As far as the red goes, well I could make a red version of this same quilt, or I could just move on.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I really wanted that red.............
I kept auditioning different fabrics for the narrow borders that separate the stripped triangles and with the red in the center (see yesterday's post), nothing seemed to be working. If you go back to the post where I show the picture from the book, the second and third narrow borders blend in to the strip colors. With the red in the center I needed a contrast, something that introduced red, and everything just jumped out and screamed "border". I gave up and pulled the darkest coloration in "lotus leaf" which is the same print as the 3rd border in the book, only a different colorway. I think it works well as a center print and I could fussy cut 2 that look alike.