Here it is just after sewing the last stitch! I really liked it but it was way to bright for me. After all this work I had to do something to change the look so I would not waste all this time and all my scraps! Now, to be so attached to these scraps is a bit much but making this brought back a few memories. Remember times you bought fabric you just loved to do something so wonderful and it never got done? And....then you meet up with it again and say - "what was I thinking"...This little quilt reflects all those feelings.
BUT...it was still to bright! Then I remembered...I read something on a blog that described a way to create subtle changes in a quilt to tone down the brightness and soften whites. I searched and searched and then found it! Take a look at the change!
The time of day was the same but the lighting was a bit different in the two pictures, however the change is real and the difference, though subtle, is just what I wanted to achieve.The process toned down all the fabrics but did not get dark at all. My husband saw the finished project and said - "this looks a little vintage" - he really did say that :) and it truly was a success!
So the lesson...never give up on little bits of fabric you may have stashed. Noe of these pieces would work alone but together they created somethiong I love :)
Have a super day!
Remember - SMILE always...