When I last worked on this project, it was just looking too white or blah or something:
Between then and now, I bought 3 different red and pink fabrics to try to jazz this up. This weekend, the Airflute and I sewed up some of the red and the pink.
I’m still not sure about the red. It may just be too much. In a vacuum, with the small square strips removed, it looks good, but all together just doesn’t look integrated. Plus I love the pink – so that red border may get swapped out for more pink. I love the crewel work and then love the mini-squares with the pink; the question is that border for the crewel.
I also auditioned a background fabric that will surround the whole project. Not sure which way to go but I may continue with the pink check fabric. I want to work on the Medallion Quilt this week so I’ll likely drop this project again for a couple weeks but it was super fun to get to know the Airflute on this project. I worked a lot with tension settings and also stitch length. It took some futzing but I think the Airflute is going to work out very well. I’m very pleased with it.