My block came from Laila yesterday, and if I wasn't sure what to do when I first saw it posted, I really don't know now! It's done in colors that do not even exist in my box of crayola's. I don't own much in pastels, certainly not pale mint green or pale pink. It kind of reminds me of colors I decorated my first house in 16 years ago. On the bright side, the embroidery on the block done by Laila and Anne is beautiful. I know I probably don't want to embroider on my border because it won't look nearly as good as their's!! So, my quandry is how do I make the four pyramid shapes that Laila added, which are in 4 different colors, look cohesive with the block, and "tone" down the busyness of the block??? What about those pink corners...how do I make that a little more cohesive too without cutting them off?? (you can tell I really dislike pale pink!)
All comments welcome. I posted a picture of one concept I have sketched up above. My thought is to make the last border darker to help ground the block and settle it's busy nature. I tried to make the 4 corners look like little flower planters. I may consider embroidering flowers there too, but that is not decided yet. Laila sent me that lovely Pepto pink that I "should" incorporate a little of into the border. But how???
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