ETA: Reviving this post for Val’s Tuesday Archives. And I still haven’t dealt with the orange though the green has been finished and sent to a Shrek loving child. I have plans for the orange, but haven’t done them yet. Button in the sidebar.
I considered not showing these, but then I get tired of thinking everyone else has only successes.
The plan was that the bright orange would make the dark brown (which has some orange in it) kid friendly. Maybe it would have in smaller pieces and smaller doses.
Then there is the “lime green is the new neutral.”
Trust me, it looks even worse in real life. I don’t think having all lime green instead of some of the more olive green would have helped. Obviously, I was working on using up large scraps and quick quilts. In each of the tops, the pieces are 6-inch square. From now on, I think I’ll keep pieces small for scrap quilts.
I can salvage the green top, though.
A friend had given me some boy-friendly fabrics that included Shrek panels. Obviously I worked very hard to find matching Shrek green pieces for a pieced back. Right? And even though we usually try to avoid flowers in boy quilts, I think these will be okay, overpowered by the other blocks and panel. And I often wonder if other cultures are as fussy as we are about what is for boys and what for girls.
Of course girls probably enjoyed the Shrek movie too. I’ll admit that I find it annoying that boy things are okay for girls, but not vice versa.
Now what to do with the orange?