The rich blue, purple, green jewel tones are jaw-dropping - and the accents in metallic gold really make it pop.
The problem with this, though, is the border running above and below the main panel. It's, well, just awkward. And the large expanse of metallic gold looks like trouble waiting to happen. I test washed it in cold water and it came out fine, But I have to think that over time (and multiple washings), it's going to flake off. The tiny bits of filigree inside the design won't look bad if the gold does fade out, but these big spaces.. hm...
And then there's just the problem of how to handle a border which appears only at the top and bottom, not on the sides.
So, using my quilt software, here's what I came up with:
And here's the top completed and ready to "sandwich" and quilt!
On the longarm...
Auditioning the thread. I opted to use a variegated thread on this one. The thread shows up well against the solids, but fades into the background on the print - just what I'm wanting!
|51" x 62" - quilted on the longarm ("Blustery Breeze" groovy board) - 100% cotton batting|
This one goes to my old gradeschool pal Julie-Anne in America.