Can you help me?
I need to pick a backing fabric for Hoppy Halloween. The finished design can be seen
here. Unfortunately, the link to the design doesn't work. I'm thinking it's due to the computer crashing she talks about under that.
This is my WIP on light blue DMC aida. I know, I know, ugh, it's not the best stuff. But it was inexpensive. And, this being an ornament for me, not something I want to spend a great deal of money on.
This is the fabric I have to back it. Or really, this is the best fabric I have to back it. Everything else is just not stylistically right or it's cat-themed, and . . . well, there is something inherently WRONG about having mucho black cats so close to a rabbit. Even if it is a witch rabbit. It's just poor livestock management and I pride myself on running a tight ship in that regard. I can't go and buy other fabric. That is not in my budget right now, not with wedding stuff, and the fact that my car tags are expiring in a week. And I am trying to be a bit more respectful of my possessions by using the things I have, not shoving them away in a box for "later."
There are pros and cons to each of them.
The purple is swirly and mysterious, but there's no purple in the design. I can, however, pull a purple glittery for the wording. So that is fixable. Had I known better, I would have made the hat royal purple, but I didn't. HTB suggested I pick out the black and do it in purple. I gave him such a look!
The middle one is whimsical. You can't automatically tell they're not bunnies. And they very well may be bunnies mixed in with the cats. I don't know. I think it fits the fun style of the piece the best, but I'm not sure about the cat/rabbit issue.
The orange is the safe choice. The matchy-matchy choice. It picks up the hatband. Color theory-wise, it complements the blue fabric. But it's safe. Safe is . . .not always so safe.
I'm torn. What would you pick?