Last week I finished getting the sashings and border on the Country Cottages quilt, but it looked like it needed a little spark of something--the black and white outer border seemed to damp down the bright colors somehow. After looking at it for a bit, I thought perhaps jumbo rick rack would be just what it needed.
So I did some online searches and found Strawberry Patches had jumbo rick rack in several colors. I ordered it in a light blue, a bright apple green, and a golden orange, thinking that surely one of those colors would be what I needed. Unfortunately, I received an email Saturday morning from Becky saying they only had about half of what I ordred in the orange. Despite the fact that the shop was participating in a shop hop that day, Becky worked with me and checked their stock, finally running down bright yellow jumbo rick rack to replace the orange. That's excellent customer service, isn't it? And she got it mailed right away too.
So now I need to decide which color looks best. Will you help? Here's the bright yellow:
And then the light blue:
And finally the bright apple green:
I know I'm not showing you photos of the entire quilt with the rick rack, which might make it easier to decide, but what do you think from what you see? There isn't really much of that bright yellow in the quilt, so maybe it doesn't belong; then again, maybe the quilt NEEDS something that stands out from the rest. I can't promise I'll go with whatever the majority thinks but I'd welcome some input. Right now, I don't think I'm leaning toward any particular color. What would you do?