|The background is really cream - that awful yellow is from the ceiling light|
in the room. Stinky winter lighting.
I jumped right in and finished the top in a day. The charms, background and solid stripes are indeed from my stash. I have to say I was surprised to find enough background cream in my stash to make this! I have also find enough backing, batting and binding. Super.
Sadly, I didn't realize until the top was constructed that the dotty navy blue in the upper left 9-patch should really have been cream. It doesn't bother me enough that I have the urge to unpick it and fix my mistake. I also mis-interpreted the pattern where they discuss the charm squares for the upper and side stripes. I should really have cut up double the number of charms that I did (and mixed them all up between the 4 stripes), but only realized after the two stripes on the left were pieced. I thought it would look funny with other charm prints running across the top as compared to those running down the side, so I choose to go with a solid. I think it still works. Do you? Or should I go back and re-piece them?
Can't wait to layer this and get to quilting! It feels so good to have a project that takes my interest again. I'm on a roll!