First, the background. It's a small gift for my lovely cousin who recently left Seattle on an adventure to see the U.S. as a traveling nurse. Having sold most of her belongings, she packed the remainder into her car and she's just arrived at her first assignment in Atlanta.
She was the recipient of one of my first quilts when she graduated from nursing school 2 years ago. I am flattered that quilt is with her on this journey. The goal this time was to make her something small to remind her of her roots and those who love her back home.
My initial plan was to include some of Seattle's iconic features, Mt. Rainier, the Space Needle, perhaps an evergreen or two and then the word HOME appliquéd.
It's gotten a little more grandiose than I had planned ;-). A little Googling of iconic Seattle features, coupled with the word silhouette, produced some pretty cool images that I was able to trace and apply to the pillow cover.
For those of you unfamiliar with Seattle's skyline ... we really do have a 14,000' mountain that feels like she hovers over us on clear days!
I'm actually quite pleased with what I have so far. But I am now at that point we sometimes get to ... where I like what I have, but am afraid to take the next step ... because then I might not like it ...
Here's what it looks like laid on a pillow:
But none of them really thrill me.
Does anyone have any thoughts on what this might need or what might help complete it? I am going to use some color on the back ... but do I need any on the front?
Would welcome any thoughts anyone has!
Thanks in advance,
All the best