Sometimes you just have to rip it out to make it right. This quilt needs a lighter gray to make it happy. Ripping doesn't make me happy, but I'll do it if the quilt tells me too. Unfortunately, I sewed this on the "old" machine when the stitch length was wacko. That means it took forever to rip out. Hope this quilt really wants a lighter gray. There's nothing worse than a fickle quilt!