I said I would post the good, bad, and ugly. This quilt top comes under the ugly. It's a bit of a long story to understand how this bit of ugly was born. First, I bought some green chairs that I love. Others look at them politely with a pained expression or just out-and-out ask what in hell I was thinking buying putrid green chairs. I love these chairs. They are extremely comfortable. I'm sitting in one right now. It turned out that they did not exactly go with the two shades of green wall paint, though. Okay, here they are. Don't try to adjust your screen. This really is the color.
In an attempt to pull the room together, I started looking for quilt fabric with the colors of the chair and walls. Each individual fabric was really nice. Together, they are truly horrific. I kept thinking that when it was all together, it would look good. So, here it is:
Please excuse the faux fur bench. It was an attempt at that touch of whimsy all the designers talk about. Off topic--back to the ugly. I honestly thought the browns in the bench, quilt, bed skirt and pillows would somehow pull together.
This picture shows the greens in the quilt and the chairs.
See, the greens do at least match the chair. Unfortunately this picture is deceptive. When you are in the room, the quilt looks overwhelmingly brown with garish flashes of blue and white from that one fabric.
I'm supposed to start the actual quilting. The thoughts of spending that much time looking at it are scary. Please, someone give me permission to put this in the closet until my eyesight fails.