Sometimes quilting can get quite stressful, not the relaxing past-time it’s meant to be! I’m trying to choose colours for the next border for my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt and I’m on about my sixth attempt at colour combination, so I decided it was time to ask for help…
This is my quilt so far…
The next border has got half dresden circle flowers in the centre of each side. The sunflowers in the corners will be completed next month onto this border too. My background is a lovely passion flower design from Lewis & Irene, soft grey with a touch of that limey green. I think my problem is that the pieces are fairly big, so they appear quite dominant, all the colours I’ve tried are already in the quilt in either the flowers or the houses but somehow they seem stronger in the flowers.
This was my first choice, these are from the original layer cake that started my colours. I felt the cream and the olive green co-ordinated with the background colours, but somehow with the purples it seemed very dominant. The flowery purple on the right side below is the outer border fabric, though there is another pieced border in between.
I tried my gorgeous bee fabric, fussycut with a bee on each petal, with olive inbetween or a blue/green. I love the bee, but is it too fussy against the background, getting a bit lost.
bees with cream…
I like my softer shades of purple inside, but is it better with the original outside, maybe with the bees in the centre!!
Any thoughts welcome as I’ve lost the plot 🙂
How about this one, getting better? I couldn’t face cutting a whole set again, but hopefully it gives the idea! I think I need to sleep on this one!