Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Going For The Gold

 If the bright colored letters fly out of the box, what color to I put behind the box?  The box is black and the main background color is a dark brown. The black box would get lost.
So what if I tried a neutral gray?

I don't "just push on" when I don't know what to do, I walk away and think.  In this case, I got in the car and drove to work.  I do some of my best thinking when I am driving, or rather, waiting at stop lights.  What about gold?  What if I surrounded the box with gold?
It's going to be interesting to see how this looks.  However, I got a big lesson when I started work. When sewing this slippery metallic stuff, make 100% sure you are using a very sharp needle that hasn't hit any pins.

Ask me how I know this.


LizA. said...

I always put some fusi-knit on the back of metallics when I work with them. It's a very lite-weight fusible interfacing and it definitely helps them behave.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

I agree with LizA., very light fusibles really helps with that light weight metallic fabric and a sharp needle like you said. It also helps with the fray!!!(I've used a light weight one called shape flex before)

sewyouquilt2 said...

hmmm gold sounds interesting. never worked with that fabric though so no help here

Quiltdivajulie said...

I agree the dark is too dark . . . and I agree about the thoughts that appear when driving!!

Good luck with the gold . . .