It needed to become an apron for this apron swap I had joined a while back. It was perfect for my partner -- it had both dots and stripes, and spring-y, rainbow-y colors, all of which were her preferences. But these colors are an odd palette, I think. . . ? Every other fabric I put next to this fabric was just awful. Too much, not enough. Too busy, too plain. And then, the question of what to embroider? (It was an embroidery swap, after all.)
I finally, after many, many pairings and headaches, came up with this:
My partner said she liked it. WHEW.
The katamari applique became a cute needlebook (in the top corner):
And the apron is reversible, too. The reverse side was made from reclaimed fabrics -- two skirts. (Thanks for the photos, Lethargic!)
And a sweet mention. . . .