The Life and Projects of An Avid Hobbyist

Monday, July 21, 2008

Silver and Gold

Make new friends, but keep the old.
One is silver and the other's gold.

My last post got me to thinking of my time in the Girl Scouts. We used to sing that song all the time. In the spirit of my Girl Scout training, I am working to make friends in the quilting community. In the fall, I plan to join the Nubian Heritage Quilting Guild, a local group of quilters of African descent.

I am also participating my first quilt square swap as a member of the African American Quilters group on yahoo. The swap challenge: using cream, beige, silver and gold fabrics, create a 12" sawtooth square pattern. I bought a lot of fabrics from one of my favorite online fabric stores. Now's the hard part, how to put it all together.

Here is the shape of the square. Some group members mentioned that they may like to embroider in the center square so I am tempted to keep that fabric simple and uncomplicated. My tendency, however, is to go bold...

I am struggling on how to combine some of the silvers with the golds without it looking garish and still be pleasing to women of varying tastes. Any suggestions? ~ksp


Kim said...

You can't lease eveyone so I would just go with the bold! It's what you love so chances are others will ove it too.
I got kicked out of Girl Scouts.

yetunde said...

if it looks good to you. more than likely someone else will like it too.