The audition for border fabric for the string quilt is over. I limited my choices to use only fabrics from my oldest stash which resides in a closet in my sewing room. There were pink ballerinas, blue hip hop dancers, green opera singers and purple violinists, but through all the noise all I could hear was “I want red!”.
I tried to persuade it into accepting a fun orange/purple/red paisley-ish print that I have had for ages,
but blah, on a distance it looks like mud. Fun mud, but still mud.
I have to add that the Aunt Grace fabrics in the blocks are a very specific shade or tone or whatever of pink that does not play well with others. Total outcast.
Finally I caved in and brought out the cavalry, my prettiest red fabric which I have been saving for a rainy day. Well, it was pouring by now.
It’s just perfect - red with a whole rainbow of circles, picking up all the colours from the scraps.
Not a difficult choice, is it!
And to top it off (literally), I found a 10” strip of this cup fabric which I am sure came in a bundle a few years back. It matches the green in the border fabric and plays even nicely with the difficult pink. Well done indeed.
Yes, audition is over. Why don't I iron fabrics BEFORE I put them away...