I was trying to decide what colors to use in the smocking and my sister suggested I try some colors out to see what looked best so I pleated a scrap which I think I can use for a doll dress. Irene thought green would be good for the background smocking but I don't think it shows up enough. Then I tried purple which I like much better. I still need to pick an accent color that will pop. I used purple as an accent on the green at the top and it blends too much. I used yellow as an accent with the purple on the bottom. I still plan to try out a bright pink with the purple.
After I really get to smocking, I may have to take some breaks for quilting.
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