Thursday, April 21, 2011

Soul Crushing Layout

Thanks for all the input on what I am now lovingly referring to as my "Soul Crushing" table runner. I don't mean it to sound as negative as it does. I think that's a reflection on where I am in my professional life at the moment. And "Soul Crushing" sounds a lot better than "Innocent Blossoms" dontcha' think? Take a look at my Innocent Blossoms... (hee, hee, hee) Sorry. I'm slap happy today, my friends. So I played around with the layout this morning before work and here's where I ended up...


I really do love how these two collections play off each other. I am considering using them in a quilt for a friend of mine who is having a baby girl this Summer. I think what I have been reacting to is the overall "girliness" of these prints and wondering if it's too much for someone's dining space. But thanks to all of your support and guidance, I am going with it.

I threw a piece of the stone linen up to get an idea of how it will help balance it out.


I really think the stone is helping me embrace the bold, girly prints! I like the way it softens everything just a touch. I think it will bring everything together nicely.


I am sitting with this on the wall today to let it sink in. I think I may play around with the symmetry of a few of the stripes by throwing a scant few off to one side or another to play with the balance. What do you think? Is it still jiving for you?


  1. It's gonna look great. The extra green really makes it pop! Can't wait to see it done!

  2. I love it. The prints together are gorgeous.