…and a new plan?
Huh. I did a little mock-up of my workout quilt idea of a few weeks ago which centered around my desire to use some of my growing collection of hand dyed cotton. I roughly cut out some hearts in an elongated shape and pinned them on black fabric. Nope. Drowns them out.
Next I dug around for a hand dyed (commercial) fabric that I love. When I found it, I bought lots of it and have used it in several projects. I don’t know if you can see (click to enlarge) but the fabric has been drizzled with different colored dyes and it’s so pretty. Better, but still not ringing any bells.
I am sure that when the hearts were appliqued nicely and there were lots and lots of them with gorgeous quilting, it would be better, but when I am hand appliqueing, I really need to have lots of enthusiasm for the project.
Though I do not need any more projects, I became obsessed with coming up with a good idea!!! I looked through my folders of quilt design ideas and the few books that I have. I combined several ideas and did this computer rendering. It is completely different from the hand appliqued idea, but I like it. It’s a simple plan but should look interesting. So I sewed lots of strips of dyed fabric strips together – pretty!
Now the decision is, which background? I very much like the paper bag color, but I think I may have to dye a darker value or edit the colors I use in the strips. The purple is really juicy, but perhaps too much so. Is the blue just right?