My April wall hanging has been sitting in limbo for about two weeks now. I ironed on all of the "inner" pieces and parts for the machine applique and I am going back and forth on how to decorate the border. Squares? Squares and raindrops? Just raindrops? Something else? Suggestions sought and welcomed. I think at least a few raindrops are necessary for "April Showers."
I think I am going to outline this one mainly in brown/black. While this background isn't quite as busy as my March wall hanging, the boots and umbrella need a little more setting off from the background because they are lighter colored.
Last night I traced the shapes, picked the fabrics and ironed on the center pieces and parts for my May Flowers. I had put together this backing quite a while ago (as well as it's mini counterpart from the scraps!) and it uses quite a bit of coordinating fabrics. I especially love the diagonal stripes!
This one I think I am going to go lighter on the border embellishments. The pattern for this one has three bugs and squares in the remainder of the border squares, but I think I might try to do something else with this one. Maybe curlie cues. I LOVE the fabric in this one, so I just don't want to cover it up entirely. As far as the outlining goes for this one, I might do contrasting colors to set things off and make it a little more funky. I can't usually be accused of being funky, so it'll be a new thing for me.