I used two colors of embroidery floss that were just slightly different, one number off. I think if gives it a slightly faded, vintage look. That is if you can even tell.
Keeping the colors simple and monochromatic make a harmonious juxtaposition between the modern geometric textile and the organic vintage embroidery.
It is a happy marriage framed with gray piping, now cheerfully occupying my sofa.
I used a transfer pattern from this book and repeated three times across the fabric.