I was very excited to begin the second side border of the Civil War Bride Quilt! When I start a border or a block, I never really have a clear picture in my mind of how it is going to look when it is finished. So I just start prepping pieces in colours that I think will work and audition them. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t!
I love the bird….I love the butterflies. I just don’t love the way they look together. It just looks a little blah. I may change them, but I’ll wait until I add a few more pieces. Sometimes things have a way of growing on me once I add more pieces. I have a sneaking suspicion that because I used black and gray for the bird, the butterflies should be a bit more colorful.
So….I thought I would leave the butterflies alone for a while and audition some flowers to see if that helped…first a blue one…
…then a yellow one….
…and, finally a pink one.
I still wasn’t happy with the overall feel, so I made some new butterflies. Now, I love it!
Til next time….