Handstitched class has started! Our first project was this flocked tank. I wasn't sure at first if I was going to like this project. It did not seem like something that I would wear. Since I decided to be 100% committed to my class, I went for it anyway.
Can I just say revealing that first petal completely changed my mind! I have no idea why, maybe because I made it, but I LOVE it. And now that it's done, I really love it. Too bad I didn't have someone to take my picture though! Ahaha.
The tank is dark blue and the fabric I chose has a white background with cute tiny little flowers on it. The flowers are all in a cool color palette with blues, greens, and some purples. I chose a light blue pearl cotton #8 thread to do the stitching in. The pattern is done using reverse applique which went rather quickly! I am amazed at how well it turned out. As you can see, I put it on as soon as I was done, not even bothering to pick off the threads. Thanks Rachel for a great first project!
Now, I need your help. This fabric above is the fabric that I will be using as the center of my medallion quilt, (Rachel's version pictured below).
|Made by Rachel from Stitched in Color|
I absolutely cannot for the life of me decide on a background solid for the medallion. Suggestions?!?! I was originally planning to use a raspberry color (more towards the red side than the purple) and have numerous yellow and raspberry prints to go in the quilt. I am rethinking now though. I just haven't gotten that 'perfect!' sensation yet. I know I have been staring at it way to long so perhaps some outside eyes will give me the perspective I need! Feel free to step outside the box! I am not set on anything except the coveted Amy Butler Wall Flower that I already cut. Haha!