Friday, October 21, 2011

Christmas Past - Play Time

I took some time off today to play. You'd think that spending most of my days alone with the cat, whom is not two inches away from my face at this very moment, would lend itself to a lot of play time, but it doesn't. I seem to always be picking something up, or cleaning...not that you can tell. It leaves me drained. So today I tried something different.

I did clean up the kitchen and the cat box and did a few more loads of laundry, but I also let myself play with a tiny charm pack that has been niggling my mind lately. I won it several years ago. At the time i didn't think it was much of a prize. I've since changed my mind.

The fabric is "Christmas Past" by Polly Minick & Laurie Simpson for Moda. I had 28, 2.5" squares to work with.

This is what I've come up with....

I love the fabric I've added for the borders....just not with the rest of the project. It seems too fussy.

Black is very striking, but there is no black in any of the other fabrics. I am afraid that it may be too much.

This tone on tone dot is better.

Have any suggestions?