Sunday, February 23, 2014

More Decisions but Fun!

After looking at the pictures yesterday, I decided I didn't like the kelly green (on the left in the picture) and replaced it here with a dark green.  I think I will have to make the inside triangles brighter though so they show up better.

It occurred to me that it might be interesting to switch around the centers of the stars but the darker green stars really fade into the background doing that.  Hmmm...

So back to just having the stars all the same color but with three dark and three lighter.  Still feel a need to do something with the darker centers but maybe adding the next row will help... 

Problem is now that my design wall is only 48 inches x 48 inches and so I decide to do it a quarter at a time and remove the hexagons.

I do kind of like the looks of this though.  The backgrounds are hand dyes that I brought down with me.

Adding the blue row may just help with the dark green problem as it draws  your eyes out again.   I also found one of my marbled pieces that I may intersperse with the blues as it matches really well.   This is the "quarter view".  I am hoping I have enough to make this a queen sized quilt.  The last row will be black stars and I may just throw in some reds or yellows on the outside.  It is becoming fun to work on.

Tomorrow, however, I have committed to doing a trunk show for my new guild down here in NC. Unfortunately a lot of the quilts I would normally show are in NY which is too bad.  I do have 5 or 6 wall hangings and maybe 12 quilts.  Hopefully with a little talking, it will be entertaining enough.  I am basically titling it "Never Say Never" and talk about my quilt journey.  I did start out only doing applique and Baltimore Album and only took a piecing class because I wanted to call myself a quilter!!  Never intended to be a dyer either!!  Certainly never thought I would be doing miniature quilt blocks either!!  I will try anything though and then pick and choose what I like.  It has served me well!!

1 comment:

MarchAnn said...

Beth I like it better with the blue too. As always there is a beautiful quilt on your design wall.