I've drawn a rough pencil sketch of Lou's block and have tentatively decided on colors; stitches come next. If I were just embellishing my own block, I probably wouldn't take this step and would end up with the same colors and stitches right next to each other.
Lou requests no purple (no problem for me, the purple hater!), but I'm wondering if there's room for beige, deep rose, and maybe mauve in her design. Input and help, please!