yellow less obvious (obnoxious). I went and bought a piece of yellow, went through my stash and find about four other shades. The print actually has multiple shades including a gold tone. I tried them all. I didnt like the mustardy gold at all. So, I settled on a lighter yellow hoping it would not over power.
While my daughter Haley now says it is better, I am not sold on that thought. I might like it a little better, but still not a favorite. I decided that I was not going to take it apart. I will put it in the pile to quilt. I am sure someone will love it somewhere, smeday. It can easily become a charity quilt.
I started this project a few weeks ago. I didn’t like it much. But, I had already cut the fabric, so , I made a few adjustments. I was limited in the that Ihe things I could do since everything was already cut. I also did not have much extra fabric, which was odd for me. I usually buy way more than I need. Not quite finished, still have border of the solid green on the bottom and the top and an outer border. The outer border will have to be a different solid color since I have no more of the green.
My daughter does not like it. She hates the yellow. It does stand out a lot and the green print just disappears. It is still oddly intersting. I will have to see once I get it totally done. Not much left to do.
Also got my safari quilt pin basted and ready for the actual quilting. I need to figure out the exact pattern and practice a bit befiore I begin. I am also contempating making a storage bag for this quilt since I plan on saving it for my “someday” grandchild.
Ever have one of those weeks when nothing looks right to you? I feel like that is where I am right now. I really loved this mum print fabrics in fall colors. However, once I crated something with it, I find I don’t like it as much as I did when I was just ogling over the fabric. I look at them and wonder If I should have used a dark blue solid instead of the green? But, I like green. I don’t know. Maybe it will look better when it is all put together. I just don’t know.
Maybe I should of just walked away last night when I sewed something completely backwards. Usually a clear sign to stop what you are doing for a bit. Unfortunately, I never take my own advice.