When You Have a Dilemma, You Makea Da Limonade

Dilemma, dilemma... Such a quandary. Why does everything have to be so hard? But really, this IS the part I like best. The figuring out part. Here's a couple of projects,what would YOU do? 
So years and years ago, I bought these embroidered flamingos off of EBay. They cost something like $6, and I just love them. Did I tell you that I love flamingos? Well I do.
Aren't they cute?
So I cut them into freeform shapes, and surrounded them with bright, crazy fabrics. But that left me with a lot of bias edges, so clearly they need a sashing of some sort. 

But what color? I have this fabric, black with little 
happy flamingos on it... 

Or maybe pink? 

Ug. No. The only colors that aren't already in there are purple...

Or how about turquoise??

Sigh. Nothing really screams at me. The hunt goes on.
And I apologize for the bad photos. There's no light in my sewing cave.
Here's another work in progress, a quilt out of Olivia the Pig fabric. My God-daughter's sister needs an Olivia quilt.
Here's the thing. I told you there was a thing. There's always a thing. So I have six red squares, and six 
black ones. Three with red backgrounds and three with white. Three with Black backgrounds and three with white. So at first glance, first blush, first instinct, you would lay out red, black, red - black, red, black. OR light, dark, light - dark, light, dark. Something like that. BUT I can't lay them out like that! It becomes dark red, light black, dark red, etc. and it just doesn't work out. Hmm. You see the problem? Are you picking up what I'm putting down? Are you smelling what I'm stepping in? 
Yeah, it's a dilemma.
On another note, we went to Fresno this weekend. Here's a picture.

1 comment:

The6ofusinca said...

FRESNO..... Hmmm glad your home....