Thursday, February 4, 2010
Okay, here is my self-portrait with a few adjustments. I am happier with it now and will send it off to my mother soon. The two changes that I made were the border and the heart.
The heart is slightly smaller. It is still the same color, satin, and padded. It is still important in the quilt but not so dominant.
I took off the black organdy ribbon border and replaced it with an ivory ribbon that matches the border material. I had originally avoided a light border so the quilt would not blend into the wall. However, when I auditioned several color of ribbons (including a lovely muted red) the whole quilt just came alive with the ivory. Well, ya gotta go with what the quilt wants.
And I am very pleased with the outcome.