First I pulled all the fabrics that somewhat coordinated with the focus fabric and laid them all out, like so:
|focus fabric & all coordinating fabrics|
at this point, I had already narrowed down my pinks to the single pink shown here.
same with my reds. I was now deciding which combination to use.
Then I tried different combinations of brights and darks, referring to the pattern for placement. Would this work?
|I really wanted the brown & turquoise prints to work.|
How about this?
|Maybe if I removed the red, and just used the prints with the solid turquoise??|
No? Maybe this?
|Maybe if I just used one of them??|
I played with these a bit more, because I *really* wanted those to work.
Yes! I think we have a winner....
|I finally admitted that I really needed a light, a dark & a bright.|
NOT several brights trying to be darks instead.
|finished hot pad.|
Now I can't imagine it any other way.