Then I got to thinking; a small quilt in the same colours as my machine embroidery piece could look quite good together. And I want to decorate the dining room next year. And I know the sort of colours I want. So it all comes together.
This is the colour palette I've chosen, which happened to be on Lily's Quilts blog this morning, though it's very similar to ones I've been looking at on Design Seeds.
Design Seeds is a brilliant site; I might have put three of these colours together, but this adds so much more and gives me options for dark, medium and lights. Now all I've got to do is to hope that I can mix the dyes to give me these colours.