I thought that the lightest fabric with the white background was a little too stark and the gold jumped out as well. Since this is the first time I've made one of these, I wasn't sure it would be okay once the tubed strips were cut and set next to each other. Well, I was wrong (thank goodness!). Check out the first half of the quilt :)
Now for sewing all these strips together and tackling the other half. So far, this has been super easy...hoping that trend continues. I'll keep you posted.
2:00 p.m. update - all the piecing is done! This went so fast! I didn't even have all the strips sewn together this morning when I started at around 8:30 and the top was all pieced by 1:30.
I still have to add borders, but I haven't gotten the fabric yet, so it's as done as it's going to get for today :)