I embroidered the seam lines of the strips and did some quilting with variegated thread hoping that would help calm the orange down. It helped a little:
If some Orange/Tan or Orange/White mini stripe could be found, or even Orange/Blue, then cutting the stripe on the bias for binding might help.
Someone very good with color once told me if a color isn't sitting nicely in a project to ADD more of it... it helps it to quiet down. I've used this trick before very successfully, but I'm not sure anything can help this little mug rug. Do YOU have any SUGGESTIONS or ADVICE?? I would really appreciate it so much. Thank you. This is supposed to be done by Sunday night... no pressure, right?!
Sew, until next time I am gonna quit for the night -- maybe go read. What are YOU going to do?