I spent time looking at a lot of antique quilts and most all of the ones I loved incorporated black with the bright jewel tones.. This color palette is so alien to me that I'm having a hard time getting a feel for it.
I know that the black makes the colors really pop so I will go for it.
And if I add the black as patches do I want to add ecru laces? I would love to use the triangular pieces as they are antique handmade from Italy. They were made years ago by a friend's relative to use on napkins and I've been saving them for something really special and this may be it.. They are absolute gorgeous and would suit this project well.
Remember the soutache jewelry from the other day... Well I have a huge hug and thank you for Jocelyne Ausseil who found this fantastic tuto...
Pigtails and Quilts is having a "Crazy Quilts are Quilts Too" celebrating crazy quilting and I'm pleased to be participatin...
Addendum: Here are a couple websites with tutorials... http://historicalsewing.com/pleated-trim-jazz-your-victorian-neckline https...
Margreet's blocks arrived today and they are such warm forest colors.. I haven't read her booklet yet so not sure if she had a prefe...