I had originally picked out toile fabric for the turtle (I love toile. I don't have any, but I LOVE it). The pattern was blue and the background was cream. Since the background was cream, the fringe needed to be cream and the tacks brown. As I was putting all the pieces together at the store, I started to hate the whole thing.
It all started with the tacks. Brown tacks just weren't what I wanted, then I realized something; it was all looking too old. I wanted a modern look for this little guy and the toile on cream on brown just wasn't working for me. I'm much happier with the contrast in this fabric and the silver tacks. Much better.