So I chose similar fabrics and made an entirely new set. I also wanted to use some of the browns that I recently purchased at GSQ.
When it was finished I was really surprised to see how those white squares popped!
I machine quilted diagonally in both directions followed by chevrons in each quadrant which worked out fine. I had marked the lines (on the front) with a Chakoner marker but I couldn't get the pink chalk out of the white fabric so I soaked it in a pot of water with a little Dawn. Some fabrics shrunk in the process so by the time this piece was finally finished it was not what I expected it to be.
I also had a really hard time getting a good photograph. If I 'enhanced' the photo like this one is the border looked more rust than brown.
But I think the colors in this photo are as true as they're going to get :)
On another note . . .
We've been at the cabin again this week for my husband's birthday and had lunch with my daughter at Heaven Hill Farm.
The gardens there are in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous!
Cosmos . . .
Beggarticks . . .
And Sunflowers in the formal garden :)
Enjoy your week!
Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer