I know that all of us have those projects that sit around for a while because you just cannot find that last perfect finishing touch. I am super excited though because as I was strolling through Hobby Lobby earlier this week I had one of the ah-ha moments.
You all know that I love flowers - and if you didn't let me tell you I L.O.V.E. flowers. But last year when my sister was just stopping through, she showed me this quilt pattern online. It is called LuLu's yoyo's from Pie Plate Patterns. It is free - which is great and you can get it here. But I just loved it and I had never made a yo-yo flower before.
I watched a couple u-tube videos on how to make them, then raided my stash and found I had everything I needed to make this quilt. So I got to work. But then I could never find the right rick-rack for my stems. So I set the quilt aside and almost a year later it hit me.
I could make my own custom coloring for my rick-rack. Rick-rack was on sale 50% off this week so I bought a couple of rolls of white that would be perfect for dying.
I then mixed up a water paint solution to the color I wanted. I should mention that I had not pulled the quilt out and so I was going by memory of what color I wanted. Not the best plan, but now I have to make it work! And yes that is a old toothbrush I am using to mix this all up.
And you get a beautiful sage green colored rick-rack. It did turn out a little bit darker then the paint water, and I wish it had a little more lime green to it, but oh well.