I made these pieced letters a while ago (using My ABC's complete pattern - on Craftsy or Etsy). I really love them! I'm planning on making place mats with them, but the first one I started on, I am not loving. So much that I have completely stopped working on them. Ug. It's hard to stay motivated on something when you don't love it.
Here is the Jj that I started for Jackson. I'm really excited that we'll all have our own individual place mats, but I'm struggling and a little disappointed with this. I don't want to start the other ones until I figure this out... I want cute place mats, not ugly ones.
So here is my dilema/question:
What is the trick with Quilt-as-you-Go (QAYG). I don't have problems with the technique, but apparently I do with fabric choice and placement. As in...
- I wish the Jj stood out more and really popped! I think the letters are so cute, and I don't want them to be hidden.
- I really want to use these dish fabric in them, but is there a way to make the other colors of that print work?
- Is it better to go monochromatic when making a scrappy QAYG look? or how many prints/colors is a good amount?
- Should I add white, at least around the letters? Would that help them pop more? I really love white and think these could be rather classy, but being used as place mats for children, I'm a little weary as to how well the white will withstand the spills and messes.
Anyway, I'm a bit at a loss. I have an idea of how I could keep going with this, and maybe when I do finish it I'll actually really love it. I just don't have much confidence in it right now. lol.
If you have any suggestions for the future place mats, please let me know! I'd love all the help I can get! :)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
The Mr comes home today! WAHOO!
(he's been out of town for 3 days now
and it just gets more and more rough as I get more and more tired.
Tonight will be the best night ever!) :)